Community Announcements for May 9
Upcoming Public Government Meetings
  • Lincoln County Board of Education: 6:30 p.m. May 9 at the Board of Education office
  • Lincoln County Public Library Board: 12 p.m. May 13 at the Lincoln County Public Library
  • Lincoln County Fire Protection District: 7 p.m. May 13 at Fire Station No. 2
  • Lincoln County Fiscal Court: 9 a.m. May 14 at the Lincoln County Courthouse
  • Crab Orchard City Commission (no action): 6 p.m. May 16 at Crab Orchard city hall
  • Stanford Planning and Zoning: 6 p.m. May 23 at L&N Depot
  • Lincoln County Board of Education (no action): 6:30 p.m. May 23 at the Board of Education office

LC Girls Basketball Golf Scramble

A golf scramble hosted by the Lincoln County Girls Basketball Boosters will be held Saturday, May 25 at the Dix River Country Club in Stanford. Registration deadline is May 21. Arrival time for the scamble is 7 to 7:30 a.m. T-time is 8 a.m. First place prize is $400, second $200, fourth from last $100 and great hole prizes and door prizes. Entry fee covers green fees, cart rental and plate lunch. Mail payment to: Lincoln County Girls Basketball Boosters, PO Box 623, Stanford, KY 40484. For more information, contact David Adams at (859) 329-1015.


Habitat for Humanity car/tractor cruise

A benefit car/tractor cruise will be held Friday, May 31 from 5 p.m. to dusk on Main Street in Stanford. All proceeds will benefit Lincoln County Habitat. A donation of $10 per car and tractor includes one food voucher and dash plaque. Trophies will be awarded for Best Restored Car and Tractor, Oldest Car and Tractor and People’s Choice award for car and tractor. There will be BBQ, hambugers, hot dogs and popcorn available. For more information, contact Calvin Denham at (606) 669-0748.


Outdoor Fitness Bootcamp for Women evening session

A new Fitness Bootcamp for Women will begin on May 20.  This session will meet Monday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 8  in Stanford. The cost is $60. Space is limited to 40 so advanced registration is strongly suggested. Bootcamp is for ALL fitness levels. Text Carrie Wilson for details (606) 669-1692.


Digital Photography Basic Class

Are you ready to enter the world of digital photography? This class covers camera language and operations such as white balance and camera icons. The class touches on photo composition and posing techniques and how to get started with online printing services and computer archiving. Bring your digital camera for a hands-on workshop. You are also encouraged to bring your camera’s manual. The class is being offered at the Lancaster Higher Education Center on June 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $22. To get registered or for further information, call (859) 622-1228.


Basic Beaded Jewelry Class

Learn to create a bracelet and simple matching earrings by learning how to make bracelet toggles, crimp wire, design a bead pattern, and make an eye loop. Participants will learn about jewelry tools and basic components needed to create their own earrings and bracelets. Tools provided for use in the class by instructor. The class is being offered at the Lancaster Higher Education Center on May 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $25. To get registered or for further information, call (859) 622-1228.


Stanford Cruise-Ins 

Stanford Cruise-In's will be held the third Friday of each month from May to October, the first one being Friday, May 17. Registration begins at 5 p.m. on Main Street in front of the Buzz Walker building. There will be door prizes, food and fun. Bring your antique, classic and show cars, and motorcycles to the cruise-in.


New Covenant Church to hold yard sale

New Covenant Church will hold a yard sale Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, beginning at 8 a.m.  The church is located at 132 Frontier Blvd., Stanford.


Heirloom seeds and their history

The Gardener’s Group invites you to join author and retired professor Bill Best of The Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Casey County Education Building for a program on heirloom seeds and their history. He will share the colorful histories of some of the heirlooms and have a variety of seeds available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. Call the Casey County Extension Office at (606) 787-7384 by May 20 to register.


Garrard AARP to meet

The Garrard County AARP Chapter will meet Tuesday, May 21 at noon at the Smoke House Grill restaurant located off I-75 North of Berea at exit 77. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp if coming from Berea. If you are 50 years of age or older, you are invited to attend. The cost of the optional meal will be the responsibility of the participant. The senior citizen bus will be making the trip. If you wish to ride, call Richard Chamberlin at (859) 792-6613 for details.


LC Beekeepers to meet

The Lincoln County Beekeepers, Inc., will meet Monday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Extension Office, 104 Metker Trail, Stanford.


LC Democrat Women to meet

The Lincoln County Democrat Women will meet Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Depot Restauant. This meeting is prior to the executive board meeting.


Blood Drive to be held

A local blood drive will be held Thursday, May 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the Stanford Presbyterian Church, 213 E. Main Street. Blood donors must have a photo I.d., be 17-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and meet additional requirements. For more information, contact Loretta Robinson at 1-800-775-2522.


Excite Night scheduled for May 16

Family Connections FRC will conduct its annual Excite Nite at Crab Orchard Elementary on Thursday, May 16.  Come join us from 6 to 8:00 p.m. for an evening of food, fun, exhibitors and inflatables. Everyone is invited. 


LC Republican Party to meet

The Lincoln County Republican Party will meet Tuesday, May 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the First Southern Community Arts Center in Stanford. Matt Hissey, Regional Field Director at Team Kentucky 2014, will be discussing strategies to put enthusiasm back in the Republican Party. 


LC Relay for Life Plant and Yard Sale

The Lincoln County Relay for Life Plant and Yard Sale will be held Friday, May 10 from noon to 6 p.m. and Satuday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Goodwill Parking Lot in Stanford. There will be bedding plants, ferns, annuals, perennials, veggie plants, knockout roses, mandevillas and many others. Food booths will also be set up. For more information, call (606) 669-8552.


Going Once, Going Twice

The Stanford Lions Radio Auction is set for May 11 at 11 a.m. Set that radio dial to WPBK. Listen for those items you may want, place that call and give your bid. It’s gonna be lots of fun - who knows you may even have an item you no longer care about. If so, call Bob Swett at (207) 239-4766, it can be picked up and sold for a worthy cause.


Fort Logan celebrates five years

The Chamber of Commerce and Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital invite you to celebrate the fifth year anniversary of Fort Logan Hospital on Thursday, May 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. There will be tours, great food, networking and door prizes. The hospital is located on Metker Trail in Stanford. For more information, call the Chamber 365-4118.


Art Day Camp

An Art Day Camp has been scheduled for ages 10-15 for June 17-21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Southern Community Art Center, 213 Depot Street. You will learn many different facets of visual arts. Lunch will be included. There will be an artist reception on Sunday, June 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Space is limited to the first 20 students. Price for the camp is $225 per student, which includes lunch, all artist materials that will be needed, intructors’ fees, and a week’s worth of fun. Early bird payment (before May 30) is only $199. For details, contact Stanford Art Director, Bob Swett at (207) 239-4766 or e-mail or Artist Roni Gilpin at (859) 319-3431 or e-mail


LC Democrat Executive Board to meet

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.


Scouts selling Camp Cards

Cub Scouts Pack 356 is selling Camp Cards for $5 each through May 13. If you would like to purchase, call Lisa Ledford at 365-9402 or William Stafford at (317) 250-7250.


Updated Chamber maps

The updated Chamber maps have just arrived. If you would like a map, stop by the Chamber office or call 365-4118.


LC Public Library events

The Lincoln County Public Library has the following announcements and upcoming events:

•Baby Steps – a story time for babies is held on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the children’s area.

•Preschool storyhour is held Thursdays at 11 a.m.  and Toddler Tales is Thursdays, at 10 a.m.  in the children’s area.