Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

EKU Center fro the Arts Presents The Nutcracker by the Lexington Ballet Company

The Nutcracker

A perennial holiday favorite returns to the EKU Center for the Arts in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, THE NUTCRACKER tells the delightful story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It’s a production sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!

EKU Center fro the Arts Presents The Nutcracker by the Lexington Ballet Company Saturday, December 7 2:00 PM & Sunday, December 8 2:00 PM. Tickets starting at $25.00. To purchase tickets online slick on the following link. http://ekucenter.com/2013-14-season

Oil Painting in Motion Technique Demonstration at Kentucky Artisan Center

Peggy Sherry with her painting “Cyclists in Motion” in the exhibit “Capturing the Art of Sport” at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Peggy Sherry with her painting “Cyclists in Motion” in the exhibit “Capturing the Art of Sport” at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Peggy Sherry, of Somerset, will demonstrate her fast and fluid “oil painting in motion” technique from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Sherry has been painting most of her life, beginning as a teenager painting portraits of her friends and teachers. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in art and later a teaching certificate. For the past 20 years she has been living and painting in Somerset where she is a member of the Sheltowee Artisans and the Lexington Art League.

Sherry works in a variety of mediums, including oil, pastel and watercolor. While primarily a realist, she enjoys combining abstract or impressionistic

Fiber Artist Marti Brown to do Demonstration at Kentucky Artisan Center

Marti Brown's Stitched Handbags

Marti Brown’s Stitched Handbags

On Saturday, Dec. 7, Marti Brown, of Shelbyville, will demonstrate her stitched handbags and totes from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Brown earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Cincinnati Art Academy and her Master of Arts degree in art education from the University of Cincinnati. She moved to Kentucky to teach in Bardstown, then settled into marriage and raising her three children. When her husband went into the

EKU Center for the Arts Presents Handel’s Messiah – The Lexington Philharmonic

The Lexington Philharmonic

The Lexington Philharmonic

Celebrate the holidays with a Christmas classic, Handel’s Messiah, presented by The Lexington Philharmonic under the baton of conductor Scott Terrell and featuring the Lexington Chamber Chorale and guest soloists.

EKU Center for the Arts Presents Handel’s Messiah – The Lexington

21st Danish-American Christmas Celebration‏

Danish-American

Danish-American

The Folk Circle Association of Berea will celebrate its 21st Danish – American Christmas Celebration at the Russel Acton Folk Center. The event will start at 5:30 On December 8.

This is a free, fun, family friendly event for kids of all ages. Come and join us for the Santa’s workshops, music, cartels, dancing storytelling, snacks, ris a la mande, live candles on the tree and the exceptional Santa Lucia processional.

This year’s director is Sune Frederiksen, a native of Denmark and the owner of Berea Center for the Arts.

For more info www.berea-folk-circle.org , and 986-7584.

McConnell Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela:

“Elaine and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela, a man whose skillful guidance of South Africa following the end of the Apartheid regime made him one of the great statesmen of our time and a global symbol of reconciliation. ‘Madiba’s’ patience through imprisonment and insistence on unity over vengeance in the delicate period in which he served stand as a permanent reminder to the world of the value of perseverance and the positive influence one good man or woman can have over the course of human affairs. The world mourns this great leader. May his passing lead to a deeper commitment to reconciliation around the world.”

Richmond Police Report December 5, 2013

ARRESTED

ARRESTED

Robbery Arrests: On 12/03/2013, police charged Michael D. Kirby, age 44, N. Third Street, Phillip S. Lamb, age 42, Keri Ann Drive, and Bryan Scott Lamb, age 24, Keri Ann Drive, in connection with a residential robbery.

On 12/02/2013, at approximately 10:38 P.M., officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 900 block of Villa Drive in response to a report of a disturbance involving a woman screaming for help. Upon arrival, officers met with the male and female residents of the apartment who reported that they had been robbed.

It was further learned that Kirby, a man known to the residents, arrived at their apartment in the company of another male, later identified as Phillip S. Lamb, and were allowed in. As Kirby and Phillip Lamb were speaking with the residents, a neighbor reported to the residents that there was another male standing outside their apartment with a mask on. When the female resident opened the door to investigate, the male, later identified as Bryan S. Lamb, asked to use the telephone. One of the visiting males already inside the apartment indicated that Bryan Lamb was with them

First Lady Jane Beshear promotes ‘Give a Gift Made in Kentucky’ Month

Attending the December 2013 “Give a Gift Made in Kentucky” Proclamation event were: Berea College President and KACB board member Lyle Roelofs; Deputy Secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, Lindy Casebier; Madeline Abramson; Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea Executive Director Victoria Faoro; First Lady Jane Beshear; KACB Board President Josephine Richardson;  and Kentucky Arts Council Executive Director Lori Meadows.

