Local briefs for Nov. 11, 2016

Published 11:03 am Friday, November 11, 2016


In the local results from Tuesday’s election it was incorrectly printed that John Hendricks, a candidate for U.S. representative in the 73rd district, received 7,482 votes in Clark County. In fact, Hendricks had 6,482 votes in Clark County.

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Extension Council meeting Nov. 14

The Clark County Cooperative Extension Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Extension Office, 1400 Fortune Drive.

Revenue sharing committee Monday

The Winchester-Clark County revenue sharing committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Winchester City Hall.

Human Services Council meeting 

The Clark County Human Services Council will meet at noon Tuesday at Arby’s. Representatives of all human service agencies serving Clark County are invited to attend.

Open burning banned 

Because of extreme dry conditions, Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham, upon advisement from Clark County Fire Chief Billy Jones, declared a ban on open burning effective Oct. 18. The ban is still in effect and will be until significant rainfall is recorded. For more information, contact the Clark County Fire Department at 745-0260.

Historic Preservation Committee meeting 

The Winchester Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the city commission chambers in City Hall.

4-H Council meeting Nov. 15

 The Clark County 4-H Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Extension Office, 1400 Fortune Drive.

American Legion meeting Nov. 17

American Legion Post 25 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Elks Club on Shoppers Drive. All veterans are welcome.

Yard waste collection cutoff

The last day for yard waste collection (green curb-its) for the 2016 season will be Thursday, Nov. 17. Yard waste collection will resume again in 2017.

Leaf collection under way

Winchester Public Works employees are collecting leaves. Leaves should be raked to the utility strip in front of homes, but not into the street. Leaves will not be picked up that 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.

Community Education offering classes 

Community Education is offering the upcoming classes:

— Lunch & Learn: Investing 101, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, $10 for Chamber of Commerce members, $15 for non-members. Lunch is included. Deadline to register and pay is noon Friday, Nov. 11.

— Beyond the Book, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 December’s selection is “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes.

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

Public landfill forum 

There will be a public forum concerning the illegal dumping of radioactive material at the BlueRidge landfill in Estill County at 7 p.m. Monday at Estill County High School. The secretaries of the Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Cabinet for Health and Family  Services will be there to discuss the status of their decisions regarding the illegal dumping of TENORM at the landfill. Citizens of surrounding counties are encouraged to attend.