• Winter Trade Days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ft. Boonesborough. Admission free. Replica items typical of 18th century for sale.
• Treble Clef Youth Chorus “Rockin’ & Singing” Concert, 7 p.m., Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water St. Admission $5.
• Richmond Parks and Recreation Board, noon, Room 101, Recreation Center, 321 N. Second St.
• National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Madison County, 5-6:30 p.m., board room, St. Joseph Berea Hospital. Topic will be “Coping With Holiday Stress.”
• Berea City Council, 6:30 p.m., Police and Municipal Building, 304 Chestnut St.
• Richmond Board of Adjustments, 5:30 p.m., conference room, City Hall, 239 W. Main St.
• Berea Chamber of Commerce awards banquet, Berea Church of God, 189 Rash Road. Reception 6 p.m., seating 6:45, dinner 7 p.m. For tickets (in advance only), call 986-9760.
• “A Christmas Carol” presented by the Berea Arena Theater, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5. For reservations, call 986-9039.
• Carols at the Columns (prior to the Richmond Christmas parade), 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 401 W. Main St., Richmond.
• Richmond Christmas parade, 7 p.m.
• Applications due for Santa Express, Santa Letters and Santa Hotline with Richmond Parks & Recreation. Applications available at parks.richmond.ky.us. For details, call 623-8753.
• “Deck the Halls” holiday musical dinner, EKU Keen Johnson Ballroom. For tickets, $26 each, call 622-3266. Doors open 6 p.m., seating 6:45, dinner at 7.
• Breakfast With Santa, 9 a.m.-noon, Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water St. Admission $8.
• Holiday Happening Craft Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Richmond City Hall.
• Pet pictures with Santa, Humane Society/A.L.L. fundraiser, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Madison County Public Library, 507 W. Main St., Richmond. Photo packages from $10 to $15.
• Stitched handbags and totes demonstration by fiber artist Marti Brown, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
• Berea Arts Council’s annual “Original Art…Original Gift” holiday open house and gift show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., BAC Gallery, 116 Main St., on the College Square.
• Christmas music on the harp by Diane Schneider, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
• Berea Chamber of Commerce Christmas Bazaar, 1-7 p.m. College Square, 1-7:30 p.m. Chestnut Street Square.
• Berea Twilight Christmas parade, 6 p.m.
• Union City Ruritan family Christmas dinner, 6:30 p.m.
• Lexington Ballet production of "The Nutcracker," 2 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit www.ekucenter.com or call 622-7469.
• “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” presented by the Spotlight Acting School. Both performances are at 2 p.m., Madison Middle School auditorium. Tickets are $5.
• Pioneer Christmas at Boonesborough, 6-8 p.m., Ft. Boonesborough State Park. Admission $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12.
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Suicide attempt fatal for inmate
George Kenneth Williams, 50, of Allensville, was transported Monday afternoon by Madison County EMS to Baptist Health Richmond, according to EMS Director Jimmy Cornelison. He was then transferred to Baptist Health in Lexington where he died Tuesday, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.
CCDW instructor indicted on charges of failing to provide training
A Madison County grand jury has indicted a carry-concealed weapons permit instructor on charges he falsely claimed to have provided instruction to one person for a CCDW permit and provided incomplete training to three others.
Christopher D. Fins was indicted April 9 on one count of CCDW instructor not providing firearms training and three counts of providing incomplete firearms training.
Fins faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of all four felony charges.
EKU dorm sprinklers may have been activated maliciously
Fire-suppression sprinklers went off about 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Eastern Kentucky University’s Martin Hall dormitory, prompting its evacuation.
Fluctuating pressure then caused a campus water main to break, according to EKU spokesperson Mark Whitt.
The cause is uncertain, but university officials are investigating to determine if the sprinklers were activated maliciously, Whitt said.
The residence hall houses 260 students who were placed in other university housing or stayed with friends. All were able to move back in later in the day, he said.
Sixth person charged in motel meth bust
A sixth person has been charged in connection with a methamphetamine-making operation discovered last week at the Bel Air Motel in Richmond.
Roger M. Million, 24, Moberly Road, was charged Wednesday with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Madison County inmate dies in Lexington hospital
An inmate at the Madison County Detention Center died Tuesday at a Lexington hospital, according to officials with the Fayette County Coroner’s Office and Madison County EMS.
Sprinkler goes off; dorm evacuated
Fire-suppression sprinklers went off at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Eastern Kentucky University’s Martin Hall dormitory, prompting its evacuation.
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.
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