Community Announcements: Oct. 26, 2017

Published 9:37 am Thursday, October 26, 2017

Stanford City Council agenda

Stanford City Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the L & N Depot. Agenda includes: Bourbon Chase Committee update; 2nd reading of ordinance amending code enforcement officer duties; update ordinances; feedback from Mayor on council concerns; annexation of property on Hwy. 27; and declare several police department vehicles as surplus.

Attention Medicare Beneficiaries!

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It’s the time of year again to compare your Medicare Prescription drug or Medicare Advantage plan. If you or someone you know receives Medicare or will soon be a Medicare beneficiary, keep the following dates in mind and mark them in your calendar.  Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15 and goes through December 7. If you are currently enrolled, thinking of switching or just want to see if you are getting the best plan for your money, Medicare Open Enrollment is the time to do just that. Comparing plans during open enrollment ensures that you have the health or drug plan that will fit your needs for 2018. The SHIP Program, a non-profit organization, will provide comparison assistance at no charge to you. SHIP does NOT sell or endorse any insurance company. We are here to help you make informed decisions with regards to your Medicare needs. Call the SHIP Program at 1-866-516-3051 or visit to find out more and to get information about upcoming enrollment events in your area.

Diabetes Support Group

The Lincoln County Diabetes Support Group will meet Thursday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Lincoln County Health Department. The topic for November is “Kidney Health”. Anyone is welcome to attend. For questions, you can call Lee Ann Taylor at the health department at (606) 365-3106.

Healthy Holiday Habits Program

A Healthy Holiday Habits Program will be held every Monday at 1 p.m., from November 6 through December 18 at the Lincoln County Extension Office, 104 Metker Trail. Discussion: Avoid gaining those unwanted holiday pounds.Fun group classes focusing on healthy eating, budgeting, exercise and more. You’ll get to sample free, tasty recipes and receive a free kitchen tool every week. For more info, call our office at (606) 365-2447. (*Participants with perfect attendance will be entered into a drawing to win a brand new Instant Pot).

Flushing of fire hydrants

The City of Stanford Waterworks employees will be flushing hydrants throughout the system through Friday, Oct. 27. 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.

Christmas bazaar

Crab Orchard Church of God on Cedar Street will hold a Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A wide variety of vendors will be on hand. A chili lunch will be available. For more information, contact Mark Shelton at  (606) 669-3728.

Rec League basketball registration

6th-8th Grade Rec League Basketball registration will begin Monday, Nov 6 and continue through Nov 27. Co-ed league for anyone in 6th-8th grades. Cost is $45. Games are played at Lincoln County Community Center (formerly Kings Mt. Elementary). You can register by going to or in the park office Monday-Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. (Closed on Nov 10, 23, 24, and weekends).

LC Historical Society Christmas dinner

The Lincoln County Historical Society will hold its Christmas dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stanford Ballroom Facility (above Bluebird on Main Street). Guest speaker will be Eric Brooks, curator/site manager of Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate in Lexington. A presentation of “Objects of Greatest Admiration, a History of Henry Clay in 25 Objects”. The dinner will be catered in buffet style. Please send check for $20 per person (includes dinner, drinks, rent of table linen, utensils, plates and decorations) by Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Lincoln County Historical Society, P.O. Box 570, Stanford, KY 40484.

Trick or Treat hours set

•The City of Crab Orchard Trick of Treat hours are Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

•The City Council and County Judge have set the hours of Trick or Treat for Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be county-wide Trick or Treating during these hours. Please be safe, curious and respectful.

Blood drive set 

Big Blue Crush, the annual blood battle between Kentucky and Tennessee fans, turns 30 this year. To assure a ready blood supply for the holidays, Kentucky Blood Center and Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville have had an ongoing friendly competition to see whose donors can give the most blood the week prior to Thanksgiving week. Kentucky, which has won the past seven years, leads the rivalry 16 to 12 with one tie. As a thank you for saving a life, Kentucky donors will receive a Crush T-shirt and a chance to win tickets to the Kentucky-Louisville football game on Nov. 25. Kentucky fans can give blood during Big Blue Crush on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1  to  6 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the Stanford Presbyterian Church, 213 East Main in Stanford. Blood donors must be at least 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. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at

10th annual Veterans Appreciation Day

The 10th annual Veterans Appreciation Day will be held Friday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Danville National Guard Armory to honor all veterans from Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer. A shuttle service will be provided from the Danville Stadium. Disabled parking available. Fish and barbecue dinners will be served. Door prizes. This is held by the Heritage Hospice, Inc. Veterans Committee.

Lincoln County Farm Bureau fruit orders

It’s time to order your fruits and nuts from Farm Bureau. Lincoln County Farm Bureau is once again offering fruits and nuts for sale to Farm Bureau members. Order forms are available at the Farm Bureau offices in Stanford and Moreland. Orders will be accepted through November 2.

LC Republican Party candidate recruitment 

The Lincoln County Republican Party will begin candidate recruitment for the 2018 County Elections on November 14, at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Public Library. Those interested in seeking election or reelection to County office as a Republican should attend if possible.

