In light of ongoing bad news about joblessness in Kentucky and with state and federal budgets experiencing record shortfalls, supporting and maintaining successful programs that have a demonstrated return on investment is of paramount importance to our state’s future. Preservationists across the state are rallying to remind elected officials and their local leaders and decision makers that preserving a community’s historic assets not only generates public-private investment but creates jobs and spurs related investment.
The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. April 19 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. Merle Rosen, a working artist with Golden Acrylics, will cover some of the basic principles of painting with acrylic paints. She usually brings samples for each participant.
Rosen, a practicing artist in Cincinnati for the past 36 years, has shown extensively in museums and galleries including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, J.B. Speed Museum in Louisville and the Kharkiv Museum in the Ukraine.
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The Amish Country tour to Montgomery, Ind. has been rescheduled for April 19. The cost is $60 and includes a home-cooked sit-down meal with an Amish or Mennonite family.
The bus departs from First Baptist Church of Hodgenville at 7 a.m. Tour includes farms where they are making furniture the traditional way, fabric and quilting, jams and jellies, and traditional farming methods. Return about 6 p.m.
For more information, contact the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce at 358-3411 or Brown at 270-307-0150.
The 2010 Rehab-A-Rama will be held 9-4 p.m. April 10 at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St., Louisville. Sponsored by Metro Louisville Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission with a grant from the Kentucky Heritage Council and the support of Preservation Louisville, the event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.
A new regional program aimed at closing the gap between companies in need of fresh talent and interns looking to gain career experience was launched last week by Greater Louisville Inc. and the HIRE Education Forum. Intern To Earn aims to develop the talent pool necessary to meet future regional workforce needs, and connect the next generation of talent to the 13-county, bi-state Greater Louisville region.
Two Central Kentucky Art Guild members were selected as Artist of the Month for March. They will share the honor and their paintings will be hung at the Cobbler Café in Elizabethtown. They are Martha “Marty” Hollenbach of Ekron for her painting “Carnival – Venice” and Sharon Milliner of Mt. Washington for her painting “Moonflower.”
Several Central Kentucky Art Guild members will display their art at locations in LaRue and Hardin counties through June 21.
Congratulations to local author Steven L. Wright, who has added a fifth volume to his reference books on Kentucky and the Civil War. This is quite an achievement and represents an unimaginable amount of work, but Wright is a dedicated, focused researcher.
The following is from the Kentucky Historical Society’s Kentucky Ancestors, Vol. 45, No. 2, “Book Notes.”
Campbellsville University graduate student and Louisville native Matt Hodge, along with CU’s Chamber Choir, visited the State Capitol recently to perform for the governor and Congress, and to be recognized for their success.
Hodge gained national recognition for his penning of a Christmas carol for troops, titled “What Is Christmas?” and he and the Chamber Choir were invited to Frankfort to perform the carol, as well as Hodge’s latest song “A Hero Always Lives,” for Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives.