Community Announcements: Oct. 13, 2016

Published 10:15 am Saturday, October 15, 2016

Applications are being accepted for Christmas parade royalty
Applications are now being taken for the Christmas Parade Royalty. Categories are Princess ages 4-6, Duchess ages 7-9, and Countess 10-middle school. Interviews will be held Thursday, Dec.1 beginning at 6 p m. Entry fee is $20.00. you can download an application at or pick one up at the Chamber of Commerce office, 201 E Main, Stanford. For questions, call 365-4118.

LC Health Department Staff Meeting
The Lincoln County Health Department will be close on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m. for a staff meeting.

LC Health Department closed for Election Day
The Lincoln County Health Department will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 8 due to the presidential election.

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Lincoln County Board of Health meeting
The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet in regular session on Tuesday, November 15th at 12:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Lincoln County Health Department, 44 Health Way, Stanford, KY

LC Health Department nurses to attend mandatory training
The Lincoln County Health Department will not have nursing staff on duty Thursday, Oct. 20 or Friday, Oct. 21 due to attending a mandatory training.

William Whitley House Halloween Spooktacular and Wicked Trail of Fear
The William Whitley House Halloween Spooktacular and Whitley’s Wicked Trail of Fear will be held Saturday, Oct. 29. Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Halloween Spooktacular including costume contests, music, dance, hayride and other family friendly fun. The haunted trail will begin at dark and may not be for the little ones. Admission is $5 and includes the family fun event and the haunted trail. For any questions, call the park at (606) 355-2881 or email Come if you Dare!

Voices of Hope Overdose Response Training
Voices of Hope Overdose Response Training will be held Tuesday, Nov 15 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Public Library. Training includes: how to recognize an overdose, who is at risk for an overdose, Kentucky Good Samaritan Law and how to respond to an overdose. Training is free, but space is limited, call (606) 365-4118 to reserve a spot. Sponsored by Lincoln County Safe Community.

Stanford Water flushing hydrants
The City of Stanford Waterworks employees will be flushing hydrants throughout the system starting Monday, Oct. 24 from 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. Flushing will continue through Friday, Oct. 28. Customers may experience discoloration in the water and should refrain from washing clothes at this time. Customers can turn on their faucets to clear up any discolored water.

Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary to sponsor annual Christmas Bazaar
The Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stanford Baptist Church Christian Life Center, located at 204 Church Street. This will be a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping with many vendors in one location! Some of the vendors include: Origami Owl, Southern Stitched, A&L Accessories, Scentsy, Just Jewelry and Boutique, Pink Zebra, Southern Charm, Martha Bastin, Teri Arn, Karen Hoorman, Tammy French, Hilltop Florist, Thirty-One, Janet Greer, Tastefully Simple, Janice Young, Stacey Erlandson, Kim Jones, Usborne Books, Candice Hensley and Kendra Mitchell. The Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary will also be having a hot dog luncheon that includes a topping bar, chips, cookies and drink for $6.

Blood Drive scheduled for Oct. 20
Area residents are invited to be life-savers at an upcoming blood drive scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Stanford Presbyterian Church in the fellowship hall located at 213 East Main Street in Stanford. Donors will receive a non-fasting cholesterol test. Results will be posted within five days after the blood drive at Blood donors must be 17-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. To scheduled a donation, visit or call 800-775-2522.

Sixth annual Pollyann Ridge Reunion
If you live on or ever lived on Pollyann Ridge, we are getting together to talk and reunite. Please bring food and memories. Also, please bring pictures and picture of your parents to display. We will meet at the Eubank Senior Citizens Center on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to ???

St. Sylvester Church to hold yard sale
A two day church sponsored community yard and bake sale in Ottenheim, Hwy. 643, 4 1/2 miles from Halls Gap at St. Sylvester Church will be held Friday, Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Oct 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All items have not been in a yard sale before. Lunch will be sold by church – chili and hot dogs. Call (606) 669-3255 for information. Some items include jewelry, antiques, furniture, big exercise bicycle, household, baked goodies, baby items, toys, Christmas items, tools, clothing, glassware and more. Rain or shine.

LC Retired Teachers to meet
Lincoln County Retired Teachers will meet Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center at 11:30 a.m. We will enjoy a potluck lunch, then we’ll be given health insurance updates and changes. Our service project is to bring items for the school backpack program. These items will be shared with a Family Resource Center in our county. We want all retired teachers to come and join us in a fellowship and informative time together.

LC Democrat Woman’s Club to meet
The Lincoln County Democrat Woman’s Club will meet Thursday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant in Stanford. Everyone is invited to attend. If you have questions, call (606) 346-3211.

Logan’s Fort to hold annual meeting
The Logan’s Fort’s annual meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Crab Orchard Room at the Lincoln County Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.

