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Mary Ingles, early American heroine, conclusion

Jadon Gibson

William Ingles was elated with the unexpected return of his wife Mary in November of 1755 though she was emaciated, injured and weak. She had trudged through the wilds for six weeks without food or adequate clothing, motivated by thoughts of returning to her husband and others like herself. She wasn’t much more than a skeleton.

Mary sent for Duchess with whom she escaped from the Shawnees at Big Bone Licks near present-day Cincinnati. During their travels, Continue reading Mary Ingles, early American heroine, conclusion

BEREA IN TOP TEN U.S. TOWN FOR CRAFT LOVERS

For the past month, craft lovers have been logging on to the American Craft Week website to choose their favorite place to enjoy a vibrant craft scene. With more than 17,000 votes tallied, the contest closed Sunday, April 16 at midnight. The top vote getter in the nationwide poll turned out to be Seagrove, N.C. The small town (population 228) is considered the “Handmade Pottery Capital of the United States.” Seagrove garnered just over 33% of all the votes Continue reading BEREA IN TOP TEN U.S. TOWN FOR CRAFT LOVERS

MARY INGLES, EARLY AMERICAN HEROINE, Part 14

Jadon Gibson

Adam Harman and members of his family hardly recognized their friend and neighbor Mary Ingles after she showed up at the edge of their property in November of 1755.

Mary was kidnapped in July of that year along with her two sons and sister in law. She gave birth to a daughter during the travel to the Indian village in Ohio. Mary’s sons and baby were taken from her. The infant was adopted by an Indian chief but died not long Continue reading MARY INGLES, EARLY AMERICAN HEROINE, Part 14

Kentucky to Host WWE Televised Event

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

Mary Ingles, early American heroine, part thirteen

Jadon Gibson

Mary Ingles spent six harrowing weeks in the wilds in October and November of 1755 after escaping from her Shawnee Indian captors near presentday Cincinnati, Ohio. Tired, cold and hungry she fought periods of blindness as she sought her way back to the pioneer settlements of Virginia.

Emaciated, her clothing tattered, her moccasins worn out and her feet with open sores, it took Mary a full day to cross a steep and dangerous mountain. She continued her journey before coming to a rail fence where she paused and yelled as Continue reading Mary Ingles, early American heroine, part thirteen

Fourth Annual Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo Offers New Attractions Voted “2016 Mid-States Rodeo of the Year”

Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey

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”

Four Ways Workshops Boost Berea’s Artisan Economy

Cake decorating classes with Meghan Smith of Doodlebug cakes typically sell out quickly, like other offerings in Berea’s Hands-On Workshop series. The workshops are drawing visitors to Berea and boosting the artisan economy. (Photo courtesy of Berea Tourism.)

If recent numbers are any indication, artist-guided craft workshops seem to be boosting the artisan economy in Berea. Here are five takeaways from recently compiled statistics from the Berea’s Continue reading Four Ways Workshops Boost Berea’s Artisan Economy

Mary Ingles, early American heroine, part twelve

Jadon Gibson

Mary Ingles became one of the most admired people in pioneer America because of the events surrounding her capture by Shawnee Indians in 1755 and eventual escape and return to the settlements. She was an early American heroine, an inspiration to other women of the day and to future generations of women.

Mary escaped in October 1755 from a salt camp at Big Bone Licks with an older Dutch woman who had been taken prisoner in Continue reading Mary Ingles, early American heroine, part twelve

FOUR WAYS WORKSHOPS BOOST BEREA’S ARTISAN ECONOMY

Cake decorating classes with Meghan Smith of Doodlebug cakes typically sell out quickly, like other offerings in Berea’s Hands-On Workshop series. The workshops are drawing visitors to Berea and boosting the artisan economy. (Photo courtesy of Berea Tourism.)

If recent numbers are any indication, artist-guided craft workshops seem to be boosting the artisan economy in Berea. Here are five takeaways from recently compiled statistics from the Berea’s Continue reading FOUR WAYS WORKSHOPS BOOST BEREA’S ARTISAN ECONOMY