Local briefs for April 3, 2017

Hydrant flushings continue Tuesday

Winchester Municipal Utilities will be flushing hydrants in the following areas Tuesday: North Burns Avenue, CG Stephenson Drive, Clay Street, Cook Avenue, Denny Avenue, Edgemont Avenue, Hill Street, Interstate 64 Eastbound, Jackson Street, North Main Street, Meadow Street, Melbourne Street, Mutual Avenue, Pearl Street, Pendleton Street, Ridgeway Drive, Rolling Hills Lance, Springmist Lane, Spruce Court, Sterling Street, Stevenson Heights, Tech Drive, Upper Street, Van Meter Road, Walnut Street, West Washington Street, Washington Square, Watts Road and Winn Avenue.

Class of 1948 meeting Wednesday

The Clark County High School class of 1948 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Maddie’s on Main.

Licensing board meeting canceled

Monday’s meeting of the Winchester Licensing Board has been canceled.

City commission meetings Tuesday

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 a number of street closing requests for upcoming events and a proposal to hire a company to prepare a community development block grant application for a Lincoln Street redevelopment project. The commissioners will also meet in special session at 4:30 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public.

Fiscal court budget workshop Wednesday

The Clark County Fiscal Court will have its second budget workshop meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Clark County Courthouse. Presentations are scheduled from the county fire department, road department, coroner’s office, home incarceration, animal shelter and central office. The meeting is open to the public.

GRC site-based council to meet

The George Rogers Clark HIgh School-based decision-making council will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the school’s SBDM conference room.

School board meetings 

There will be a special meeting of the Clark County School District Finance Corporation at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Central Office, 1600 W. Lexington Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to consider adopting a resolution authorizing the issuance of school building energy conservation revenue bonds for building purposes. There will also be a regular meeting of the Clark County Board of Education at 6:30 p.m. Both are open to the public.

Homemaker Council meeting Tuesday

The Clark County Homemaker Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Clark County Extension Office, 1400 Fortune Drive.

5K to raise funds for cheer scholarship

Organizers of the Karen T. Harris GRC Senior Cheerleader Scholarship will host a 5K at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Campbell Jr. High School track. Funds raised at the 5K will be used to give scholarships of $200 to $400 for post-secondary education expenses. Funds collected more than $400 will be donated to the American Heart Association. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and fellowship will take place after the race from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and an additional $5 for children of participating runners/walkers. Pre-register or donate by emailing ruthannetts@twc.com. The late Karen Harris, a 1990 GRC graduate, coached the championship GRC cheerleading team from 1992 to 2003.

Sylvania retirees meeting Tuesday

Winchester GTE/Sylvania/Osram/UAW retirees will meet for lunch 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Blue Isle in Winchester. All retirees and former employees of the Winchester Sylvania plant are welcome.

Fix A Cat Campaign to host

Kentucky Humane Society speaker 

The Fix A Cat Campaign will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Clark County Public Library. Guest speaker Katheryn Callahan, Kentucky state director of The Human Society of the United States, will present, “Kentucky is the worst state for animals. Ways you can help,” followed by an open discussion. For more information, contact Dianna Reed at homelesscats.13@gmail.com.

Homemakers council to meet

The Clark County Homemakers Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Clark County Extension Office.

Stool weaving workshop to be held

The Clark County Sassie Craft Homemakers Club is sponsoring a stool weaving workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Clark County Extension Office. The class costs $35, which included all supplies. For more information or to register, call the extension office at 744-4682.

AARP offers tax preparation help

The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation program will offer free tax preparation, counseling and electronic filing Mondays and Tuesdays until April 18 at the Central Baptist Church annex, 101 W. Lexington Ave. Taxpayers should bring their 2015 tax return and all documents showing 2016 income. Those itemizing should also bring proof of taxes paid and contributions.