RICHMOND — A week before Halloween, a group of ‘zombies,’ mostly Eastern Kentucky University students in garish costumes and makeup, “crawled” early Thursday evening from near campus to the Paddy Wagon Irish Pub on East Main Street for a fundraising event on behalf of the Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program. The event was sponsored by Beard and Loathing of Kentucky. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Berea College hosts first rural education summit
More than 100 rural leaders gathered at Berea College on Nov. 20 to take part in the college’s inaugural Rural Education Summit.
The two-day event featured keynote speakers, expert panels, discussion groups and a tour of the Berea College Promise Neighborhood.
Berea College Farm Store offers local produce, hands-on experience
Shoppers browsed over a rainbow of vegetables, read labels in the rows of locally produced honey and sampled goodies from the on-site bakery Saturday at the newly opened Berea College Farm Store.
Kindergarten meeting addresses transportation questions
Madison County Schools conducted an all-day kindergarten informational meeting Monday night at Madison Middle School.
Administrators were there to answer parent/caregiver questions, most of which were about student transportation.
All-day kindergarten details available on district webpage
At its Nov. 14 meeting, the Madison County School Board voted 4-1 to adopt a kindergarten implementation plan recommended by Superintendent Elmer Thomas. But to make room for the anticipated influx of students, the plan included several changes.
The district created a page on its website to answer some of the questions parents/caregivers may have regarding the changes.
Color of Maroon 5K draws more than 1,000 participants
Multicolored powder filled the air, landed on eye lashes and covered the bodies of more than 1,000 participants in Eastern Kentucky University’s first-ever Color of Maroon 5K on Saturday.
Despite the cold, runners, walkers and strollers, started at the EKU Intramural Softball fields dressed in clean white shirts (some in tutus). However, every participant was covered in splashes of green, yellow, red and blue by the end of the course.
Kirksville second-graders perform in 'A Froggy Day in Lindentown'
More than 100 second-grade “creatures” at Kirksville Elementary taught friends and family on Thursday about how to handle a bully — make friends with him.
EKU president details economic impact of university, education
Eastern Kentucky University’s impact on the community was the focus of a speech given Friday by EKU President Dr. Michael Benson at the Business at Noon Luncheon, hosted by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.
Shannon Johnson meets fundraising goal through Boosterthon Fun Run
As an alternative to traditional school fundraisers, such as candy or cookie dough sales, Shannon Johnson Elementary participated in the Boosterthon Fun Run for the first time on Thursday.
EKU Theatre presents "The Contrast"
Tickets are now on sale for the Eastern Kentucky University Theatre’s production of “The Contrast” by Royall Tyler.
The play will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Gifford Theatre of the Campbell Building.
Mayfield student-created holiday cards on sale Dec. 5
Mayfield Elementary third-grade students invite the community to visit the school’s gymnasium on Dec. 5 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. to see their international Christmas exhibit.
The students created holiday cards to show how Christmas is celebrated around the world.
Different countries will be represented by student teams. Each team will display the cards they created and present other facts about the country they researched.
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