Community Announcements for May 9

The Lincoln County Democrat Executive Board will meet Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant in Stanford. All Democrats are invited to attend.


Life Line Screenings to be held

Residents living in and around Stanford can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Stanford Baptist Church at 204 Church St. will host Life Line Screening on May 13. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Many sites offer finger-stick blood tests to check for cholesterol and glucose. Packages start at $0. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit our website at Pre-registration is required. 


GC Retired Teachers to meet

The Garrard County Retired Teacher will meet Thursday, May 9 at 1 p.m. at The Garrard Co. Educational Center (former GMS) in the cafeteria. Local delegates will inform members of upcoming issues learned at the State Convention and District Meeting.  Changes to our health care and our teacher retirement is the main focus. Please attend and have a voice in these changes.


Hope 53 Annual Conference

Hope 53 Annual Conference will be held Saturday, May 11 at the First Southern Community Room, Main Street at 5 p.m. Guest speaker will be native Kinney Noe. Kinney is a survivor of a tragic hunting accident and is going to give his testimony about staying committed to God through our toughest struggles. A chicken dinner will be provided. There is no cost, donations will be accepted.


McCools 5K Walk/Run

The staff at Crab Orchard Elementary is hosting a 5K walk/run in honor of Donna McCool, one of their instructional assistants, who has  recently been diagnosed with breast cancer All proceeds will go to her and her family. The walk will be Saturday, May 18. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Walk starts at 10 a.m. Walk will begin at Crab Orchard Elementary and will continue through town and end back at the school. There will be refreshments sold with all proceeds also going to the family. You may pick up an entry form at Crab Orchard Elementary or any of the local businesses. For more information, call the school at (606)355-2331.


Highland kindergarten registration

Highland Elementary will hold its kindergarten registration April 22 through May 17 at the school. Registration will be by appointment. Call (606) 365-2768 to schedule your appointment. Allow 30 minutes for registration. You must bring the child you are registering (must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2013), the child’s birth certificate, child’s Social Security number, immunization certificate, updated eye exam, update physical exam and updated dental screening. If the student was enrolled in the preschool program, they need not re-enroll.


Blue Grass Community Action offers scholarship

The Blue Grass Community Action Partnership announces that it will offer a $750 scholarship to a person in Lincoln County. The scholarship may be used to help cover expenses associated with attending college or a technical school of the recipient’s choice. Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the Guidance Counselor at each area high school or by calling Blue Grass Action’s Community Developer, Jennifer Jackson at (606) 365-2312. The deadline for submitting an application is May 31, 2013.