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The final song for a Richmond landmark

Today marks the curtain call of a Madison County landmark: the building most famously known as The Maverick Club. In the 80’s and early 90’s, when most Kentucky Counties miles around were still dry, The Maverick was the place to not only get a drink, but to kick up your heels and dance.  The club was […]

Best-selling Kentucky Novelist Receives 2020 Artist Award

Earlier today, EKU alumni and Berea College professor Silas House received the 2020 Artist Award from Governor Andy Beshear as part of the annual Governor’s Award in the Arts. Upon accepting the award during the virtual ceremony, House remarked on his past accolades. “Almost 24 years ago, the Kentucky Arts Council gave me my first […]

Richmond LaRosa’s Location Slated to Open in Spring 2021

As LaRosa’s continues to build its brand in Central Kentucky, having entered Lexington along with Skyline in May 2019 with its Richmond Road/Lexington full-service, dine-in and carry-out restaurant, LaRosa’s continues to look for expansion opportunities. LaRosa’s Richmond/Lantern Ridge Road, near State Route 876 and 1-75, is under construction now, with a projected late Spring grand […]

City of Richmond Cancels Christmas Parade; Modifies Santa Express Event

The City of Richmond has announced its decision to cancel this year’s Christmas Parade, originally scheduled for December 4th. Instead, city officials will be modifying the Santa Express event in its place. The reverse Christmas parade was originally slated to be held at the Ann L. Durham Lake Reba Recreational Complex, in an effort to […]

Musical Musings: Georgians Hunter Blalock and Tim Moore

Since we last saw these two, they were solo in the studios and working on separate projects over a year ago. Now, the two have reunited and are making music together, despite the pandemic. According to Tim Moore and Hunter Blalock, in one fell swoop 40 shows were canceled when the first wave of shutdowns […]

Liberty Place Holiday Luncheon/Auction to Continue through Saturday Online

Liberty Place Recovery Center will still hold their biggest fundraiser of the year, however it is being done with an online twist due to the ongoing pandemic. According to Karen Atkins, Public Information Officer at Kentucky River Foothills, the annual holiday auction will be easier to access, as everything is virtual. Although it won’t see […]

Kentucky’s Modern Gun Deer Season Opens Nov. 14th

Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2020) – The arrival of autumn brings beautiful fall colors, holiday excitement and for hunters, deer hunting in Kentucky. About 300,000 Kentuckians hunt deer each year. The state’s deer herd also draws thousands of hunters from other states throughout the […]

Richmond & Berea City Governments Release Halloween Policies

The Richmond City Commission, Madison County Fiscal Court and Berea City Council have agreed to set a “Trick or Treat” time for Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, subject to guidelines based on guidance from the Kentucky Public Health Department and the Madison County Director of Public Health. Residents wishing to […]

Richmond Parks & Rec Provides Details on This Year’s Halloween Hoe-Down Event

Richmond families won’t be tricked this Halloween season, as Richmond Parks and Rec’s Halloween Hoe-Down is scheduled to go on with some minor adjustments. The festival will begin at 6:00pm and continue until 8:00pm on October 22nd. This year’s event will be conducted as a drive-thru at Lake Reba Park in accordance with COVID-19 safety […]

$135 Million 4.5 Star Resort Coming to Red River Gorge Area

Planning consultants for a group of eastern Kentucky business and community leaders unveiled a comprehensive tourism strategy for the Red River Gorge region during a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday night and proposed a 4 1/2-star destination resort as an anchor for future economic growth in the region. Red River Economic Development, LLC (RRED) sponsored the planning […]

Richmond Parks and Rec Announce New September Events

The cancellation of social events during this year has become an all too familiar occurrence. However, Richmond Parks and Recreation has announced two new events that aim to keep families entertained and, more importantly, safe. The two events will take place on consecutive days, starting with a drive-in movie hosted at Eastern Kentucky University’s Alumni […]

KSP’s “Cover the Crusier” Events Begin Today

A week-long event organized by the Kentucky State Police, which aims to support the Special Olympics of Kentucky, starts today. The “Cover the Cruiser” event looks to raise funds for the Kentucky Special Olympics in a creative and fun way. Through the sale of Special Olympics stickers, which are then used to cover a KSP […]

OVC Announces Changes to Fall Schedules of Olympic Sports

In an update released earlier today, the Ohio Valley Conference Board of Presidents has reiterated its intention for the Conference to commence competition this fall if the facts surrounding the pandemic support it. The Board agreed to postpone the start of competition in fall Olympic sports until September 17 and to conduct conference-only competition in […]

“Spray Down Days” Coming to Richmond

The Richmond Parks & Recreation Department and Richmond Fire Department (RFD) are teaming up to bring a fun day beating the heat with their Spray Down Days. An RFD fire truck will park in different locations around town to spray water for kids to cool off from the warm weather. The dates, times, and locations […]

Foothills Express Resumes Several Public Routes,Offers Complimentary Rides

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. announced that beginning Monday, July 6 Foothills Express will resume their public, deviated-fixed transportation routes as well as the Madison County Connector Route. The public routes include the Berea Bus Service, Richmond Transit Service (Bus A/B), and the Winchester-Clark County Transit Service. These services will resume with precautions to […]

Fall Registration for Madison United Soccer Association is Open

Youth soccer parents can rejoice as the Madison United Soccer Association is going to resume its regular Fall season schedule. The league sees players aged 4-16 from around the county take to the field. Registration is currently ongoing, but the deadline to sign up is June 30th.  The fees to register include soccer uniforms (jersey, […]

RAAC Reopens Exhibit to Public, Resumes Classes

The Richmond Area Arts Council has released updates for several upcoming events and exhibits, some which were previously closed to the public. The Pat Banks’ Heart and Soul Exhibit is now open. The viewing hours for the exhibit are 1:00-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Art […]

Richmond Parks and Rec to Host At Home Summer Camp

Richmond Parks & Recreation will be bringing an at-home Summer Camp program to the citizens of Richmond. This program will be in lieu of the traditional summer camp that the department typically offers each summer. Richmond Parks and Recreation will be providing a limited number of free kits per week for families that pre-register and […]

Berea Pinnacles and Hiking Trails Set to Reopen

From Berea College: Berea College is pleased to announce that the Governor’s orders allow us to re-open hiking trails on the Berea College Forest, including trails at The Pinnacles, Brushy Fork and Anglin Falls on Monday, June 1. We recognize these trails play an important role in keeping the Berea community physically and mentally strong, […]

Madison County Fair Among Latest Local Event Cancellations

A longstanding Madison County tradition will not be happening this year. According to a social media post on the Madison County Fairgrounds page, the 2020 Madison County Fair is cancelled. The news comes after months of sudden shutdowns all over the state, adding one more event to the long list of event cancellations. The announcement, […]