Category Archives: Events

Events occurring in and around Madison County, KY.

Peter Pan

Presented by Spotlight Acting School Ages 4-9

Fly away to Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in this adaptation of Disney’s beloved animated film.

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain, who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero.

The Spotlight Theatre – Richmond Mall
Fri Feb 23 7:00pm
Sat Feb 24 7:00pm
Sun Feb 25 2:00pm
Fri Mar 2 7:00pm
Sat Mar 3 7:00pm
Sun Mar 4 2:00pm

Tickets $5 at the door.

FIRST LADY GLENNA BEVIN LAUNCHES 2018 KENTUCKY DERBY POSTER CONTEST

Glenna Bevin

First Lady Glenna Bevin is excited to launch the 2018 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest online with the help of Kentucky Interactive. High school students throughout the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to create the Governor’s Derby Poster, to be displayed in the State Capitol for years to come.

Mrs. Bevin asks high school students to design the poster with this question in mind: “What does the Kentucky Derby look like to you?”

Continue reading FIRST LADY GLENNA BEVIN LAUNCHES 2018 KENTUCKY DERBY POSTER CONTEST

Move-in Day at the Berea Municipal Police and Fire Safety Building

It was move-in day Tuesday at the Berea Municipal Police and Fire Safety Building. Workers arrived to install furniture in the new facility, and some city employees began to unpack. Though the whole staff isn’t expected to be fully settled in until the first week of March, the Berea Fire Department may occupy their space as early as this weekend. The new building will provide long-overdue Continue reading Move-in Day at the Berea Municipal Police and Fire Safety Building

Saint Joseph Berea Hosts Go Red for Women Heart Health Awareness Luncheon

As part of the national effort to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease in women, Saint Joseph Berea, part of KentuckyOne Health, is partnering with the American Heart Association and Thrive!, Berea College’s health and wellness program, to host a Go Red for Women Lunch & Learn event. Continue reading Saint Joseph Berea Hosts Go Red for Women Heart Health Awareness Luncheon

Gov. Bevin Hosts 52nd Annual Kentucky Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin was joined in Lexington today by approximately 1,200 community leaders, elected officials, private citizens, and members of the faith-based community for the 52nd annual Kentucky Governor’s Prayer Breakfast.

“People turn to prayer, not because it’s insignificant or a cultural crutch, but because it truly changes things,” said Gov. Bevin. “People earnestly, instinctively, and collectively turn to prayer because when, at a time when everything else fades by comparison, the only tangible thing is prayer.” Continue reading Gov. Bevin Hosts 52nd Annual Kentucky Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

GOLD STAR CHILI BEREA FIGHTS HUNGER ON NATIONAL CHILI DAY

Thursday, February 22 is National Chili Day, and Gold Star Chili is celebrating the day with an initiative to help fight hunger in the Berea area. For every 3-Way purchased on National Chili Day, Gold Star Chili Berea will be making a donation equal to the value of a 3-Way to the Berea Food Bank.

“National Chili Day is a fun day to celebrate with our customers, and it’s also a great opportunity to make a difference in our community,” said Dr. Nawar Soda franchise owner of Gold Star Chili Berea. “We’re excited to support the Berea Food Bank.” Continue reading GOLD STAR CHILI BEREA FIGHTS HUNGER ON NATIONAL CHILI DAY

I-75 Lane Closure

I-75 closure scheduled for next week in Rockcastle County!

Starting Thursday, Feb. 8 at approximately 9 p.m. EST all southbound travel lanes along with the left (inside) northbound lane will be closed between Berea & Mt. Vernon. The road will reopen by 6 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 9.

Motorists traveling southbound will detour via Exit 76 (Berea) onto U.S. 25 and reconnect with I-75 in Mt. Vernon.

The closure is for crews to replace bridge beams for the KY 1505 bridge reconstruction project at mile point 68.3.

GRANDPARENTS AS PARENTS CONFERENCE

UK

Over 57,000 of Kentucky children live in households headed by grandparents, and more that 12,000 are living with other relatives according to the AARP Foundation. Of those combined numbers, more than 30,000 children have no parent present in the home where they live. The underlying causes include parental drug use, imprisonment and/or illness or death of the parent. The needs of children can seem overwhelming, especially if you are unexpectedly thrust into the role of being their primary caregiver. Continue reading GRANDPARENTS AS PARENTS CONFERENCE

I-75 LANE CLOSURE

I-75 closure scheduled for next week in Rockcastle County!

Starting Thursday, Feb. 8 at approximately 9 p.m. EST all southbound travel lanes along with the left (inside) northbound lane will be closed between Berea & Mt. Vernon. The road will reopen by 6 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 9.

Motorists traveling southbound will detour via Exit 76 (Berea) onto U.S. 25 and reconnect with I-75 in Mt. Vernon.

The closure is for crews to replace bridge beams for the KY 1505 bridge reconstruction project at mile point 68.3.