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
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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