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
- Local News
Berea utility doubles solar farm, again
Berea Municipal Utilities started its solar farm in October 2011 with 60 panels. In less that five days, all were leased.
Another 60, which became operational in June 2012, were leased in less than four months.
Now, the farm again has doubled, with the addition of 126 panels that are ready for leasing, said Steve Boyce, a retired Berea College professor who has been involved with the program since its inception.
My fair ladies
10th Quilt Extravaganza is Friday, Saturday
Displays of quilts by men, baby quilts, the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern, an exhibit of feed sack fabric, ongoing demonstrations, and a vendors market are features of the 10th Berea Quilt Extravaganza Friday and Saturday at Berea Community School off Ellipse Street.
RPD: Heroin sales lead to trafficking indictment
Executing a warrant issued after Samantha Frederick, 29, Northgate Drive, was indicted July 16 by a Madison County grand jury, Richmond Police arrested her Monday on drug trafficking charges.
YMCA, county district to provide after-school care
The Telford YMCA is partnering with the Madison County School District to provide after-school child care for kindergarten and elementary students.
YMCA Executive Director Dave Wallace and Madison County School Superintendent Elmer Thomas announced the partnership Monday afternoon.
Memories bloom in May’s garden
After realizing a story was being written about 96-year-old Lucille May, tenants of Willis Manor gathered in the lobby to share stories about her.
Affectionately called “Mamaw” by other residents and workers at the apartment building, May has spent the four years of her residence transforming an outdoor garden that was overtaken by weeds. It’s now a thriving flowerbed, complete with interesting rocks, decorations and conversation.
Water Street storm-water digging begins
Caisson holes were drilled and then filled with concrete and steel poles Monday to create a retaining structure to shore up the Allstate Insurance building foundations' firm when excavation for the Water Street Stormwater Improvement Project begins.
Digging for 20 ton, 6 by 7 foot concrete box culverts will begin today, if weather permits, said Jason Hart, Richmond’s director of Planning and Zoning. The culverts will help reduce the likelihood of flooding on Water Street by carrying storm water under Main Street, the CVS parking lot and Irvine Street to a stream, he said.
RPD: Bottle bomb injures man, damages neighbor’s home
Richmond Police on Friday charged Robert Abney, 30, of Moberly Avenue, in connection with a May 30 explosion that injured Abney and damaged a neighbor’s home.
Officers were dispatched May 30 to a residence in the 500 block of Moberly Avenue to investigate the report of an explosion.
They found the remains of a plastic bottle bomb near a residence adjoining Moberly’s, according to an RPD news release. A wall of the occupied home was smoldering and grass was burned in the area, it added.
Two led police on I-75 chase from Berea
Berea Police found a man passed out and intoxicated inside his crashed vehicle on Interstate 75 Wednesday, according to a police report.
Steven Coffey, 34, of Berea, had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet when officers arrived at the vehicle, the police report stated. They determined he was under the influence of drugs, the report stated.
A race to the finish line
Sheltered by overcast sky and supported by a cool breeze, teams competed Saturday morning in the second annual HeartChase at Richmond Centre.
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