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News briefs 4/23

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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 859-336-3232.

Highway 55 Yard Sale
The 2014 Highway 55 yard sale will be April 24-27, by residents and businesses along Ky Hwy 55, covering 147 miles and 11 counties.

Mid-Kentucky Chorus

Mid-Kentucky Chorus presents “Celebrate the Sacred Song” on April 27 at St. Catharine College, St. Catharine Hall, and Sunday, May 4 at St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, Bardstown, Ky., both at 3 p.m. The concert is a choral history of treasured hymns, spirituals, and modern selections in powerful arrangements to evoke wonderful memories of our religious music heritage. Reserved seating is available. For more information or reservations call 859-336-9232.

Central Kentucky Head Start Program

Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. Children who will be 3 or 4 years of age by Oct. 1 are age eligible. To apply for this free, full day program, please bring proof of birth and household income. Call 859-481-6003, for Melissa, or 270-692-2136, for Head Start, until May 16, for more information.

Drive-Thru Prayer

Are you or someone you know in need of prayer? If so, come to the parking lot at the Springfield Christian Church each Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. for drive-thru prayer and we will meet you and pray with you for whatever needs you have. Everyone is welcome. Come as you are. Scripture says, “ask and you shall receive , knock and it shall be opened.”

Wednesday, April 23


Loretto Motherhouse concert

Three graduate piano students from Campbellsville University will be featured in concert at the Loretto Motherhouse on Aril 23, at 7 p.m.  Two students, Hsing-Yi Tsai and Chia-Yin Chen, study piano with Dr. Wesley Roberts, and one, Hsin-I Guo, studies with Dr. Bill Budai.  Each student is a graduate of Tainan University in Tainan, Taiwan and has come to Campbellsville as graduate students in the School of Music.  Their program will include selections by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Ravel, and Messiaen.

Thursday, April 24


Picture This!

Come in and make your own bubble picture frame for ages 9-17, on April 24, 3:30 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library.

10 Tips for Better Credit
Learn how to turn your credit into a positive with Jennifer Doom, from the Ky. Dept. of Financial Institutions on April 24, 5:30 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library. Call 859-336-7655 to register.

Friday, April 25

KSP Surplus Vehicle Auction
Kentucky State Police surplus vehicle auction will be held Apr. 25, 9 a.m. ET, at the KSP Supply Branch, 94 Airport Rd., Frankfort. This auction allows KSP to dispose of vehicles in a cost efficient manner. The proceeds from this event will be reinvested back into the agency. Link to view auction vehicles:https://www.flickr.com/photos/kentuckystatepolice/sets/72157643405714845/

Friday, April 25-27

St. Catharine College Drama Club

The St. Catharine College Drama Club will perform their annual spring play on April 25-27 at Centre Square in Lebanon. This year’s production is “Game Show.” The play is a comedy about game show contestants. The play will open at 7 p.m. on April 25-26 and at 2 p.m. on April 27. For more information, contact Dr. Becky Meadows at (859) 336-5082 or bmeadows@sccky.edu.

Saturday, April 26


Loretto Motherhouse

Dr. Sherri Phelps, mezzo soprano, and Dr. Rachel Taylor, piano will perform at Loretto Motherhouse April 26, at 7 p.m.  Admission is free and all are welcome.  They will be singing the Niles-Merton Songs, poems by Thomas Merton set to music by John Jacob Niles.

Cumbo’s Old Gospel Barn

A gospel sing will be held at the Cumbo’s Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Rd., Cox’s Creek, Ky., on April 26, 7:30 p.m., with music by The Truth Trio from Elizabethtown and The Cumbo’s. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Autism Awareness Fair and Walk
The 5th annual Washington County Autism Awareness Fair and Walk will be held on April 26 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at River of Life church. There will be informational booths and vendors, as well as a silent auction to help raise money for autism research and those affected with an autism spectrum disorder in our local community. There will be free games for the kids and a recognition ceremony for those persons with ASD. For more information, call Katie Essex at 481-3282.  

A concealed carry class
A concealed carry class will be on April 26 from 9 a.m. until completion. Class is sponsored by The Ky Dept. of Criminal Justice Training. For more information call 859-332-7728 or 859-583-5716. Jimmy Elliott 1s the instructor.

Springfield Green Festival

The first annual Springfield Green Festival will be held at and around Springfield Farmers Market, 101 Depot Street, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival will feature sustainable local products, locally grown food, and local fun, including live music, a large number of vendor booths, demonstrations of “how to”, educational booths, test drive a hybrid car, 4-H pony rides, and many children’s activities. Organized by New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future and co-sponsored by Springfield Tourism Commission and Washington County Cooperative Extension Office.

