Did Mrs. Irvine have a curse on Eastern Normal School???

 BY FREEDA FLYNN Staff Writer at THE EASTERN PROGRESS Written Halloween 1973  “It is my will that this device of Irivinton shall never, either by gift or sale be in any way connected with Eastern Normal School, of Richmond, Kentucky or any other institution of learning, all claim to this device, as herein set forth…

Millstone Festival brings music, fall fun to the heart of downtown Richmond

By Shannon Clinton A new festival geared to showcase a pretty-as-a-picture park and historic downtown Richmond is back for a second year. Nestled in the 200 block of West Main Street is Millstone Park, named for a collection of local millstones adorning its perimeter. Millstone Festival takes its name from this beautifully landscaped greenspace, which…

Forks up! Two food truck-themed events round out summer 2022 in Richmond

By Shannon Clinton The summer’s winding down, school’s about to start back up, and Richmond has two tasty events lined up to keep the fun times going – Taste of Richmond and Food Truck Revolution. Featuring food trucks from the Richmond area this year, Taste of Richmond will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday,…

Consider yourself warned – Buc-ee’s will have you hooked!!

By Shannon Clinton There are few places these days where children and adults of all ages can walk through a doorway for the first time and have the same reaction to what’s inside – open-mouthed, wide-eyed sheer amazement. Buc-ee’s is one of those places, and if you know, you know. If you haven’t been, and…

Top 13 things to do in Richmond – Feature # 1

Welcome to our summer blog the Top 13 things to do in Richmond!  Over the next several weeks we will feature our top attractions.   Are you fascinated by 18th-century life skills and do you want a glimpse of what pioneer life was like in Kentucky?  You can encounter archaeological findings that have supplied an even…

7 Fun Holiday Events in Richmond, 2021

9 Fun Holiday Events in Richmond, 2021   ‘Tis the season for fun, family, community, and cheer! Holiday festivities in Richmond are about to be in full swing. There may be a chill in the air, but this community radiates the warmth of the season– to its own and to those who choose to visit.…

Chenault Vineyards: Bringing Wine Country to Richmond

If someone stepped onto the grounds of Chenault Vineyards without knowing their location, they might mistake it for California wine country. Vast, picturesque fields of grape crop paired with its warm, rustic chic Welcome Center echo the simple serenity that many seek in Sonoma. However, the rolling hills and Appalachia-inspired event spaces– like the Kirksville…

Deer Run Stables: Up Close and Personal in Horse Country

When Jona Ryan moved to Richmond, Kentucky from Texas in 1991, she brought with her years of experience in the rodeo industry and a passion for the Bluegrass state’s favorite animal. She witnessed central Kentucky’s thriving thoroughbred industry up close; what she didn’t see, however, was an opportunity for families to interact with and learn…

7 Fun Fall Events in Richmond, 2021

Happy Fall, y’all! It’s time to break out sweaters, bonfires, pumpkins and apples, and all things spooky. This time of year is not only beautiful here in Richmond, bursting with colorful fall foliage, but fun and exciting as well. We’ve got fun fall events planned that are worth the drive, whether you’re down the street…