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Events occurring in and around Madison County, KY.

The Berea College Theatre Celebrates 125 Years at Berea College!

The Berea College Theatre is celebrating its 125th Anniversary during the 2017-18 season. What began with a reading of Hamlet in 1892, the Theatre’s presence at Berea College has been a critical element to the academic and co-curricular lives of students.

From memories of the old Tab Theatre, to the Phoenix Theatre after the Tab’s fire, to the current Jelkyl Drama Center, the Theatre has endured and flourished. Continue reading The Berea College Theatre Celebrates 125 Years at Berea College!

BEREA COLLEGE WELCOMES PLAYWRIGHT NTOZAKE SHANGE AS CONVOCATION SPEAKER

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to its 3 p.m. convocation on Thursday, Sept. 21, featuring award-winning poet, playwright, performer, novelist, and educator Ntozake Shange. In her presentation, Wild Beauty, Shange will explore the many contradictions people of color confront in their daily lives – emotionally, psychologically, and politically. Through music and language, Shange approaches her material with delicacy and brutal honesty, leaving the audience with a textured mosaic of what it means and how it feels to be a 21st century colored person who speaks English. This convocation is co-sponsored with Theatre and will held in Phelps Stokes Chapel.

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New Monarch Butterfly Waystations Opening at William Whitley, Carter Caves

The Garden Club of Kentucky will dedicate two more Monarch butterfly waystations at the William Whitley House State Historic Site and Carter Caves State Resort Park in September.

The William Whitley House ceremony is Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. and the Carter Caves event is Sept. 27 at 2 p.m.

Members of the Garden Club of Kentucky have worked with state parks and other groups to design and install Monarch waystations.

Monarch butterflies need specific resources for their migration to and from Mexico. Those include nectar producing flowers, shelter and milkweed, the only plant that Monarch caterpillars will eat. These Kentucky waystations serve millions of migrating Monarch butterflies.

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Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle named Kentucky Sheriff of the Year

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Sheriff Mike Coyle has been named Sheriff of the Year by the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association. Sheriff Coyle received this honor at the annual Kentucky Sheriff’s Association banquet on September 14, 2017 in Continue reading Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle named Kentucky Sheriff of the Year

Adopt-a-Highway program accepting entries for 2017 Art Contest

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking the Commonwealth’s art teachers and students to get started on this year’s Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest and submit their entries before the deadline on Oct. 31.

The Adopt-a-Highway Program’s Art Contest is held annually to increase public awareness about the damaging effects of litter, change attitudes and behaviors about littering and educate Kentuckians about the Adopt-a-Highway program. Continue reading Adopt-a-Highway program accepting entries for 2017 Art Contest

Halloween Events Planned During October at KY State Parks

Kentucky State Parks across the Commonwealth will host Halloween events throughout October.

Many of the park system’s campgrounds will have special activities for campers, including decorations, costumes, hayrides and games for the kids. Resort parks, recreation parks and historic sites will also have special Halloween events during October. Continue reading Halloween Events Planned During October at KY State Parks

Gov. Bevin Proclaims September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Matt Bevin

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside to help educate the public about the prevalence of childhood cancer across the U.S. and promote the need for continued research and treatment. As part of the observance, Governor Matt Bevin has officially proclaimed Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Kentucky and will be illuminating the Kentucky State Capitol dome gold tonight.

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WOODSONGS comes to BEREA

The biggest live audience roots music broadcast in the world is coming to Berea at the Phelps Stokes Auditorium at Berea College on Thurs, Sept 14, 2017 for a special event double taping. The audience must be seated by 6PM.

The WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour is an ALL VOLUNTEER live audience celebration of grassroots music and the artists who make it. The show airs on 515 radio stations from Australia to Boston to Dublin, Ireland. It also airs on American Forces Radio Network twice Continue reading WOODSONGS comes to BEREA