Local briefs for Oct. 25, 2016

Published 10:32 am Tuesday, October 25, 2016


In the “Meet The Candidates” special section, which inserted in the Sunday, Oct. 23, edition of the Sun, Scott Hisle, a candidate for the District 2 Board of Education seat, alleged that his opponent, Todd Wilson, “made the motion to instead raise the tax rate by the largest non-recallable permissible increase of 4 percent and the Board approved that increase.” According to the meeting minutes from Wednesday, Sept. 7, Wilson did not make the motion. Board member Gordon Parido made the motion, and Wilson was one of four members who voted “yes” on the motion. 

AARP meeting

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AARP Chapter 632 will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Generations Center, 32 Meadow St. Winchester Police Chief Kevin Palmer will be the speaker following a potluck meal.

Leaf collection begins Oct. 31

Winchester Public Works employees will begin collecting leaves Monday, Oct. 31. Leaves should be raked to the utility strip in front of homes, but not into the street. Leaves will not be picked up what contain tree limbs or other foreign debris. Three trucks will be collecting leaves, but no specific days have been set. Vehicles should not be parked at the curb in front of leaf piles. Trucks will make complete passes through the city without backtracking. For more information, call 744-3253.

Fiscal Court meeting

The Clark County Fiscal Court will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Clark County Courthouse. Items on the agenda include orders to declare surplus property and the first reading of a zoning change ordinance.

Community Education classes offered

The following Community Education classes will begin in the next two weeks.

— Excel: Beyond the Basics, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 27 through Nov. 10, $60

— Art Class: Paint a Spoon Rest (adults), 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, $20

— Art Class: Paint a Spoon Rest (children ages 8 to 12), 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, $15

— Lunch & Learn: Conflict Management, noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, $10 for Chamber of Commerce members, $15 for non-members. Lunch is included.

— Basic Budgeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, free.

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).