Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will be in Mason and Fleming counties Monday. The Governor will be at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center at 1:30pm to make a presentation, then will head to the Flemingsburg Industrial Park 2 on KY 11 for a ribbon-cutting at 2:10pm. You are, of course, invited to attend.
Friday, July 25, 2008
The local chapter of the NAACP Youth Council recently received their charter, and they are working on the 5th Annual Back To School Block Party Saturday. The party will be held from 5 to 8:30pm at Rotary Park. There will be free food and entertainment, music, giveaways and more. WFTM Soft 96 will broadcast live from the block party from 5 to 7pm.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The Maysville Players play host to Franz Liszt prize recipient Anzhelika Fuks next week at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Maysville. The performance will begin at 5:30pm Wednesday, July 30 at the church, located at 21 West 3rd Street in downtown Maysville.
The Hungarian-Ukrainian native won Third Prize at the 8th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in April.
In April of 2007 the Maysville Players hosted Yingdi Sun, First Prize winner at the 7th International Competition.
At the invitation of Russia’s renowned Musical Olympus Festival, Fuks will debut with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. She has also been invited to play at the Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, Italy, and the Liszt in Weimar Piano Academy. Her schedule for 2009 includes, amongst other things, an extensive concert tour through China and South America.
Anzhelika received her first musical training at the local music school in Užhorod, Ukraine. In 2002, she attended the city’s conservatory. In 2005, Anzhelika moved to Hungary to study at Budapest’s Franz Liszt Academy (where she is still a student).
In international piano competitions, Fuks won First Prize in Kyiv-Vorsel, Grand Prix at the Zakarpatija Festival of Užhorod, Second Prize at the Donetsk Competition in honour of Serge Prokofiev’s 110th birthday, and First Prize at the 2008 Yamaha Competition in Budapest.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Former University of Tennessee and Mason County star Chris Lofton has signed a one-year contract with a professional basketball team in Mersin, Turkey. Lofton's agent, Eric Fleischer, confirmed the deal, but would not disclose financial terms. Lofton's new team, the Mersin Metrocity Municipality Sport Club, finished tied for ninth in the 16-team Turkish Basketball League last year with a 13-17 record. After not being selected in the NBA Draft last month, Lofton played for the Denver Nuggets' summer team in Las Vegas. Lofton averaged seven minutes per game and had nine points and no assists in four games. Lofton holds the Southeastern Conference's career record for three-point baskets with 431.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
The Tollesboro Lions Parade is today at 2pm. Line-up for the parade begins at 1pm on the fairgrounds. The parade will feature floats and exhibits, antique cars, horses, Shriners and more. Cash prizes will be awarded. A bicycle decorating contest will also take place at 1 o'clock Sunday with 3 age classes.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
A new event has been added to this year’s Buffalo Trace Balloon Race. Bodies in Motion will present the Buffalo Trace 5K race at 8am Saturday, August 9th.
The race will begin at Maysville Community and Technical College and follow Martha Comer Drive. Race organizer Tina Rigdon-Hester says the 5K Race “is a great course with rolling hills. We will have the YMCA Wildcat cheerleaders throughout the course cheering on all the runners. We hope to make this an annual event, so walkers, runners and ghost runners are invited.”
There are several age divisions. Advance registration is $20, or $25 on race day. Each participant will receive a shirt. Checks or money orders can be made payable to the Buffalo Trace Balloon Race, Attention: 5K, P.O. Box 151, Washington, KY, 41096-0151. For more information call 606-564-5020 or visit buffalotraceballoonrace.com.
The Buffalo Trace Balloon Race is August 8th and 9th on the campus of Maysville Community and Technical College, and is presented by Bluegrass Satellite and Security. Proceeds from the event benefit the Women’s Crisis Center.
Friday, July 18, 2008
The 51st edition of the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair begins today with the saddle horse show and tug tractor pull. Weigh-in for the tug tractor pull is 5:30pm. The horse show starts at 7:30 and features 25 different classes. The fair is held at the Tollesboro Fairgrounds.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
The Buffalo Trace Ride For St. Jude’s Research Hospital is August 2. Registration will be at the Maysville Suzuki at the Corner of KY 9 and KY1448 (Maple Leaf Road). Registration begins at 10am, with Kickstands up at 11:30am.
Donations: $10 first poker hand/ $5 each additional poker hand
$5 per extra card
- 50/50 tickets 1/$1.00 6/$5.00
* Ride at your own risk. Rider and passenger must sign Disclaimer form.
** No Alcohol or Drugs
Participants will ride through Flemingsburg & Carlisle on the way to Sonic in Paris for lunch. On the way back the group will stop at Blue Licks State Park and return to Suzuki for awarding of poker hand and door prizes. For more info call Cullen Thomas at (606)407-2207 or Laura Mitchell at (606)845-1100 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center will host an Ice Cream Social Sunday at 1pm. Sponsored by French Quarter Inn, the event will also feature a performance by the Scottaires at 2:30pm. The social will be held on the front lawn of the museum. The public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Fair season is in full swing with the opening of the Ewing-Fleming County Fair. Here is today's schedule:
12-3pm Enter Floral Hall Exhibits
3-5 Judge Floral Hall Exhibits
6-9pm Floral Hall Open
6pm Steer Show
8pm Miss Ewing Fleming County Fair Pageant in Swimwear
8:30pm Little Miss and Mister Pageant
9pm Miss Ewing Fleming County Fair Pageant in Formalwear
The fair runs through Saturday.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
As usual, Maysville has a full lineup for the Fourth of July holiday:
8am Knights of Columbus 5K Run
1pm Baby Show on the Second Street mall
3:30pm Mini-Marathon (signup starts at 3pm at Market & Second Street)
4:45pm Bicycle Decorating Contest at Rotary Park
5pm Community Band on the Second Street mall
5:30pm Parade lineup on East Second Street under the trestle
6pm Parade with Grand Marshall Howard Brammer
7pm Picnic at Rotary Park featuring Jingles the Clown and Hey Mr DJ
9pm Relay For Life Luminaria ceremony at Rotary Park
Come down and enjoy the fun!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The following Mason County offices will be closed Friday for the Independence Day holiday: Judge-Executive's office, Treasurer's office, Sheriff's office, Road Department, Maysville-Mason County landfill, Recycling Center, and the Garbage Collections office. Mason County garbage will be picked up as usual.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Employees of the Maysville Utility Commission are sponsoring a raffle for the benefit of the Sight Fight campaign for Ryan Nolder. They are raffling off a $100 gas card. Tickets are a dollar apiece or 6 for $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Water Company at the Maysville City Building. The winner will be drawn July 4th and announced on WFTM radio on Saturday.