Centre College

Singer, Actor, Dancer Ben Vereen Steppin' Out in Danville

Feb 16, 2017

Singer, actor and dancer Ben Vereen brings his show called “Steppin Out” to the Norton Center for the Arts Saturday evening.  

WEKU’s John Hingsbergen spoke with the 70-year-old about his show, the value of the arts and some of his current efforts, including a project to help troubled kids.  

Art Installation Debuts at Norton Center

Aug 4, 2016
Sarah Jane Sanders

The Norton Center for the Arts debuted this week EAT: a literature and photography installation. The food-driven exhibit at Centre College gives an up-close and personal look at the things we eat every day.

Last week’s Eastern Standard show featuring EKU’s President and emergency officials discussing the school’s reaction a threat posted in graffiti in a campus restroom received a lot of interest and attention. 

Historic House Comes to Centre Campus on Wheels

Jan 21, 2015
Centre College

​Centre College is gaining additional student housing in the form of a 60 year old house on wheels.  The bungalow brick home was transported some six blocks just after midnight Wednesday and brought to the Danville campus.


Centre College is looking for 40 first generation students to participate in a new scholarship program.  Ten Grissom Scholars are expected to be enrolled in next fall's classes and 10 more each year through 20-18. 

Centre College Withdraws Invitation for US Senate Debate

Aug 26, 2014

Centre College will not host a debate between incumbent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. 

Centre College Proposes Senatorial Debate

Jul 17, 2014
Pam Wright / Advocate Messenger

Centre College President John A. Roush announced Thursday that the college has formally proposed to host a debate for Kentucky's U.S. Senate race.

The announcement came at a news conference in front of Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts, where both the 2000 and 2012 vice presidential debates took place.

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  Rich begins by telling WEKU’s John Hingsbergen about the Pioneer Playhouse production of “The Wonder Team.”

Also on tap this weekend: The Master Musicians' Festival in Somerset and the annual Lions Club Bluegrass Fair in Lexington's Masterson Station Park.

Another option for music lovers this weekend is the season-opener for the Norton Center for the Arts at Centre College.  Alison Krauss and Union Station perform Saturday evening in Danville.