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Events occurring in and around Madison County, KY.

temporary rolling roadblocks on I-75

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that temporary rolling roadblocks are scheduled for two exits located on Interstate 75 in Madison County. The closures are necessary for survey operations to be conducted by the University of Kentucky Transportation Center.

Wednesday, July 26 – 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. this evening
Interstate 75
• temporary rolling roadblocks will be in effect for Exit 77 and Exit 97

Note: Kentucky State Police will be assisting with the roadblocks and traffic.

Justice Secretary Tilley Honors Troopers and Officers At KSP Awards Ceremony

Kentucky State Police award recipients include (left to right) CVE Officer First Class Michael R. Hamblin (2016 Jason Cammack Officer of the Year); Officer Michael R. Curry (2016 Facilities Security Officer of the Year); Sr. Trooper James ‘Clint’ Collins (2016 Trooper of the Year); Detective Craig A. Miller (2016 Detective of the Year); Trooper First Class Billy Gregory (2016 Public Affairs Officer of the Year) and Detective Edward “Alex” Wesley, II (2016 Arson Investigator of the Year).

Justice Secretary John Tilley joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders in recognizing 79 KSP troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers for bravery, life-saving acts, and dedication to duty, at a ceremony held July 21.

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Pioneer Life Week at Carter Caves

The 26th Annual Pioneer Life Week at Carter Caves State Resort Park will be held July 24-30.

The weeklong event focuses on special programs that show life on the Kentucky frontier in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Visitors can enjoy a step back in time in the pioneer camp near the Carter Caves campground registration building.

Re-enactors will demonstrate skills that were needed for life on frontier Monday, July 24 through Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, July 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This year’s event will also feature two special performances by Private William Greathouse, War of 1812 soldier, and Jemima Boone, child of Daniel Boone. These performances are sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council as part of its Kentucky Chautauqua program.

Greathouse, as portrayed by Harry Smith, will be Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. and Boone, as portrayed by Betsy B. Smith, will be Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Both performances will be at the park amphitheater located near the Caveland Lodge and are free.

For a list of special activities and programs for the entire week, like us on Facebook or contact the office of recreation at 606-286-4411. Carter Caves State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground including horse campground with full hook ups, and a restaurant featuring Kentucky fare.

Richmond Police Department Awards Banquet

Richmond Police Officer of the Year Officer Hunter Harrison.

Richmond Police Officer of the Year

Officer Hunter Harrison was awarded the 2016 law enforcement officer of the year. Harrison was honored for excelling in investigation efforts related to street level narcotics cases, specifically heroin trafficking cases in Richmond. Continue reading Richmond Police Department Awards Banquet

KY State Parks Offering Events for Solar Eclipse

Use safety glasses during the solar eclipse

Kentucky State Parks will be participating in the Aug. 21 Great American Solar Eclipse with fun and educational events during July and August.

Some parks have astronomy experts scheduled to give talks about the eclipse. Kenlake State Resort Park will kick off the events July 28 with “The Star Geezer” Mark Steven Williams. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will host University of Louisville Astronomy Professor Benne Holwerda for a presentation the weekend before the eclipse.

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“The Sword & The Spectre” Murder Mystery Weekend

If you enjoy a good mystery, then check out “The Sword & the Spectre” weekend Aug. 11-13 at General Butler State Resort Park.

This interactive live game of Clue will feature a story about a group of ghost hunters who are actually looking for a valuable sword that once belonged to the park’s namesake, General William Orlando Butler. There’s a murder and a ghost is blamed – or could it be one of the ghost hunters? Continue reading “The Sword & The Spectre” Murder Mystery Weekend

Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society, Quilt Registry

The Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society and the Fayette County Extension Service are sponsoring a Quilt Registry on August 11 & 12, 2017. Local quilts made during the period from 1800 to 1960 will be registered from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on both days at the Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington, KY 40504.

If you have quilts made within this time frame we encourage you to bring them to this event. The quilts registered will be documented as Fayette County quilts. However, residents of neighboring counties may also bring quilts made during this time period to be registered Continue reading Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society, Quilt Registry