This week's dog is Keegan, 1 year old, male border collie lab mix. He is kennel trained and is usually outside during the day.
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Anna Marie Sparks, 3, of Richmond enjoys the breeze in her face as her mom, Samatha, pushes her in a swing Tuesday at Irvine-McDowell Park.
Is it spring yet?
Spring doesn’t arrive until March 20, but with a high temperature above 72, Tuesday felt like a preview of spring.
The warm weather drew a number of children and parents to Irvine-McDowell Park where they enjoyed blowing bubbles, swinging and going down the slides.
Madison County residents can expect a rude reminder tonight that spring has not yet arrived as forecasts call for a low temperature in the teens. Some snow was even forecast for this afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the area effective from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today calling for steady winds as strong as 30 mph and gusts up to 45 mph.
Bids for EOC expansion opened
Dozens of contractors packed into the Madison Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday morning as 42 bids were opened for the expansion of the county’s Emergency Operations Center.
The project was divided into a dozen separate categories, such as paving, roofing and electrical work. Contractors also could bid on combinations of the categories for one price. After being opened and read, the bids will be reviewed before a decision is made, said Judge/Executive Kent Clark.
Man charged with assaulting BPD officers
A Berea man was charged Tuesday with felony assault after spitting blood at police officers, according to a Berea Police Department report.
Troy R. Collins, 24, also was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening, disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place.
Democratic House leaders release budget
Democratic House leaders unveiled their 2014-2016 state budget Tuesday amid complaints from Republicans that it was hatched in the dark and lawmakers were asked to vote on it without sufficient time to study it.
The two-year, $20.3 billion dollar spending plan looks a lot like that proposed by Gov. Steve Beshear, but it makes some changes including spending a bit less on school textbooks and preschool and adds about $1 billion in debt.
RAAC Celtic Festival is Friday
Irish music, dancing and food will be featured as the Richmond Area Arts Council celebrates Kentucky’s Celtic heritage Friday evening.
The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at RAAC, 399 W. Water St.
- Is it spring yet?
Glenn Cosey and Corey Walden celebrate with assistant coach Austin Newton after the Colonels’ win over Belmont in the OVC Tournament title game Saturday.
OVC BASKETBALL: Wiersma, Newton have won OVC titles at EKU as players and members of the coaching staff
When the Colonels won the OVC Tournament in Nashville on Saturday it was the third conference title for EKU since 2005.
OVC BASEBALL: Nowlin ties HR record as EKU tops Penguins
Five home runs and a triple in the first two innings keyed Eastern Kentucky University’s 19-14 win over Youngstown State Tuesday at the University at Transylvania Marquard Field in Lexington.
OVC SOFTBALL: EKU falls to South Carolina
The Eastern Kentucky University softball team had just three hits and suffered an 8-0 loss to South Carolina Tuesday in Columbia, S.C.
- OVC BASKETBALL: Wiersma, Newton have won OVC titles at EKU as players and members of the coaching staff
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Victory through Stratagems: the Allied Invasion of Normandy France on June 6th 1944
Dr. Ralph Thompson a former chemistry professor at Eastern Kentucky University spoke on the “Deceptions of WWII” to the Central Kentucky World War II Roundtable.
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- Victory through Stratagems: the Allied Invasion of Normandy France on June 6th 1944
The case of the ghostly neighbor
Wilbur lived in a world of fears. Everything frightened him. The full extent of his courage was to admit that he had none.
Noises in the middle of the night, his own shadow creeping up on him and, most of all, black cats scared the wits out of him.
So, picture his chagrin, one day, when he came home from vacation only to discover that a mausoleum had been erected on property adjacent to his home.
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- The case of the ghostly neighbor