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August 24, 2013

I-75 connector protest rally planned for Sept. 19

Barbara Kingsolver, Wendell Berry to attend

RICHMOND — Several notable Kentucky authors, artists and musicians are coming together Sept. 19 at a Lexington protest rally against the proposed Interstate 75 connector route through Northern Madison and Jessamine counties.

Authors Barbara Kingsolver and Wendell Berry will “express their opposition to the ill-conceived and environmentally unsound I-75 connection project on the stage of the Lyric Theatre,” according to a news release from the I-75 Disconnectors group.

Other Kentucky artists and musicians who are scheduled to attend are Crystal Wilkinson, Richard Taylor, Maurice Manning, Erik Reece, Eric Scott Sutherland, Matt Duncan, the Northside Sheiks and Tee Dee Young. Music and readings will be part of the rally.

An original protest song, titled “The Vampire Road,” will make its world premiere at the rally. The song is written and performed by Steve Broderson with Twist of Fate. The video is by High Road Productions.

“The intention is to use the evening to make the public aware of the potential threat to Kentucky’s priceless and irreplaceable natural beauty and rally opposition to it,” according to the news release.

“Off the Road!” will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third St., Lexington. Tickets are $12 in advance at or $15 at the door.

The Lyric Theatre can be reached by phone at 280-2218.

The rally will be preceded at 5 p.m. by the opening of Guy Mendes’ photo exhibit, “Marble Creek/Endangered Watershed” at the Ann Tower Gallery, Downtown Arts Center, 141 E. Main St., Lexington.

Mendes’ photos will feature the Marble Creek Gorge, a “deep and meandering watershed that drains rolling hills and fertile fields,” according to the news release. The I-75 connector, if built, will run through parts of the Marble Creek area in Jessamine County.

The event is sponsored by the I-75 Disconnectors, the Sierra Club, the Morris Book Shop, Alfalfa Restaurant and the Ann Tower Gallery.

To learn more about the I-75 connector project, visit The I-75 Disconnectors group has a website at www.stopi75connector. com.

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