Community Announcements: September 15, 2016

Published 11:01 pm Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lincoln County ASAP/Champions
A meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the lower level conference room of Lincoln County Health Department. Access is from rear parking lot.
Champions will conduct business during the first portion of this time, while ASAP’s portion should commence at approximately 12 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring their own lunch and eat during the meeting, as we know most get only so much time away from their jobs for lunch. If members cannot attend and you have a designate who is approved to cast your vote, please have them attend in your stead.

New Booty Camp to begin
Holidays are right around the corner, so join our Booty Camp that began on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. for a TURKEY DAY COUNTDOWN fitness program that will last 9 weeks!! We meet twice a week, Monday’s at 7 p.m. and Thursday’s at 7:30 p.m. Don’t let the holiday calories “weigh you down” with a great all over body workout that caters to all fitness levels!! Please call or text Kristian Bell at (859) 516-3730 for more details.

Irvin Family Reunion
It’s time to celebrate our family! Sunday, September 25 at 1 p.m. at the Broughtontown Community Center we will be having our Irvin Family Reunion. Bring a covered dish and lots of love. All are invited.

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LC Relay for Life Tractor Ride
The annual Lincoln County Relay for Life Tractor Ride is set for Saturday, Sept. 25. Registration is from 8:30-9:45 a.m. and the ride begins at 10, starting from Veteran’s Park for a 22-mile ride through the Moreland area. Lunch will be served at the Moreland Christian Church (provided by the Lincoln County Cattlemen and Relay teams). Bring a tractor, or just plan to ride on the wagon! The cost is $10 per person and includes lunch. Children under 10 ride free. For more information, contact Kenny Stamper (606) 510-4036. All profits benefit the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

Cedar Creek Sportsman Club meetings
The Cedar Creek Sportsman Club meets every third Tuesday of the month with a meeting and meal. Membership is $60/year. Anyone wanting to rent building, please contact Phyllis Adams at (606) 355-0276.

Ephraim accepting Medicaid Nurse Aid Training course applications
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is accepting applications for a Medicaid Nurse Aide Training Course. Medicaid Nurse Aides are usually responsible for tasks such as: Checking and recording patient’s temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respirations; Assisting patients with activities of daily living; and Assisting with patient’s personal hygiene. The next training course begins October 17 and continues through November 14. Classes will meet October 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27 & November 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The training course will be held at the Gilcher Building in the Barton Room. Enrollment is limited and based on an application/interview process and the submission of required documents. Participants must have a high school diploma or GED. To apply, or for more information, please contact the Ephraim McDowell Health Associate Education Department at (859) 239-1607 or email

Community Needs Forum
A Community Needs Forum will be held Thursday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. at Bluegrass Community Action Partnership, 201 E. Main Street, Suite 5, Stanford. Help us reach everyone in need! Your voice counts. Lincoln County needs you, too.

Forkland Festival play, race tickets available online
The Forkland Community Center has now setup a system for the purchase of dinner and play tickets for the Oct. 14 and 15 Forkland Heritage Festival and Revue. There are three types of tickets for each night of the festival: Drama Only (no dinner included), Bean Supper and Drama, and Potato Soup Supper and Drama. Go to and there is another link to go to a secure third-party ticket sales site where tickets can be purchased online.
To purchase tickets for Friday night, select the Oct. 14 event labelled Friday night. To purchase tickets for Saturday night, select the Oct. 15 event labelled Saturday night. After selecting the event with the correct date and day, press “Buy tickets” and you will see the three ticket choices.
The link above also shows a link for the Fox and Hound Walk and Race on Saturday morning of the festival. There is only one ticket or entry fee for that event.
The ticket site we accepts PayPal or credit card information.For questions about the ticket site, please email the webmaster at

LC Health Department to begin free smoking cessation class
The Lincoln County Health Department is offering the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking program. This is a free 8-week smoking cessation class that is open to anyone living or working in Lincoln County. The nicotine patch will be provided free as well. The class begins Sept. 20 and will meet each Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Lincoln County Health Department. Registration is required by calling Lee Ann Taylor at the health department at (606) 365-3106.

Cliffview’s annual craft fair
Cliffview’s annual craft fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to ??? at the Cliffview Retreat and Conference Center, 789 Bryant’s Camp Road, Lancaster (just 2 miles off Ky 34 on Herrington Lake). Activities include food, games, shopping for unique items such as handmade, repurposed crafts, crafts featuring Kentucky, and woodworking crafts made in our local community and nearby communities. If you are interested in renting a booth, call (859) 792-3333.

City of Stanford Fall Clean-Up
The City of Stanford’s fall clean-up will be Sept. 26-30 and Oct 3-7. Items to be picked up are to be placed by the curb. In addition to regular household goods we will also pickup tree limbs and branches. All branches or tree limbs are to be no longer than 6 feet in length and must be bundled. Items that will not be picked up are tires, batteries, paint and hazardous liquids.

