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ONGOING EVENTS

Absentee Voting
Absentee voting is ready at the Washington County Clerk’s office for anyone who will be out of the county from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8.

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Parkinson’s Support Group
The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Nelson County Public Library Community Room. For more information contact Jane Swarts at (502) 350-4458.

Water & Sewer Commission Meeting
The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission will have their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the water office. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m.
 
Thursday, Oct. 20
Airport Board
The Marion-Washington County Airport Board monthly meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Airport Terminal, 650 Airport Lane.

Mackville Post Office Meeting
A meeting will be held at the Mackville Community Center on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. concerning the Mackville Post Office. Everyone is encouraged to attend this important meeting in support of our local post office.

Library Board Meeting
The October Library board meeting will be held at the firehouse in Willisburg at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. The public is invited to comment on the proposed new library project.

Friday, Oct. 21
Leadership WC
Leadership Washington County will be taking applications for 2011-12 class through Friday, Oct. 21. If you are interested, contact the Washington County Extension Office at (859) 336-7741.

Saturday, Oct. 22
Turkey Supper
A St. Rose turkey supper and social will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22. Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 7:30 pm.  Carry-outs will be available. Mass will be at 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Cornhole Tournament
There will be a cornhole tournament at Mordecai’s Restaurant on Saturday, Oct. 22. Sign ups at 6 p.m. Play at 7:30 p.m. Payout to top 2 places. For more information call (859) 481-2715 after 7 p.m. Tournament sponsored by Merchants Softball Team.

Chili Supper and Benefit Auction
There will be a chili supper and benefit auction at the River of Life Church, Springfield on Saturday, Oct. 22 for the family of Chris Kuchenbrod, who passed away suddenly on July 28 at age 38, leaving his wife, Regina, and son, Christian. The chili supper will be at 3 p.m. The auction will be held at 5 p.m. It will include antiques, UK football tickets and many other items. For more information or to donate, call Janet at (859) 481-2484.

Country Ham Supper and Auction

There will be a country ham supper and auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Emulation Lodge #688, located 6 miles north of Willisburg on Highway 53. Everyone welcome.

Gospel Sing
There will be a gospel sing at Cumbo’s Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Music by Blessed Hope, The Cumbo’s and more. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

New Beginnings Community Church

Women’s Conference 2011 “His Everlasting Love” will be held Saturday, Oct. 22. Continental breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m., Conference 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lunch also provided. Conference is free of charge. Everyone welcome!

Holiday Assistance Program
If you need three hours or less to qualify for the Holiday Assistance Program, a mini class will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Washington County Extension Office. Call 336-0140 to pre-register.

Holy Rosary Fall Festival
Holy Rosary Church, Springfield will have its annual fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 3-8 p.m. on the church grounds. Cornhole tournament sign in is at 1 p.m., games start at 2 p.m. Many booths for young and old: sweet booth, pull tabs, create a jar, etc. Dinner from 3-8 p.m. and will consist of fried chicken or fried fish, with brown beans and cornbread and dessert. Call 336-3898 for more information.

Concealed Carry Class
A concealed carry class will be Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. until completion. The class is offered by The KY Dept of Criminal Justice Training. For more information and class availability call 859-332-7728 or 859-583-5716. Jimmy Elliott is the instructor.

Walk Like MADD
MADD Nelson County is hosting the first Walk Like MADD 5K walk in Bardstown. It will start at Spalding Hall and will continue around the historic streets and sites in Bardstown. The walk is Saturday, Oct. 22. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. MADD’s mission is to stop drunk driving, support victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. The event is open to the public. To register go to www.walklikemadd.org. For more info on registration, sponsorship and vendor details contact Jennifer Barrie (502) 507-3314 or jbarrie@bardstown.com.

Sunday, Oct. 23
Homecoming
There will be a Homecoming at the Free Pentecostal Church, 6143 Chaplin Road, Willisburg at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. Bro. Steven Vanhook will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome. For more information call (859) 375-4395.

Monday, Oct. 24
Salvation Army Meeting
The local chapter of the Salvation Army will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington County Community Action Office. For more information please contact Dana Kelty 859-336-7766.

