‘The Mighty Casey’
Show times for the 19th-century poem turned opera, “The Mighty Casey,” are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Black Box Theatre of the EKU Center for the Arts.
It is presented by the Eastern Kentucky University music department’s Opera Workshop and the EKU Opera Guild, a student organization.
Opera-goers will have seats right behind the pitcher’s mound as the story of the Mudville Nine and its star player, “the Mighty Casey,” unfolds.
While living in a “sad little run-down town,” Mudville townspeople rally around their baseball hero to lift their spirits, said director and music professor Joyce Wolf.
Science building ground breaking planned for summer
A $66.3 million appropriation in the new state budget will fully fund completion of Eastern Kentucky University’s New Science Building, according to EKU President Michael Benson.
A summer ground breaking ceremony is planned for the project, he said.
Although the building’s $64 million first phase began use in January 2012, completion has awaited funding until now.
Eastern Kentucky University Dance Theatre - Spring concert set April 9-12
The Eastern Kentucky University Dance Theatre will present its spring concert Wednesday, April 9, though Saturday, April 12, in O’Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building
Performances will be 8 p.m. April 9-12 with an additional 2 p.m. Saturday show.
Scholarship available to those providing early childhood education
Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.
Board hires architect for new central office
What was originally planned as a Madison County School Board work session turned into a special-called meeting Thursday when a few actions items were added to the agenda.
The board voted to hire the architectural firm of Sherman, Carter, Barnhart to design and oversee renovation of the building at 301 Highland Lakes, which the board purchased this month to be the district’s new central office.
Lawmakers finally agree on snow days
Kentucky school officials, parents and students finally have what they’ve been asking for: A bill to allow them to get out of school before the summer fully sets in, even if they don’t make up some of the days they missed during the severe winter.
The House on Friday passed a compromise measure worked out with the Senate. The vote was 97-1 with two members passing. The Senate had passed the measure Thursday.
EKU’S HUMMEL PLANETARIUM TO RESUME PUBLIC SHOWS
Hummel Planetarium at Eastern Kentucky University will resume public shows on Saturdays, beginning April 12.
A new projection system, designed and installed by EKU information technology staff has replaced outdated, unreliable equipment, allowing programs to be displayed across the full dome, according to an EKU announcement.
Kingston students demonstrate knowledge of U.S. Constitution
Kingston Elementary students were tackling some “heady” topics Wednesday during the school’s fourth-annual “We the People” event for fifth-grade students, said Glenn Manns, Kentucky state coordinator for the nationwide program.
“This exercise is not for the meek,” Manns said.
Spring chicks, goslings make first appearance at Silver Creek
Although they will have their chicks and goslings for only another week, first-graders at Silver Creek Elementary school had picked out names Tuesday for their newborn friends.
“This one’s called Fluffyhead,” said Caleb McCulloch as he gently cradled a black and yellow speckled chick in his hands.
All five first-grade classes are finishing up their annual unit on life cycles, during which they observe and record data on the incubation period of chicks (21 days) and goslings (31 days).
Caudill first, Central second in state archery tournaments
B. Michael Caudill Middle School captured first place in its division at the 2014 National Archery in the Schools Kentucky state championship March 17-18 in Louisville
Madison Central High School placed second in its division.
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