April 30, 2009
LOUISVILLE - This summer, The Kentucky Center will present the Kentucky Institute for Arts in Education (KIAE), a two-week, professional development seminar for Kentucky's teachers. Through hands-on experiences with dance, drama, music and the visual arts, KIAE participants will develop an awareness of how to integrate the arts across the curriculum, while at the same time exploring their own artistic potential as they create works of art in a variety of disciplines. Professional artists who have worked in educational settings will serve as the Institute's faculty.
July 16, 2009
This summer the Kentucky Center hosted more than 200 students from every region of Kentucky, as The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) took place at Lexington's Transylvania University June 21-July 11. During their three-week stay, 225 student artists from 51 counties were immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions. Instruction was offered in nine disciplines: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theater, new media, visual arts and vocal music.
March 22, 2011
George Rogers Clark Orchestra members Chris Griffith and Blake Combs, both seniors, played in the Kentucky Music Educator’s All-State Commonwealth Orchestra during its performance Feb. 12 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. The orchestra, conducted by Richard Clark from the Butler Symphony Orchestra, played selections from various composers, including a special medley of songs from West Side Story. This was the fourth appearance in the all-state orchestra for Griffith.
October 26, 2010
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson will close out the 2010 Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce presented by AT&T with a speaking engagement at noon Wednesday at Danville Country Club. Adkisson is president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the largest business organization in Kentucky. Adkisson has held several statewide leadership posts in Kentucky, including chairman of the Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education, co-founder of Leadership Kentucky and chairman of the Kentucky Center for Public Issues.
December 11, 2008
Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney is the new president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation. Haney, who has served on the Kentucky Farm Bureau's executive committee for 10 years, was elected president at the organization's annual meeting in Louisville. Haney is the 22nd president of Kentucky Farm Bureau, the largest organization representing agricultural interests in Kentucky. He has been a director of the state board since 1993 and has served as first vice president since 2005, following seven years as second vice president.
December 7, 2007
Historic homes and a book signing will be in the spotlight at this month's Second Thursday program at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum.Bobbie Newell of Winchester, a researcher and genealogist, will speak on "Historic Homes of Winchester" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 217 S. Main St. At 6 p.m., Harry Enoch, Clark County author and historian, will sign his newly published book, "Where In The World? Historic Places in Clark County, Kentucky. " The 197-page book contains 100 articles written by Enoch and published in The Winchester Sun between Jan. 6, 2005 and Aug. 23, 2007.
April 6, 2009
FRANKFORT - Gurney Norman, who has been appointed by Gov. Beshear as Kentucky Poet Laureate for 2009-2010, will be formally inducted on Kentucky Writers' Day at 11 a.m. E.D.T. April 24, in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. During the past 30 years, Norman has been a major force in the literary and cultural renaissance throughout the state and region. Norman is best known for his work "Divine Right's Trip" and "Kinfolks: The Wilgus Stories. " Presently the director of the University of Kentucky creative writing program, Norman soon will complete his 30th year teaching at the university.
November 5, 2010
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson will close out the 2010 Danville-Boyle CountyChamber of Commerce presented by AT&T with a speaking engagement at noon, Nov. 18 at the Danville Country Club. Adkisson is president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the largest business organization in Kentucky. The Kentucky Chamber represents businesses large and small, from Paducah to Pikeville, and works to advocate a strong business climate in Kentucky. The organization’s slogan is “Uniting Business.
December 22, 2010
LEXINGTON – Kentucky coach John Calipari had one request for Jon Hood. “Play like you’re playing in practice,” the Kentucky coach said following the Wildcats’ 89-52 rout over Winthrop Wednesday afternoon at Rupp Arena. Hood’s minutes have been hard to come by this season, but the former Kentucky Mr. Basketball played nine minutes against the Eagles, the most since he was on the court for the same amount of time in a win over Boston on Nov. 30. Hood missed both of his shots from the field, including a 3-pointer, but grabbed an offensive rebound and dished out an assist as part of his contributions.
March 31, 2011
Josh Harrellson’s senior campaign will come to an end during the Final Four. He just hopes Kentucky is one of two teams playing for a national title Monday night in Houston. Harrellson couldn’t pinpoint his favorite game this season, but has one in mind, an obvious no-brainer. “Hopefully my favorite one will be Monday night if we make it that far,” he said earlier this week. Harrellson has had a big hand in Kentucky’s successful ride in the NCAA Tournament. The Kentucky averaged 14.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in Kentucky’s four games in the Big Dance, a tour that includes wins over Princeton, West Virginia, top-seeded Ohio State and North Carolina.