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Jamie Vaught: Reigning Ky. Mountain Laurel Festival Queen Gabby Pyles preparing for return to Pineville

A former college cheerleader will be returning to the 2019 Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville as the reigning KMLF queen. A new graduate of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Gabby Pyles has fond memories of KMLF last season and she can hardly wait to come back as the four-day festival begins on Thursday, May 23. “It is hard to choose one favorite moment from KMLF last year because...

David Hawpe: Higher education should prepare students for lifetime of living and learning

The Founders Day speech at Lindsey Wilson College: I want to talk a few moments today about the special virtue of the small liberal arts college. I want to share with you the reasons why I believe so strongly that there should be schools like Lindsey Wilson. The first is that state government support for public campuses has faltered and failed, here and elsewhere In the just-concluded General Assembly...

Quick recovery from labrum tear results in surprise national title for Lindsey Wilson swimmer

Lindsey Wilson College swimmer Ronni Borders did not expect to win a national title this season. In fact, she wasn’t even sure she would get to compete for one. Last fall, the freshman from Louis, Del., suffered what she feared was a season-ending injury when she tore her left labrum. But Borders made one of the quickest recoveries doctors have seen from an injury that usually ends a swimmer’s...

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education reaccredits Lindsey Wilson program

The Lindsey Wilson College Business and Computer Information Systems Division has been reaccredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. The division’s IACBE accreditation has been extended through 2020. “This is great news to us because this affirms our business program and it also lays a groundwork for an exciting future,” said LWC Business and Computer Information...

‘A Voice for the Voiceless’: Lindsey Wilson groups use music to lift others, call for change

  Lindsey Wilson College students Abigail Calhoun, left, Jessie Baize of English, Indiana, and Raeanne Spears of Greenville, are members of the Lindsey Wilson Singers. Their group will join the Lindsey Wilson Concert Choir will perform ‘A Voice for the Voiceless’ at 7 p.m. (CT) Thursday, Oct. 22, in Columbia. (LWC photo)   The Lindsey Wilson College choral ensembles will use their...

At age 104, Lindsey Wilson College’s oldest living grad relishes return to her alma mater

  Lindsey Wilson College alumna Lorena Arnold Christie of Chattanooga, Tennessee, holds a picture of her LWC graduating class of 1935. At age 104, she is LWC’s oldest known living graduate. (LWC photo)   It would be an understatement to say that much has changed at Lindsey Wilson College since Lorena Arnold Christie was a student at the Columbia, Kentucky, school. And last weekend, she...

Army ‘corrects a wrong,’ awards Purple Heart to Adair County vet 46 years after heroic act

Almost a half-century after he was wounded serving his country, an Adair County Army veteran was recognized this week for the sacrifices he made in Vietnam.   Larry Burton of Columbia, who was a private in the Army’s 506th Infantry, was awarded a Purple Heart at Lindsey Wilson College’s annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon. Burton received the decoration more than 46 years after being wounded...

Kentuckian brings life, wit and intellect of Oscar Wilde to Lindsey Wilson College stage

Kentucky native Wesley Young will bring to life the wit and intellect of literary giant Oscar Wilde on Sept. 12 at Lindsey Wilson College.   Young will perform Diversions & Delights, a one-man show by John Gay that celebrates Oscar Wilde. It will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, in V.P. Henry Auditorium at 210 Lindsey Wilson St. The performance is free and open to the public.   Wesley...

Three April productions highlight growing theater program at Lindsey Wilson College

A romantic comedy, a classic children’s story and a student-written play about the Holocaust will highlight the spring theater season at Lindsey Wilson College.   Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock, the LWC Theatre Program will produce three plays in April: A musical adaptation of the children’s classic book The Wind and the Willows; the romantic comedy Almost,...

Nutrition grant helps pediatric partnership between Lindsey Wilson College and Kosair

Kosair Charities board member Robert Flowers of Columbia, center, presents a facsimile check to, from left, Lindsey Wilson College Board of Trustees Chair Allan Parnell of Louisville, LWC Nursing Division Chair Marian Smith, LWC Vice President for Academic Affairs Bettie Starr and LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. Kosair Charities gave LWC an $80,000 grant for two programs to work with area children....