4-H Rabbit Club Kick-off
The 4-H Rabbit Club Kick-off will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Community Center. Ages 9-18 years old. Everyone is invited to join our Rabbit Club. Cookies and drinks will be provided at the kick-off.

Join our Walking Program
Join us for a Walking Program to increase your physical activity from Sept. 12 through Nov. 7. Meeting times are 12:15 to 12:50 p.m. at the Community Building at the Soccer Complex. Instructor will be Rita Stewart. Participants will meet once a week and walk. Members will walk at their own pace and will not be competing with others in the program. While doing so, we will also learn about the importance of walking and other forms of cardiovascular activity in our daily routines. Participants will be asked to keep a walking log and to turn that log in at the end of this program. End of program drawings will be done for all participants who successfully complete the program. Cooperating sponsor is Lincoln County Parks and Recreation. Call the Lincoln County Extension Office at (606) 365-2447 to register.

Trick or Treat at the Stanford Drive-In
The Lincoln County Chamber Safe Trick or Treat will be held beginning at 5 pm on Monday, Oct. 31, at the Stanford Drive In. Come out for some great trick or treating, concessions stand will be open, movie at dusk. Call Denise for questions, (859) 749-5740.

Fall into Autumn with Johnny Appleseed
Fall into Autumn with Johnny Appleseed on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. Tips, tricks and recipes for using apples presented by Rita Stewart, Lincoln County Extension Office. Please sign up by Sept. 19 so that we will have enough apples.

September events at William Whitley House
September 20 – Tuesday Tea on the lawn ($20 per seating). All events and activities require registration in advance. Call (606) 355-2881 for deadline to register and park times. A tour of house is included with each activity. Check website for details. Visit, like and share our Facebook page, William Whitley House State Historic Site.

Square Dance lessons begin
Fort Logan Pioneers Square Dance Club mainstream lessons began Sept. 6 located at the Habitat Building, 4160 Hwy. 27 South, Stanford from 7 to 9 p.m. First lesson is free. Call (859) 410-4556 for more information.

Upward Basketball and Cheer Fall League
Stanford Baptist Church is holding an Upward Basketball and Cheer League. Registration dates are September 24, October 1 and October 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Stanford Baptist Christian Life Center or you can register Monday-Friday at the church office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for the league is $60. The league is for ages 4 year olds through the eighth grade. Upward Sports athletes experience the 360 Progression, which is a uniquely designed sports experience that develops the total athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. It is modeled in Luke 2:52 – “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” The 360 Progression helps young athletes discover and develop the skills they need to perform both on and off the field or court. It also creates individuals of strong character, confidence, and faith. The church is located at 204 Church Street in Stanford. If you have questions, please call the church office at (606) 365-2178.

Bluegrass Stockyards Restaurant extending hours
The Bluegrass Stockyards Restaurant now as extended hours. They are open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and later on sale days. They are also open every third Friday night of each month. The restaurant serves breakfast and plate lunches.

Stanford Rotary Club Monday meetings, speakers
The Stanford Rotary Club meets most Mondays at noon, at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Speaker schedule for September: September 12-Jamie Greathouse-Bluegrass Community Action; September 19-Mark Upchurch-Lincoln County Schools; September 26-Deb Larkin-Bluegrass Greensourse. All are welcome to attend!

Safety Day
Safety Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veteran’s Park (softball complex), 567 Goshen Road. Come join the fun and experience hands-on duties of a firefighter, EMS, police and other emergency services. Open to the public – all ages welcome. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available to purchase. For more information, contact Kim Ollish at (606) 365-4768.

Downtown Stanford Car Show every month
The Stanford Car Show features classic cars and food on Main Street in downtown Stanford on the third Friday of every month at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Merle Miracle at (606) 669-0328.

Hustonville Elementary SBDM meetings
Hustonville Elementary 2016-17 SBDM meetings will be held starting at 4:00 pm in the school library on the following dates: September 13, October 4, November 15, January 10, 2017, February 14, 2017, March 14, 2017, April 11, 2017 and May 9, 2017

Lincoln County Public Library Events
Children and Teen programs:
Toddler Tales – Thursdays, 10 a.m.
Preschool Story Hour – Thursdays, 11 a.m.
Minecraft Club – Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6 to7 p.m.
Junior Gardener’s Club – Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.
Lego Club – Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.
Adult Programs:
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class – Mondays, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.
Zentangle/Adult Coloring – Thursday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m.
Happy Scrappers Crafting Club – Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fall into Autumn – Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.
Book Discussion Club – Monday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m.

Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night is every Friday night at 7 p.m. at the historic L&N Depot.