Local briefs for Oct. 13, 2016

Published 10:49 am Thursday, October 13, 2016

Second Thursday about Wilderness Trail

The October Second Thursday program will be a program by Kevin Palmer about surviving the Wilderness Trail, which was the principal path for settlers to reach Kentucky in the late 1700s. the programs begins at 6:30 p.m. today at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum, 217 S. Main St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and refreshments will be served after the program. For more information, call 745-1358.

Junior Civitan coat drive ends Friday

The Baker Intermediate School Junior Civitan club will be collecting coats, gloves, hats and scarves this week for the Beacon of Hope. Items can be left at Gaunce’s, Tractor Supply, the Winchester Police Department, Winchester Fire-EMS Station 2 on Fulton Road, Rural King and Kroger. For more information, call 931-854-5825.

Retired teachers

meeting Oct. 18

The Clark County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Oct. 18 at Taste of China. Michele Bradford will speak about the Beacon of Hope shelter and take the group on a tour. Members are asked to bring sample-size toiletries for the shelter. For more information, call 771-2659.

Licensing board

meeting canceled

The Oct. 17 meeting of the Winchester Licensing Board has been canceled.

Fish and Game club youth hunt

The Clark County Fish & Game Club Waterfowl Hunters will host 20 youth hunters for breakfast and hunt Nov. 5-6 at the Carroll Ecton Reservoir 1277 Water Works Road. For additional information, contact Lee Kerr at 771-5639 or visit www.ccfgclub.com.

Extension district board meeting Oct. 17

The Clark County Cooperative Extension District Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the Extension Office, 1400 Fortune Drive.

Community Education classes 

The following Community Education classes begin next week:

— Smartphone, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., $60

— Lunch & Learn: Effective Communication Skills, Wednesday, Oct. 19, noon to 1 p.m., $10 for Chamber of Commerce members, $15 for non-members. Registration and payment are required two business days in advance. Location of class is disclosed upon registration. Contact Community Education at 745-3946 or clark.comm.ed@gmail.com or 24 W. Lexington Ave., Ste. 220 (inside Kentucky Bank).

Fix a Feral Cat meeting

“Fix a Feral Cat Campaign: Plan to Spay/Neuter Feral Cats in Clark County” will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Clark County Public Library. Presentation followed by discussion about locating the feral cats and fundraising for vouchers. Public welcome. For more information email homelesscats.13@gmail.com.

Absentee voting begins

Absentee voting is open for Clark County voters who will be out of the county during election day, Nov. 8. Hours for absentee voting at the Clark County Clerk’s office are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. For more information, call the clerk’s office at 745-0280, ext. 3.