Byrdstown, TNOverton County News

Good Neighbors Theater to hold barn dance

Good Neighbors Theatre in Byrdstown will hold a free barn dance from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, June 26 as a way of thanking the community for their support over the past year and a half. The evening full of family fun will be held at the Byrdstown Pavilion...
Edmonton, KYWBKO

Barn Lot Theater returns with outlandish comedy

EDMONTON, Ky. (WBKO) - Barn Lot Theater is known for entertaining audiences across the region, and the laughs return Thursday, June 17 with the opening of Farce of Nature. It will be the theater’s first play inside their performing arts space since the pandemic shut down live performances in 2020.
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Medical Fiction: Nancy & William Make a Wish Part 2 – Jobs & Homes

This three-part story (read Part 1 here) is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they are tragedies more than either mysteries or horror, and would appeal most to readers who enjoy the inexorable pull of a story arc that leads to doom. In each story, a protagonist makes a wish that comes true with fatal results for someone, often the person making the wish. Nothing supernatural, but just how things work out. (Or is it?) The technical details surrounding the fatal (or near-fatal) event are drawn from real cases in the US OSHA incident report database and are therefore entirely realistic even if seemingly outlandish. The plots draw lightly from cultural beliefs around actions such as pointing at someone with a stick or knife, wishing in front of a mirror, or stepping on a crack.
Clay County,

Artist Recruited For Gainesboro Mural

A Clay County muralist has been recruited to complete a mural here in Gainesboro as a part of promoting public art and a way to promote local tourism. Artist Manuel Fuentes, 27, of Celina is not new to the mural scene having completed pieces for Clay County and several pieces spread through the Nashville area as well as Kentucky.

ArtWorks on Main holds memorial ceremony for Debbie Russell

It was an emotional afternoon Saturday, as friends and family of the late Debbie Russell gathered at ArtWorks on Main in Jamestown to remember “Ms. Debbie.”. An indoor ceremony included songs, poetry readings, dancing, and sharing memories, followed by an outdoor ceremony across the street with a dedication of a flower garden and magnolia tree planted in remembrance of Debbie.
Russell County,

RCPL preparing for Summer Learning Kickoff

The Russell County Public Library is excited to kick off Summer Learning 2021 with Kentucky Shakespeare on Friday, June 4th. Kentucky Shakespeare is a not-for-profit professional theatre company based in Louisville. Grounded in the works of Shakespeare, they enrich our community by presenting accessible, professional theatre experiences that educate, inspire, and entertain people of all ages.
Monticello, KYCommonwealth Journal

Elvie Shane chasing country music dreams

It's a long way from Monticello to the big-time ... or maybe not so far after all. After all, that's the road being taken by Elvie Shane, a Lake Cumberland-area musical performer who's being heard by fans all over the nation these days — and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jason Aldean.

101-year-old woman inspires younger generations

TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky.- How many people do you know over the age of 100? And how many people do you know over the age of 100 who can play the guitar?. Meet Iris Bartley. She’s 101 years old, turning 102 this December. Iris lives by herself, ever since her husband passed away in 1992. She’s completely independent and still inspiring the younger generations through her music.
Byrdstown, TNOverton County News

GNT to hold fashion show Sunday

Good Neighbors Theatre will hold a Fashion Show and Tea Party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 16 at the Byrdstown Outside Pavilion. Theater seating ticket prices are $10 per person. Modeling clothing and accessories will be provided by local boutiques. Good Neighbors Theater will be providing cookies...
Russell County,

Imagination Library in Russell County; New Tracking App for Readers

Russell County Library Director Lindsey Westerfield, stopped by our studios earlier this week to talk about the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Westerfield says this is a big deal for the community…. Lindsey also gives some more specifics on the program…. The library also has a new reading tracker app…
Clay County,

Mural Has Begun

Clay County artist Manuel Fuentes has began the work on the first mural that has been funded by the Art Builds Communities Grant program. Fuentes began painting yesterday afternoon.

John Anderson to headline Lakefest this year

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer John Anderson will headline this year’s Lakefest celebration in Jamestown. The celebration will be one day this year, featuring Anderson as the featured entertainment. Anderson’s career has spanned more than 40 years and has had more than 40 singles chart on the Billboard Country Music...
Russell County,

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Russell County

Make sure your child is one of the first in Russel County to join Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library by attending the enrollment kickoff evern at the Russel County Public Library this Saturday, April 24th, from 11am to 1pm. Families are invited to take part in activities, free book giveaways, prizes, early enrollment, and more!

IMAGINE! Youth Theatre Returns As In-Person Camp This Summer

COLUMBIA, KY – TheatreFest!, the Summer Theatre at Lindsey Wilson College, will hold a day camp known as IMAGINE! Youth Theatre starting Monday, June 7th through Thursday, June 24th. The camp will culminate in a showcase conceived and performed by the students!. “The past three summers have been an incredible...
Russell County,

Dolly Parton Imagination Library coming to Russell County

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which provides a book each month to children under the age of five, is coming to Russell County. Russell County Library Director Lindsey Westerfield spoke to WJRS News about the program, how people can sign up, and shares some details about an informational event coming up this weekend at the library.
Virginia StateOverton County News

Stories From The Past - Virginia’s Doll

As it seems to happen with many stories I’ve done in the past, some of the folks I’ve written about have since passed away. Even though this story is mainly about a doll, it does include information about the person who received the doll one Christmas morning many years ago. Her name is Virginia Garrett Dodson. She died on December 15, 2015, at the age of 68. Here is that story:

TheatreFest at Lindsey Wilson College returning

COLUMBIA, KY – TheatreFest! the Summer Theatre at Lindsey Wilson College is gearing up for its return to live theatre! The ninth season of TheatreFest! will include two major productions and its fourth summer of IMAGINE! Youth Theatre, the summer camp that has become a staple of the summer months on the LWC campus.