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Regents approve smoke-free campus policy
The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents on Monday approved a tobacco-free campus policy and set 2014-15 rates for tuition, housing and meal plans.
Effective June 1, the use of tobacco on all property that is owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the university will be prohibited.
Easter bunny's ‛eggbeater’ will fly eggs to Richmond
Who knew the Easter bunny could fly?
Skeptics can come to the Easter Eggstravaganza in Richmond’s Irvine-McDowell Park on Saturday to see for themselves. However, the bunny still doesn’t fly in bad weather. But on Monday, temperatures in the 60s with partly cloudy skies were predicted for Saturday.
Absentee voting in primary begins
Voting for the May 20 primary election began Monday with mail-in and in-house absentee voting, according to an announcement from Madison County Clerk Kenny Barger.
Wind today, possibly snow Tuesday morning; hard freeze Tuesday night
While rain and possibly snow are in the forecast for Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service in Louisville is advising that high winds may continue in Madison County until 3 p.m. today. Gusts of up to 40 mph and scattered thunderstorms are possible.
Salvation Army Auxiliary founder honored at 20th anniversary tea
About 225 people filled the Christian Life Center of Richmond’s First Presbyterian Church on Saturday afternoon to enjoy an elegant tea and be entertained by a Dixieland band and a barbershop quartet, all in support of the local Salvation Army unit.
This year’s tea celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Richmond Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, and recognition was given to the organization’s founder.
Airport board looking at nearly $1M in immediate improvements
The $2 million appropriation in the new state budget for Eastern Kentucky University to build its own hangar at the Madison Airport has spurred the airport board to move ahead with other improvements plans.
The university operates the flight portion of its baccalaureate aviation program at the airport.
Heroin bill won’t pass this session
Proposed legislation aimed at combating the resurgence of heroin trafficking and overdose deaths in Kentucky likely will not pass this session, according to state Sen. Jared Carpenter, R-Berea.
“There’s basically no time (left) to pass it,” Carpenter, a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 5, said Friday.
The last day of the 2014 session is Tuesday. The bill passed in the Senate in January, 36-0, but got held up in the Judiciary Committee of the Democratic-controlled House.
EKU track to be ‘packed’ Thursday
Eastern Kentucky University’s outdoor running track will be packed from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, but it won’t be an NCAA competitive event.
About 800 students from Waco Elementary and Model Laboratory School will be putting into practice a component of the diabetes prevention lessons they’ve been learning from EKU nursing students. The student nurses have been teaching the children about healthy lifestyles, how proper diet and exercise can prevent diabetes, said Kim DeCoste of the Madison County Diabetes Coalition.
Home & Garden Show
Home- and garden-related businesses and other local vendors gathered Saturday at the Richmond Mall for the Madison County Home Builders Association’s Home & Garden Show. Their booths provided information, refreshments and giveaways.
The show continues today from noon to 4 p.m.
Depot sponsors flashlight egg hunt
The Blue Grass Army Depot is sponsoring a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on April 18.
The event will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Building S-19 inside the main gate off US 421.
The free hunt will be divided into three age groups: 1 to 3, 4 to 6, and 7 to 12. Drivers license, proof of insurance and registration are required to enter the depot.
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