Community Announcements: Nov. 9, 2017

Published 9:53 am Thursday, November 9, 2017

Democratic Woman’s Club to meet

The Democratic Woman’s Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant. Officers for 2018 will be elected. Members are asked to bring non-perishable food items for Fort Logan Ministries. All women are welcome.

Hats and Gloves benefit dance

A Hats and Gloves benefit dance will be held Friday, Nov. 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 1302 Stanford Road, Lancaster. Bring hats and gloves for admission. Spaghetti dinner is $5, children under six is $3. Silent auction!

Health Dept. closed for Veterans Day

The Lincoln County Health Department will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

Early Childhood Center new facility

Stanford Early Childhood Center will celebrate the opening of its facility, located at 903 Danville Ave., with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Nov 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be tours. Refreshments will be served.

LCRT to talk

teachers’ pensions

The Lincoln County Retired Teachers (LCRT) will meet Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant. A representative from KRTA insurance will be in attendance to give updates and to answer questions. Time will be given to discuss updates on teachers’ pensions situation. The LCRT are asking for members to bring canned goods to support Fort Logan Ministries.

Young to sign book

Want to know more about World War II in the Pacific from a veteran who survived four major battles? Ralph Young will be at Kroger in Danville on Friday, Nov. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m., to sign his recent book “Forgotten Warriors”.

Herndon Ave. closed for maintenance

Attention residents: Herndon Ave. will be blocked for approximately three weeks (starting Nov. 8) while the State is working on a water issue at the corner of Herndon Ave. and Lancaster Street.

Fort Logan Auxiliary selling poinsettias

Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary is conducing its annual poinsettia sale. Each red poinsettia will have five to seven blooms in a gold foil covered pot. Cost is $10 each. Deadline to order is November 26. Delivery date will be December 1. To order, call Adele DeFosset at (606) 365-2209 or Kim Ollish at (606) 365-4768. They will deliver locally. All proceeds benefit auxiliary projects.

Nature’s Thyme Herb Group to meet

Nature’s Thyme Herb group will meet Thursday, Nov. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for our annual potluck and planning meeting. Bring a yummy something and join us! We will be discussing the schedule and meetings for 2018 at the Garrard County Extension office.  (859) 792-3026.

Logan-Whitley DAR November meeting

Prospective members are invited to attend the Logan-Whitley DAR meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. (arrive before 5:30 p.m. and order your supper) at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant, 119 Metker Trail in Stanford. The program is Project Patriot (it’s Veterans Week, come join us for this special program). The speaker will be State Chairman Margie Shelton. Please bring any computer ink cartridges and Box Tops for Education to our meeting.

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.

 Closing early for

staff meeting

The Lincoln County Health Department will close at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 for a staff meeting.

Thanksgiving

holiday closings

Thanksgiving holiday closings:

•The Lincoln County Health Department will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24.

•The Lincoln County Public Library will be closed November 23-26.

Snow Royalty applications

Applications are now available for Snow Royalty. Snow Princess ages 4-6, Snow Duchess 7-9, and Countess 10-middle school. Applications are available at the Chamber office, at Blue Monday Pink Tuesday or online at lincolncountychamber.com. Interviews will be held at Fort Logan Hospital, Tuesday, Nov. 28, beginning at 6 p.m. for the princess, 6:30 p.m. for Duchess and 7 p.m. for Countess. Call the Chamber at 365-4118 for questions or more information. Entry fee is $20.

SBDM Council meetings

•Waynesburg SBDM Council will meet on: November 16 at 4 p.m. in the school library.

•Hustonville SBDM Council will meet on November 16 at 4:30 p.m.

•Highland SBDM Council will meet November 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the school library.

Healthy Holiday Habits Program

A Healthy Holiday Habits Program will be held every Monday at 1 p.m., from Nov. 6 through Dec. 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. For more info, call our office at (606) 365-2447.

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 lincolncountyparks.org 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.

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.

Bingo-Cize

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.

Good Grief Support Group

The Good Grief Support Group will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second and last Thursday of each month at the Lincoln County Public Library. Join our caring, compassionate atmosphere as we share life experience and understanding in times of grief and bereavement. Snacks and coffee will be provided. For more information, contact Stephanie Atkins, CMA/volunteer coordinator at (606) 669-4648 (cell) or home at (606) 758-4680.

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.

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 kybloodcenter.org.

Attention Medicare Beneficiaries!

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 lablaw.org/SHIP to find out more and to get information about upcoming enrollment events in your area.

Lincoln County Public Library Events

Library will be closed November 23-26. The library will be upgrading network equipment to increase capacity to connect to the Internet ad provide better service. No items will be due during this time. No late fees will be charged for those days.

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)

Tech Tuesdays: 6 to 7 pm. Nov. 7: Minecraft; Nov. 14: Lego Club; Nov. 21: Art Bots; Nov. 28: Mine Craft.

Fizz, Boom, Fun – 11 a.m., second Friday of each month.

For All Ages

First Wednesdays Art Works: Every first Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. – learn new art techniques. Registration is required. December 6: Photo Christmas Ornaments.

Family Game Night: Thursday, Nov. 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring the entire family to play. The library will provide games but feel free to bring your own. All ages welcome. Light snacks will be provided. For more information, call the library at 365-7513.

Pushing the Limits: Transformation – Thursday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. Select title: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Registration required. A light meal is included.

Short and Sweet Desserts – Friday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. Call to register. Presented by Rita Stewart, LC Extension Office.

60th Anniversary Raintree County – Thursday, Nov. 30. Movie showing at 2 p.m. Guest speaker, Elizabeth Kernen at 6 p.m.. She will speak on her experiences in the filming or Raintree County as Elizabeth Taylor’s double. Did you have a part, meet any of the actors and have a special memory about the movie. Please come and share.

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!

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class/Strong Women Program: Presented by the Lincoln County Health Dept. is held Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 at the Lincoln County Public Library. We will focus on flexibility and strength training exercises. New participants are always welcome.