The service and sacrifice of the nation’s founders will be the focus of Dr. William Thames’ presentation for the Monday, April 8, meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Boonesborough Chapter.
The program, at 2:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Christian Church, Richmond, is open to interested community residents.
A retired university administrator, Thames is a member of the Hereditary Order of the Descendants of Colonial Governors. He is a descendant of the first English settler in South Carolina, Dr. Henry Woodward, and of South Carolina Colonial Governor Robert Gibbes.
Before retiring in 2010, Thames served Eastern Kentucky University for 39 years as director of the College of Education Field Service and Professional Development Office. He also established and directed the EKU Southeast/SouthCentral Superintendents Cooperative, which involved up to 50 school superintendents and school districts in providing educational programs and training.
For more details, call Betsy Burch, chapter regent, at 624-8908.
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Cattle farmers enjoying ‛perfect storm’
Demand is up, and cattle are selling for record prices.
At the same time, corn prices are down and fuel prices have stabilized.
That adds up to a “perfect storm” for Kentucky cattle farmers, said Gary Kelly of Paint Lick as he ate lunch Friday with his brother Jimmy at the restaurant across from the Blue Grass Stockyards.
Fire training tower going up
A new training tower for the Richmond Fire Department is rising on Four Mile Road.
Construction began Thursday on the four-story, steel-framed structure.
Pavement work to restrict I-75 in Rockcastle County
Beginning Sunday until about the end of November, Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County will be reduced to one lane in each direction between mile points 58 and 66 for pavement work.
Jailed woman charged with heroin trafficking
A Richmond woman already jailed on another charge was served with a drug trafficking warrant Thursday.
County’s jobless rate improves
Madison County’s unemployment rate for June, 6.5 percent, was a full percentage point lower than a year earlier and 0.2 points lower than in May.
Young inventors turn trash to treasure
The first day of Camp Invention began with a room full of objects ready to be recycled, Sarah Shaffer, director of the camp said Thursday.
Four arrested on meth charges at Berea motel
Berea Police arrested four people Wednesday at the Knights Inn on Chestnut Street, including a man they said tried to conceal a meth lab on his person.
Fridays, Saturdays added to depot’s detonation calendar
The Blue Grass Army Depot is adjusting its weekly schedule for detonating obsolete and unserviceable conventional explosives because of a higher-than-normal number of delays this season.
County, cities asked to ban indoor smoking
The Madison County Health Board voted 9-1 Wednesday to ask the county’s three local governing bodies to ban smoking in indoor public places.
4-H exhibits are family affair for the Houstons
Five children from the same family were the first to bring their 4-H exhibits Wednesday to the Madison County Fairgrounds.
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