Attending the December 2013 “Give a Gift Made in Kentucky” Proclamation event were: Berea College President and KACB board member Lyle Roelofs; Deputy Secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, Lindy Casebier; Madeline Abramson; Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea Executive Director Victoria Faoro; First Lady Jane Beshear; KACB Board President Josephine Richardson; and Kentucky Arts Council Executive Director Lori Meadows.

Surrounded by an array of gifts and an 18-foot Christmas tree, First Lady Jane Beshear announced Governor Steve Beshear’s proclamation of December 2013 as “Give a Gift Made in Kentucky Month,” in a ceremony today at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

“Kentuckians don’t need to look far for unique and quality gift ideas this Christmas,” Mrs. Beshear said. “Across the Commonwealth, there are countless local shops and businesses filled with books, food, artwork, toys

Richmond Christmas Parade Postponed

Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

Based on predictions from the National Weather Service, City and Emergency Management Officials have decided that postponing the Richmond Christmas Parade will be in the best interest of public safety. Due to scheduling conflicts with various community events, the only date available to reschedule this event is December 13th. Barring further inclement weather, we will hold the parade on this date. The lineup for the parade will be from 4:30-6:30pm. The parade will leave Alumni Coliseum at 6:45 pm and will arrive at Main Street at approximately 7:00 pm. We realize that this is an inconvenience for many of our participants and we are doing everything that we can to help make this event a success. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.

If you have questions, please contact the Richmond Tourism Department at 626-8474.

Christmas Banquet and Cantata

Christmas Banquet and Cantata

Richmond Parks and Rec Holiday Happenings 2013

Live Nativity

Lighthouse Baptist Chirch

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Fleece Blanket Sale

MCHS Mock Trial Team

Kyle Meadows, Tisa McGraw to Perform Holiday Music at KY Artisan Center

Kyle Meadows will be playing the hammer dulcimer along with Tisa McGraw on harp.

Kyle Meadows will be playing the hammer dulcimer along with Tisa McGraw on harp.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Kyle Meadows and Tisa McGraw will perform holiday music on hammer dulcimer and harp in informal sets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Both Meadows and McGraw have been playing some type of music for most of their lives. Born in North Carolina, Meadows began his career in music as a child, learning to play the piano by ear. As a teenager, he taught himself how to play the hammer dulcimer and has been playing ever since. As a full-time musician for the past 20 years, Meadows has appeared on stage with such musicians and groups as Mark O’Conner, Homer Ledford and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Tisa McGraw, of Cincinnati, also began playing the piano as a small child. She played electric bass with a rock ‘n’ roll band for many years before

Christmas at Irvinton House 2013

MCHS Lady Indians Fastpitch Softball Camp

Lady Indians

Lady Indians

MCHS Lady Indians Fastpitch Softball Camp
Saturday December 14th, 2013 Madison Central High School
Join Head Coach Daniel Rogers, current and former players for fundamental reinforcement.

Session 1: $30.00
9am to 12pm – 2nd to 5th grade age group. Focus on proper throwing, fielding and hitting fundamentals. *sign in at Old gym (front of MCHS) starts at 8am

Session 2: $30.00
2pm to 5pm – 6th to 8th grade age group. Focus on proper throwing techniques, proper fielding, bunting and hitting techniques. *sign in at Old

Photos With Santa

Photos With Santa

KSP Trooper Honored by Ky. Women’s Law Enforcement Network

Pictured from l. to r.: KWLEN President Jennifer Colemire, KSP Sgt. Jackie Pickrell, and Warren County District Attorney Amy Milliken.

Pictured from l. to r.: KWLEN President Jennifer Colemire, KSP Sgt. Jackie Pickrell, and Warren County District Attorney Amy Milliken.

Kentucky State Police Sgt. Jackie Pickrell was honored with the Kentucky Women’s Law Enforcement Network (KWLEN) 2013 Member of the Year award during the group’s annual training conference held November 20-22, 2013. KWLEN is an organization of sworn law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies, along with civilian personnel from within the

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