New Eagle Scout in Troop 118

Christopher J. Sullivan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 118 of Richmond, received the Eagle Scout award at St. Mark's Catholic Church on Jan. 19. Chris is the son of Beth Thompson and Martin Sullivan and the stepson of Terry Mullins. He was previously in Lexington's Troop 401 before moving to Richmond in 2001.

Sullivan has been involved in scouting since he was 6, and he has earned 12 required merit badges and 18 elective merit badges. He served in troop leadership positions and spent many hours on service projects in addition to his Eagle Scout service project. He also earned his lifeguard certification through scouting.

Sullivan's Eagle Scout project involved making six wooden benches that were placed at Camp Catalpa Park.

Troop 118 is led by E. Carroll Hale and Marsha Hale and is chartered to St. Mark's Catholic Church.

"What Women See'

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Berea Arts Council will present ”What Women See,“ an exhibit of photographs from the Kentucky Women's Photographers Network, through April 19 at the Art Council Gallery, 116 Main Street in Berea. The network includes 21 photographers from across the state working in digital photography, traditional film and alternative photographic media. A reception to meet the artists will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the gallery. Normal hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

In charge of preserving the battle

Paul D. Rominger of Berea has been named managing director of the Battle of Richmond Association, which is dedicated to the preservation of the history and heritage of the 1862 Civil War Battle of Richmond. Visit

Film is part of series on citizen activism

The Eastern Kentucky University lecture/film/performance series ”Citizen Activism in Appalachia“ continues from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 19 with the movie County Judge. The film by Appalshop film maker Robert Salyer will be shown in the EKU Crabbe Library Room 128. The free event is co-sponsored by the Center for Kentucky History and Politics.

Carving techniques

The Berea Welcome Center Carvers, represented by Vince Harrison of Irvine, Jack Gann of Berea and Keith Flowers of Richmond, will demonstrate their woodcarving techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. The center is located off I-75 at Exit 77 in Berea and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Admission is free. Call (859) 985 5448 or visit at www.kentucky

Also at the center:

”Kentucky: A State of Craft,“ a special exhibition showcasing the Kentucky Art Council's Kentucky Craft Marketing Program's first 25 years, is on display through May 21.

Celtic celebration

The Richmond Area Arts Council will sponsor a Celtic Celebration featuring music by Pale, Stout and Amber at 3 p.m. Sunday in the RAAC Performance Hall on the corner of Lancaster Avenue and Water Street in downtown Richmond. Other activities will include Will Young on the bagpipe, poetry readings and an Irish history exhibit. Admission is $12, $10 for RAAC members and free for children younger than 12. Call (859) 624-4242.