Category Archives: Events

Events occurring in and around Madison County, KY.

First Lady Glenna Bevin Launches 2018 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest

Glenna Bevin

First Lady Glenna Bevin is excited to launch the 2018 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest online with the help of Kentucky Interactive. High school students throughout the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to create the Governor’s Derby Poster, to be displayed in the State Capitol for years to come.

Mrs. Bevin asks high school students to design the poster with this question in mind: “What does the Kentucky Derby look like to you?”

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KSP Post 11, to host the 3rd annual 2018 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament

Kentucky State Police Post 11, London is hosting the 3rd annual 2018 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament on Saturday, March 24, 2018. It will be held at the Conley Bottom Resort boat ramp located at 270 Conley Bottom Road Monticello, KY.

Blast off at safe light, weigh-in at 4:00 PM. Entry fee is $100.00 per boat (2 people per boat) with a 5 fish limit. Payout will be determined by number of entries. You can pre-register in person at Post 11, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Registrations received by mail or email will be assigned a boat number upon receipt of payment and given out the day of the tournament. You can also register the morning of the tournament.

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Beshear Kicks Off Competition to Reduce Child Hunger in Kentucky

At today’s Rally for Hunger awareness event held at the state capitol, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced the launch of the 2018 ‘Legal Food Frenzy’ competition.

The competition, now in its second year, is an opportunity for Kentucky’s legal community to come together outside the courtroom to raise funds and food to help feed Kentucky families in need. Registrationis now open for the 2018 campaign, which will run from March 15 – April 2, 2018.

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Winter Adventure Weekend at Carter Caves State Resort Park

Carter Caves State Resort Park will present a weekend of outdoor adventure with its ninth annual Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 25-28, 2018.

Guests will be able to enjoy hiking, paddling trips, recreational tree climbing, cave tours including wild cave trips, winter survival, rappelling, ice climbing a zip line and other adventures. Continue reading Winter Adventure Weekend at Carter Caves State Resort Park

Civil Rights Trail Links 130 Landmarks

Visitors can literally walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, John Lewis and other African American activists, thanks to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail that launches on King’s birthday.

For the first time, Southern tourism departments have worked together to link the country’s most important civil rights sitesmore than 130 landmarks, including museums, churches, courthouses and memorials that were pivotal to the advancement of social equality during the volatile 1950s and 1960s. Continue reading Civil Rights Trail Links 130 Landmarks

Valentine’s Weekend Events Offered at Kentucky State Parks

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at a Kentucky State Park this year with your special someone! Many parks are offering events and weekend packages in February to help celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The packages include overnight stays, meals and entertainment. Kentucky State Resort Parks have lodges, restaurants and recreational opportunities.

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Berea College to host day of celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Berea College staff, faculty and students have organized a series of events in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, Jan. 15, including a convocation featuring “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story: A One-Woman Play,” performed by Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye.

The day’s activities are co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, Black Cultural Center, Willis D. Weatherford Campus Christian Center, Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service, Berea College Music Department and Union Church.

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Interstate 75 closure in Rockcastle County scheduled

Kentucky State Police Post 11, London advises motorists that Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County will be closed beginning January 09, 2018 to allow crews to set bridge beams for the KY 1505 bridge reconstruction project.

The closure will begin at approximately 10 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 and will reopen by 6 a.m. EST on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 and will consist of all southbound lanes along with the left (inside) northbound lane being closed to traffic. Continue reading Interstate 75 closure in Rockcastle County scheduled