RICHMOND — Derek Isaacs, left, and Ricky Fritts perform at the first Blocktoberfest on Saturday afternoon on South Second Street in downtown Richmond. Isaacs was filling in for Clark Cain, who was taking a break. Attendees listened to music while sampling craft beers and local wines. The event was sponsored by several downtown Richmond businesses, including Apollo Pizza, Babylon Gyros and International Market, Copper Still, Cosmic Oasis, Richmond Underground, Creative Arts by Sherri and Currier’s Music World.
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Quilting stitches history, friendships together
Within the first two hours of the 10th annual Quilt Extravaganza at Berea Community School, more than 200 people had already signed the guestbook.
Colorful displays of quilt collections lined the school’s gymnasium.
Dizney gift lets EKU begin $15M stadium addition
Eastern Kentucky University athletics has received its largest-ever single gift.
President Michael Benson announced Friday that Donald R. and Irene Dizney, of Ocala, Fla., have committed a lead cash gift toward a $15 million multi-purpose facility to replace the grandstands on the east side of Roy Kidd Stadium.
Arabic letter N painted on church door
Throughout its history the Roman Catholic Church has been associated with Latin language and lettering, so passersby on West Main Street were surprised Thursday to see a strange symbol emblazoned on the church’s door.
Some were even more surprised to learn it was an Arabic character.
Fire damages Southern Hills building
A building in the Southern Hills shopping center at the corner of Commercial Drive and Gibson Bay Drive was damaged by a Thursday afternoon fire.
Contractors had been working to update the vacant building but were probably not the cause of the fire that began in the bathroom, Richmond Fire Chief Buzzy Campbell said after the fire was extinguished.
Demolition derby at the county fair
The emcee, firefighters and paramedics race to help the driver of an over-turned car in Wednesday night’s Madison County Fair demolition derby. The driver was unhurt and the vehicle was quickly righted.
Royalty crowned at Madison County Fair
Bee-ing in the know
Bee lovers were buzzing around Eastern Kentucky University this week for the Eastern Apicultural Society’s 2014 conference.
Hobbyists, scientists and apiarists traveled from as far as Canada, France and New Zealand, as well as many states, to spend the week exploring numerous aspects of bees.
Store employee charged with taking $10,000
Tanya R. Horn, 33, of Darlene Court, pilfered $10,196 in cash from Posh Tots on Meridian Way over the course of two years, according to a Richmond Police report.
Madison County Fair paid admissions total 10,000 by Tuesday
Approximately 10,000 people had purchased tickets to the Madison County Fair by Tuesday evening, Billy Tudor, fair board president said Wednesday morning.
The count does not include Sunday’s Family Fun Day, which offered free admission, Tudor said.
Babies, toddlers crowned at Madison County Fair
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