Chili Cook-Off and Spooktacular Festival

The City of Crab Orchard is hosting a Chili Cook-Off and Spooktacular Festival on Saturday, Oct 28 on Main Street. Events will run from 3 to 11 p.m. Entry fee for chili cook off is $10 and the winner takes all. Cooking time starts at 3 p.m., tasting will begin at 5 p.m. and judging will stop at 7 p.m. Tasting and judging fee is $5 per person to purchase bracelet in order to eat, taste and judge entries. There also will be adult pumpkin carving contests, children pumpkin painting contest, children costume contest, cake and pie auction, sack races, pumpkin roll, hay rides and a street dance with band Lawless. Contact Crab Orchard City Hall for more information.

Self-offense classes

for women

Are you really prepared to do what it takes if your life is threatened? McDowell Wellness Center can help with the new “self-offense” class for women. Participants will learn to do what it takes when their life is at stake. Specifically, how to survive the most critical five seconds of their life.  Self-offense takes a different approach than self-defense.  Self-offense focuses on actions that can be taken during an attack. Classes will be held each Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning November 1. The class will be taught by Michael H. Swain. Swain is a personal protection  agent for the United States Department of Defense and Department of State, a USMC veteran and a personal trainer. For more information or to register, please call McDowell Wellness Center at (859) 936-9355.

7th Annual

Pollyann Ridge reunion

The 7th annual Pollyann Ridge reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to ??? at the Eubank Senior Citizens Center.  The reunion is for everyone who lives on or lived on Pollyann Ridge. Please bring food, memories, and photos to display for everyone to enjoy.

Lions Club monthly meetings

The Lions Club meets on the first and third Mondays of every month at the Lincoln County Public Library. The public is encouraged to attend and are invited to join the Lions Club. The Lions Club is here to serve the community. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Call (207) 239-4766 to reach Lion Bob Swett or call the Lincoln County Public Library at (606) 365-7513 with any questions.

American Legion Post 18 monthly meetings

The American Legion Post 18 in Stanford meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln County Public Library, 2nd floor. All veterans are welcome.

City of Stanford city wide cleanup 

The second week for the City of Stanford city wide fall cleanup is October 23-27. All items for pickup are to be placed at the curb. Items exempt from pickup are tires, batteries, paint cans, all hazardous chemicals. Tree limbs no longer than 6 feet and tied in bundles and placed by the curb will be picked up. For questions, call Stanford City Hall at (606) 365-4500.

William Whitley House October events

Halloween Spook-tacular and Whitley’s Wicked Trail – Oct. 27 and 28 – small fee. Children participate in costume contest and other fun activities. Adults and the brave at heart can venture the haunted trail deep into the dark paths of the unknown. Not recommended for young – use parental guidance. No reservations required.

Burial plots

Buffalo Springs Cemetery Board is notifying the public that effective October 1, the cost of burial plots at Buffalo Springs Cemetery will be $1,000.

Square Dance lessons

Fort Logan Pioneer Square Dance lessons are now available at First Southern Veterans Park community building, 567 Goshen Rd., Stanford from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn Western Square Dancing and line dancing. First two lessons are free. Call Judy at (606) 669-0133 or Jerry at (859) 410-4556.


Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center presents Bingo-Cize every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m in the center’s dining room. Age 60 and over. Free class. Call (606) 365-9016 to register.

LC Farmers Market open

Lincoln County Farmers Market is now open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day or until sold out. We are located 1/4 mile on 150 going toward Crab Orchard on the left in the Veterans Ball Park. For market information call (606) 669-3374.

New book store seeks local artists to display work

The Rabbit Hole, a new book store in town is looking for local artists to display their work at the store, located at 713 E Main, Stanford. If you are interested, please contact Dustin at (606) 510-1140.

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.

Stanford Rotary Club meetings

The Stanford Rotary Club meets most Mondays at noon, at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant. Anyone is welcome to attend.

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 story times each week as well as monthly Science Time for preschoolers.

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 4-5 years)

Tinker Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to noon in the Markerspace.

Tech Tuesdays: 6 to 7 pm.

For All Ages

First Wednesdays Art Works: Every first Wednesday  of each month at 11 a.m. – learn new art techniques. Registration is required. Nov. 1 – Christmas tags.

SKILLS U presents GED Instruction on Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Call (606) 365-9665 for more information. GED instruction that is taught by caring, knowledgeable staff, available face-to-face and online, designed to help make tough subjects more understandable and FREE!

Spooktacular Science – Thursday, Oct. 26, 6 to 7 p.m. Bring your whole family to the library to see some spooky science experiments. Free and open to all ages.

Imagination Station: Costume Party at the library on Friday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. FREE fun activities for children ages 2-5. Wear your favorite costume and come have fun! Costume optional. All kids who attend will receive a goody bag and a free book.

Glow Party – Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 7 p.m. Tweens & Teens join us for some glow in the dark science activities!

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class/Strong Women Program: Held Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 at the Lincoln County Public Library. We will focus on flexibility and strength training exercises.