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Chickasaw Dancers at Wickliffe Mounds

Chickasaw dancers at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site

Chickasaw dancers will present traditional songs and dances and guests can learn about other aspects of Chickasaw life on April 7 at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site.

The performances will be at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. at the park.  Chickasaw cultural demonstrations of stickball games, flute music, drums, bow and arrows, regalia and storytelling will be offered throughout the day. Food will also be available at the park.

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The Hanging Judge, part 2

Jadon Gibson

The hanging Judge Isaac Parker, played a major role in establishing law and order in the southwest territory.

His court was in Fort Smith, Arkansas and he had jurisdiction over 70,000 square miles of frontier territory. Upon his arrival he noted there was “a great depravity and a great wickedness” prevalent in the territory and previous judges had been swayed by threat and graft. He vowed that he would not bend to either. Continue reading The Hanging Judge, part 2

Penny Loafers and Berea College Concert Choir to Hold Joint Performance

The Penny Loafers will be featured with the Berea Concert Choir and Chamber Singers in a special fundraising concert on Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Berea Baptist Church. The concert will include choral music by the Concert Choir and the Chamber Singers, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bolster, with Lindsay Clavere at the piano. The Penny Loafers will perform a special set of pieces.

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The Hanging judge

Jadon Gibson

“I sentence you to be hanged by the neck until dead,” Judge Isaac Parker directed toward Sam Fooy in 1875. “And may God have mercy on your soul.”

Parker was new to the bench and had vowed to bring law and order to the lawless southwest territory. He was rapidly gaining a reputation among bad men.

“They were bad eggs, men of great depravity, great wickedness,” a court reporter wrote. “They acted out of burning lust, unholy greed or pure unadulterated meanness. They’re like preying wolves…unfit to live.” Continue reading The Hanging judge

KY Horse Park to Offer Partnership Tour with KY Derby Museum

The Kentucky Horse Park and the Kentucky Derby Museum have partnered on an exclusive, guided tour experience for guests to learn more about the legacy and legend of famous Thoroughbreds and Kentucky Derby champions. Called the Legacy and Legend Tour, it includes transportation with Kentucky Tours, lunch, admissions and a guided, behind-the-scenes experience. Continue reading KY Horse Park to Offer Partnership Tour with KY Derby Museum

Evidence 50 years late for hanged man

Jadon Gibson

John C. Hamilton was a wealthy citizen of the so-called “Green River Country,” in what is now Metcalfe County, Kentucky. He was a trader in livestock and, at times, slaves. Periodically he sold some of his slaves in Mississippi.

Following a successful trek to Mississippi in 1817 he returned to Kentucky along with Dr. John P. Sanderson, a wealthy farmer who resided near Natchez, Mississippi. Sanderson was interested in buying more slaves and carried a large sum of money. Continue reading Evidence 50 years late for hanged man

KY Horse Park to Host International Nights at the Museum

The International Museum of the Horse has announced a new series of after-hours events called International Nights at the Museum. 

Beginning March 2 from 6-10 p.m., the first event will celebrate the culture, history, and cuisine of India. The night will feature food by Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine, dance performances by Lakshmi Sriraman of Shree School of Dance, and a special viewing of Julie Wayne’s documentary “From Earth to Earth.” Continue reading KY Horse Park to Host International Nights at the Museum

Peter Pan

Presented by Spotlight Acting School Ages 4-9

Fly away to Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in this adaptation of Disney’s beloved animated film.

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain, who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero.

The Spotlight Theatre – Richmond Mall
Fri Feb 23 7:00pm
Sat Feb 24 7:00pm
Sun Feb 25 2:00pm
Fri Mar 2 7:00pm
Sat Mar 3 7:00pm
Sun Mar 4 2:00pm

Tickets $5 at the door.

A time for all things

Jadon Gibson

It was no surprise that a lad christened with the name John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg was brought up close to the church. It was in the 1700’s and Muhlenberg eventually became a minister, pastoring a church in Woodstock, Virginia.

Many colonists like Muhlenberg wanted to become independent from Britain at the time. He detested the British influence on religion “in the new world.” Many of his parishioners openly resisted the influence of the crown and Muhlenberg supported their efforts insisting that the Lord Jesus Christ was their ally. Continue reading A time for all things

A Boy named Sue, conclusion

Jadon Gibson

Sue Mundy, born Marcellus Jerome Clark, was barely sixteen years old when he joined the Confederate army at Camp Cheatham in Robertson County, TN. Though very boyish in appearance, he served with distinction at Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland River in early 1862. The fort was built to control the Cumberland River, a major waterway in Tennessee.

Yankee Brig. Gen. U. S. Grant’s Yankee forces captured Fort Henry on February 6, 1862, and marched his men across country with Continue reading A Boy named Sue, conclusion

A Boy named Sue

Jadon Gibson

Kentucky was a neutral state during the Civil War and her people were evenly divided in their sentiment toward the north and south. It resulted in Kentuckians fighting against their own brothers and neighbors in many battles during the war.

In the Battle of Murfreesboro there were seventeen Kentucky regiments on the side of the Confederates and fourteen regiments fighting for the Federals. In the second Battle of Murfreesboro there were 23,500 combatants. A total of 3,024 were killed, 15,747 wounded and 4,744 unaccounted for. Never had so many Kentuckians killed each other for any cause. Continue reading A Boy named Sue