Local Briefs for May 17

Published 11:06 am Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Debra Parr was incorrectly identified as Debra Platt in a story in the May 13-14 edition of the Sun.

Freedom From Smoking class scheduled May 22

Email newsletter signup

The Clark County Health Department will host a Freedom From Smoking class 6 p.m. May 22 at Clark County Pharmacy, 716 Boone Avenue. To register call the health department at (859) 744-4482.

Shearer FRC advisory council to meet 

The advisory council fro the Shearer Elementary School Family Resource Center will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the school, 244 E. Broadway St.

Black History and Heritage Committee

to meet Saturday

The Winchester Black History and Heritage Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at Corinthian Baptist Church.

Community Education offering budgeting class 

Clark County Community Education will offer a free basic budgeting class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. Location of the class will be disclosed upon registration, which is required two business days in advance.

To register, contact community education at 745-3946 or comm.ed@clark.kyschools.us. This class meets Community Services requirements.

WWII Roundtable

Thursday at library

The World War II Roundtable will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clark County Public Library. Topic for the meeting will be Rosie the Riveter.

Adult summer reading program begins June 1

The Clark County Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program begins Thursday, June 1. Everyone who registers for the program will receive a free cotton canvas library tote bag. There will be prize baskets full of books, snacks and other goodies raffled every week. Throughout June and July, there will be free yoga on the library lawn courtesy of the OM place (mats provided) from 9 to a.m. every Saturday. There will also be free concerts on the library lawn, with The Tripp Bratton Drum Ensemble at 7 p.m. June 2 and Bruce Lewis Gypsy Jazz at 7 p.m. June 16. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. There will be free iced tea and snacks.

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

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

set for Saturday

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 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.

Applications accepted for CAIP through May 30

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.

New Beginnings director to speak at Kiwanis

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.