Mary Todd Lincoln look-alike wins top honor
Susan Miller of Nicholasville won the top prize in the Mary Todd Lincoln look-a-like contest at Lincoln Days in Hodgenville in October. Contestants were judged on their Civil War-era outfits and a three-minute presentation. As Mary Todd Lincoln, Miller spoke about the Thanksgiving Day Proclamation issued Oct. 3, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln and her son Tad's pet turkey that was given a presidential pardon.
Miller has been presenting Mary Todd Lincoln since 2008 and has been a member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters since 2010. The association holds a conference annually on the anniversary of Lincoln's assassination. At this year's conference, Miller was elected chair of the Mary Todd Lincoln group and to the association board of directors.
Reception is Friday for 'In Services to Us' exhibit
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The Polvino Family Art Center in Nicholasville will host an opening reception for In Service to Us, an exhibit honoring military and first responders, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The exhibit features the photography of Tara Baldwin, official photographer of the Camp Nelson Honor Guard.
During the reception there will be a presentation of the colors at 6:30 p.m. by the Nicholasville Police Department Honor Guard, with the national anthem played by members of the West Jessamine High School band. Military and first responders past and present, and their families are invited to the reception as honored guests. Uniforms are encouraged.
The exhibit will continue through Nov. 30 at the center, 109 South Main Street, Nicholasville.
A special visitor
Residents and staff at Wesley Village were visited recently by explorer Daniel Boone as portrayed by Kevin Hardesty of the Kentucky Humanities Council. Hardesty, as Boone, explained his crucial role in the exploration and settlement of Kentucky. He received his degree in acting/theater from the University of Kentucky in 1986 and has performed professionally in theater, film and television.
For more details on the activities at Wilmore Senior Community Center, call Alan at (859) 858-3865, Ext. 238.