Community Announcements: March 1

Published 11:37 pm Thursday, March 1, 2018

Meet the Author

Meet the Author at Lincoln County Public Library on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm. Local Author William Stafford will discuss his new book Adam Smith and The Tower of Justice and the self-publishing process. If you are a book lover or interested in learning about the self-publishing process, join us at the Lincoln County Public Library for the evening. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

Democratic Woman’s Club to meet

The Democratic Woman’s Club will meet Thursday, March 8 at 5 p.m. at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant. The meeting will focus on support for upcoming elections. All women are welcome.

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.

Scholarships available

The Nightingale Chapter of the Kentucky Nurses Association offers nursing scholarships in the spring and fall to support students who are enrolled in the final semester of a pre-licensure RN program, as well as BSN, MSN, and doctoral students. The deadline for the spring scholarship is April 27, 2018. The applicant must reside or be employed as a RN within the following counties: Anderson, Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln, Marion, Mercer, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Washington, and Woodford. For an application/information contact Denise at alveylex2@aol.com

Nursing Advocacy

The Nightingale Chapter of the Kentucky Nurses Association presents Nursing Advocacy – Your Voice Counts! The presentation will be Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Ephraim McDowell Health, McDowell Room, 217 South Third Street, Danville. The speaker, Sheila A. Schuster, Ph.D., will provide a review of health bills in the current Kentucky Legislative Session. 1.2 contact hours for RNs at no cost. RSVP: patricia.calico@gmail.com

Understanding insurance

An Understanding My Needs: Insurance 101 program will be held Thursday, March 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Dr. Topics covered will include resources available for navigating auto, home, health and life insurance. Information from Attorney General’s Office and Office of Senior Protection and Mediation will be provided. Guest speaker, Robert L. McClelland will discuss planning for later life including long term care insurance. Registration starts at 9 a.m., light morning refreshments will be provided. Cost is free. Call (859) 236-4484 or email dl_ces_boyle@email.uky.edu to register or more information.

Area Backgrounders Meeting

Area Backgrounders meeting will be Tuesday, March 20, at Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Drive. Meal will start at 6 p.m. Program at 6:30 p.m. Water Quality and Management Plans, Dr. Amanda Gumbert, UK Extension Water Quality Specialist; 7 p.m. Using Distiller Grains in Feeder Diets, Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, UK Extension Beef Specialist; 7:45 p.m. Vaccine Protocols and Antibiotics, Dr. Patrick Godfrey DVM, Nash, Cleveland & Godfrey; 8:30 p.m. closing comments. Please make meal reservatin by March 19 at (606) 365-2459.

Equine Therapy spring sessions

Hooves of Hope Equestrian Center, Inc will be starting springs sessions on Monday, March 26. If you are interested in participating or volunteering, please contact Blair at (859)792-8938 or hoovesofhope@aol.com. It’s our mission to provide children and adults, with diverse needs,  a solid foundation for developing life skills, through equine assisted activities and therapies, in a safe and caring environment.

Lincoln Youth baseball/softball signups

Lincoln Youth Baseball/Girls Softball/T-ball/Wee Ball registration will be held March 12-29. You can register online by going to lincolncountyparks.org or the park office Monday-Friday 1 to 4 p.m. during the registration period. For ages 4-12 and must be 4 years old by April 30th to participate. Cost is $65 for Baseball/T-ball/Wee Ball and $60 for Girls Softball.

Breakfast with the Easter bunny

Enjoy breakfast with the Easter bunny on Saturday, March 24 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Lincoln County Extension Office. Tickets are $5 which includes your breakfast of pancakes, sausage, drink and a photo with the Easter bunny. Come meet our real live bunnies from the 4-H Rabbit Club. All proceeds will go to help send youth to 4-H Camp. For more information, call (606) 365-2447.

Nature Thyme Herb Group to meet

Nature’s Thyme Herb Group will meet Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Garrard County Extension office. Anna Lake will discuss essential oils and do some simple testing to see what we are lacking. Doterra products will be available for purchase using cash, check or credit card. Refreshments are provided so please RSVP to the office so we can reserve your seat and ensure enough for all attending (859) 792-3026 or visit our FB page for more details. Non-members $2.

Memorial High School ladies luncheon

The Memorial High School graduating class of 1969 will have a ladies’ luncheon on Friday, March 2 at noon at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant. Please come join us.

Blood Drives 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 a fun “Donate blood, y’all” purple T-shirt. The first will be Monday, March 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. on the KBC Bloodmobile, located at Lifeline Home Health at 132 Frontier Blvd., Stanford; the second will be Thursday, March 22 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the fellowship room at the Stanford Presbysterian Church, 213 East Main Street. 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.

Countdown to the Siege

The third annual reenactment of the Siege of 1777 at Logan’s Fort will be held May 18-20. Admission is $5, free to children 12 and under. More information on Facebook at 3rd annual siege of Logan’s Station.

Learn more about Kentucky history with this series of programs brought to you in partnership with the Friends of the Fort.

Frontier Clothing, Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m. at the Lincoln County Library. 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 will have both men’s and women’s period clothing to try on and purchase. Call (606) 365-7513 to register.

Jemima Boone, Life on the Frontier, Saturday, April 28, 1 p.m. at the Lincoln County Library.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 rescued 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. Call (606) 365-7513 to register.

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.

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.

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

•Hustonville 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 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. March 6, Lego Club; March 13, Minecraft; March 20, Lego; March 27, Tree planting, every child will receive a free tree seedling after class.

Fizz, Boom, Fun – 11 a.m., March 9, 11 a.m., Pollination Buzz.

Minecraft – 6 to 7 p.m.

For All Ages

“Whooo’s Ready to Learn?” A school readiness event sponsored by the Lincoln County Community Early Childhood Council will be held Tuesday, March 6  from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m at the Lincoln County Public Library.  Last admission is at 6 pm.  Each family will receive a FREE kindergarten readiness kit (while supplies last). Fun age appropriate activities for children ages 3-5. Tips and information for parents.  Alternative activities will be provided for older siblings.

Genealogy for Beginners, March 21, 4:30 p.m. – Want to find out more about your family history? Learn the basics and much more! Call (606) 365-7513 to register.

Prime Time Reading: Continues through March 22 at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call (606) 365-7513. Program of storytelling, reading and discussion by parents and children ages six to 10.

4th Monday Book Club, March 26 at 5 p.m.. New members always welcome. Light refreshments provided. March’s selected title is Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors.

Art Works – Pysanky Egg Art, March 28 at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. Make a traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Pushing the Limits: March 29 at 6 p.m. A reading, viewing and discussing series. This month’s theme is Heritage. The featured title is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. A light meal will be provided. Copies of program materials provided at registration.

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.