Local briefs for May 15, 2017

Published 10:41 am Monday, May 15, 2017

City commission meeting rescheduled 

The Winchester Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. The commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. May 22 and 8:30 a.m. May 25 for budget work sessions in the City Commission chambers at City Hall.

AARP Smart Drivers course is May 22

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The AARP Smart Drivers course will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Clark County Extension Office. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call 744-4682 to register or for more details.

Alley bicycle ride is May 20 

Bike the alleys of Winchester from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20. The ride will start at the Clark County Public Library and finish at South Main Grocery for lunch. Register to attend by calling 744-5661 or at clarkbooks.org.

Bill Best presentation at library Wednesday  

Bill Best, founder of the Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center, will present a program about 3,000 years of Kentucky seed saving at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Clark County Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. Best will have historic heirloom Kentucky bean seeds to sell along with copies of his book, “Kentucky Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating, Saving.” Register to attend by calling 744-5661 or at clarkbooks.org.

Bluegrass Heritage Museum trolley tours scheduled

The Bluegrass Heritage Museum Trolley Tours for 2017 will begin today.

The following tours have been scheduled:

— May 16: Visit the Hubbard Taylor Cemetery and Spring Hill.

— May 23: Visit the late 1790s historic home of Joan Mayer and enjoy a tour and a box supper.

— May 30: Visit First Baptist Church on Highland Street and Broadway Christian Church to learn about history and preservation efforts.

Reservations are required by calling the Bluegrass Heritage Museum at 745-1358 between noon and 4 p.m. The May 9, May 16 and May 30 tours are $10. The May 23 tour is $20, which includes a boxed dinner. The May 23 tour is full with a waiting list. The bus will leave the museum at 5:30 p.m. Please arrive early to pay for your tour and board the bus.

4-H Council to meet

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

School board  meeting Tuesday

The Clark County Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Central Office, 1600 W. Lexington Ave. The meeting is open to the public.

Applications accepted for CAIP 

Applications are now available for Clark County County Agriculture Investment Program sign-ups through May 30. Applications for money for farm improvements can be picked up from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Clark County Conservation District Office, 667 Tech Drive. For more information, call Angie Embry at 744-2322.

Flag retirement ceremony May 27

The Central Kentucky Coon Hunters Association will have its annual flag retirement and veteran appreciation ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the club’s property at 3601 Pine Ridge Road. A meal will be at 6 p.m. followed by the flag retirement ceremony at 7 p.m. For more information, call 771-0866. It is open to the public.

Kiwanis speakers scheduled

Kiwanis chairperson Dave Mullen will serve as host for Lisa Whitaker, executive director of New Beginnings, during a lunch at noon Wednesday at Taste of China on Bypass Road. Coos Ockers will serve as host for Tyler Montgomery, editor in chief and publisher of Brewer Magazine, as he speaks about his pending plans in downtown Winchester, at noon Wednesday, May 31, also at Taste of China. The club meets at noon every Wednesday.