• Madison Fiscal Court, 9:30 a.m., county courthouse, 101 W. Main St. Richmond.
• Career Fair, noon-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., National College, 125 S. Killarney Lane.
• Waco Elementary Family Resource Center Advisory Council, 3 p.m., in the FRC office.
• Southern Madison Family Resource Center Advisory Council, 4:30 p.m., Shannon Johnson Elementary SBDM room.
• Madison Middle and Madison Central High schools Youth Services Center Advisory Council, 3:30 p.m., Phillips Building Center, 704 N. Second St., Richmond.
• Richmond City Commission, 6 p.m., City Hall, 239 W. Main St.
• “Switch!,” documentary screening, 6:30 p.m., EKU Crabbe Library Room 108, Eastern Kentucky University. Subject is the future of energy and its variety of sources.
• Poetry Under the Stars, 7-8 p.m., Weatherford Planetarium, Berea College Science Building.
April 9-May 3
• Nathaniel House Art Exhibit, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water St.
• Fair Housing Forum, 6 p.m., Madison County Public Library, 507 W. Main St. Sponsored by Kentucky and Richmond human rights commissions.
• Business & Breakfast, 8-9 a.m., Arlington House, 1510 Lexington Road, sponsored by Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Topic is the I-75 connector. Tickets $10 for chamber members; $15 for non-members. Register online at www.richmondchamber.com.
• Madison County Retired Teachers’ Association lunch, 11:30 a.m., Dinner Bell restaurant, I-75 Exit 76, Berea. Lunch buffet is $15, all included; program by Belle Jackson, Berea tourism director.
• Hot Women and Health–Play it to Win: You and Your Health Care Team, noon-1 p.m., EKU Perkins Building. Free program includes boxed lunch. Register by April 5; call 623-4072.
• EKU Therapeutic Recreation Department day camp for adults with intellectual disabilities, 8:30-11:30 a.m., basement of Richmond Parks & Recreation Department. Activities include arts and crafts, games, exercise and activities in the gym. Contact Dr. Michelle Gerken, firstname.lastname@example.org or 622-2314.
• EKU Dance Theatre spring concert, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Student Success Building auditorium. $10 nonstudents, $5 students. Call 622-2171 to reserve tickets.
• Fibro Coffee Chat, 10 a.m., Smokehouse Grill, Peggy Flats Road, Berea. For details, contact Sandy at 859-228-0163.
• Blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Richmond branch of the Madison County Public Library, 507 West Main Street.
• Empty Bowls Project, First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond; lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. For $12 donation, participants receive handmade pottery bowl, homemade soup, bread and drink. Both meals will feature entertainment by local musicians, pianist Marvin Kiper at lunch, Madison Dulcimers led by Merwyn Jackson at dinner.
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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.
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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