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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 […]

Richmond Historic District expansion now on the table, City Commission to decide

Richmond Historic District

Wednesday night, the Richmond Planning Commission voted to expand the H-1 Historic District. The expansion extends west out Main Street from the existing boundary to just past Westover Avenue and east to Collins Street. The expansion also includes Madison Middle School and the new Richmond entertainment district. Brandon Powell, the Architect Chair of the Richmond […]

Elias Reynolds captures history of Enrich building in Mural

If you were traveling down South Second Street this past weekend, the mural on the Enrich building should have caught your attention. Elias Reynolds, an Ashland artist who is originally from Richmond, worked Saturday and Sunday to finish his mural which pays tribute to the history of the Enrich building. From 1915 to 2023, Reynolds […]

Team “Shew” miscues, but hangs in with Rally North America to finish

Driving through corn and soy bean fields in southern Indiana was the norm for Day 4 at Rally North America 2023. Yes, we left beautiful French Lick Springs Hotel after saying goodbye to Larry Bird Boulevard. By the way, Larry does have a home in West Baden, Indiana today with a leprechaun in his front […]

Rally North America TV show spends Day 3 touring and roaring out of Richmond

Trevor & Abba Lyn Milkins and Elsie, rescue dog from South Carolina

What better way to start Day 3 of the Rally North America Scavenger Hunt and Road Rally than beginning in downtown, small town America defined as Richmond, Kentucky. It was a beautiful July Summer morning. The cars and participants lined up between Second and Third Streets with Richmond Police handling the blockade. With blue lights […]

Newby Country Store Celebrates Independence Day a day early

It was almost a picture-perfect night at the Newby Country Store celebrating the Fourth of July on the Third of July or a day early. Hot dogs and barbeque were on the menu as well as all types of candy for the young kids and me. However, it was a bit disappointing when I was […]

Rally North America TV show “Backroads of Appalachia” rally passing through Richmond

Do you want to twist through the majestic Appalachia Mountains, driving along scenic back roads surrounded by over 85 sports cars, muscle cars, and other unique rides, searching for secret check points at incredible locations and items found uniquely along the route? Well tune into the Backroads of Appalachia Rally TV show.  Backroads of Appalachia […]

Celebrating music in Madison County

This past weekend, it was a pleasure to celebrate a birthday with some special music in Madison County and wonderful weather. Friday night, the Richmond Area Arts Council featured the Derek Isaacs Band at the Richmond Centre from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. The night was a glorious June night, and the music was exceptional […]