• Berea community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m., Berea United Methodist Church. The Rev. Rachel Small Stokes, associate pastor of Union Church will speak.
• EKU Orchestra concert, 8 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts.
• Home Meals Delivery board meeting, noon, EKU Baptist Campus Ministry on University Drive.
• Fibro Coffee Chat, 11 a.m., Hasting’s in Richmond Centre. For details, call Sandy, 859-228-0163.
• Richmond community Thanksgiving service, noon, White Oak Pond Church, Barnes Mill Road at Goggins Lane (behind Meijer). Lunch served at 12:30 p.m.
• Paint Lick Community Arts Center 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
• One-time-workshop. Instructor: Joseph Cross, Berea College theatre and music major. Joseph will teach students the art of paper folding, Origami. Two ready-to-hang Christmas tree ornaments will be made — a crane and a dove. Materials are provided. The fee is $10. Call the center at 859-925-2741, to enroll.
• Kirksville community Thanksgiving service, 6:30 p.m., Kirksville Community Center. Area churches will join for the potluck of appetizers and desserts, festive singing, and fellowship. The 100th anniversary of Kirksville High School will be commemorated.
• Thanksgiving dinner, noon, Rosedale Baptist Church, 411 Westover Ave., Richmond. Call 623-1771 for details about rides to Rosedale or for meal delivery for those age 60 and older.
• Thursday free-lunch ministry of St. Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond, will serve Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2:30 p.m.
• Contra Dance with caller Frank Buschelmann and band Berea Cast-Offs 8-11 p.m. (Beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m.)
• Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea, KY. $7.00 adults; $4.00 students and seniors. Call 985-5501 or visit http://www.folkcircle.org /contra/ or BereaContra Dance@gmail.com for details.
• Hot Women and Health: Information for pre-menopausal women and beyond. Healthy Skin is Beautiful Skin, 11:45 a.m., Madison County Cooperative Extension Center. Lunch will be provided to everyone who registers by November 21, call 623-4072 to register.
• EKU Faculty Brass Quintet, 8 p.m., Gifford Theatre of the Campbell Building.
• Michael Bolton concert, 8 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit www.ekucenter.com or call 622-7469.
• Medicare 2013 Part C (health) and Part D (drug) plan comparisons and enrollment at Richmond Senior Citizens Center, 1215 W. Main St., 2 to 4 p.m. Individuals should bring a printed list of their medications, including dosage.
• Richmond Human Rights Commission, 6 p.m., City Hall, 239 W. Main St.
• EKU Trombone Ensemble concert, 6 p.m., Gifford Theatre of the Campbell Building.
• Madison Winds concert, 8 p.m., Gifford Theatre of the EKU Campbell Building.
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St. Baldrick’s and St. Patrick’s
You may walk into the Paddy Wagon Irish Pub this weekend with an empty stomach and a full head of hair.
Police: Heroin found in home
A Detroit man and two Richmond residents were charged Friday morning after Richmond bike patrol officers and narcotics detectives executed a search warrant on a Dee Dee Drive home.
Unveiling set for today
FRANKFORT — Monday is typically a light day in the General Assembly – few committee meetings and a late starting time to allow lawmakers to travel back to Frankfort.
Kentucky State Police accepting applications for next cadet class
The Kentucky State Police are now accepting applications for its 92nd cadet class scheduled to begin Aug. 3.
KSP to give MSO breath-testing equipment
The Madison Sheriff’s department will soon receive equipment to help them enforce drinking laws, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.
Secretary Grimes encourages Kentuckians to serve as precinct election officers
Secretary of State and Chief Election Officer Alison Lundergan Grimes encourages residents to take an active role in the May 20 primary election by serving as precinct election officers, or poll workers.
Proposed bill takes aim at heroin problem
Proposed legislation before the Kentucky General Assembly aims to combat the state’s growing heroin problem using three strategies – education, treatment and law enforcement aid.
Sen. Jared Carpenter, R-Berea, is one of the sponsors of Senate Bill 5. The bill was passed in the Senate earlier this year, 36-1, and is waiting to be heard by the House Judiciary Committee.
New kid at the market
A three-day old black-and-white goat named Ellsa was the star Saturday morning at the new Richmond Downtown Farmers Market.
The Nubian goat mix was brought to the weekly market by Four Sisters Farm. Located off Four Mile Road in Madison County, the farm specializes in goat products.
EKU wins OVC tourney
The Eastern Kentucky University Colonels are OVC champions and are headed to the Big Dance.
Hot early shooting propelled EKU to a thrilling 79-73 win over defending champion Belmont Saturday in the championship game of the OVC Tournament.
The Colonels receive the OVC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The win gave EKU it's sixth OVC Conference Tournament title.
The Colonels hit four consecutive three pointers to open the game and led by as many as 15 points in the first half.
Corey Walden led all scorers in the game with 29 points, including 10-of-11 free throws. Glenn Cosey finished with 23 points on 5-of-8 shooting on three-pointers and Tarius Johnson added 15 points and five rebounds.
Veteran certification officer fired from EKU
Accusations of cheating on an online test led to the firing of an 18-year Eastern Kentucky University employee Wednesday.
Retha Sandlin, formerly a veteran certification officer in the Burnam House for EKU’s student veterans, said the decision resulted from a misunderstanding on the part of Jaime Roberts, the house’s interim office manager.
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