The Richmond Register

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November 19, 2013

Concert by Exile, two other groups, to help fund beautification project

RICHMOND — The three gateways to Richmond off Interstate 75 will get a facelift with funds from a Saturday concert by three nationally popular Kentucky groups.

Exile, which started in Richmond, along with the Kentucky Headhunters and Halfway 2 Hazard, will perform beginning 7 p.m. Saturday at the EKU Center for the Arts.

Exile and the Kentucky Headhunters were both inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in April.

According to Tonita Goodwin, executive director of the Richmond Industrial Development Corp., the beautification project has already received $5,000 from an anonymous donor, plus three more donations of $1,000. In addition, Concrete Materials Company has offered to donate some needed materials for the landscaping project, she said.

Richmond’s Tourism Commission is donating $600 toward hotel rooms for the musicians.

Goodwin said the project will first focus on Exit 87 because it is the main approach to EKU. The project goal is to remove the overgrown plants surrounding the exits and replace them with native plants that are low maintenance, adaptable and pest resistant. Bee pollinators will planted to help support the area’s dwindling population of honey bees, she said.

For more details about the project, contact Goodwin at 623-1000, Ext. 2004.

To purchase tickets for the concert, visit ekucenter.com or call 622-7469.

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