Portia Ezell and Paul Fourshee, both members of the museum’s board of directors, made the announcement at last week’s board meeting. The two both once belonged to Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre, also known as SKIT. At a previous meeting, Ezell and Fourshee discussed inviting the remaining members to join them. This meant that they not only got to keep the catchy acronym, but also the remaining members’ resources and participation.
“This is a win-win opportunity for both organizations, enabling the arts center to move forward more rapidly in offering an active, vibrant performing arts group that already has a long, successful history,” Fourshee said in a press release.
Ezell said that SKIT was incorporated in 1981 and performed in Trigg, Todd, Caldwell and Christian counties. She said its first performance was in August 1981 at the annual Thomas-Bridges Association meeting.
At the same meeting, the board also discussed how to spend a $10,000 Renaissance on Main grant of which they were recently notified. The grant stipulates that the work must be done on the outside of the building, and must be completed by Nov. 30. Fourshee said that if the museum accepted the grant, it would probably have to dip into its CDs so that the work could be finished and the museum could be reimbursed by that time.
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