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Bourbon County: Raab opens Gallery St. George

The Rev. James Sichko, pastor of St. Mark Catholic Church in Richmond, presented one of Dr. Regina Raab's paintings to former First Lady Laura Bush in 2011.
The Rev. James Sichko, pastor of St. Mark Catholic Church in Richmond, presented one of Dr. Regina Raab's paintings to former First Lady Laura Bush in 2011.

Neurologist Dr. Regina Raab has opened Gallery St. George at 431 Main Street in Paris. The location houses a studio and art gallery to showcase her pastels and oil paintings.

The Rev. James Sichko, pastor of St. Mark Catholic Church in Richmond, has presented Raab's work to many celebrities who have performed at the church's "Evening Among Friends" events. This list includes Regis Philbin, Bill Cosby, Martin Short, Natalie Cole, Dolly Parton, Harry Connick Jr., Laura Bush and Donny Osmond.

"Her art is spectacular and she is a treasure to the Bluegrass community," Sichko said.

Find the gallery on Facebook at Facebook.com/GallerySt.George. Phone: (859) 987-1297

Library program fights summer brain rot

The Paris-Bourbon County Library is one of 10 libraries participating in a pilot program that runs through July 26 to help students combat summer learning loss. The program was developed by the Kentucky-based National Center for Family Literacy and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

The program uses online and offline multigenerational activities as well as virtual field trips to help build concrete learning skills.

Participating libraries will conduct workshops that include a meal for the families, a poster that features literacy tips and practices, books to take home and a recommended reading list.

Contact the Paris-Bourbon County Public Library for specific dates and information at (859) 987-4419.

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