Local news briefs for Winchester and Clark County for Sept. 20, 2016

Published 1:35 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2016

City commission meeting today

The Winchester Board of Commissioners will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Winchester City Hall. Items on the agenda include the first reading of the 2016 tax rates and the approval of the active transportation plan. The commissioners will also meet in special session at 4:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.

Parents’ Pathway at Corinth Baptist Church 

The Winchester Black History and Heritage Committee will host a Parents’ Pathway for college/university success meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Corinth Baptist Church, 37 Fifth St. The meeting will provide information about processes and procedures to get to college, including admissions, financial aid, scholarship, ACT tests and grade point averages.

GriefShare starts Oct. 3

GriefShare starts Oct. 3 at Calvary Christian Church, building 6. GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. GriefShare is a non-denominational group. Fore more information, call Dickie Everman at 744-0817.

GIS Board meeting Sept. 27

The Clark County Consortium for GIS Board of Directors will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Winchester Municipal Utilities Administrative Offices, 150 N. Main St.

Seeking stories and photos of black life

The Winchester Black History and Heritage Committee is seeking stories and photos that accurately depict black life, history and culture in Winchester for an upcoming book project. The committee needs the materials by Oct. 1. To share items, contact one of the following committee members: Anne Berry, Jane Burnam, Connie Curry, Carolyn Hampton, Jacquetta Hudson, Joyce Morton, Elton Parish, James Robinson or Brenda Smith.

Clark County Community Foundation meeting

There will be a special meeting of the Clark County Fiscal Court’s community foundation committee at 8 a.m. Thursday. Sept. 29, in the Clark County Courthouse conference room.

School board meeting tonight

The Clark County Board of Education will have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Central Office, 1600 W. Lexington Ave. The  meeting is open to the public.

Part of Red River Road temporarily closed

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a temporary road closure for KY 974/Red River Road in Clark County. The closure is necessary for pipe replacement work. The road will be closed between Jackson Ferry Road (mile point 6.514) and White-Conkwright Road (mile point 9.666) from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Friday. The road will be closed only on weekdays.

Generations of Hope Sept. 24

Trust for Life, Winchester Black History and Heritage Committee and First Baptist Church invite the public to Generations of Hope, an evening of entertainment and fellowship, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 37 N. Highland St. First Baptist choir and youth dancers will perform. Transplant recipients form the community will speak. Clergy, medical professionals, attorneys and funeral directors will be available to answer questions about organ donation. Dinner will be served. RSVP to 737-7141 or by text/voicemail to 749-1483.

Zoning board adjustments meeting Sept. 22

The Winchester-Clark County Board of Zoning Adjustments will conduct a meeting and public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Commission Chambers at City Hall.

Community Ed classes

Following are Community Education classes will beginning in the next two weeks:

— Parents’ Pathway, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, free.

— Introduction to Genealogy, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 3 – 31, free.

— Painting a Pumpkin, Gourd or Squash, Tuesday, Oct. 3: adults, 1 to 2:30 p.m., $20; Children (ages 8 to 12), 4 to 5:30 p.m. , $15.

— Yoga Fitness, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 5 to Nov. 16, $25.

— Bellydance Fitness, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 5 to Nov.16, $30.

— Book Making (for children ages 10 – 16), Thursdays, Oct. 6-20, 5-7 p.m., $25

Registration and payment are required two business days in advance. Location of class is disclosed upon registration.Contact Community Education at 859-745-3946 or clark.comm.ed@gmail.com or 24 W. Lexington Ave., Ste. 220 (inside Kentucky Bank).

Vaughn reunion

The Vaughn reunion will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Clark County Fish and Game Club on Water Works Road. A potluck will be observed with table service being provided. All family and friends are welcome. Any questions call 744-7305.

Goolman-Richardson reunion

The Goolman-Richardson reunion will be Sunday at the home of Randy Goolman, 2551 Two Mile Road.

Stone reunion

The annual Stone reunion will be Sunday at the Clay City Community Center in Clay City. Bring a basket lunch. Table service (plates, forks, etc.) will be provided. Friends and relatives are invited. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.