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
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Eggs fly at park
Easter has probably never been so “eggstravagant” in Richmond as it was Saturday during the annual Eggstravaganza in Irvine-McDowell Park.
For the first time, thousands of eggs were dropped, appropriately by an “eggbeater”-type helicopter, in addition to thousands of eggs already scattered on the grass below. Together, they numbered about 10,000, according to Erin Moore, Richmond Parks and Recreation director.
City awaits funds for Water Street project
Richmond city officials are still awaiting word on grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the Water Street drainage project.
However, Mayor Jim Barnes said he is confident the money should come through by May 1.
Elementary schools built in ‘60s getting upgrades
Renovation of three Madison County elementary schools built in Richmond during the 1960s will start this summer.
The county school board voted Thursday to continue with the second phase of state paperwork required for the projects.
With a target completion date of August 2015, renovations and alterations at Daniel Boone, Kit Carson and White Hall elementary schools are estimated to cost almost $12 million.
KY 52 link to I-75 to be discussed May 13
While a proposed link from Nicholasville to Exit 95 on Interstate 75 north of Richmond has garnered attention and organized opposition, the state also is developing plans to link I-75 to another community to the west.
May 30 last school day for students
After 16 snows days and two weather delays this winter, the Madison County School Board decided Thursday to end the school year on Friday, May 30.
Students showcase projects in Technology Extravaganza
Madison County School students showed off just how tech savvy they can be during the district’s sixth annual Technology Extravaganza on Thursday at Madison Central High School. After the showcase, more than 350 students were honored for their work.
Ward honored for service; tech center named after him
Retired Madison County educator Jesse Ward was recognized Thursday for his many years of service. To honor him, Superintendent Elmer Thomas announced the board’s decision to rename the district’s technology training center on North Second Street in Richmond the Jesse P. Ward Technology and Training Center.
Berea man indicted on 24 child porn counts
A Madison grand jury has indicted a Berea man on 24 counts related to child pornography.
Brian J. Smith, 26, is charged with four counts of distribution and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performances by a minor.
Police apprehend burglary suspect
An observant witness was able to help Richmond police catch a burglary suspect shortly after a break-in Thursday afternoon on Savanna Drive off Berea Road.
Walkers, runners of every age ‘Pack the Track’
Waco Elementary and Model Laboratory schools students raised more than $8,000 (and counting) for the annual Pack the Track event at Eastern Kentucky University’s Tom Samuels Track Thursday, said Kim DeCoste of the Madison County Diabetes Coalition.
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