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Murray State Department of Art & Design Galleries hosts Visual Elegy exhibit Jan. 28 through March 1

The Murray State University Department of Art & Design and University Galleries have announced Visual Elegy, a collaborative printmaking exhibition in response to the poetry of bell hooks. Visual Elegy will be on exhibit in the Clara M. Eagle Upper Gallery from Jan. 28 through March 1. Twenty-six printmakers from twenty different states contributed work to the project. Each artist was asked to...

Gov. Beshear reports 790 cases, six deaths as state battles ‘inequities, injustice, global health pandemic’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported 790 new COVID cases and six deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 52,464 cases and 993 deaths. Ninety-eight of the new cases were cahildren 18 and under, which includes 12 age 5 and under. The youngest is just three months old. There were 73 cases in Fayette County. “This Derby day is very different for many reasons,” said Beshear. “Kentuckians are...

Off the sidelines, Mark Stoops, UK players march against racial injustice as part of the solution

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Mark Stoops couldn’t sit on the sidelines any longer. The Kentucky coach and members of his team, along with Courtney Love, a former player and director of player development at Kentucky, marched in a protest against racial injustice and police violence Friday in downtown Lexington. “Generally speaking for seven years, I have played things pretty tight to the vest...

Catrena Bowman-Thomas: Despite plentiful goodwill, an undercurrent of injustice — #ismysonnext?

As I look at our nation I stand in awe and dismay at the same time. I’m in awe of how the community has come together to deal with the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. So many businesses, community organizations, local governments and private citizens have banded together to help fight COVID-19. People have given of their own personal resources to help those impacted in the community, we’ve...

Lauren and Rob Hudson: Positive messages for youth — overcome negative outside influences —

Columns for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa None of us are islands unto ourselves, isolated from our environment. In fact, we can’t help but be influenced by outside factors such as media, popular culture, and peers. Unfortunately, these outside factors present special challenges today. Let’s compare how these outside factors worked many years ago in America to...

Woodsongs host, folksinger Michael Johnathon, releases ‘Dazed & Confuzed,’ to perform in Ohio

Michael Johnathon is heading north, to celebrate the release of his new album “Dazed & Confuzed” (PoetMan Records). The Kentucky-based folksinger, who lives in a log cabin outside of Lexington, will headline an evening of music at Leo Coffeehouse in Cincinnati on Sunday, April 14, as part of the Queen City Balladeers’ monthly concert series. Johnathon is best known as host of the internationally...