Community Announcements: Nov. 30, 2017

Published 8:16 pm Thursday, November 30, 2017

 MHS 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.

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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.

Christmas Bazaar

Crab Orchard Elementary PTO is hosting its sixth annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school cafeteria. There will be around 20 vendors. Door prizes will be available at some of the vendor’s tables. There will be a silent auction and refreshments.

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.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast and shopping with Santa will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Lincoln County Extension Office. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $5 and includes pancakes, sausage, drink and photo with Santa. Vendors will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (606) 365-2447.

4-H Horse Club

4-H Horse Club will meet Monday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m., at the Boyle County Extension Office.

4-H Livestock Club

4-H Livestock Club will meet Saturday, Dec. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.., at the Boyle County Extension Office.


Festitivies 101

Holiday Festivities 101 will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Extension Office. Instructors are Rita Stewart and Mary Hixson, County Extension Agents. Learn about making creative desserts and appetizers, gifts in a jar, canning jar ring ornaments, jams and jellies (using electric jam and jelly maker), tablescaping and table settings. For more information, contact Rita Stewart at (606) 365-2447 or Mary Hixson at (859) 792-3026. Cost is $5 and you must pre-register to reserve space. Payment is due by Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Logan-Whitley Chapter, DAR annual Christmas Dinner

Join us for our annual Logan-Whitley DAR Christmas dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m at Cindy Williams, 4000 Knob Lick Road, Stanford. There is no better place to get into the holiday spirit than at Cindy’s. She is the decorator extraordinaire!! DEADLINE for reservations is: Tuesday, Dec. 5. Cost is $16 per person. Make check payable to Logan-Whitley Chapter (the meal will be caterer by “Gourmet Goodies by Thelma”). Send your reservation to: Lynda Closson, 3970 Knob Lick Road, Stanford, KY 40484.

Diabetes Support Group to meet

The Lincoln County Diabetes Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at the health department. The topic for December is “Conquering the Grocery Store”.  Anyone is welcome to attend. For questions, call Lee Ann Taylor at the health department at (606) 365-3106.

Christmas Open House

Christmas Open House at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ottenheim will be Sunday, Dec. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. Welcome and refreshments is at 2 p.m.; music – The Believers from Corbin – 2:30 p.m.; and Christmas message from Bro. Dan Gutenson at 3:30 p.m. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase. Everything goes to building fund. Donations can be mailed to: Immanuel Lutheran Fund, Lincoln County Historical Society, PO Box 570, Stanford, KY 40484.

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.

Drugs in Plain Sight

Drugs in Plain Sight – join us for a night of pertinent information about the drugs affecting our community and ways to protection your children. Trooper Robert Purdy of the Kentucky State Police will meet with the community on Monday, Dec. 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County High School auditorium. For more information, contact Mindy Stevens, Lincoln County Youth Service Center, (606) 365-2671.

Cedar Creek Sportsman meeting

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.

Open enrollment for health insurance

Open enrollment for health insurance through runs November 1 through December 15. If you do not have coverage through today but think you may qualify—this is your chance to enroll. Go to to find out! Act now to ensure you have insurance coverage by January 1.  Visit or call your local assistor: 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.

Beard and Mustache Competition

Come one, come all, to the first annual My Brother’s Keepers, Inc. Beard and Mustache competition commonly known as “Beardtucky” on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Rockcastle County Middle School. Doors open at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place for 10 categories. Categories include a women’s and children’s category. Women and children, make your own beards (yarn, feathers, candy, etc.) And compete along side of the bearded men. Don’t have a beard? You’re still invited. This event will also include dozens of local vendors, food vendors, as well as a silent auction and live music. There’ll be something for the whole family. Including Santa Claus himself, pictures will be available. This is a fundraising event for My Brother’s Keepers, Inc. Competitors $10 and spectators $2.

Blood drive

The need for blood doesn’t take a holiday during the holidays. However, blood donations can frequently slow down due to travel and other festivities that keep many regular donors from giving blood. This month, Kentucky Blood Center is inviting Kentuckians to roll up their sleeves, donate blood and be a Holiday Hero to a Kentucky patient. The next blood drive in the Lincoln County community is Thursday, Dec. 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the fellowship room  at the Stanford Presbyterian Church,  213 East Main. All donors will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card! Ask how you can help the Salvation Army. To schedule your life-saving appointment or to get more information, call 800-775-2522, ext. 3758. As always, walk-ins are also welcome. 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

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.

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.

SBDM Councils

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•Waynesburg SBDM Council will meet on: Thursday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. in the school library.

• Highland SBDM Council will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the school library.

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.

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.

Stanford Rotary Club meetings

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

Open Mic Night

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

New book store seeks local artists to display work at store 

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.

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.

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.

Photos with Santa: Saturday, Dec. 2 from noon until 2 p.m. at the library. Meet Santa, make holiday crafts and get a FREE 4×6 photo with Santa.

Gingerbread House Workshop: Thursday, Dec. 14, 4 to 7 p.m., Stop in any time between 4 and 7 to make a FREE gingerbread house.

Gifts in a Jar: Friday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. Call to register. Presenter is Rita Stewart, Lincoln County Extension Office.

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.