RICHMOND — Cheerleading squads, dance teams, and step teams from across the state came to Eastern Kentucky University's Alumni Coliseum on Satuday to participate in the Cheer Elite 2013 Capital Cup Championships. All teams participating in the competition received a trophy, regardless of score and number of teams in their divisions. Other awards were given for Grand Champion, Best Choreography, Spirit Award and Coach of the Year Awards.
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Board eyes cost-cutting options
In a special-called work session Tuesday, the Madison County School Board looked at ways of reducing a projected $2.84 million draw from its reserves to fund the 2013-14 budget.
‘Berea’s Unsung Heroes’
A group of Bereans were honored Tuesday night at the Berea Community School Board, many of which had never been in the spotlight before.
Berea relaxes yard sale ordinance, may restrict fireworks
The Berea City Council adopted a new yard sale ordinance Tuesday, but only after it was amended twice.
Items stolen, but no one injured in home invasion
Berea police are looking for a man who broke into a First Street home Monday and threatened a resident with a knife.
Madison County veterans to host Memorial Day ceremonies
The Madison County Veterans Association, which includes a number of local veterans’ organizations, will be hosting two Memorial Day ceremonies Monday.
The first will take place at the Richmond Cemetery near the flagpole at 10 a.m., and the second will follow at noon in Madison County Memorial Gardens on Berea Road.
Everett King of the American Legion, which is coordinating this year’s events, said U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Sixth District, will be present at the morning ceremony.
Every year the Memorial Day event has a theme. Last year’s theme was honoring Vietnam veterans, King said, while this year’s theme is honoring all American soldiers.
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H.S. BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Central’s Wright takes MVP honors
Jimmy Wright’s performance at the 44th District Tournament played a big role in Madison Central earning a seventh-straight championship.
GOLF: Local golfers qualify for State Amateur
Three local golfers earned the chance to participate in this year’s Kentucky State Amateur by turning in outstanding rounds at a qualifying event Monday at the Danville County Club.
OVC BASEBALL: Colonels roll past JSU, 11-2
Eastern Kentucky University, the No. 5 seed, beat fourth-seeded Jacksonville State, 11-2, in the first round of the 2013 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Tournament on Wednesday in Jackson, Tenn.
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- Lifestyles & Community
Disease, thieves were all part of life on the farm
Wm. Hensley and Nora Whitaker moved to Maple Grove Road when their daughter, Zona, was 5 years old. They raised hogs, turkeys, chickens and tobacco on their farm.
Zona grew up and married Wm. Mack Ross. And they were blessed with two daughters, Edith Mae and Etta Marie.
In 1918, a flu epidemic came across the land, and Mack took sick and died leaving, Zona with the two young girls to raise. They moved from Paige Hill to Maple Grove to live with Hensley and Nora, her parents.
- Rain, hot weather will make lawns, gardens grow
- Freedom Rally June 1 in front of the courthouse
- Disease, thieves were all part of life on the farm
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.
- Coal problem worth tackling in Washington and Frankfort
- Peter Perlman — Life lessons from a lawyer’s lawyer
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