Adoption Support for Kentucky
The Adoption Support for Kentucky Meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Elizabethtown with lunch and childcare on your own. Contact person is Kay Upton 270-268-0734 cell or 270-358-4175 office or e-mail kay.upton@ky.gov.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

St. Dominic Open House
St. Dominic School will join elementary schools across the Archdiocese in holding an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Prospective school families may visit the school from 9-11 a.m. and from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-336-7165.

Diabetes Coalition
The Marion, Nelson, Washington Diabetes Coalition will meet at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Diabetes Care Solutions, Bardstown. For more information call Melissa Conder at (800) 280-1601, ext. 1035.
 
Wednesday, Oct. 26
WCMS Parent/Teacher Conferences
Washington County Middle School will be having Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Student report cards may be picked up at this time.

Thursday, Oct. 27
WCHS Powder Puff Game
The Annual WCHS Powder Puff game will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Senior and freshmen girls will play football against sophomore and junior girls. The high school football team will be cheerleaders. Proceeds will go to the WCHS Library Media Center. Come join us for a night of exciting fun and laughter.

Friday, Oct. 28
Drivers License Testing
The Kentucky State Police have set Friday, Oct. 28 for in-service training. Therefore, there will be no drivers license testing in Washington County on that day.

October 28-29

WCHS Class of 1981 Reunion
The Washington County High School Class of 1981 will hold their 30-year class reunion on Friday, Oct. 28 with a Meet and Greet at 6 p.m. and a football game beginning at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29 at Mordecai’s at 7 p.m. Send pictures and biographies to Jamie Smith at jdsmith@bizjournals.com. Call Sherri Osbourne at (858) 805-0950, Donna Osbourne at (502) 724-1458, or e-mail donna.osbourne0427@att.net for more information.

Monday, Oct. 31

Mackville Trick or Treat
The City of Mackville will host Trick or Treat for children under the age of 12 from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. Participating residents will turn on their porch lights.

Willisburg Trick or Treat

Willisburg will be observing Halloween “Trick or Treating” on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday Nov. 1
Moving Forward
New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future presents Moving Forward: The Role of the Arts in Building a Sustainable Rural Community. Panelists will be noted Washington County artists: painter Bettye Brookfield, poet Maurice Manning, and musician Sue Massek, at 7 p.m. at Springfield campus of ECT on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Admission is free. All residents of Washington County and surrounding areas warmly welcomed into this important conversation about how we continue to become “Kentucky’s Greenest, Most Sustainable Rural Community”.

Friday, Nov. 4
Revolving Loan Fund
The City of Springfield, in conjunction with the Springfield Main Street/Renaissance Program, will be accepting applications for the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for the purpose of lending funds to existing or potential businesses in the designated Renaissance Area.
For details on conditions and application process, contact Nell Haydon at (859) 336-5412, ext. 2. Interested parties must submit a completed application by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 to Main Street/Renaissance Office, 124 West Main Street, Springfield, KY 40069.

Nov. 4-6
Mount Olivet Revival
“Revival Time” at Mount Olivet Baptist Church is scheduled from Friday to Sunday, Nov. 4-6, 2011. The Friday and Saturday meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. The Sunday meeting is at 11 a.m. The public is invited to this free event. For more information, phone Pastor Joe Lumbrix at (502) 649-0700.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Relay for Life Kickoff
The 2012 Relay for Life Kickoff will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at Washington County High School from 1-3 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Nov. 11-12

Veterans’ Day Closing
The Washington County Clerk’s office will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans’ Day.
We will be open Saturday, Nov 5 from 9 to 12.

November 12-13

Mid-Kentucky Arts
Mid-Kentucky Arts new season opens with Magical Musical Mystery Tour featuring jazz, piano, horns, percussion and more with some of the most talented musicians around on Saturday, Nov. 12 in Lebanon at Centre Square Angelic Hall at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 in St. Catharine Hall, St. Catharine College at 2 p.m. For more information: 859-336-9232.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Relay for Life Meeting
The Relay for Life Committee Meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15 at St. Catharine College in the Health Science Building, Room 111 at 6 p.m., with the team captains meeting at 6:45 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19
“Special” Event
There will be a “Special” Event for “Special” Needs: Poker Run, dinner, dance, music, food, door prizes, raffle, silent auction and more, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall to help fund a handicap accessible playground. All donations are welcome. For more information: aspecialplace2play@yahoo.com, ASpecialplace - Facebook, or call Michelle (859) 805-0858 or Donna (859) 805-0857. All proceeds go to Idle Hour Park for the playground.