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Sheriff Combs’ funeral scheduled for Saturday
Madison County Sheriff Jerry Combs’ sudden death Monday evening has left “big shoes” to fill, according to many in the community.
“As everybody, I am saddened and grieved over the death of Jerry,” Madison County Judge/Executive Kent Clark said. “Everybody’s in shock.”
Storm topples towering motel sign
No one was injured late Tuesday afternoon when a brief but severe storm blew a Red Roof Inn sign from its base and sent it crashing into a pickup truck parked at the motel. Strong thunderstorms are expected today.
Craft lovers fill Kirksville Community Center
The Kirksville Community Center was packed with artists and craft lovers Saturday for the Spring Gathering craft/vendor fair.
Many talented local and regional crafters were set up for the event.
One of the youngest was Laisha Gaines, a 10-year-old from Georgetown, who was selling homemade crafts with her grandmother, Jayne Gaines of Paris. Gaines said she started crafting with Laisha when she was only 3.
Laisha has now taken up most of her grandmother's stand with her creations, from wooden owls to beaded jewelry to small quilted items that are quirky and cute.
MCHD partners with Baptist Health-Richmond to continue diabetes services
Although state funding cuts is forcing its Diabetes Center of Excellence to close June 21, the Madison County Health Department has found a new partner to help provide local support for people with diabetes.
State program cuts concern child caregivers
Kentucky Youth Advocates estimate 63,000 children in Kentucky live with family members other than their parents or with family friends.
Two of them live with their grandmother, Dorothy McNair of Berea, who refers to such children as “our gift packages.”
- Sheriff Combs’ funeral scheduled for Saturday
H.S. SOFTBALL: Frakes delivers game-winner as Central tops Lady Eagles, 3-2
The Madison Central Lady Indians won their fifth-straight 44th District championship Tuesday with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Madison Southern at Berea College.
H.S. BASEBALL: Indians battle back to top Southern, 9-5
Both of the regular-season showdowns between long-time rivals Madison Central and Madison Southern lacked any drama.
H.S. BASKETBALL: Bosley, Taylor headed to top-notch programs
Ken-Jah Bosley and Quan Taylor were both key performers as Madison Central claimed its first-ever Sweet 16 title earlier this year.
Now, the Madison Central seniors are heading to college programs with a long histories of championships.
- H.S. SOFTBALL: Frakes delivers game-winner as Central tops Lady Eagles, 3-2
- Lifestyles & Community
Freedom Rally June 1 in front of the courthouse
Observance of Memorial Day began after the Civil War, but the poet Joyce Kilmer wrote these lines as he served in another great conflict, World War I. His words were more than poetic, they were just and honorable. Kilmer is best known for writing “I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.” He was killed in the Second Battle of the Marne.
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- Freedom Rally June 1 in front of the courthouse
It is that time of year again.
Some years ago, I was invited to speak at the graduation ceremonies of a liberal arts college. Later, many in the audience told me they expected a very political speech. Some of them were relieved; others were disappointed. I don't do politics at graduation.
Graduation is about life.
My high school graduation was OK. I gave a speech. My family was there, intact, probably as happy as they ever were (But did I know?). We went out for Chinese food afterward.
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