A walk in the park
Richmond’s Parks and Recreation Department, along with volunteers from Eastern Kentucky University, hosted a nature walk Saturday afternoon to educate families on local plant and animal life.
Parks assistant Chris Cantrell led about 30 people on a hike along Camp Catalpa Park’s half-mile trail, stopping along the way to highlight local plants and point out signs of animal life in the area.
Some Mayfield parents unhappy at prospect of closure
On Friday, Madison County Schools announced the school board would be presented three options for implementing full-day kindergarten in August.
However, Superintendent Elmer Thomas sees one as “the only viable option.”
Board to hear three options for full-day kindergarten
The most economical option for full-day kindergarten in the Madison County School District would conduct classes in four regional centers instead of each elementary school, according to Superintendent Elmer Thomas.
A vision for a new Model
Tuesday evening, Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson and Dr. Verna Lowe, dean of EKU’s College of Education, met with a roomful of parents and teachers to discuss their plans for the future of Model Laboratory School.
Flutes fill EKU Center for the Arts
Sir James Galway, widely regarded as the world’s greatest living flutist, presented a master class Monday evening at the EKU Center for the Arts. About 275 faculty and students from colleges and high schools across the region took part. Most members of the audience brought their instruments, joining Galway in practicing scales and timing. Four students, including one from EKU, received individual instruction. In addition to an opportunity to learn from a master, they were regaled with stories from his career. Galway and his wife, Jeanne, performed Tuesday night at the EKU Center with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Berea College to celebrate homecoming this weekend
The Berea College homecoming, Friday through Sunday, will include several events that are open to the public.
Little zombies thrill crowd
For the third year in a row, a horde of pint-size walking dead hobbled and twitched outside of LaFontaine Preparatory School until the sounds of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" coaxed them to dance.
Nearly 100 students ages 4 to 7 performed this year, up from only 14 zombies who danced the first year, said co-founder Gus LaFontaine.
Students have weekly dance classes and have been preparing since mid-August, he said.
Madison Central finishes second in state band championship
The Madison Central High School Marching Band came in second Saturday night in the state 5-A championship.
Zombies ‘crawl’ through 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.
Leadership skills learned at Eastern have taken Bornhorst high in the corporate ranks
When Don Bornhorst touches something, it may not turn to gold, but it seems to rise dramatically in value.
That was evident from remarks the Delta Air Lines senior vice president made Thursday when he addressed a group of local business and academic leaders as part of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Business and Technology’s Distinguished Speaker series. The luncheon event was co-sponsored by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Richmond Rotary Club.
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