Latest Madison County, Kentucky Stories

2008-07-22 06:00:39

By Tamar Lewin Berea College, founded 150 years ago to educate freed slaves and "poor white mountaineers," accepts only applicants from low-income families, and it charges no tuition. "You can literally come to Berea with nothing but what you can carry, and graduate debt-free," said Joseph Bagnoli Jr., the associate provost for enrollment management. "We call it the best education money can't buy." Actually, what buys that education is Berea's $1.1 billion endowment, which puts the...

2008-07-08 15:00:34

By Bryan Marshall, Richmond Register, Ky. Jul. 8--BEREA -- More than 115 artists from 15 states will showcase their work this weekend during the 27th Berea Craft Festival at Indian Fort Theater. The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday with admission set at $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for children 12 and younger. "It's a family event and a wonderful day out," said Sandy Chowning, festival coordinator. "We always have new people," she said. "Every...

2008-06-26 15:02:43

By Ronica Shannon, Richmond Register, Ky. Jun. 26--Madison County is keeping up with modern-day needs as the Richmond-Madison Airport continues to grow and provide more services, George Wyatt said Wednesday during a presentation to the Madison Fiscal Court. Wyatt a member of the airport board, began his presentation with a quote from Steve Parker of the Kentucky Department of Aviation. "Counties have realized if you don't have a good-sized airport, business will look at you and rule...

2008-06-16 15:00:36

By Bill Robinson, Richmond Register, Ky. Jun. 16--BEREA -- Why does a college dedicated in large part to educating students from southern Appalachia so they can be leaders of the region emphasize international studies? "I was asked that question when seeking a donation for our international programs," Berea College President Larry Shinn told alumni who were on campus this past weekend for an annual reunion. Shinn then cited the example of a Williamsburg-based coal mine owned by the...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.