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Annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration and Leadership Awards ceremony set for Wednesday

A celebration commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 15 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort, including the annual presentation of adult and youth leadership awards. The event is presented by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission in partnership with the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic...

Beshear set to become Kentucky’s 63rd governor; full slate of public inauguration day activities planned

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A full day of activities is in store today as Andy Beshear assumes his duties to become the 63rd governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Beshear will follow in the footsteps of his father Steve, who was a two-term governor from 2007-2015. They are the first father-son to be governors in Kentucky. Andy Beshear Activities are free and open to the public, but some extra layers...

Alexander sworn in as new president of Kentucky Historical Society Governing Board

Constance Alexander, a writer and business consultant from Murray, was recently sworn in as president of the governing board of the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). After she took the oath of office, as administered by Judge Phillip J. Shepherd, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort, she outlined her goals for the coming year emphasizing the connections between poetry and...

Bluegrass & Backroads: Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has simple mission

The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has a simple mission — to educate and engage the public through Kentucky’s history in order to confront the challenges of the future. When you walk through the doors of the center in Frankfort you are transported in time for an opportunity to visit our state’s heritage. Kentucky is a state defined by its history and noted for a number of...

Kentucky Historical Society throwing spotlight on museum’s creepiest artifacts for Halloween

The Kentucky Historical Society will celebrate Halloween by throwing a spotlight on the creepiest artifacts in the museum. A plaster cast of Daniel Boone’s skull, clothes that survived the grave, cursed furniture and beads are just a few items that will be on display Oct. 27-29 during Creepy Kentucky Nights at the Kentucky Historical Society. Museum staff will be stationed throughout the exhibit...

Historical Society artifacts, including pocket watch, loaned to major Lincoln exhbition

The Kentucky Historical Society will loan Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch and several other artifacts to a major West Coast exhibition about the Kentucky native. The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln will open at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library in Simi Valley, Calif., on June 1 and run until Sept. 30.   This exhibition will explore the life of Abraham Lincoln, commemorate...

Magazine publisher, ‘great role model’ will speak at Women Leading Kentucky luncheon

Cathy S. Zion, owner and publisher of Today’s Woman magazine in Louisville, will be featured speaker at Women Leading Kentucky’s April 9 roundtable luncheon.   Cathy S. Zion (Photo provided) The program will be held at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort from noon to 1:30 p.m.   A few tickets are still available for the program, which will also include...

Students asked to to show how 'Agriculture Grows My Community' for annual contest

Kentucky students are invited to show in words and pictures how “Agriculture Grows My Community” in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest.   “Agriculture affects the economy of every Kentucky community,” said Agricultural Commissioner James Comer. “Agriculture also is a vital part of every Kentucky community’s culture and heritage. I look forward...