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Log-rafting to market, Occupation of old

Jadon Gibson

The first white settlers in our area found one vast virgin forest. Giant trees stood throughout – white oaks, black walnut, yellow poplar, chestnuts, buckeye, ash, maple and others.

The settlers had to remove sections of timber so they could farm. Naturally some of the wood was used to build their cabins and some was used for fuel.

Many trees were cut for the smelting of iron ore at Cumberland Gap and the trees that were left near the famous gap were cut down during the Civil War so sentries could watch a broader area. It also prevented the enemy from using trees for protection while advancing. Continue reading Log-rafting to market, Occupation of old

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR APR. 2019

WEBINAR: HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH

For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Presented by Laura Dake. This webinar will be held on Thursday, April 25th from 11am-12pm EST or 1-2pm EST. Registration is required by visiting ALZWebinars.org. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

WEBINAR: DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS: DRIVING, DOCTOR VISITS, LEGAL & FINANCIAL PLANNING

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 28th from 11:00-12:00pm EST or 1:00-2:00pm EST. Registration is required by visiting ALZWebinars.org. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

The program will take place at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office located at 230 Duncannon Lane on Tuesday, May 28th from 11am-12:30pm. Registration is required; please call 1-800-272-3900. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR APR. 2019

WEBINAR: TEN WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking, and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about ten common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The one hour program covers typical age-related changes, common warning signs, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection and the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR APR. 2019

Jim Ross wouldn’t die with a lie in his mouth

Jadon Gibson

Jim Ross had no interest in sleeping after his visitors left on the evening of February 7, 1889. He was to be hanged in Brandenburg, Kentucky, the following day.

“I was there,” Ross, a black man, answered to a news reporter’s question about the murder of Benedict Rhodes. “I was holding the light.

“I’ll tell you the whole story about what happened. I was boarding at the home of Walter Parker who lived near the dead man. Continue reading Jim Ross wouldn’t die with a lie in his mouth

Easter Buffet Set For 15 Kentucky State Park Resort Parks

Make plans to bring your family to a Kentucky State Resort Park for the annual Easter buffet on April 21 for a great holiday meal.

The menu at the resort park restaurants includes roast beef carved on the line, baked country ham, fresh fruit, garden vegetables, salad and desserts. Each of the 15 resort parks serving the buffet will also offer two additional regional entrees. Continue reading Easter Buffet Set For 15 Kentucky State Park Resort Parks

Ann Cook’s honor

Jadon Gibson

Col. Solomon Sharp was a leader in Kentucky politics in the early 1820’s. He served as a state representative, U.S. Congressman and Attorney General. Upon meeting Ann Cook at a function he was taken aback by her beauty. Her physical qualities and charm commanded the attention of nearly every man who saw her in Frankfort, KY, in the early 1820’s.

Col. Sharp’s power and wealth allowed him to literally sweep the lithesome miss off her feet and into her boudoir. After some time he moved along with his life disavowing any promise or involvement with the heartbroken Miss Cook. Continue reading Ann Cook’s honor

Berea College Concert Choir to Hold Annual Spring Concert

Berea College

The Berea College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers—conducted by Stephen Bolster and accompanied on piano by Yuri Kim—will present their annual spring at Berea’s Union Church on Palm Sunday, on Palm Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free concert.

The program is titled “Joy Ascending.” The first section, in Latin, begins with Kyrie settings of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Josef Rheinberger, followed by a Lenten piece by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, entitled Unicornis captivator, in honor of the Liturgical Season. The first section of the program ends with the Quatre motets sur des Thèmes Gregoriens, unaccompanied pieces by Maurice Duruflé, performed by the Chamber Singers. Continue reading Berea College Concert Choir to Hold Annual Spring Concert

Berea Classic Chorale 2019 Spring Concert

On Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m., the Berea Classic Chorale will present its spring concert entitled “Miniature Masterworks,” featuring the music of Henry Purcell, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and Gabriel Faure’.

The compositions for this concert are by some the giants of classical music from the late 17th century to the early 20th century. Continue reading Berea Classic Chorale 2019 Spring Concert

Berea College Announces Winners of “Appalachian Narratives for Our Time” Awards

Berea College

Berea College’s Loyal Jones Appalachian Center has announced the winners of the “Appalachian Narratives for Our Time” award for essays about how Appalachians thrive in the places they call home.

The submitted essays focus on the authors’ compelling life stories and illustrate the challenges of coming of age, working and living in the realities of family and community. Continue reading Berea College Announces Winners of “Appalachian Narratives for Our Time” Awards

Not my brother’s keeper (conclusion)

Jadon Gibson

Many hangings in the era of public executions were in the open air for all to see but some jurisdictions had closed hangings where the scaffold was built inside of an enclosure, building or large box. The hanging of George Gibson and Wayne Powers was of the latter variety.

There were approximately seventy-five individuals in the building on February 6, 1885, including Sheriff Strong, Deputy Cowden, Jailer Beverly, Rev. Walker, Rev. Pannell, Rev. Bellamy, Doctor Morrison, Doctor Patton, additional guards and members of the Gibson and Powers families. Continue reading Not my brother’s keeper (conclusion)

WOLF CREEK NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

APRIL
April 09: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH Monthly Meeting 5 PM CDT (Russell County SKRECC)
April 13: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two hour sessions, Must Pre-register – 10 AM and 1 PM CDT
April 13: Trout Trot 5K – 8 AM registration, 9 AM race start CDT – early registration ends March 28
April 13: Trout Fest – Friends of Wolf Creek NFH – details TBA
April 27: Earth Day Event: Free Family Event – 9 AM – 1 PM CDT
April 28: Offsite event: Somerset Community College Earth Day Event – details TBA Continue reading WOLF CREEK NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Not My Brother’s Keeper, Part 4

Jadon Gibson

An estimated three thousand people were in Estillville, Virginia, on February 6, 1885, for the hanging of George Gibson and Wayne Powers. The two men were sentenced to hang for the murder of Will Gibson. Jonas Powers, brother of Wayne Powers, was also sentenced to hang for the murder but his attorneys were successful in winning him a thirty day stay of execution from Virginia Gov. William E. Cameron so he remained in the Scott County jail.

Estillville’s name was later changed to Gate City. Continue reading Not My Brother’s Keeper, Part 4

BEREA CLASSIC CHORALE 2019 SPRING CONCERT

On Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m., the Berea Classic Chorale will present its spring concert entitled “Miniature Masterworks,” featuring the music of Henry Purcell, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and Gabriel Faure’.

The compositions for this concert are by some the giants of classical music from the late 17th century to the early 20th century. Continue reading BEREA CLASSIC CHORALE 2019 SPRING CONCERT

Kentucky Muse episode featuring Stephen Rolfe Powell will re-air on KET this week

Stephen Rolfe Powell

KET will re-air a Kentucky Muse episode later this week featuring the work of Stephen Rolfe Powell, who passed away on Saturday.

The program, which originally aired in 2008, features the work of Powell, the world-renown glass artist and Centre College professor. The Kentucky Muse episode “Fire and Motion,” which features interviews and footage of Powell working on projects with his team and discussing his interest in the glass art form, is scheduled to air on KET on Saturday, March 23, at 5 p.m. It also will air on KETKY on Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, at 1 p.m.

Watch online now at the following link: https://www.ket.org/episode/KMUSE%20000201/