Local briefs for April 3, 2017

Published 11:28 am Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Class of 1948 meeting Wednesday

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

GRC site-based council to meet

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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.

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.

Hydrant flushings continue Wednesday 

Winchester Municipal Utilities will be flushing hydrants in the following areas Tuesday: First Street, Second Street, Third Street, Fourth Street, Fifth Street, Sixth Street, Seventh Street, Ashley Drive, Barlow Drive, Bypass Road, Canary Lane, Cardinal Lane, Cedar Court, Chelsea Way, Corporate Drive, Elm Street, Enterprise Drive, Fortune Drive, Harkins Drive, Holiday Road, Jean Court, Joe Gilliam Street, Lindsey Court, Madison Avenue, Powe Drive, Redwing Drive, Rolling Hills Lane, Skylark Drive, Tyler Banks Court, West Washington Street and Winchester Soccer Road.

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.

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. 

Sylvania retirees meeting April 11

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 guest 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.

Community Education classes offered

The following Community Education classes begin next week:

— Personal Safety for Women, 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, April 10 through May 1, $55.

— Diabetic Management Series, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 11 through May 2, free. Held in coordination with Clark County Health Department.

— Home Cooking on the Go, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 11 and 18, $50.

— QuickBooks – Intermediate, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 11-25, $50.

Contact Community Education at 745-3946, Community.Ed@clark.kyschools.us or 100 Vaught Road (left side of Phoenix Academy building). Registration and payment are required two business days in advance. Location of class is disclosed upon registration.

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.