Sunday, April 21
• Friends of the Library annual book sale bag day, 1-5 p.m., Richmond Mall. All books that fit in shopping bag go for $1.
Monday, April 22
• Madison County Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, 7 p.m., Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea College.
Tuesday, April 23
• Alcohol Referendum Information Session, 7 p.m., Baird Lounge at Berea College. The group Economic Progress for Berea is conducting a petition drive for a local referendum on alcohol sales in the city.
Wednesday, April 24
• EKU memorial service, 4 p.m., Meditation Chapel. Will honor current and retired faculty and staff and students who have died since April 2012.
• EKU Symphonic Band and University Singers spring concert, 8 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts. Admission is free.
• “Vanities,” by EKU Theatre, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Gifford Theatre of the Campbell Building. (Not recommended for younger audiences.)
Thursday, April 25
• GOP Ladies Club, 12:30 p.m., Central Bank community room, 305 W. Main St., Richmond. For details, call Tabitha Evans, 985-9942.
• Richmond schools’ Youth Service Center advisory board, B. Michael Caudill Middle, 3:30 p.m.
• Madison County School Board work session, 6 p.m., Central Office, South Keeneland Drive.
• National Association of Music Parents meeting, 6 to 6:45 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts Black Box Theater.
• “In the Key of G” concert fundraiser for a generator at McCready Manor, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 330 W. Main St., Richmond. Performance by Beth, Gene and Jonathan Kleppinger. Performance is free, but donations are appreciated.
• 10th anniversary Hands Flour Spring Dance Weekend, Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. For registration form and details, go to www.hands4-berea.com or call 986-7584.
• National Puppetry Day celebration in Berea. For details, visit www.puppetsandsuch.com
• Madison County Airport open house, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Ribbon cutting, noon; free barbecue served noon to 2 p.m. Follow signs from either Exit 77 or 83 from Interstate 75.
• EKU Chamber Singers, Concert Choir and University Singers join Alumni Reunion Choir in concert, 3 p.m., Brock Auditorium.
• “The Affordable Care Act: What It Means to You,” 6 p.m., Madison County Extension Center, 230 Duncannon Lane. For details, call 623-4072.
• Treble Clef Youth Chorus concert, 7 p.m., Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water St. Admission $5.
Sunday, April 21
- Local News
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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