Community Announcements: March 9, 2017

Published 4:59 pm Thursday, March 9, 2017

LC Public Library Board meeting change

The regular Library Board meeting on Monday, March 13 at 10 am has been cancelled. The Library Board will have a special called meeting on Monday, March 13 at 4 p.m.

Upcoming blood drive

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Blood transfusions are needed by many Kentuckians. Cancer patients often require blood transfusions to help rebuild their blood supply during cancer treatments. Trauma patients need blood immediately to get them stable. These Kentucky patients depend on the generosity of blood donors to support them on their road to recovery. Area donors are invited to give so others may live at the upcoming Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) blood drive scheduled for Thursday, March 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the fellowship room at the Stanford Presbyterian Church, 213 East Main Street, Stanford. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a short-sleeve gray T-shirt. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by calling 800-775-2522, ext. 3758. Blood donors must be 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements.

Chamber and Operate Unite

hosting prevention training

The Chamber of Commerce and Operation UNITE will be holding a free 1 hour suicide prevention training on Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Public Library. Guest speaker is Judge Debra Hembree Lambert, Ky. Court of Appeals – Certified QPR Trainer. The training is open to anyone interested especially medical professionals, ministers, counselors, teachers, police and other first responders. Call Andrea Miller at the Chamber to reserve your seat, (606) 365-4118. Each participant will be given a pocket sized reference booklet to keep to assist them if faced with a person in a suicide crisis. 

Democratic Woman’s Club to meet

The Democratic Woman’s Club will meet at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant on Thursday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Jann Baughman speaking on Women’s Health Issues. All ladies are invited to attend.

Nature’s Thyme Herb Group to meet

Join the Nature’s Thyme Herb Group on Thursday, March 9 at 7 p.m. for their monthly meeting. The group will be making Garden Markers. Babette Overman will give tips and tricks on how to create fun and affordable ways to mark your plantings. You will be taking home a few of your own! Light refreshments will be provided by Kristina Beaman. Please contact Garrad County Extension office to reserve your seat at (859) 792-3026.

Youth Baseball/Girls Softball/Wee Ball/T-ball Registration

2017 Youth Baseball/Girls Softball/Wee Ball/T-ball Registration is March 6-24. You can register online at or in the park office M-F 10AM-4PM. Baseball/Wee Ball/ T-Ball is $65. Girls Softball $60. For ages 4-12.

Free Yoga Class

Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center is offering a free Yoga class for seniors 60 and older. The class will be held on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the LC Senior Citizens Center, 100 Senior Way, beginning March 3 and will run for eight weeks. For registration call (606) 365-9016.

Basket Workshop

An advanced class at basket making (8 inch Round Spider Weave with handle) will be held Saturday, March 25 at the Old Fort Harrod State Park at James Harrod Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Call (859) 734-3314 for more information and to register by March 19. Mary Barlow, instructor.

LC Republican Party to hold elections

The Lincoln County Republican Party will meet Tuesday, March 14, at the Lincoln County Public Library to hold Precinct Committee Elections to elect local officers for four-year terms. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts at 7 p.m.  

Heritage Hospice Volunteer Training

Heritage Hospice, Inc., will host a Volunteer Training session on Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heritage Hospice office at 120 Enterprise Drive in Danville. Interested persons willing to donate their time and talents to the Hospice Program are welcome to attend. Volunteer opportunities include clerical work, patient visits, fundraising and special events. For information, call the Heritage Hospice office and ask for the volunteer department (859) 236-2425. Deadline to register for the training class is Wednesday, March 15.

Father/Daughter Dance

The Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce presents the first annual Father/Daughter Dance! This will be held Saturday, March 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Stanford Ballroom, above the Bluebird. Fathers, uncles, grandfathers or father figures are invited to spend an enchanted evening full of music, dancing, light snacks and desserts, photos, silent auction and more. Ticket prices are $20 couple and additional $5 for an additional daughter. Contact any Chamber Board member or call the Chamber office at (606) 365-4118 for tickets. Music by Tim Estes.

Nominations for Chamber Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Annual Chamber Banquet Awards, April 11. Nominations will be accepted for Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Healthcare Provider and The Big Apple Award. Nomination forms are available on line at, or at the Chamber office, 201 E Main, Stanford. Please call the Chamber for questions, (606) 365-4118.

Lincoln County Public Library Events

Hours for the Lincoln County Library are: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact (606) 365-7513 for more information about any of the following programs. 

Preschool Programs: 

The Lincoln County Public Library now offers six story times each week as well as monthly Science Time for preschoolers.

Mondays, 10 a.m. – McKinney Baptist Church  

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – Pleasant View Baptist Church

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – Crab Orchard City Hall

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – Westside Community United Methodist Church

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – Toddler Tales at the Library (ages 18 months – 3 years)

Thursdays, 11 a.m. – Preschool Storytime at the Library (ages 3-5 years)

Second Friday of each month, 11 a.m. – Fizz, Boom, Fun! (ages 3-6) 

For All Ages

Zentangle 101: Third Thursday of every month, 10 a.m. to noon. A different Zentangle project will be instructed step by step. Beginners and experts are welcome to attend. The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Call the library to register (365-7513).

Engineering Science Expo: Saturday, March 11 at 12 p.m. Explore the concepts of physics through a series of hands-on engineering challenges.