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News briefs 10/9

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Kynect
LTADD/kynect provides In Person Assisters for Kentucky’s Health Benefits Exchange.  Assistance is available for individuals and small businesses (2-50 full time employees) with questions about, or enrollment in, the health coverage offered through qualified health plans.  In Person Assisters are certified and able to provide accurate and unbiased information to help citizens understand and enroll in a health plan, IPAs will focus on understanding and meeting the needs of underserved, vulnerable and difficult to access populations.
For information or assistance call: Myra Howard, MSW, CSW, In Person Assister, Lincoln Trail Area Development District, Office: 855-406-0059

Springfield BPW Club

The Springfield BPW Club will be celebrating “National Business Women’s Week” October 21-25.  The club will be seeking nominations for the 2013 Woman of the Year, 2013 Woman of Achievement and a new award—the 2013 Business Equity Award. This award will be given to the business nominated that best supports and is a leader in promoting and protecting the rights of working women and equality in the workplace. Nomination forms will be accepted until Friday Oct. 11. The forms may be picked up at Springfield City Hall, 127 W. Main Street.  A breakfast open house to honor the award recipients will be held on Friday Oct. 25 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Springfield City Hall.  Please return nomination forms to Laurie Smith or Kathy Elliott at City Hall 127 West Main Street or call (859) 336-5440 for more information.

North Washington Family Flick on the Field
The “North Washington Family Flick on the Field” has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 11.  Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the movie “Epic” starting at 8 p.m.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena Russell at 336-3232.

Springfield Water Company
The Springfield Water Company will be flushing hydrants, weather permitting, throughout the city on Monday, Oct. 7, Tuesday, Oct. 8, Wednesday, Oct. 9, and may extend into the county Thursday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 11.  This may cause a temporary discoloration of the water.  We ask that you refrain from washing clothes or any use that the discoloration may affect. We appreciate your cooperation.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission will have their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the water office.  The meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

Loretto Motherhouse Concert

The Loretto Motherhouse is hosting a concert, featuring the trumpet, piano and organ in a piece by Modeste Mussorgsky on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. The musicians are Reese Land on trumpet, William Budai on piano and Wesley Roberts on organ.  All are welcome. Admission is free.

Thursday, Oct. 10


Adult Book Discussion Group

The Washington County Public Library will be discussing “Thirteen Moons” by Charles Frazier, on Oct. 10 at 5 p.m.  Pick up a copy of the book at the library and join us for an insightful discussion.  For more information, contact Tara O’Hagan at 336-7655.

Adult Fall Craft
The Washington County Public Library will be having an adult fall craft event on Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m.  The class will be making paper leaf wreaths, a simple and unique fall craft to decorate your doors, inside or out.  For more information, contact Tara O’Hagan at 336-7655.

Friday, Oct. 11

Donkey Basketball

The Mackville Community Center and the Mackville Lions Club will be hosting donkey basketball on Oct. 11.  The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a chili supper.  Game time is at 7 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Mackville branch of the Springfield State Bank.  All proceeds benefit the Mackville Community Center.

Class of 1988 Reunion
The WCHS Class of 1988 will be having their 25 year reunion on Friday, Oct. 11, from 8 p.m.- midnight at Mordecai’s in Springfield. There will be a DJ, food and cash bar.  Please text or call for costs at 502-544-6006.

Mid-Kentucky Arts
Mid-Kentucky Arts opens its music season with “Take Me Home Country Roads”, featuring the music of John Denver and Emmylou Harris on Friday, Oct 11 and Saturday, Oct 12. Well-known musicians Gary Vidito and Rene Buckman sing your favorites of these two artists.  The Oct. 11 performance will be in Lebanon at Centre Square, at 7:30 p.m.  The performance on Oct. 12 will be in Springfield at Mordecai’s on Main St. at 7:30 p.m.  Reserved seating is available. For more information or reservations, call 859-336-9232.

Saturday, Oct. 12


Appetizers with Two Authors

Two local authors will be at the Bloomfield Branch Library for “Appetizers with the Authors” on Oct. 12 at 12:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Glenn A. Edwards, “Squatching: A guide for the Novice” will discuss common facts and history of Big Foot/Sasquatch. Gwinn Thompson Hahn, “Journey to the Past-Willisburg and Tatham Springs”, shares stories she heard as a child from the memories of men and women who have an emotional connection to Tatham and Willisburg.  Please call 502-252-9129 for further information.

Bardstown Craft Beer Festival

The first annual Bardstown Craft Beer Festival will be held on Oct. 12 from 4-8 p.m. at the Nelson County Farmer’s Market Pavilion.  Tickets are available on the website or at local businesses.  Please contact Sierra Enlow or Nicholas Heaton at sierra.enlow@gmail.com for further information.

WCHS Class of 1983

The Washington County High School Class of 1983 will be having their 30-year Class Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m., at the old Louisville Store, Main St., Springfield.
There will be a cover charge for expenses for the DJ.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Homecoming at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will be having a homecoming on Oct. 13 at 11 a.m.  There will be a potluck dinner at 1 p.m.

