Community Announcements

Published 12:42 pm Thursday, April 18, 2019

Crab Orchard Spring Cleanup Days!

The City of Crab Orchard will have Spring Clean-Up Days for Residents Within City Limits. Limit One Load Per Customer. Cleanup will be held Monday and Tuesday, May 6 and 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two dumpsters will be located behind City Hall and all items with the exception of tires, appliances, batteries, paint cans, hazardous waste products, or dead animals will be accepted.

Crab Orchard Spring City Wide Yard Sale

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The City of Crab Orchard will have its annual Spring City Wide Yard Sale on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 2, 3 and 4. No Yard Sale Permits will be required for these days.

SLCFRC Advisory Council to meet

The South Lincoln County Family Resource Center for Waynesburg and Highland Elementary schools, will hold an Advisory Council meeting at Waynesburg Elementary on Thursday, April 25, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to all.

Tool Time for Ladies

Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring a Tool Time for Ladies on Tuesday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Habitat Building, 4160 Hwy. 27 South. The event is FREE and limited to 20 participants. In order to have enough items available, participants are asked to register by calling (606) 365-7123 by noon Monday-Friday or if calling after noon call (606) 669-0351. Free lunch and door prizes.

Artists Showcase

The Lincoln County Public Library will host a Spring Artists Showcase on Thursday, April 25. Drop in any time between 5 and 7 p.m. for the opening artists reception and a chance to see the great pieces of art from Lincoln County Middle School students. Art will be on display through Wednesday, May 8. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library (606) 365-7513.

Free Early Childhood Training

The Lincoln County Public Library will host Free Early Childhood Training on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parents and teachers who work with kids five and under are invited to this training. Participants will learn how to encourage positive behaviors in young children and how to help kids develop socially and emotionally. Participants will also learn how to use art activities to help their kids learn. This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited, please call the library to register by Monday, April 22 at (606) 365-7513.

Logan’s Fort Spring sale

The Logan’s Fort Foundation Inc. will hold a Spring Sale April 25-27 at the Logan’s Fort Welcome Center on Martin Luther King Street, Stanford. The sale goes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spring Sale items include antiques, household items, collectibles, slightly worn clothing and other items. All proceeds to be used to build a cabin at the Fort.

Holiday closing

The Lincoln County Health Department will be closed Friday, April 19 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

Make a Plarn bag

Plarn (Plastic Yarn) Bag: Join us at the Lincoln County Public Library on Tuesday, April 30 at 2 p.m. to learn how to make plarn (plastic yarn) from shopping bags, then crochet them into a reusable bag. Additional time will be needed at home to finish your project.

KHEAA to help LCHS Class of 2020 to prepare for senior year

Attention Class of 2020 students (current juniors) and parents. On Tuesday, April 23, there will be a pre-senior year event at Lincoln County High School to help students and their parents make plans for next school year and beyond. Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) representatives will be on hand to go over programs, information about funding for college/vocational school, and how to prepare for the future. There will be an opportunity to participate in a virtual college tour after the informational session. Food will be provided starting at 4:50 p.m. and the session will be from 5-7 p.m. in the library at LCHS. Please contact Cristal Collins or a counselor at the high school for more information.

Stanford Waterworks to flush fire hydrants

The City of Stanford Waterworks will perform its biannual flushing of all fire hydrants on Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26. Hydrant flushing is done to remove deposits and sediment from main water lines. Hydrant flushing may cause low pressure and discoloration of your household water in or near the areas being flushed. Customers are advised to check their water for signs of discoloration prior to doing laundry, or to refrain from doing laundry on these dates. If you notice discoloration in the water, let it run until it clears before doing laundry; usually this takes less than five minutes. If laundry appears stained, keep the articles wet and rewash them using a rust-removing compound. Do not use bleach on stained laundry as it will “set” the stain. Please be assured the water is safe during this time.

Health living for your brain and body

Creating optimal brain and body health. The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a program to touch on ways to take care of your brain. Science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. The program will be held Tuesday, April 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lincoln County Extension Office. Call (800) 272-3900 to register.

Blood drive

Kentucky Blood Center has scheduled a blood drive for Monday, April 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Crab Orchard Elementary School, 137 Lancaster Street. KBC has implemented a new electronic blood donation process that allows donors to answer required health-history questions using a touch-screen tablet provided at the donation site. Donors can also use QuickPass to complete those questions on their personal computer, tablet or smartphone on the same day as their donation prior to arriving for their donation. QuickPass can be accessed by visiting and clicking on Menu and then QuickPass. 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. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a donation, call (800) 775-2522.

4-H Stem Squad

4-H Stem Squad will meet Monday, April 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Extension office. Learn science, technology, engineering and math skills. This is free for Lincoln and Boyle County youth in 5th-12th grade. For more information, call (606) 365-2447.

Girls Who Code Clubs

Girls Who Code Club for grades 3-5 and 6-12 meet at Lincoln County Public Library. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 23. If your child is in the 3rd-5th grade sign up online (Enter club Code KY9344). They will meet from 4:30-5:15 p.m.; and if they are in grades 6th-12th, sign up online at (Enter club code KY9345). They will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the library. Contact Amanda Gearhart at (606) 365-7513.

SBDM Council meeting

Site-Based Decision Making Council meetings:
McKinney Elementary, 3:45 p.m., school library, Thursday, April 25

LC Early Childhood Registration

Lincoln County Early Childhood registration (preschool/head start/early head start) will be held in April. Child must be birth to four years old on/or before August, 1, 2018. Schedule appointments now by calling (606) 365-9371. Registration will be held at the Stanford Early Childhood Center connected to Stanford Elementary (enter through Early Childhood Center doors). You must bring the following: 1) child you are enrolling, 2) copy of the child’s certified birth certificate (not the hospital birth record). If you do not have this, bring $10 check or $11 cash to order a Kentucky Birth Certificate, 3) Income verification (tax return, check stub, W2, etc.), 4) social security card of child being enrolled (optional).

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Lincoln County 4-H presents a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea on Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Open to everyone. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Register online at There will be tea, hors d’oeuvres, DIY sugar scrub and gifts for mothers. All proceeds to benefit 4-H Dominician Republican trip. For more information, call (606) 364-2447.

Good Grief Support Meeting

The Good Grief Plus More Support Group will meet Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Public Library. For more information, contact Luzia Foster, coordinator at (606) 510-5113.

Earth Day Event

The Garrard County Arts Council will host an Earth Day event on Monday, April 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., rain or shine, at the UK Extension Office, 1302 Stanford St. Lancaster. The event will feature a Drumming Circle for all ages, a prayer for our Earth, environmental education. You can hike the Lake Trail and meet and greet some of our favorite reptiles. For more information, visit the Garrard County Arts Council Facebook page or call Shari (859) 339-4599.

Donate to Nebraska

Do you part and help the people of Nebraska, who are in desperate need of many supplies due to recent flooding. Items needed include: grain, hay, fencing supplies, mops, buckets, laundry detergent, Lysol, latex gloves, person hygiene items, toilet paper, kleenex, air mattresses, baby formula, nonperishable food items, cases of bottled water, water jugs, hand sanitizer, baby food, trash bags, baby wipes, diapers. Bring supplies to Lincoln County Extension Office by Monday, April 22.

Crab Orchard Community Garden

A Crab Orchard Community Garden, sponsored by the Lincoln County 4-H, is free to residents and children. Grow food and share with your neighbors. Supplies provided. Meet at the city park in Crab Orchard the first Friday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. For re information, call (606) 365-2447.