Madison County: Teacher named to Hall of Fame


Battle of Richmond Association president-Elect Sharon Graves has been named to the Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame.

Graves, a social studies teacher at Clark-Moores Middle School in Richmond, was honored for her role in teaching Civil War history. Graves has taught early American history for 23 years, 22 of those at Clark-Moores.

The Waco resident will be honored in Frankfort in February.

The Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame, established in 2000 through a gift from former Gov. Louie B. Nunn, inducted its the first class in 2008. The Hall of Fame has its headquarters at Western Kentucky University.

Chamber honors Woman of the Year

Rhonda McIntyre, a Berea public relations and advertising director, has been named Woman of the Year by the Berea Chamber of Commerce for her charitable and civic work in Berea and Madison County.

McIntyre, advertising director for The Kentucky Civil War Bugle and creative director for Creative Tech Media, has a background in print, radio marketing and public relations and is co-owner of and

A Berea Chamber member for seven years, she is a board member and board secretary, and chairs the communications committee and entertainment stage committee for the city's annual Spoonbread Festival.

She also plans charitable events for the Madison County Veterans Committee. McIntyre is a director of the Battle of Richmond Association and co-chairs its public relations committee and is a part-time employee of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Berea Agency.