Sunday, April 27

Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church

The Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will celebrate Men and Women’s Day on Sunday, April 27, beginning at 11 a.m. with Rev. Charlotte Palmer as the morning speaker.  Rev. Roland Puryear and Sherman Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Lebanon, will be the afternoon guests at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Rev. Y. Michelle Washington is Pastor.

F4 at Mt. Olivet
F4 (Faith, Food and Fun 4 Families), will meet  Sunday, April 27, following the morning worship service, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 1403 Tatham Springs Rd. Willisburg. We will be serving lunch, followed by an afternoon of  great music, fun games, inspirational Bible study and desserts.   Everyone of all ages is invited to attend.  

Monday, April 28


Pay Yourself First

Everyone wants to get what they deserve. Learn how to get the money you are owed, with Jennifer Doom, from the Ky.Dept. of Financial Institutions, on April 28, 5:30 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library. Call 859-336-7655 to register.

Tuesday, April 29

Story Time 1

Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and fun for ages 3-5 on April 29,  6 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library. Call 859-336-7655 to register.

Story Time 2
Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and fun for ages 3-5 on April 29, 5 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library. Call 859-336-7655 to register.

Wednesday, April 30

WCHS Site Base Decision Making
Parent nominations for WCHS Site Base Decision Making are now being accepted for the 2104-2015 school year. All nominations must be submitted by April 30. Nominations may be turned in to the high school office. Call Terri Lynn Shumate at 859-336-0506 for further information.

Friday, May 2

Mackville Community Beautification Project
The Mackville Community Beautification Project, in partnership with Mackville Community Development, will be having a plant sale on Friday, May 2, from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Washington County Senior Center. Various flowers and vegetable plants will be available for purchase along with hanging baskets. For more information, please contact Donna Scott at 859-481-2882. All proceeds benefit the Mackville Community Development.

Friday, May 2 -  Saturday, May 3

Relay for Life Garage Sale
The “Racing for a Cure” Team garage sale will be May 2-3, 210 1/2 McNiary, Campbellsville, Ky., 8 a.m.-?. Cancel for rain. Call Rose Smith, 270-469-3574 for more information.

Saturday, May 3


Derby Bash Benefit 2014

The 2014 Derby Bash Benefit will be held May 3, 1-7 p.m., at St. Rose with a silent auction, a derby pot, bouncy house, corn hole, and a meal (coolers are allowed). For ticket prices contact Marilyn Spalding at 859-481-3431 or  teamdnadanielandnicolesarmy@gmail.com.  All proceeds go to the American Heart Association.

Wednesday, May 7

Wednesday Night Golf League
The Wednesday Night Golf League at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course is scheduled to start on May 7 at 4:15 p.m. There will be an organization meeting to discuss the rules and then the teams will play their 9 hole match. A partner is necessary to participate in the league. Each player is responsible for their green fees. Play is from the blue tees, but if you are over 60, you have the option of playing from the white tees. Each person will have a handicap after playing three rounds. The league is looking for a few new teams to participate. The regular league runs through July and then is followed by a single elimination tournament. Call Bill Hardin at 859-336-7570 for more information.

Friday, May 9

2014 Community Activism Scholarship
Springfield BPW is proud to offer a $1,000 cash scholarship to a young woman in the 2014 graduating class. Applicants must be residents of Washington County and demonstrate their involvement in their local community. Applications are available at Hardin’s Jewelry or from WCHS or Bethlehem High School guidance counselors. Applications are due by 5 P.M. on May 9.

Saturday, May 10

River of Life Women’s Conference

River of Life Community Church will be hosting a Women’s Conference on May 10,  titled “Spring Cleaning Our Spiritual Houses.” Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for registration and light refreshments. The conference will begin at 9 a.m.  We have some wonderful women from around the state lined up to bring us a fresh approach to God’s word, a time of praise and worship, and a time of fellowship during our noon time meal. Call Genny Mattingly at 270-692-5646 or Susan Newton at 859-336-9650, for ticket costs.

Flatlick Express

The Mackville Community Center presents “Flatlick Express” on May 10, at the Mackville Community Center. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with food concessions available for purchase and the show starts at 7 p.m. The band plays Bluegrass and Bluegrass gospel music. Call Jeannie Hatchett at 859-262-5730 for ticket prices. All proceeds benefit the Mackville Community Center.