Illinois company buys Boyd Orchards. Ex-owner says he’s “old and tired”

Boyd Orchards in Woodford County has been sold to a southern Illinois family business. The terms of the sale to Eckert’s Orchards of Belleville, Ill., were not disclosed. Boyd and the Eckert family have known each other for years. Before moving to Kentucky, Boyd said he purchased a 250-acre apple orchard from the Eckerts in Illinois in the early 1980s.

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Bach Choir and UK Chorale rehearse Bach 'Mass'

The combined Kentucky Bach Choir and University of Kentucky Chorale sing the "Dona Nobis Pacem" portion of Bach's "Mass in b minor," which they will perform March 31 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington and April 6 at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville.
Kathi Fleming Courtesy of the Kentucky Bach Choir
Bach Choir and UK Chorale rehearse Bach 'Mass' 1:03

Bach Choir and UK Chorale rehearse Bach 'Mass'

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Mohamed Bamba talks about his reputation as a 'different kind of recruit' 2:06

Mohamed Bamba talks about his reputation as a 'different kind of recruit'