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July 20, 2013

Community Calendar: Sunday, July 21 - Friday, July 26


Today (Sunday July 21)

• “When Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet,” produced by Rosebarn Theater for Berea Festival of Learnshops at Berea Arts Council on the College Square, 116 N. Main St., Berea. Show begins at 1 p.m. Admission free. For details, call 985-9317.

• Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea 10th anniversary celebration. For details, visit


• Presentation on Iranian food and culture, 6-8:30 p.m., Madison County Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond. Cost is $5; presented by Madison County Extension co-op student Elaheh Siahkouhi.


• Madison Fiscal Court, 9:30 a.m., county courthouse, 101 W. Main St., Richmond.

• Living With Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Late Stage workshop, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Madison County Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond. Registration required, call 1-800-272-3900 or email

• Richmond City Commission, 6 p.m., City Hall, 239 W. Main St.

• Berea Planning Commission, 6:30 p.m., council chambers, Berea Municipal Building, 304 Chestnut St.

• Westbrook Trio, free outdoor concert, 7-8:30 p.m., Irvine-McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Ave.

• Kentucky Blood Center: “Drive for Life” blood drive. 1 to 6 p.m., Ruritan Hall, 2480 Union City Road, Union City. Donors eligible to win 2013 Toyota Prius. For more information call Michele Dunn, donor recruitment specialist, 859-333-6112.


• Kentucky Blood Center: “Drive for Life” blood drive. 1 to 6 p.m., Chiropractic Health Solutions, 1048 Ace Drive, Berea. Donors eligible to win 2013 Toyota Prius. For more information call Michele Dunn, donor recruitment specialist, 859-333-6112.


• Attorney General Jack Conway addresses Berea Chamber of Commerce, noon, Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St. For required reservations, $15, call 986-9760. No tickets sold at door.

• Richmond Planning and Zoning Commission, 5:30 p.m., chambers, City Hall, 239 W. Main St.

• Family, Fun & Fitness Festival, 6-8 p.m., First Street, downtown Richmond. Fitness warm-up, Zumba, dance party, line dancing, vendors. In conjunction with Thursday Live Night weekly restaurant and retail store specials.

Thursday-Aug. 3

• Madison County Fair


• All the Little Pieces, contemporary rock, free outdoor concert at Richmond Centre fountain, 7-10 p.m.

• Last day to purchase tickets for "Barn Quilts & American Quilt Trail Movement" luncheon scheduled for August 3. Tickets are $30. For details, call the Berea Arts Council at 985-9317 or visit


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    The win is a third consecutive title for Caudill Middle School and a first for MCHS.

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  • 7-12 Berea Craft Fair 5.jpg ‘A little bit of everything’ - More than 120 exhibitors at Berea Craft Festival this year

    A few minutes before it opened at 10 a.m. Friday, a line of people stretched through the gate of Indian Fort Theater and into the parking lot for the first day of the weekend-long Berea Crafts Festival.
    “It’s typical to have this kind of business on a Saturday, but I don’t know if we’ve ever seen it like this on a Friday,” said Cass Hensley, a 14-year staff member.

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  • Mother pleads guilty to allowing child rape

    Deanna Lawson, charged with 20 counts of complicity in the rape and sodomy of a minor, pleaded guilty in Madison Circuit Court on Wednesday.
    Between October 2011 and September 2012, Eric Kelley had sexual relations with Lawson’s two daughters, according to court documents.
    She was charged with complicity after police said they learned Lawson knew of the crimes but didn’t try to stop them or alert authorities.

    July 12, 2014

  • 7-12 White Hall principal.jpg Eversole returns to White Hall as principal

    The White Hall Elementary School-based Decision-making Council has selected Monica Eversole as the school’s new principal.
    Eversole was serving as guidance counselor at Lexington’s Dixie Magnet Elementary School.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • School board to save $53,000 yearly by refinancing bonds

    The Madison County School Board authorized issuance of almost $10.5 million in school building revenue bonds at its monthly meeting Thursday.
    The board approved a recommendation from the Madison County School District Finance Corporation to issue slightly more than $10.49 million in bonds to help finance renovation projects at three district elementary schools.

    July 12, 2014

  • McConnell warmly received at county officials convention

    Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell told county officials from across Kentucky on Friday that electing his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, would mean “a dramatic reduction in influence in the Senate” for Kentucky.

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