Loretto Motherhouse Concert
Denine LeBlanc will play a piano concert at the Loretto Motherhouse on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m.  All are welcome.  Admission is free.

Monday, Oct. 14


My Favorite Book Monday

The Washington County Public Library will be having “My Favorite Book Monday” on Oct. 14 at 3:30 p.m. for ages 9-17. Tweens/teens can bring in their favorite book to share with the others and create their own unique bookmark to hold their spot in their book.

American Red Cross Blood Mobile

The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be at the Family Life Center of Springfield Baptist Church on Monday, Oct. 14 from noon until 5 pm.  The last visit was a huge success with over 50 pints of blood donated in memory of Austin McBride.  The need for blood is on going.  All donors are encouraged to continue donating on a regular basis.

Tuesday, Oct. 15


Washington County Historical Society

The October meeting of the Washington County Historical Society will be on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m., in the 1816 Courthouse.  The time and place change is to permit members and all guests to visit the new Historical Society Room on the second floor and to acquaint all with the historic records in the Circuit Clerks office.

Twilight Tuesday

The Washington County Public Library will be having “Twilight Tuesday” on Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m. for ages 9-17. Tweens/teens can enjoy some popcorn and watch a movie.

Storytime 1
Storytime 1 will be at the Washington County Public Library on Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. for ages 3-5.  Join Ms. Ione for stories, activities, music and much more.  Please register at 336-7655.

Storytime 2

Storytime 2 will be at the Washington County Public Library on Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. for ages 3-5. Join Ms. Ione for stories, activities, music and much more.  Please register at 336-7655.

Natural Gas Liquids Pipelines

“Natural Gas Liquids pipelines:  Karst and Farm Issues” is the topic of the Faithful Citizenship Luncheon to be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, from noon-1 p.m. in the St. Thomas Parish Center, 870 St. Thomas Lane in Bardstown.  The event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Charities’ Nazareth Office and is free and open to the public.  Those who attend are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch.  Drinks will be provided.  Please register by calling 502-331-4545 or email to schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 16


Wacky Board Games Wednesday

The Washington County Public Library will be having “Wacky Board Games Wednesday” at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 for ages 9-17. See what it takes to win scrabble, challenge your friends to a fun game.

Thursday, Oct. 17


Hunger Games

The Washington County Public Library will be “Hunger Games Thursday” at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 for ages 9-17.  Tweens/teens can watch “Hunger Games” before the next movie comes out in theaters in November.

Saturday, Oct. 19


Contemplative Prayer Day

St. Catharine Motherhouse is having a monthly Contemplative Prayer Day on Oct. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited to come and share silence, contemplative prayer, meditative walking and a reflection/application from “The Cloud of Unknowing” and “The Mansions of Teresa of Avila” facilitated by Sr. Mary Otho Ballard, OP.  Bring a bag lunch. No registration required.   Please call 859-284-5201 for further information.


Paws-itive Reading

The Washington County Public Library will be having “Paws-itive Reading” at 10 a.m. on Oct. 19 for school age children and those learning to read.  Volunteer therapy dog, “Jade”, and her handler, Dorathy, will be all ears to hear you read your favorite story.  Come meet the new four-legged friend and get some extra reading help.

Sunday, Oct. 20


Bradfordsville Baptist Church Revival

The Bradfordsville Baptist Church, 405 W. Main St., Bradfordsville, will be having a revival from Oct. 20-23. The Oct 20 evening service will begin at 6 p.m.  Evening services from Oct. 21-23 will begin at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Springfield Baptist Women’s Conference

The Springfield Baptist Women’s Conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
The guest speaker will be Georgane Elmore.  Continental lunch and breakfast will be provided.  Please register by calling or emailing our ministry secretary Ruth Ann Hardin from 9am-4pm at (859) 336-3544 or email at springfieldbc@bellsouth.net. Registration deadline is Oct. 18 due to food preparation.

McDowell Wellness Center
The McDowell Wellness Center will be hosting a Halloween “Run for Your Lives” 1K on Saturday, Oct. 26.  The race is for children 12 years of age and under.  Participants are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes.  There will lots of fun including face painting, inflatables, balloon art and food.  The race and festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will be over at 8 p.m.  The course will be on McDowell Wellness Center’s property in Danville. Awards will be given for the best time, best group theme, best girl costume and best boy costume. For more information, please call (859) 936-WELL (9355).

Tuesday, Nov. 12


Washington County Historical Society

The Washington County Historical Society will be hosting the “Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua” presentation of Simon Kenton by Mel Hankla at the Springfield Presbyterian Church on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.  The public is encouraged to put this date on the calendar.

June 27-29, 2014


Maryland to KY Reunion

The Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond, Inc. Reunion will be held June 27-29, 2014 at 9 a.m. at St. Catharine College, Springfield. Go to website: https://sites.google.com/site/mdtoky 3/ or facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MDtoKYandBeyondInc for more details.