Madison County, KYRichmond Register

Madison County Historical Society presents honorary awards

It is no secret that Madison County is full of history. From the Battle of Richmond, Fort Boonesborough and foundation of Berea College by abolitionist John G. Fee — the county has many stories to tell. Thursday evening, seven Madison County residents were honored for their efforts to preserve, protect,...
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Jackson County, KYWTVQ

Annual festival in Jackson County honors Grand Ole Opry star

TYNER, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) — The 24th Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival will be held through Saturday, June 19 at Stringbean Memorial Park at 1410 Oak Grove Church Road in Tyner, Ky., between McKee and Manchester in Jackson County. Celebrating its 24th event in 2021, the festival honors Jackson County...
Clark County, KYWinchester Sun

Algire says ‘business as usual’ is not good enough

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is delivering $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to help address the COVID-19 emergency and bring back jobs. Local and tribal governments across our nation have been gifted a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make meaningful investments in systems and structures that often determine the life course of the most vulnerable citizens in our communities. For many localities, including our own, ARPA funds represent the largest fiscal stimulus in decades. Locally, Winchester and Clark County will receive more than $10 million in ARPA funds with roughly 70 percent going to the county and 30 percent to the city. Input and robust dialogue from diverse sectors of this community should occur prior to decisions about utilizing the funds.
Winchester, KYWinchester Sun

June 15 named United Way of the Bluegrass Centennial Day

For 100 years now, the United Way of the Bluegrass organization has invested millions of dollars to social service agencies across 10 Central Kentucky Counties including Clark County. In recognition of their service, Winchester Mayor Ed Burtner has declared June 15 United Way of the Bluegrass Centennial Day. Since 1921,...
Tyner, KYSentinel-Echo

Daily schedule released for Stringbean Bluegrass Festival

The Daily Set Schedule has been released for the 24th Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival to be held this week, Thursday, June 17 to Saturday, June 19, at Stringbean Memorial Park at 1410 Oak Grove Church Road in Tyner, KY. The festival is always held during the week of Stringbean...
Berea, KYRichmond Register

Impartial love beyond binaries

When the Rev. John G. Fee founded Berea College in the 1850s, he was inspired to base his school on what he called "the gospel of impartial love." This radical inclusivity meant that all persons seeking education, regardless of means or any social constraints then in effect, were invited. Black and white students were welcomed, as were women and men.
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Richmond Register

Madison County NAACP to host Juneteenth event

The Richmond-Madison County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is hosting its first-ever event to mark Juneteenth. The event, which is open to the public, will take place on Saturday, June 19, on the front lawn of the Madison County Courthouse. According to a...
Winchester, KYWinchester Sun

Juneteeth celebration scheduled at Heritage Park

It was on June 19, 1865, that slaves in Texas were proclaimed to be free. June 19 is now recognized nationally as a holiday celebrating the emancipation of Black Americans, officially known as Juneteenth National Independence Day. In recognition of this day, the Winchester Black History and Heritage Committee will...
Winchester, KYWinchester Sun

Rock the Block continues despite weather

Despite the downpour, vendors and visitors alike persisted through the weather to take part in Main Street’s Rock the Block event Saturday, June 11. As the sky cleared, the musical performance by The Ranahans went on as scheduled. Rock the Block is Winchester’s annual musical series, taking place on a...

Arts and Crafts fair promotes tourism and artists in Berea.

MCKEE, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Saturday, a brand new festival was held in Berea. The Arts and Crafts Fair was free to attend with donations encouraged, benefiting Jackson County tourism. Clover Bottom Bed & Breakfast owners Gregory and Rita lakes hosted the event. There were specialty vendors, local food and...
Tyner, KYSentinel-Echo

Lineup announced for Stringbean Bluegrass Festival

TYNER, KY — The artist lineup has been announced for the 24th Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival to be held Thursday, June 17 to Saturday, June 19 at Stringbean Memorial Park at 1410 Oak Grove Church Road in Tyner. Headliners for 2021 include Hall of Famer Larry Sparks & the...