Community Announcements: Nov. 16, 2017

Published 12:27 pm Thursday, November 16, 2017

Open enrollment for health insurance

Open enrollment for health insurance through HealthCare.gov runs November 1 through December 15. If you do not have coverage through HealthCare.gov today but think you may qualify – this is your chance to enroll. Go to HealthCare.gov to find out! Act now to ensure you have insurance coverage by January 1.  Visit healthcare.gov or call your local liaison: for Lincoln and Boyle counties, Linda East (859) 339-2308; for Garrard and Jessamine counties, call Michelle Ballew at (502) 682-0944; for Mercer County you may call Kim Velasco at (502) 682-0512 or Agatha Henry at (502) 682-3721.

Memorial High

ladies luncheon

The Class of 1969 Memorial High School ladies luncheon will be held Friday, Dec. 1 at noon at Kentucky Depot Restaurant. Any questions, call (606) 379-2343. Come join us.

Stanford P&Z

meeting changed

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Stanford Planning and Zoning Board, will meet tonight (Thursday, Nov. 16) at 6 p.m. at the historic L & N Depot.

Tax preparation

class

Patriot Tax Service will hold classes (no charge) of tax preparation starting December 5 and running through January 11. The class will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stanford office. For more information, contact Marsha at (859) 583-0798.

Holiday food drive

The third annual “Bringing in the Christmas Season with Song-Food Drive” sponsored by the Stanford Lion’s Club will be held Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church, 2294 Hwy. 27 South (one mile south of Lincoln County High School). Admission is non-perishable food. Join us in welcoming the holiday season with some wonderful local singers and entertainers. Refreshments will be served.

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.

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 more information. Entry fee is $20.

Meet the Author 

Meet author Angela Correll at the Lincoln County Public Library on Monday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. She will discuss the May Hollow Trilogy featuring Grounded, Guarded, and the newly release Granted. Paperback and hardback books will be available for purchase. Contact the library for more information at (606) 365-7513.

Herndon Ave. closed for maintenance

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

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.

Christmas at

Logan’s Fort

Join us for an open house to celebrate the construction of our new cabins. Experience Logan’s Fort as it would have been decorated in the late 1700’s. Open house is from 2 to 4 on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Fort Logan Auxiliary selling poinsettias

Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary is conducting 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.

Thanksgiving holiday closings

•The Lincoln County Health Department will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

•The Lincoln County Public 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.

Rec League basketall registration

6th-8th Grade Rec League Basketball registration will 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 Board of Health

The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Lincoln County Health Department, 44 Health Way, Stanford.

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.

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.

Healthy Holiday Habits Program

A Healthy Holiday Habits Program will be held every Monday at 1 p.m., 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).

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 and 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 p.m. 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.

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.

Meet the Author: Angela Correll at Lincoln County Public Library on Monday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. Angela Correll will discuss the May Hollow Triology featuring Grounded, Guarded, and the newly release Granted. Paperback and hardback books will be available for purchase. Please contact the library for more information at (606) 365-7513.

60th Anniversary Raintree County – Thursday, Nov. 30. Movie showing at 2 p.m (Elizabeth Kernen will be on hand for the first hour to point out local scenes). As guest speaker, Kernen will be at the library at 6 p.m. She will speak on her experiences in the filming of 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.

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.