Mary Ingles and Duchess exhibited signs of extreme physical and mental strain after escaping from the Shawnee Indians in October of 1755. They immediately began a lengthy trek through the wilderness in hopes of finding their way back to the pioneer settlements.
Their moccasins wore out and their clothes grew ragged. This was compounded by wintry days that came earlier than usual. The injuries they sustained and the lack of adequate clothing caused Duchess to second guess her decision to follow Continue reading MARY INGLES, EARLY AMERICAN HEROINE, Part 10
Janet Northern, of Mount Vernon, will create baskets using honeysuckle vines and hickory bark on Saturday, March 25 from Continue reading Janet Northern Creates Baskets from Vines and Bark at KYArtisan Center
If you’re looking to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day sober, or at least not focus the entire celebration on green beer and Irish whiskey, you may have to get creative. Sure, donning a shamrock and attending your town’s St. Patrick’s Day parade should be on everyone’s list. But don’t be limited by your normal expectations of what a St. Patrick’s Day celebration should be. It’s not all about bars, pinching, and corned beef. There’s a plethora of inventive ways to celebrate Irish culture. Here are some tips to help Continue reading Less-Obvious Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
WWE’s SmackDown Live is coming to Louisville. The event will be held at the KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday, April 18 and marks the return of live, televised professional wrestling events in the Commonwealth.
SmackDown will be the first major televised combat sporting event in Kentucky since Governor Bevin streamlined the state’s boxing and wrestling regulations last November as part of the Red Tape Reduction Initiative. Prior to these changes, WWE had not Continue reading KENTUCKY TO HOST WWE TELEVISED EVENT
Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to this week’s convocation featuring Carlos Núñez, whom the BBC describes as “…inventive, brilliant, progressive minded and a great showman to boot.” Nunez is known as the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of his native Galicia, Spain’s northwest, Atlantic Ocean-abutting region rich in vibrant, expressive Celtic traditional music. He will perform at Phelps Stokes Chapel on Continue reading CARLOS NÚÑEZ TO PRESENT CELTIC MUSIC WITH LATIN PASSION AT BEREA CONVOCATION
Mary Ingles was awakened by the sound of a horse early one morning in October of 1755. After several grueling days on the move following their escape Mary and Duchess slept in an abandoned Indian hut across the Ohio River from the main village.
They thought it was an Indian rider they heard and worried about being recaptured. As they slipped into the brush to get away they heard what sounded like the soft ringing of a bell. Soon they learned it was a horse without a rider. Settlers often belled domestic animals in that era and allowed them to roam free. The Indians sought to steal livestock and the bell led the Indians to Continue reading MARY INGLES, EARLY AMERICAN HEROINE, part nine
The Loyal Jones Appalachian Center is pleased to sponsor the upcoming series of events with Michael and Carrie Kline on Tuesday March 14, and Thursday March 16. Continue reading Michael and Carrie Kline to Perform
“Golden Retriever” by Jack Gann; John Continue reading Berea Welcome Center Carvers at KY Artisan Center
Lexington, KY- The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo will take its fourth ride at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7pm. Gates open at 6pm, with a variety of activities planned for the whole family. Families can visit the inflatable village, face painting booths, roping and riding demonstrations and numerous specialty vendor booths.
Award-winning, professional rodeo entertainment will be provided again this year Continue reading FOURTH ANNUAL COWBOY UP FOR A CURE RODEO OFFERS NEW ATTRACTIONS VOTED “2016 MID-STATES RODEO OF THE YEAR”
First Friday Berea is held every Friday from July 7 – Sept 8. For more information click on the following link. http://www.firstfridayberea.com/vendors.html
The winners of the 2016 Weatherford Awards are Crystal Wilkinson’s The Birds of Opulence (fiction), Marc Harshman’s Believe What You Can (poetry), and Steven E. Nash’s Reconstruction’s Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Continue reading 2016 Weatherford Award Winners for Best Appalachian Books Announced