April 6, 2012
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell briefly left present politics roiling on the Washington D.C. back-burner when he stopped Thursday in Centre College's Weisiger Theater to deliver the first in a series of historical lectures on prominent Kentucky senators. The senate minority leader said it was apropos that the lecture series, which he envisions as seven or eight speeches given at colleges and universities across the state, begin at a school that has strong ties to the subjects of his first talk, the Breckinridge family. John C. Breckinridge, who would become the country's youngest vice president at the age of 36 before serving in the Senate, graduated from the school in 1838.
July 9, 2004
The Theology on Tap lecture series, "Sex, Politics and Religion," will begin July 26 in Lexington. The diocese, which includes Boyle, Garrard, Harrodsburg and Lincoln parishes, organized the six-week series for young adults, but people 18 and older are welcome. Similar series are held all over the country; it is part social and part religious. The Lexington summer series will be held 6:30-9 p.m. each Monday from July 26-Aug. 30 at O'Neill's Irish Pub on Richmond Road, between Fazoli's and Walgreens.
March 9, 2012
MONDAY, MARCH 12 - Family Night for girls, to give local parents insight into the HIV and STD problems of the teen population and to help teens make positive choices, 6 p.m., sponsored by the Clark County Health Department, free, make reservations by calling 744-4482. - Girl Scouts 100-year anniversary celebration, Clark County Courthouse, 5 p.m., sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 492. TUESDAY, MARCH 13 - Clark County Writers Group meeting, 6-8 p.m., Clark County Public Library, 370 S. Burns Ave. The public is invited.
March 8, 2005
Legendary broadcast journalist Bob Edwards will be the speaker Thursday for Centre College's Press Distinguished Lecture. The lecture will be in Weisiger Theatre at Norton Center for the Arts and is free. Edwards, currently host of The Bob Edwards Show on XM Satellite Radio, is best known for his 25-year stint as host of National Public Radio's Morning Edition, a show that reached 13 million listeners each week, including many of his journalistic colleagues. Juan Williams, senior correspondent at NPR, recalled that Ari Fleischer, President Bush's former press secretary, once told him "in his morning briefings 90 percent of the reporters had questions for the day based on what they heard from Bob Edwards and Morning Edition.
January 30, 2007
Renowned columnist William Raspberry will be the speaker for Centre College's 2007 Press Distinguished Lecture, which will be 8 p.m. Feb. 8 in Weisiger Theatre at Norton Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public. Raspberry will speak on some of the pressing social issues now facing America. "For over 25 years William Raspberry was perhaps the most respected African American voice in the public arena," says Milton Reigelman, Cowan professor of English at Centre.
September 26, 2007
Singspiration Service Sunday, Sept. 30, First Assembly of God is holding a fifth Sunday Singspiration service at 6 p.m. Special guest will be the Rev. Anthony Martin and his wife Dana, the Kentucky District Assemblies of God Music Directors. Following the service, a fellowship potluck dinner will be served to all. Pastor Terry Moore and the congregation invite the community to attend and enjoy an evening of great singing and good fellowship at the church, located at 1701 Wilmore Road.
August 14, 2007
Feed the Hungry is Wednesday InterCounty Energy on Hustonville Road will host Feed the Hungry from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday. Free meals will be served, and school supplies and personal items such as deodorant and shampoo will be given away. Information will be provided on how to get medical help and other types of aid. The program is open to anyone. For more information, call (859) 854-3091. Concert to benefit Habitat HARRODSBURG - Mercer and Boyle County chapters of Habitat for Humanity will have a benefit concert Saturday at the Fort Harrod amphitheater.
April 19, 2006
Legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas will be the speaker for Centre College's 2006 Press Distinguished Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on April 27. The lecture will take place in Weisiger Theatre at Centre's Norton Center for the Arts and is free and open to the public. "It's a great honor to have Helen Thomas, the Dean of all White House reporters, as the sixth Press Distinguished Lecturer," says Milton Reigelman, J. Rice Cowan Professor of English at Centre. "This is a woman who asks questions: sometimes uncomfortable but always interesting questions.