Volunteers needed for Bourbon Chase Race
Volunteers are needed to help out during the Bourbon Chase Race. Friday night starting at 7 p.m., Oct. 14. Stay all night or an hour or two. Please call the Chamber at 365-4118 or email Andrea at to be added to the volunteer schedule!

Cedar Creek Sportsman annual fish fry
Cedar Creek Sportsman’s Club’s annual fish fry will be held Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children five to 12 and four and under are free. Menu includes fish, hush puppies, potato wedges, cole slaw, dessert and drink. Will have a $500 cash raffle, four tickets to Noah’s Ark Park raffle and gun raffle. There will be door prizes, auction and lots of fun. Everyone is welcome.

Nature’s Thyme Herb Group October Meeting
The Nature’s Thyme Herb Group October meeting has been changed and turned into a field trip! Erin from Sassa Bella is opening up her store just for us. We will be taking home an 8oz. body lotion, that you custom scent and make, and a 2 oz. body butter stick. The field trip will be Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Sassa Bella, 229 Morris Drive, Harrodsburg, KY. PAID Nature’s Thyme Herb Group Members are FREE for this trip. The cost to non-members is $25 per person. There is a 30 person limit for this field trip. You must have your RESERVATION and PAYMENT in by OCTOBER 11. Cash or check MUST be paid in advance at the Extension Office to reserve your seat. Transportation is NOT provided.

Stanford Fire Department offering EMT class
Stanford Fire Department’s fall 2016 Emergency Medical Technician Class will begin Monday, Oct. 3. Classes will be held Monday – Wednesday each week from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information and fees, contact the Stanford Fire Department at (606) 365-4501 or go to the website at Class is open to the public.

Party at the Park
Party at the Park – Thriller Thursday will be held Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Southern Veteran’s Park Soccer Complex, 400 Hwy.150 East, Stanford. (Rain cancels). Fun! Fun! Fun! Events include: Costume Contest for ages 0-5 and 5-12 with prizes for first, second and third place in each age group. Judging at 7 p.m.; Face Painting; BYOP – Bring your own pumpkin painting; Music and Dancing including a Thriller Flash Mob; and Concessions sold by Lincoln Co. FFA; Give-A-Ways. All activities are free. Smoking and pets are prohibited at this event.

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.

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

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.

New Booty Camp to begin
Holidays are right around the corner, so join our Booty Camp 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.

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.

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 p.m. 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.

October events at William Whitley House
October events to be held at the William Whitley House: Saturday, October 22 – Park Hayride and activities ($5 fee); and Saturday, Oct. 29 – Haunted Trail ($5 fee). 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 are being held 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.

GED classes to be held in Crab Orchard
GED classes at Crab Orchard Elementary are held every Tuesday at 1 p.m. in C.O.E.S. Conference Room. Please R.S.V.P at (606) 365-5831 to Gail Owens or (606) 365-9665 to Lincoln County Adult Ed.

Upward Basketball and Cheer Fall League
Stanford Baptist Church is holding an Upward Basketball and Cheer League. Final registration date is 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. Stanford Rotary Programs for the Month of October are: October 17 – Operation Christmas Child; Oct 24 – UTG Company; October 31 – Rotary District Governor.

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: November 15, January 10, 2017, February 14, 2017, March 14, 2017, April 11, 2017 and May 9, 2017

Lincoln County Public Library October Events
Hours for the Lincoln County Library are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Children and Teens Programs
Toddler Tales – 18 mo-3 years: Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Preschool Story Hour: Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Fizz, Boom, Fun (ages 3-5): Friday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m.
Minecraft Club: Tuesday 18 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Lego Club: Tuesdays, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
Creepy Critters: Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m.
Totally Untidy Toddlers: Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m.
Adult Programs
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class: Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Book Discussion Club: Monday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m.
•Tricks for your Treats: Rita Stewart from the Lincoln County Extension Office will join us on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. to share ideas for Halloween fun. Call (606) 365-7513 to register.
•SourceHOV Career Fair: Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.. SourceHOV is looking for qualified individuals to fill open positions (Data Entry Clerks and Mail Clerks) in their Mount Vernon location.
• Murder Mystery: Murder at the Walgrave Astoria: Teens and Adults are invited to join us for our interactive Murder Mystery to be held Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. Participants will be assigned characters and will work together to solve a murder at the Walgrave Astoria. This will be a fun Halloween Costume Ball. Registration is required for this event by Saturday, Oct. 15. To register, call the Library at (606) 365-7513.
Get Crafty at the Library
•Happy Scrappers: Bring your scrapbook or craft project and supplies on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and spend the day working on your unfinished projects. If you are new to the group, bring pictures, scissors, acid fee glue and a sack lunch including a drink. There is no cost to joining this group. Free and open to all ages.
• Zentangle: Come enjoy creating a Zentangle project on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 10 to noon. Learn drawing techniques, enjoy getting together and relax with the stress relieving meditative music. Call (606) 365-7513 to register.

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