Community Announcements: Feb. 15, 2018

Published 9:29 am Sunday, February 18, 2018

Blood Drive to be held

Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is encouraging Kentuckians to roll up their sleeves, donate blood and help Kentucky patients. As a thank you, those who register to give blood at the drive below will receive this fun “Donate blood, y’all” purple T-shirt. A blood drive will be held Monday, March 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. on the KBC Bloodmobile, located at Lifeline Home Health at 132 Frontier Blvd., Stanford. 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. Sixteen-year- old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522.

Blue Grass Community Action Partnership offers scholarship

Blue Grass Community Action Partnership will offer a one-time $750 Scholarship to an individual in Lincoln County. The recipient will be selected based on need, academic record and the merit of the application. The scholarship may be used to help cover expenses associated with attending college or a technical school of the recipient’s choice. Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the guidance counselor at each area high school, or by calling Jessica Aldridge at Blue Grass Community Action Partnership – Community Services at (502) 695-4290 ext. 224. Non-traditional students will also be considered. The deadline for submitting an application is April 16, 2018. This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Blue Grass Community Action Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Countdown to the Siege

The following events are being held at the Lincoln County Public Library, leading up to the third annual Siege of 1777 at Logan’s Fort.

Saturday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m., Quilts – History and Hidden Messages. Can quilts be used to communicate? Find out how when Louvester Wilkinson tells about different historical quilt patterns and how they were used to send secret messages.

Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m., Frontier Clothing. What did my ancestors wear? Jeannette HIllard, 18th Century Clothier, and her husband, Archie, will demonstrate the clothing types worn by Kentucky settlers. Jeanette is a Lincoln County native from the Geneva area, who now lives in Harrodsburg. She has been making period clothing for reenactors for 20 years. She will have both men’s and women’s period clothing to try on and purchase.

Saturday, April 28, 1 p.m., Jemima Boone, Life on the Frontier. Chautauqua performer, Betsy Smith, will deliver a historically accurate dramatization of Jemima Boone, daughter of Daniel Boone. Captured by indians at age 14, she was rescue after three days by a search party led by her father. This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc., and Lindsey Wilson College.

The actual Siege of 1777 at Logan’s Fort, Friday through Sunday, May 18-20 at Martin Luther King Street. Admission fee is $5, free to children 12 and under. More information on Facebook at 3rd annual siege of Logan’s Station.

Attention Lincoln County high school parents and teachers

The Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln County Schools System and the Lincoln County Extension office are sponsoring a Scholarship Shoppe event on Monday, Feb. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. This will be held at the Lincoln County Extension Office. Representatives from various colleges and community sponsors will be in attendance to provide information on scholarship opportunities, and to learn about the application process. For more information, call Kendra Mitchell at (606) 365-5775.

Chamber Father/Daughter dance set

The Father /Daughter dance sponsored by the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will be held Saturday, Feb. 24 at Stanford Elementary school from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be an instant photo booth, flowers for sale, music by Tim Estes, dancing, light snacks and desserts, silent auction and more! Tickets are $20 per couple, add an additional daughter, $5. Tickets are available at Durham’s  Grocery, Kentucky Soaps & Such and Morgan’s on Main. For more information, call the Chamber at (606) 365-4118.

Danville Pub Takeover Event – 1 to 4 p.m.,  Saturday, March 3. The Green Dragon Scottish Rite Club will be hosting our first annual pub takeover at the Beer Engine, located at 107 Larrimore Lane, Danville. We will be accepting donations for RiteCare Speech and Language Center, which helps bring new opportunities to underprivileged and disadvantaged children in the community. This event is open for friends and family. Come help support this great cause.

Lincoln Youth soccer spring registration

Lincoln Youth Soccer Spring Registration for ages 4-12 will be Feb 12-March 2. You can register online by going to lincolncountyparks.org or in the park office Monday-Friday 1 to 4 p.m.

Heritage Hospice Volunteer Training

Heritage Hospice, Inc. will host a Volunteer Training Session on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heritage Hospice Office, 120 Enterprise Drive, Danville. Volunteer opportunities include; clerical work, patient visits, fundraising and special events. We are sure that no matter which area you choose, you will enjoy being a part of the volunteer program. Please make that call today to Heritage Hospice at (859) 236-2425 and ask for the volunteer department. Deadline to register for this training class is March 5.

Chamber accepting nominations

The Lincoln County Chamber is now accepting nominations for the annual Chamber Banquet. Categories are June King Bastin Service Award, Farmer of the Year, Health Care Service Award, First Responder Award, Big Apple Award, Citizen of the Year. Applications are available at the Chamber office, or on line at lincolncountychamber.com. Remember, you can’t win if you are not nominated! For more information, call the Chamber (606) 365-4118.

Lunch at Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center

Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center invites all (60+) years old to join us for lunch on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. The meals are FREE but donations are welcome. Please call by 2 p.m. the day before you plan to come in order to sign up for a meal. Bus transportation to the Center and home is also provided.  For more information, call (606) 365-9016.

Area Forage Production meeting

An area forage production meeting will be held Thursday, March 1 at the Boyle County Extension Office. All area farmers and agribusiness reps are invited to attend. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. followed by speakers starting at 6:30 p.m. Program includes: 6:30 p.m. – Forage Management – Dr. Ray Smith, UK Extension Forage Specialist; 7 p.m. – Weed Management Strategies – Dr. J. D. Green, UK Extension Weed Specialist; 7:30 p.m. – Hay Feeding Management & Structure Design – Dr. Steve Higgins, UK Biosystems and Agriculture Engineering; 8:15 – closing comments by area extension agents for ANR. Call your county extension office to make meal reservation by noon Tuesday, Feb. 27, (606) 365-2459.

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, second floor. All veterans are welcome.

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.

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.

SBDM Council meetings

•Waynesburg Elementary’s SBDM Council: March 15, April 19,  and May 17. All meetings will be held at 4 p.m. in the school library.

•Hustonville Elementary’s SBDM Council: March 15 at 4:30 p.m., April 19 at 4:30 p.m., and May 17 at 4:30 p.m.

•Highland Elementary’s SBDM Council: March 21, April 18, May 16 and June 13. The meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. in the school library.

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.

Book store seeks local artists

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 Mary at (606) 510-1156.

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.

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.

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. – 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. Feb. 27 – Lego Club.

Fizz, Boom, Fun – 11 a.m., second Friday of each month. Feb. 9 – Snowflake Science.

Minecraft – 6 to 7 p.m.

For All Ages

Wednesday Art Works: Every first Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. – learn new art techniques. Registration is required. Valentine Card.

4th Wednesday ArtWorks—UK Drawing: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. at Lincoln County Public Library –  Get ready for March Madness by making this UK Zentangle drawing. Project may require more time than allotted in class, but can be finished at home. Finished project will be sized to fit in a standard 8×10 frame.  Call (606) 365-7513 to register by February 23.

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.

Quilts: History & Hidden Messages: Saturday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. at Lincoln County Public Library – Can quilts be used to communicate? Louvester Wilkinson tells about different historical quilt patterns and how they were used to send secret messages. Call (606) 365-7513 to register.

Cupcake Wars: A Library Cupcake Competition: Saturday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the library. Kids and teens 18 and under come show off your creativity in our Cupcake Wars Competition! Cupcakes and decorations will be provided. Cupcake design must relate to a book or book character. Call (606) 365-7513 to reserve your spot. Must arrive by 1:15 p.m. to compete.

4th Monday Book Club: February 26 at 5 p.m. at the library – New members always welcome!  Pick up your copy today. Light refreshments provided. February’s selected title is The Color of Water by James McBride.