October 5, 2009
In honor of Perryville's 147th battle commemoration, taking place through today at the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, the Community Arts Center will feature two collections throughout October highlighting works of art from and inspired by the American Civil War. Included in the themed exhibit is a collection that takes a look at "Kentucky's Colors," featuring various flags of the Civil War ? all reminders of Kentucky's role in our nation's most tragic event. Farmers National Bank Gallery "Perryville: The Battle for Kentucky" A Collection from the Perryville Battlefield Museum Warfare long has been the muse of many artists.
August 14, 2006
Stuart W. Sanders of the Kentucky Historical Society will be speaker for the Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau Civil War Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Boyle County Public Library in Danville. Sanders' talk is titled, "Lincoln's Kentucky: The President's Bluegrass Connections. " The lecture is free and open to the public. "I will discuss Lincoln's many Kentucky connections," Sanders said. "From his family to his business associates, mentors, and friends, Kentucky and Kentuckians played an incredibly influential role in Lincoln's life.
November 10, 2008
FRANKFORT - Genevieve Brown of Danville and the late Dr. Richard C. Brown were inducted into the Abraham Lincoln Society at the Kentucky Historical Society annual Lincoln Gala at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History on Oct. 20. "Beyond the Log Cabin: Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln," the commonwealth's signature Lincoln exhibition, made its debut and new members of the Lincoln Society and Dr. John P. Stewart II were honored at the gala....
March 1, 2007
The Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association, a nonprofit organization charged with preserving and interpreting Kentucky's largest Civil War battleground, recently announced the schedule for the second season of the Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau Civil War Lecture Series for 2006. The lectures are scheduled the third Thursday of each month from March to November at the Boyle County Public Library. Each event starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A schedule of speakers and topics is below.
March 4, 2008
The Kentucky Arts Council is partnering with the Governor's School for the Arts, the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in presenting the Blue Moon Stage at this year's Kentucky Crafted: The Market, located in South Wing B at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville. Artists from the Kentucky Arts Council's Performing Arts Directory are scheduled to perform live from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9. Performing Arts Directory artists will sell CDs at the Blue Moon Marketplace next to the stage.
August 21, 2007
Lunch at Jim's Seafood Restaurant and a tour of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, highlighted the Aug. 2 outing of the 4Bs Senior Adults Group from First Baptist Church, 32 E. Lexington Ave. During the outing members were told that the Kentucky Historical Society will present "Music and Innovation: The Art of Homer Ledford" beginning Aug. 14 and continuing through Dec. 31. On the tour were Jean...
June 19, 2012
McKINNEY - A historical marker will be placed at 11 a.m. Saturday at the site in Lincoln County where a B-58 Air Force bomber crashed in December 1966 and took the lives of three men. The marker ceremony will take place at the site on the Wendell Smith farm at 489 Short Pike, off Ky. 198 south of McKinney, according to Chris Bennett. Bennett and Alan Reed, both of Columbia, were instrumental in a fundraiser to secure the roadside marker. Speakers will include Becky Riddle, historical marker program coordinator with the Kentucky Historical Society, and Darrell Hives and the Rev. Donald Scaly, who will give personal accounts of the crash.
August 14, 2011
MCKINNEY - A group's plans call for a Kentucky Historical Society roadside marker to be placed at the spot where three Air Force officers lost their lives nearly 45 years ago when a B-58 “Hustler” bomber crashed near a hillside on a farm off Short Pike. The bomber crashed on a farm between McKinney and Hustonville as it was returning to Bunker Hill Air Force Base, Ind., after a seven-hour practice bombing run. Those aboard were identified as Aircraft Commander Major Richard F. Blakeslee, 42, Mentor on the Lake, Ohio; Navigator Capt.
March 22, 2011
Lots of people read history. Historians discover history. They go where events occurred, and then painstakingly cull government records, deeds, censuses, legal documents, diaries, and artifacts to re-embody past events and people. It’s meticulous work, and few, if any in the central Kentucky area, do it with more dedication and thoroughness than Winchester historian Harry Enoch, who will be discussing his new booklet, “William Calk’s Journal: Boonesborough 1775” at the library this coming Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. For Harry, history is not just a record; it’s a landscape alive around us. Sun readers will remember Harry’s “Where in the World in Clark County” columns from a few years back.
February 16, 2007
FRANKFORT - Organizations in the Central Kentucky area will benefit from $1 million in grants presented Monday to help Kentucky prepare for the bicentennial celebration of Lincoln's birth. Gov. Ernie Fletcher presented 30 grants to communities, and historical and arts organizations at Abraham Lincoln's 198th birthday celebration in the Capitol Rotunda. The Forkland Community Center and Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association in Boyle County along with Rural Heritage Development Initiative, which covers eight counties including Boyle, Washington and Mercer; Battle of Richmond Association in Madison County; and Washington County will share $267,750.