first_imgBilly Strings continues to make a name for himself, entreating fans along for the ride with his soulful folk music. Today, Billy Strings has announced that he’ll be bringing that music on the road for a lengthy Winter Tour in early 2017.The 36 date trek features a slew of headlining and festival dates with his three piece band of bluegrass bandits, co-bills with Shook Twins and The Lil’ Smokies, and runs supporting The Infamous Stringdusters and Railroad Earth. Smack in the middle of the tour, Billy will also join the legendary David Grisman’s Bluegrass Experience for a handful of shows.Billy Strings is touring in support of his self-titled EP release from June 2016, and expects to put out a full length album in 2017. Along with Billy Strings, Drew Matulich on mandolin, Billy Failing on banjo and Brad Tucker on bass complete this exciting touring band!Check out the full tour schedule below and head to the Billy Strings website for details.Billy Strings Winter Tour 2017 Dates1/13 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel *1/14 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre *1/15 Abingdon, VA – Historic Barter Theatre *1/21 McMinnville, TN – Bluegrass Underground **1/24 Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon *1/25 Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester PAC *1/26 Cincinnati, OH – On Sale Soon1/27 Evanston, IL – SPACE %%1/28 Indianapolis, IN – Scratched Vinyl2/1 Tulsa, OK – American Theatre Company On Sale Soon2/3 Albuquerque, NM – The Cooperage2/4 Colorado Springs, CO – Gold Room2/8 Billings, MT – Pub Station ***2/9 Big Sky, MT – Big Sky Bluegrass2/10 Big Sky, MT – Big Sky Bluegrass2/11 Big Sky, MT – Big Sky Bluegrass2/15 Seattle WA – Tractor Tavern2/16 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar2/17 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar2/18 Enterprise, OR – OK Theatre ^2/22 Boulder, CO – The Fox Theatre ^^2/23 Ft. Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note ^^2/24 Steamboat Springs, CO – Winter Wondergrass2/25 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater3/4 Davie, FL – David Posnack JCC ^^^3/17 St. Augustine, FL – Anastasia Music Festival ^^^3/18 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Tavern ^^^3/22 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room %3/23 Minneapolis, MN – 1st Avenue %3/24 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater %3/25 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre %3/27 Indianapolis, IN – Vouge Theatre %3/29 Memphis, TN – Inglewood Hall %3/30 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works %3/31 Raleigh, NC – Duke Energy Center – Fletcher Opera Theater4/1 Martinsville, VA – Rives Theater* supporting The Infamous Stringdusters** supporting Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper*** supporting Dead Horses^ with Shook Twins^^ with Lil’ Smokies^^^ as part of David Grisman Bluegrass Experience% supporting Railroad Earth%% with The Suitcase Junketlast_img read more


first_imgThose surviving who will honor Jewel’s memory include her sons, Randall (Vicky) Pollitt of Liberty, and James Pollitt of Connersville; step-children, Betty McCloud, Allan (Norma) Hicks, Jimmy Hicks, and Glen (Sharon) Hicks; grandchildren, Anthony (Brittney) Pollitt, Heather (Chris) Louden, Randall Pollitt, Emily (Matt) Snyder, Dustin (Marci) Reece, Crystal (Dustin) Adams, Bill (Stacy) Reed, and several others; many great-grandchildren; one brother, Delbert (Karen) Carey of Connersville; one sister, Wendy (Ronald) Evans of Connersville, and several nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Alice Coyle; a step-son, Michael Horning, and two brothers, Leon and Allen Ray Carey, and a niece, Deborah Carey. Jewel Horning, of Connersville, was born on March 23, 1945 in Connersville, a daughter to Lewel and Mae Hunter Carey.  She married Terry Horning on April 17, 1980 and he preceded her in death on July 1, 2018.  Jewel worked in manufacturing in at CW Ellis in Indianapolis for almost 30 years.  She enjoyed her two dogs and shopping at Wal-Mart, but especially loved spending time with her family and grandkids.  On Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the age of 74, she passed away at her residence. Friends may visit with Jewel’s family on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Services will begin at 1 p.m. with burial following in Maple Grove Cemetery.center_img To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal memories please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the Horning family.last_img read more


first_img The transmission main, which is part of the Ferry supply pipeline, has to be replaced due to unrepairable breaks which have disrupted water supplied to sections of the Corporate Area, since last December. The National Water Commission (NWC) says the broken 18-inch pipeline along Mandela Highway, is expected to be replaced by March. The National Water Commission (NWC) says the broken 18-inch pipeline along Mandela Highway, is expected to be replaced by March.“Work has started. Pipe laying [will] commence in another week or two,” NWC President, Mark Barnett, said during a press conference at the utility company’s corporate office in New Kingston on Friday (Jan. 11).The transmission main, which is part of the Ferry supply pipeline, has to be replaced due to unrepairable breaks which have disrupted water supplied to sections of the Corporate Area, since last December.Mr. Barnett said it was decided not to repair the 35-feet deep pipeline, which is over 50 years old and was already identified for replacement.“Under the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP), it was always envisioned to replace that main which was broken along with another major transmission main,” he said.Mr. Barnett noted that the NWC has been working to alleviate the water disruptions being experienced by some communities through scheduled distribution, which was implemented in December.“There are some customers that we know would’ve been out of water for a day and a half… two days… some places, up to four days. We recognize those situations and empathize and apologize for those,” he further stated.Mr. Barnett said the NWC is working to ensure that it serves as many customers as possible through the scheduling system, adding that where this is not possible, water will be trucked to the affected areas.“We have done that [trucked water] in a number of cases prior to [and following] schools re-opening. We will definitely be prioritizing schools and public health institutions… for trucking activity where water would not have been sufficient through the mains,” he said.Mr. Barnett said the NWC is aware that some communities, such as those along Molynes Road and Bay Farm Road, have not been getting water when scheduled, which he attributed to several factors.These, he indicated, include four major breaks on the Constant Spring 21-inch transmission main in the last week, resulting in the plant being shut down on each occasion to preserve water while effecting repairs.The NWC President advised that consequent on the extent of the roadworks and their complex nature, disruptions in the water supply are inevitable.He cited, as an example, the Constant Spring Road/Hagley Park Road corridor where drains are being put in, as well as a sewer pipe and water pipe. This is in addition to four existing transmission mains under Constant Spring Road.“[Additionally), we have to contend with telecommunications systems… so it is a very cumbersome activity. In our best effort, we try to maintain those existing mains in service so as to reduce any disruption. But [even with] the best effort, we are going to have disruptions, considering the crowded nature of the corridor,” he said.Mr. Barnett advised that the NWC is collaborating with the National Works Agency to carrying out major works, noting that in most cases, the NWC’s role is to replace or install new pipelines.He pointed out that Constant Spring Road, Mandela Highway, Hagley Park Road, and the Barbican Road project, completed some time ago, benefited from that level of collaboration.“We are not, as an enterprise, happy that in our collaboration, the disruption creates discomfort for residents in the communities. However, we want to assure that these disruptions are not lasting… they should be short. So we crave your indulgence and a little more patience,” Mr. Barnett said. Story Highlights “Work has started. Pipe laying [will] commence in another week or two,” NWC President, Mark Barnett, said during a press conference at the utility company’s corporate office in New Kingston on Friday (Jan. 11).last_img read more