Leviathan steam engine to ride again Sept. 5-7
The Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles will host the Abraham Lincoln Funeral train over the Labor Day weekend. This will be the only stop in Kentucky for the event in 2015, which marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln. There will be train rides behind an operating steam engine twice daily, at 2 and 4 p.m. Sept 5-7. A reproduction of the Lincoln funeral car will be on display and may be toured for a donation.
The Leviathan steam engine is a reproduction 4-4-0 American style that was the standard in the 1860s. A video of last year's run by is available at Bluegrassrailroad.com. Half of the ticket price will be donated to the Lincoln Funeral train project. The tour has been featured on the CBS's Sunday Morning and in articles in the Chicago Tribune and New York Daily Times. Tickets prices range from $21 to $36. To buy tickets, call (859) 338-7889 or go to go to Bluegrassrailroad.com.
GOP women host Ky. Proud Picnic
The third annual Kentucky Proud Picnic, presented by Women Republicans of Central Kentucky, will be 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the home of Ron and Kathy Stocks, 141 Lighthouse Way, Midway. Invited guests include: Sen. Mitch McConnell; former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao; U.S. Reps. Andy Barr and Tom Massie; state agriculture Commissioner James Comer; Kelley Paul, wife of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul; and gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin and running mate Jenean Hampton; and other GOP candidates for state offices. Guest appearances will be made by former Miss Kentucky winners and Kentucky Proud Ambassadors.
Admission is $25, free for children younger than 5. Buy tickets at Wrock.ws. Tuesday is the deadline.
Catalyst training at Versailles center
Forty young Kentuckians from across the state participated in the Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition's first Catalyst Summer Training program at Life Adventure Center in Versailles in late July. Participants learned about grass-roots organizing, and how to network and build a vision for a more sustainable Kentucky.
The coalition helps high school and college-age students and young people develop a vision for Kentucky's future and empowers young people to change their communities.
Follow #visionsfromCatalyst on Twitter to learn more about what people will be doing with their new skills. Contact Cara Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to get involved.