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Kentucky United Pipes & Drums of Lexington plays on the back patio of the Paddy Wagon Irish Pub on Saturday as part of the pub's three-day celebration of St. Patrick's Day. The band played earlier that day at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Lexington. For details about the band, visit www.kentuckyunited.org.
Sounds of St. Patty’s
Kentucky United Pipes & Drums of Lexington plays on the back patio of the Paddy Wagon Irish Pub on Saturday as part of the pub’s three-day celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The band played earlier that day at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Lexington. For details about the band, visit www.kentuckyunited.org.
Sheriff receives DUI enforcement aids
Capt. Greg Crockett, commander of Kentucky State Police Post 7 in Richmond, presented Madison Sheriff Mike Coyle with four Intoximeter PBT devices in a Wednesday ceremony at the county courthouse annex.
School buys office building
The Madison County School Board voted 5-0 Thursday to purchase 301 Highland Lakes, off Gibson Bay Drive, as the future home of its central office.
The vote came after an executive session at the end of the board’s monthly meeting.
Superintendent Elmer Thomas called the purchase “fiscally responsible,” because it will put off for as much as five years the building of a new elementary school in northern Madison County, an area that is projected to grow.
Antique tractors compete at fairgrounds
The county fairgrounds erupted with the roar of engines Friday afternoon as drivers competed in the Pickin’ Grinnin’ and Pullin’ Festival antique tractor pull presented by the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series.
Owners put their machines to the test by hauling a trailer with continuously increasing weight across the fairgrounds arena. When the weight became too much, the tractors would jerk and their wheels would lift off the ground, marking where they stopped.
Commissioner sues city of Richmond
City Commissioner Jim Newby has filed suit against the city of Richmond over changes to the salary of elected officials made in April 2013.
According to court documents, the city cut commissioners’ pay to $15,261 from $29,972 without a vote.
City Attorney Garrett Fowles told the commission in April the reduction was to comply with a 1989 city ordinance setting commissioner salaries to a little more than $8,000 and allowing annual adjustment based only on cost of living, the documents stated.
- Sounds of St. Patty’s
EKU walk-on guard Ryan Parsons cheers on his team from the bench during a game last month at McBrayer Arena in Richmond.
OVC BASKETBALL: Walk-ons Matthews and Parsons played an important part in EKU’s title run
When the Colonels won the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship last weekend in Nashville, EKU coach Jeff Neubauer called it a total team effort.
OVC BASKETBALL: EKU to play host to NCAA Selection Show Party
Eastern Kentucky University fans, students and media are invited to join the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament champion men’s basketball team for a NCAA Selection Show Party on Sunday.
OVC BASEBALL: SEMO tops Colonels
The teams combined for 27 hits and 23 runs, but Eastern Kentucky University fell to Southeast Missouri State, 15-8, in the Ohio Valley Conference series opener at Turkey Hughes Field on Friday.
- OVC BASKETBALL: Walk-ons Matthews and Parsons played an important part in EKU’s title run
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Frankfort plays ping-pong with public pension transparency
Legislation that would make the Kentucky Retirement Systems transparent for those paying its bills has danced into the spotlight during the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.
Passage of transparency bills filed by Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Latonia, and Rep. Robert Benvenuti, R-Lexington, would make the “names, status, projected or actual benefit payments” subject to our commonwealth’s superlative Open Records Act.
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