Sunday, May 5
• Legendary rock band ZZ TOP, 7 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts. For tickets, call 622-7469 or visit www.ekucenter.com.
Monday, May 6
• No newspaper today. The Richmond Register will no longer be publishing a Monday edition.
• Mother's Day Craft & Paws to Read, 3:30 p.m., Madison County Public Library, 507 W. Main St., Richmond. Make Mom a keepsake keychain, then have fun reading to our trained reading dogs, Morgan, Lily, Sneetches and Scrum.
• Richmond/Madison County AARP, 10:30 a.m., Betty Miller Center, 325 N. Estill Ave., Richmond. American Legion/VFW will present a program about Memorial Day. Potluck meal will follow.
• Berea Human Rights Commission, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., community room of City Hall, 212 Chestnut St.
Tuesday, May 7
• Richmond Parks and Recreation Board, noon, Recreation Center, 321 N. Second St.
• Berea City Council, 6:30 p.m., Police and Municipal Building auditorium, 304 Chestnut St.
• Paint Lick Book Club 7 p.m., Friends of Paint Lick Building. May book is “Even Now” by Karen Kingsbury, a Christian fiction novel about teen pregnancy. Copies may be picked up at Friends of Paint Lick. For details, call Laura McWilliams, Garrard County Public Library, 859-792-3424.
• NAMI, 6:30 p.m., board room of St. Joseph Berea hospital.
Wednesday, May 8
• Madison County Retired Teachers Association, 11:30 a.m., Fountain Park First Church of God, 5000 Secretariat Drive (off Jacks Creek Road). Meal provided at no cost. Speaker is Debbie Murrell, KRTA membership specialist.
• “Global Warming: A Climate “Wake Up’ Story” with Connie Barlow and Rev. Michael Dowd, noon, Union Church, Berea. For details, call Joan at 986-3725.
Thursday, May 9
• Joint meeting of Madison County, Richmond and Berea governing bodies, 11:30 a.m., County Extension Center, Duncannon Lane.
• Madison County School Board, 6 p.m., MCHS Douglas House Lecture Hall.
Saturday, May 11
• EKU spring commencement, 9 a.m. for College of Health Sciences and College of Justice & Safety; 1:30 p.m. for College of Arts and Sciences; 7:30 p.m. for College of Business & Technology and College of Education. First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the 7:30 p.m. ceremony, tickets are required. A live telecast of her speech will be presented at the EKU Centre for the Arts. All commencements are at the Alumni Coliseum.
• Gourd art demonstration by Sally Cammack, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
• Letter Carrier Food Drive. Place non-perishable items by mailbox to be picked up on Saturday only.
• Youth Services Center Advisory Council for Madison Middle and Madison Central, 3:30 p.m., Phillips Building Center, 704 N. Second St., Richmond.
Sunday, May 5
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4-H Environmental Field Day
Madison County fourth-graders participated in several hands-on activities Tuesday and Wednesday during the annual 4-H Environmental Field Day at the county fairgrounds.
Hearing delayed on West Main zone change
Signs giving notice of a public hearing on a proposed zone change at the corner of West Main Street and Tates Creek Avenue were not posted in time for the Richmond Planning Commission to scheduled a public hearing for its April 24 business session.
Berea mulls break with Kentucky Utilities
The city of Berea is considering whether to extend its contract with Kentucky Utilities or to shop around for another electricity provider.
BPD charge two in Richmond heroin-trafficking case
Berea police arrested two women April 10 in a Richmond home in connection with heroin possession and trafficking.
Theater students hear actor, Berea alum Muse Watson
“I killed about eight or nine kids, about your age,” actor Muse Watson joked as a room full of high schoolers erupted in laughter Wednesday at Madison Southern High School.
Legislature passes road-spending plan
Kentucky House and Senate lawmakers agreed Tuesday to a $4.1 billion road-spending plan on the legislature’s final day, avoiding an expensive special session.
The plan includes $5.2 billion worth of projects throughout the state. But as much as 25 percent of that money will not be spent. Lawmakers said they would like to include a cushion in case some projects are delayed because of environmental concerns or problems acquiring land.
Health fairs cover contemporary teenage topics
Berea Community High School health students coordinated their first all-day health fair in November that was catered to elementary students.
But their spring fair Monday handled more mature issues that targeted the middle and high school crowd, said health teacher Cathy Jones.
Police: Woman drove through storage business gate
Richmond police arrested a Lexington woman Monday night after the property manager at Main Street Storage said she repeatedly drove her vehicle into a gate and fence at the 455 E. Main St. business.
Local jobless rate for 2013 same as 2012
Madison was one of 12 Kentucky counties with a 2013 jobless rate unchanged from the previous year, according to statistics released Tuesday.
Still, only four counties – Woodford, 6.1; Fayette and Oldham, 6.5; and Scott, 6.7 – had jobless rates better than Madison’s 6.8 percent.
Danville officials table fairness ordinance
City officials in Danville have tabled an anti-discrimination proposal.
The Advocate-Messenger reports that the move on Monday came after questions were raised about its legality and suggestions were made for changes.
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