Fayette County

The week ahead: events to watch out for Jan. 4-10

Lawmakers return to the floor of the Capitol in Frankfort on Tuesday for a 60-day work session.
Lawmakers return to the floor of the Capitol in Frankfort on Tuesday for a 60-day work session. Lexington Herald-Leader

Monday

Sorry, kids, it’s time to go back to school

Classes resume at Fayette County Public Schools. The last day of the school year will be May 24, barring snow make-up days.

 

Tuesday

Time to legislate

The 2015 Kentucky General Assembly convenes in Frankfort for a 60-day session with a new ambitious Republican governor, a Republican Senate that intends to help him and a House that almost has slipped from Democrats’ hands. Keep up with developments from our Frankfort bureau on Twitter, @BGPolitics.

 

Wednesday

One final ‘Idol’

The swan song for American Idol begins, as the TV reality series that gave us Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood , Phillip Phillips and more kicks off its 15th and final season. First up: The audition rounds. 8 p.m., Fox.

 

Thursday

Kentucky Invitational Truck & Tractor Pull

Thursday and Friday will be qualifying rounds for Saturday when the 2016 Kentucky Invitational Grand Champion will be crowned. All shows start at 7 p.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy. $20, free ages 6 and younger. (Kyhorsepark.com)

 

TGIFriday

UK gymnastics’ Excite Night

Excite Night, the popular home opener for the UK gymnastics team, is back as the Cats face Ball State at 7 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. ($5, free for ages 5 and younger)

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