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Madison County couples baby kangaroo entertains at birthday party

R. David Shew When you think that you have seen almost everything, you are invited to a birthday party for your great niece and guess who, or better yet, what shows up. The answer is Ellie, a 8-month old kangaroo hopped around the house and entertained the birthday girl and her friends and family. Unbeknownst […]

Richmond Rotary Club to sponsor International dinner fundraiser

By R. David Shew If you are looking for something to do, please come join the Richmond Rotary Club on Saturday, June 8th at the First Christian Church. The Richmond Rotary Club will host their first annual International Dinner. There will be food vendors serving dishes from around the world. Rotary promotes “Service Above Self” and […]

Talk Derby to me

By R, David Shew Spring in Kentucky is a magnificent time of the year. The dogwoods are blooming as well as the irises and many other flowers are blooming. The first weekend in May is the time of the year for the most famous horse race in America, if not the world, or the Kentucky […]

A Day of Reflection

By R. David Shew Certain things make you want to cry. Other things bring back wonderful memories. And some things can make you sad. Friday was one of those days. A friend from high school asked me and another high school friend to be a pallbearer at her father’s funeral. I prefer to think of […]

Finance committee discusses budget with EKU Board of Regents

By R. David Shew The Finance Committee met with members of the EKU Board of Regents Monday morning to update them on the proposed 2024-25 Budget. The finalized budget will be presented on May 15, 2024 at the next Board of Regents quarterly meeting. Barry Poynter, the EKU Vice-President of Finance and Administration, presented the […]

Mellencamp makes new memories for ol’ fans at EKU Center for the Arts

R. David Shew John Mellencamp came to Richmond Wednesday night and brought an intimate show to the EKU Center for the Arts. Early on, Mellencamp mentioned to the audience “you are going to hear some songs you know and will sing along with and some songs you don’t know.” John was spot on with his […]

EKU Board of Regents hold quarterly meeting

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents held their first 2024 quarterly meeting on Wednesday, February 21, in the Powell Building. Chair Michael Eaves welcomed the Regents and many others to the meeting and was elected Chair by the Board for the current year. Construction around the campus was first on the agenda, and if […]

An Evening of Elegance in Richmond honors African American Musicians/Music educators

The Richmond Area Arts Council and the Richmond and Madison County NAACP presented “An Evening of Elegance” at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday, January 26. Those in attendance were entertained by a phenomenal group of Kentucky musicians. The Kentucky State University Choir under the direction of Dr. Keith McCutchen launched the evening […]

Historic First Presbyterian parapet undergoing repairs

If you have driven by the First Presbyterian Church on West Main Street next to Central Bank, you notice scaffolding being erected around the belltower. Actually, the church has commissioned 606 Masonry LLC to repair the parapet or the protective wall around the edge of the belltower. The Richmond First Presbyterian Church was founded in […]

Pam Perry and Derrick Isaacs perform originals at Richmond Arts Center

If you happen to show up at the Richmond Area Arts Center on the corner of Water and Lancaster Friday night, you were entertained by two of Madison County’s favorite music artists. Yes, Pam Perry and Derrick Isaacs strummed their instruments and sang several of their original songs. Kudos to Randy Westbrook for inviting the […]

Currier’s Music World, a local Richmond landmark since 1967

Some 55 years ago, Clifford and Angela Currier moved their family from a Puerto Rico Air Force base to a small town in Kentucky. According to his daughter, Cathy, her father said that a college town on I-75 needed a music store. Yes, Richmond is the small town, and the college is Eastern Kentucky University. […]

Marshmallow the Highland Cow at Newby

Newby Country Store hosted Marshmellow the Highland Cow Sunday December 18, 2023. It was Marshmallow’s debut appearance. Young boys and girls were lined up waiting on Marshmallow’s owners to bring him down to Newby at 11 a.m. Sunday morning. Daylan Cutlon, Marshmallow’s owner, informed me that he was presently surprised when he and his wife, […]

St. Andrews Administrator Gil Shew retires after 25 years

On Monday November 23, 1998, Gil Shew accepted the position of Administrator of McCready Manor on the St. Andrews campus located just off Tates Creek Avenue. Bill Young and the Board of Directors offered Gil Shew the position, and he accepted their offer. According to Gil, it was the answer to his prayer and his […]

Richmond area arts Council holds celebration of Flamenco

Dancers from Flamenco Louisville were welcomed to the Richmond Area Arts Council this past Saturday evening. A sold-out audience of RAAC members and guests were treated to a delightful evening including a delicious meal and plenty of Flamenco dancing and music. The Flamenco dance troupe featured four dancers under the leadership of Paula Collins, the […]

Locals recognized at Richmond Chamber of Commerce awards

The Richmond Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards Banquet at the Keene Johnson Building Thursday night at the Keene Johnson Ballroom. Baptist Health sponsored a reception in Walnut Hall before the awards banquet dinner which was provided by EKU Catering Aramark. High Point Realty & Auctions was the presenting sponsor for the Awards Banquet. […]

EKU Basketball Coach’s Circle Most Exciting 40 Minutes In Sports

Last night, it was my pleasure to be invited to the EKU Basketball Coach’s Circle dinner at Craig Turner’s cigar bar in Lexington, Kentucky. Craig and his wife, Madonna, hosted a dinner for A.W. Hamilton and his Eastern Kentucky University basketball team. The team was dressed in the new suits and looked quite dapper. An […]

Madison County adds internet crimes against children investigator-what parents need to know

The internet has changed our lives forever. The manufacture, distribution and possession of child pornography, which used to be a very secretive “underworld” industry, now thrives because the internet has made it so easily accessible.  Social networking sites and unsupervised internet usage have created an open forum for predators who seek contact with our children.  […]

Fundraising goals exceeded at EKU

Eastern Kentucky University and the EKU Foundation Board welcomed several guests and alumni to the Whitlock Building Thursday night to celebrate philanthropy. Mary Beth Neiser, the Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, opened the program in the O’Donnell Auditorium and welcomed the special honorees and other guests in attendance. Dr. McFaddin thanked everyone for […]

EKU’s President McFaddin shares impressive stats at chamber of commerce luncheon

President David C. McFaddin was introduced by Richmond Chamber President & CEO Colleen Spencer at lunch Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Following the invocation delivered by Pastor Rob Taylor, McFaddin proudly outlined the University’s recent accomplishments. The luncheon was held in the $130 million 330,000 square feet Science Building on Eastern’s campus which houses the STEM […]

Governor comes to Madison County for dedication of God’s Outreach

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and unveiling of the new God’s Outreach warehouse was held this morning Friday September 22, 2023, at the new facility on Four Mile Road. Colleen Spencer, the President of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, introduced Mayor Robert Blythe, Anthony Lowery, Judge Reagan Taylor, and Governor Andy Beshear to the podium. Mayor […]

Richmond Legend Coach Roy Kidd Passes

If you know me, you know that I am a football junkie. For those of you who do not know me, you must understand that I grew up in north Alabama and the football icon that I cherished as a child was Bear, yes Bear Bryant. My grandfather and great uncle both graduated from the […]

E-911 Director for Madison County addresses Rotary Club, promotes “smart911”

Wendy Lynch, the Madison County E-911 Director, was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Richmond Rotary Club this past Wednesday, August 29th. Former Richmond Police Chief and Richmond Rotary member, Larry Brock, graciously introduced Wendy and mentioned that Wendy was a Richmond Police dispatcher when he became Chief of Police for the […]