Local briefs for Jan. 3, 2017

Published 1:44 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2017

City commission meeting today

The Winchester Board of Commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Winchester City Hall. Items on the agenda include a presentation of the city’s new fire truck, a review of a proposed amendment to the sign ordinance and awarding a demolition bid. The commissioners will also meet in special session at 4:30 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public.

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Republican party meeting Saturday

The Clark County Republican party will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Golden Corral on Bypass Road. Jim Waters, executive director of the Bluegrass Institute will speak. All registered Republicans are encouraged to attend.

WMU holiday changes 

Residential solid waste will be collected on Wednesday for Winchester Municipal Utilities customers that have collection Monday, Jan. 2. WMU will be closed Monday in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Have brown curbits to the curb by 7 a.m. Wednesday.

For more information, call the solid waste department at 744-1170.

School board to meet today

The Clark County Board of Education will hold an organizational board meeting at 6 p.m. today followed by a special meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The meetings will be in the Board Room at the Central Office Building, 1600 W. Lexington Ave.

FAFSA family night 

Seniors and parents of seniors are invited to FAFSA Family Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at George Rogers Clark High School. The event is hosted by GEAR UP and KHEAA. A light meal will be served. Participants should bring the Social Security number for both parents and the student and 2015 tax information. For more information, contact alicia.riley@clark.kyschools.us.

Community prayer service 

There will be a community prayer service at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Belmont Avenue. There will be prayers for Clark County’s schools, students and teachers; volunteers, churches and non-profits; law enforcement, court workers, emergency personnel and first responders; active duty and retired military; elected and appointed officials; and those in distress.

Community Education classes offered 

The following are upcoming Community Education classes:

— Taste of Yoga, Sundays, Jan. 8–22, 2-3 p.m., $20

— Chair Yoga, Mondays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13, 2-3 p.m., $25

— Easy Flow Yoga, Mondays, Jan. 9–Feb.13, 6-7 p.m., $25

— Easy Flow Yoga, Wednesdays, Jan. 11–Feb. 8, 6-7 p.m., $25

— Easy Flow Yoga, Thursdays, Jan. 12–Feb. 9, 9:15-10:15 a.m., $25.

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).

Christmas tree collection 

Winchester Municipal Utilities will collect live Christmas trees Jan. 16-19. Trees will be picked up on customers’ yard waste collection day. All trees must be free of stands, lights and ornaments. Trees should not be bagged. Have trees to the curb by 7 a.m. of scheduled pick-up day. Trees can also be brought directly to the transfer station for disposal at no cost. For more information, contact the WMU solid waste department at 744-1170.