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The Taylor County Livestock Show kicks off today as 4-H and FFA members begin showing their animals at the Taylor County Expo Center. Steer, lamb, goat, rabbit, heifer, swine and poultry are all included in the four-day event. 

 

Twelve-year-old Shae Nicholson has been involved in 4-H for three years. On a recent Wednesday afternoon she was standing on an overturned bathtub with a goat named “Fearless.”

 

“We are stretching them out and teaching them how to push,” Shae said as she wrestled a little with Fearless. 

 

The Black History Committee walked with people over the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Three Abilene students will receive scholarships tonight as part of the 24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner. The Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event, which celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and serves as a fundraiser for scholarships.

Two Cooper High School seniors and one Abilene Christian University junior will each receive $500 based on their grade point average and response to the essay topic, "How you’re building a blueprint of your life."

Now that the ice has finally melted, the fourth annual YMCA Resolution Run is back on the schedule for Saturday at Redbud Park. Dawn Revoir, director of health and wellness, wants families to practice healthy habits by participating in the 1-mile Kids Fun that starts at 10:30 a.m. and the 5K, which begins at 11 a.m.  Registration is open at the Redbud YMCA; 3125 S. 32nd St. Registration fees are $25 for members of the Y or the Abilene Runner’s Club and $10 for the kids run. Non-members pay $30 with registration fees going up to $35 on Saturday, kids run staying $10.

Dancing with the Abilene Stars Chairwoman Shea Hall said 75 cents of every dollar raised from the event goes to the Hendrick Home for Children.

Anyone roaming downtown Abilene Thursday might end up surrounded by children dressed as characters from the film, “Frozen.” The popular Disney movie will be the theme for this month’s ArtWalk. Temperatures in Abilene have been a perfect fit lately but that is just a happy accident. Bird Thomas, Curator of Fun Learning Experiences at the Center for Contemporary Arts, said she planned this month’s theme way back in May.

Abilene Christian University Chief of Police Jimmy Ellison informed the campus through email to expect hearing sounds of gunfire or small explosions during a drill Wednesday inside the vacant Chambers Hall on campus. ACUPD and 17 Abilene Police Department SWAT members practiced reaction for events including active shooter response, hostage negotiation and collaboration with multiple agencies of police.

Early voting ends Jan. 9

Jan 6, 2015

Early voting is available through Friday for the Jan. 13 special election for Place 6 seat on the Abilene City Council. Steve Savage and Joy Ellinger are running for the open seat. Four locations are open for voters:

Abilene City Hall, 555 Walnut St. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Taylor County Plaza, 400 Oak St. 8 a.m. to 5 pm. Monday-Wednesday, Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday

Books-A-Million in the Mall of Abilene, 4310 Buffalo Gap Road 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday- Friday

Kmart, 4565 S. First St. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday

KACU Schedule Adds 7 New Music Programs

Jul 31, 2014

We have great news for our classical music lovers! Our evening music now starts at 6 p.m. with “Exploring Music” followed by “Performance Today” at 7 p.m. We’ve added seven new programs including the American Opera Series, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, “Fiesta!" focused on Latin American composers, and “Relevant Tones” featuring contemporary artists exploring the cutting edge of classical music today. We’ve also extended music throughout the overnight hours for a total of five new hours of classical music each day.

November Art Walk Celebrates Heroes

Nov 14, 2013

Here's to the heroes. That's the idea behind November's ArtWalk, a monthly celebration held in downtown Abilene. KACU's Breylin Becton explains what the Big Country can expect at tonight's festivities.

Veterans Day in the Key City

Nov 11, 2013

Veterans Day is a day to honor those who serve our country. KACU's Breylin Becton visited the 12th Armored Division Museum in downtown Abilene to find out what Veterans Day means to those that have dedicated their life to their country.

Remembering Michael Henry Martin

Oct 25, 2013

Michael Henry Martin is considered a local music icon. His unexpected passing was a shock to family, friends and the music community. KACU's Breylin Becton pays tribute to the man whose music will live on in our hearts forever.

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Oct 24, 2013

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StoryCorps Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Oct 23, 2013

Back in 2008, Abilene Public Radio partnered with the non-profit organization, StoryCorps. Through our partnership, StoryCorps visited Abilene and allowed people to share their stories. From the happiest of times to the darkest of days, people shared their stories, forever memorializing them for future generations.

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