Rising stars on cello and piano explore more than two centuries of music in concert

Cellist Gabriel Cabezas and pianist Amy Yang will perform in concert on Friday, Feb. 21, at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. (Photo provided)   Two rising stars in the classical music universe will give a chamber concert that celebrates composers from the 19th century to the present on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.   Cellist Gabriel Cabezas and pianist...

Lexington’s Steven Loy wins legal lottery, takes Supreme Court stage for Lexmark

By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   While most eyes might glaze over at the thought of deep immersion into something like “Lexmark International vs. Static Control Components Inc.,”  Steven Loy’s actually light up. The Lexington attorney is in fact animated by this “watching-paint-dry” legal case that landed him squarely in U.S. Supreme Court chambers facing a grilling by the country’s...

Lindsey Wilson College to host five open house Saturdays for prospective students

Lindsey Wilson College will host five open house dates for prospective students and their family members.   The first one of the school year will be Saturday, Oct. 12. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. CT in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive.   The other Saturday open house dates are: Nov. 16, Jan. 25, March 22 and April 26.   Each open house is...

Lindsey Wilson offers Southcentral Kentucky 18 free cultural affairs events in 2013-14

Lindsey Wilson College will offer the community 18 free cultural affairs events during the 2013-14 school year. The events include talks about ghosts, Kentucky’s role in the War of 1812 and human rights in the Commonwealth, as well as more than a half dozen musical performances that will feature classical and world music.   All of the events are free and open to the public, and all but the choral...

New Theatrefest! opens at Lindsey Wilson College in newly-renovated Henry theater

The V.P. Henry Auditorium at Lindsey Wilson College is now open after a $200,000 renovation in time to celebrate the official start of summer with TheatreFest!   The “new” auditorium is “an ideal house for summer productions,” said Robert Brock, a stage veteran and assistant professor of theatre.   Brock said the regional summer drama program he produces will begin...

New high school freshmen chosen as Rogers Explorers gather at Lindsey Wilson College

This year's Rogers Explorers at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky. (Photo from LWC)   A total of 30 rising high school freshmen from 16 Kentucky counties spent three days at Lindsey Wilson College this week to get an early taste of college life.   The students were among more than 120 Kentucky students selected to Rogers Explorers. Sponsored by the Somerset-based Center for Rural...

A few pingpong paddles, pool cues later,
Ky. National Guard soldiers now having a ball

Members of the Kentucky National Guard display some of the recreational items and apparel Lindsey Wilson College staff members and students recently sent to them in Jordan. (Photo from LWC)   When Adair County resident Shahid Iqbal and his fellow Kentucky National Guard soldiers arrived in Jordan, they discovered that their base had a dearth of recreational and sports equipment.   Other than...

Lindsey Wilson College hosts TheatreFest!in June and July with three productions

TheatreFest!, a new regional summer drama program, will debut in June at Lindsey Wilson College.   "Perfect Wedding" is first TheatreFest! production. (Photo from LWC) Under the direction of stage veteran and LWC assistant professor of theatre Robert Brock, the program will feature three productions in July and July.   The first is a farce by Robin Hawdon entitled Perfect Wedding....

Tuition? $6 a month; Library usage? $2.50; Lindsey Wilson College in the ’20s? Priceless

Lindsey Wilson College Alumni Director Randy Burns, right, reviews material donated from the estate of the late Philip T. Aaron of Russell County, who attended Lindsey Wilson from 1927-29. Burns is joined by Aaron’s daughter, Mary Blakey, and her husband, Gary, both of Jamestown. (Photo from LWC)   It cost $6 per month to attend Lindsey Wilson Junior College in 1928-29, but $2.50 a month if...

Lindsey Wilson students celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with service projects

Lindsey Wilson students Logan Finley of Louisa, left, Kelsey Pope of Columbia and Will Rich of Columbia decorate t-shirts that will be given to alleged child sexual abuse victims at the Lake Cumberland Advocacy Center in Jamestown. (Photos from Lindsey Wilson College)   Emma Newton drove more than three hours to participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21 at Lindsey Wilson...