News Briefs for Aug. 29

August 29, 2004

Stanford to host festival, yard sale

Stanford will be opening its doors to the community and beyond through two city-sponsored events. The Welcome Home Bluegrass Festival will be held from 4-9 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Historic Stanford Depot, featuring five bands. Bring your own blankets and chairs and enjoy food, fun and fellowship.

Also this week, the city-wide yard sale will be held Sept. 3,4, and 6. For more information, contact the Stanford-Renaissance Main Street Program at (606) 365-4518.

Free health program offered in Stanford

The Lincoln County Extension Office and Lincoln County Health Department have collaborated to offer "Get Moving Lincoln County," an 8-week physical activity program. During the free course, all of participants' physical activity will be tracked on log sheets. After eight weeks, a wrap-up celebration will feature free food and drawings for door prizes.


Program sign-ups will be 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Stanford Wal-Mart. The first 75 to sign up will receive a free mini-FM radio. For more information, contact Lincoln County Health Department at (606) 365-3106.

Danville school council election Tuesday

Danville High School will accept nominations for the position of minority parent representative to the DHS school council through Monday in the office. Submit nominations in writing during regular school hours. The election of the minority parent representative will take place 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Tuesday in the library. All parents are encouraged to participate.

Tickets on sale for Lady Rebels fundraiser

Tickets are on sale for the second annual Lady Rebels Basketball Reverse Raffle and Steak Dinner. The event features a $5,000 grand prize and the winner will be the last person whose ticket number is called. The event is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23. For more information, call Sandy Wilder at (859) 332-7918.

Community Education classes offered

Boyle County Community Education program is offing the following classes. For more information or to register, call (859) 239-8986.

Intermediate Excel: 8-11 a.m. Sept. 7 and 9 at Kentucky School for the Deaf. Instructor is Tim Downey.

Intermediate Word: Noon-3 p.m. Sept. 7 and 9 at KSD. Instructor is Beth Hayes.

Introduction to Word: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and 9 at KSD. Instructor is Donna Pedro.

Advanced Excel: 8-11 a.m. Sept. 13 and 15 at KSD. Instructor is Tim Downey.

Power Point I: 1-4 p.m. Sept. 13 and 15 at KSD. Instructor is Beth Hayes.

Advanced Access: 8-11 a.m. Sept. 14 and 16 at KSD. Instructor is Tim Downey.

Advanced Word: Noon-3 p.m. Sept. 14 and 16 at KSD. Instructor is Beth Hayes.

Introduction to Excel: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 and 16. Instructor is Beth Hayes.

Benefit for sexually abused children

The Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass is holding its annual Fall Fling 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Lexington Convention Center. Join the center for cocktails, dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction. The cost is $100 per person. The center serves the Bluegrass Region; Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott, Woodford counties. For more information, contact the Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass at (859) 225-5437.


Stanford City Council - 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Historic Stanford Depot.

Crab Orchard City Commission - 6:30 p.m. Thursday in City Hall.

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