Madison County

Boy has Colbert wish granted

William White, 11, recently had his wish of meeting satirist and television host Stephen Colbert granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. White is a Richmond native who has been diagnosed with synovial cell sarcoma, a cancer characterized by soft tissue tumors. He and his family were flown to New York City, where they visited the set of Colbert's Comedy Central program, The Colbert Report. They saw a taping of the show and received a backstage tour.

The wish was funded by the Eastern Kentucky University Chi Omega Sorority's 2007 Walk for Wishes. This year's walk will be 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the EKU track. To participate, call Stacey Kelly at (859) 624-2283.

Y basketball leagues

Registration for the 5- to 15-year-old basketball program at the Telford YMCA, 1100 East Main Street in Richmond, is open through Nov. 1. The season will begin Dec. 6 and end Feb. 14. Games will be played on Saturdays. Age divisions will be 5-6 years (a non-competitive league with no score kept and no tournament), 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years and 13-15 years. There will be eight regular season games in each league, with certified coaches and officials, ending in a double elimination tournament. The registration fee is $70 for members, $75 for non-members.

Team registration for the adult league is ongoing with early registration at $200 ending Sept. 10; regular registration $225 until Oct. 20; and late registration, $250 until Nov. 3. Games will be played 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays starting Nov. 10 and ending Jan. 14.

Call (859) 623 9356 or visit

'Try the Trails' program

The Madison County Extension Homemakers will launch the "Try the Trails Tuesdays" program starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 9 and ending Oct. 7. Trail dates and locations as follows:

■ Sept. 9, Lake Reba in Richmond at the Children's Playground

■ Sept. 16, Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea

■ Sept. 23, EC Million Park in Richmond

■ Sept. 30, Berea Community Park in Berea

■ Oct. 7, Richmond Mall Food Court.