News briefs for 05-23-2012

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Free Wildlife Food Mixture

The Washington County Conservation District is giving away wildlife food plot mixture on a first come basis. The mixture consists of sunflowers, millet, soybean and sorghum. The mixture is good for one-half acre plots. There is a limit of two per person. To pick up Wildlife Plot mix please stop by the office at 461 Lincoln Drive or call 859-336-7777 for more information.


Thursday, May 24

Planning for African American Heritage Festival

A planning session for the 2012 African American Heritage Festival will be held on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Springfield Opera House. This is an organizational meeting for the festival to be held on Friday, Aug. 3 featuring The Jimmy Church Band. For more information, call 859-336-5412, ext. 2. All interested people are encouraged to attend. 


May 25-26

Yard Sale

Fishing for a Cure Relay Team will have a yard sale on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 at 1473 Jimtown Road from 8-? All proceeds go to Relay for Life.


Saturday, May 26

Willisburg Homecoming

Willisburg Memorial Homecoming Celebration will be held Saturday, May 26. Come and join in the fun. Games for the whole family.


Concealed Carry Class

A Concealed Carry Class will be Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. until completion. The class is offered by the Dept. of Criminal Justice Training. For more information call 859-332-7728 or 859-583-5716. Jimmy Elliott is the instructor.


Gospel Sing

There will be a gospel sing at Cumbo’s Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. Music will be The Samaritans, The Sheltons and the Cumbo’s. Free admission and everyone is welcome.


Car Cleaning Fundraiser

There will be a car cleaning fundraiser in front of Cornerstone Christian Church, Save-A-Lot and Springfield Supply from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. Donations will go to summer camp programs. Baked goods and fresh grilled/smoked sandwiches will be for sale.


Red Cross CPR Class 

The Nelson County Red Cross will be offering a CPR class for the Professional Rescuer on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nelson County Library. This class will provide state of the art instructions in CPR and AED for those that have a duty to respond to emergencies. For registration or additional information, please call the training center at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) Press option #3


Sunday, May 27

Memorial Day Services

The Battle Cemetery will be holding Decoration Day on Sunday afternoon, May 27. Mark Moore, Darrel Baker, and Robert Baker will be accepting donations for the upkeep of the cemetery. 


A Memorial Day Service will be held Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m. at Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

Campground Methodist  Church

Everyone is invited to a brief Memorial Day Service at Campground Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27.


Monday, May 28

FCCLA Fundraiser

Tickets are on sale for a waterfall fountain to be raffled on Monday, May 28. The winner will be notified by the name and number on the ticket. For more information call Cherokee Reid (859) 336-0404 or Ashley Spaulding 284-7811.


June 1-2

Danville in Bloom

The Garden Club of Danville celebrates “Danville in Bloom” at the Community Arts Center, 401 W. Main St., Danville on Friday, June 1 from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.


Saturday, June 2

 SAT Testing

The June 2, 2012 SAT, formerly scheduled to be held at Marion County High School, will be held at the Marion County Technology Center. Please report to the Marion County ATC by 7:45.


Cornish Reunion

Cornishes of Central Kentucky Reunion will be held Saturday, June 2 at 12 p.m. at the Cornishville Fire Station and Community Center. Bring a picnic lunch and soft drink and join us. We will have research showing your connections to the first Kentucky Cornishes. For further information, call Guy Cornish at (859) 327-9672 or email engineer1guyboy@yahoo.com.  


Genealogy Workshop

The DAR Chapters of the Frankfort area are having a genealogy workshop on Saturday, June 2, to be held at the KY History Center, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort. Genealogists from the chapters will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p..m to 3 p.m. (lunch on your own) to help with tracing your genealogy and/or filling out applications for admission to DAR or other lineage societies. This is open to the public (men and women). Please bring a laptop, if you have one, and a flash drive.


Sunday, June 3

Family Reunion

The Newton-Greenwell Family Reunion, held every two years, is coming Sunday, June 3 at Holy Rosary Community Hall, Manton, KY. It will begin about 10 a.m. and a pot luck meal will be served about noon.

All relatives are urged to attend.


June 3-7

“Son of Fun” VBS

Macvkville Christian Church Vacation Bible School will be held from 6-8 p.m. from June 3-7. Come join the fun on Savior Island as we splash into God’s word.


Saturday, June 9

ACT Testing

The June 9, 2012 ACT, formerly scheduled to be held at Marion County High School, will be held at the Marion County Technology Center.  Please report to the Marion County ATC by 7:45.

Boone’s Horse Ride Benefit

Boone’s Horse Ride and Auction will be held Saturday, June 9 to cover medical expenses for Bobby Mattingly. The ride leaves at 11 a.m. at Fred Boone’s, 5690 New Hope Road, New Haven with a live auction at 5:30 p.m. For ride information call Fred Boone (502) 331-8397.  

June 20-21

GED Test

The GED Test will be free until June 30, 2012. The next test in Washington County will be on June 20 and June 21. For more information, please call the Washington County Adult Learning Center, 859 336 1709 or 859 336-1704.