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News briefs 5/7

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Idle Hour Park
The shelters at Idle Hour Park will not be available during June 27-July 19, due to the Little League state tournament.

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 form 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.” Ends May 31.

Wildlife Food Plots
The Washington County Conservation District is giving away Wildlife Food Plots. Each bag will cover 1/2 acre and consist of Sunflower, Millet, Sorghum, and Soybean. There is a limit of 2 bags per person. Anyone interested can stop by the office or call at 336-7777. Office is located at 461 Lincoln Drive.

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.

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 nine-hole match. A partner is necessary to participate in the league. Each player is responsible for his or her 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.

Thursday, May 8

Library Idol
Can you impress the judges with your vocals? Come in and see if you do on May 8, 3:30 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library, for ages 9-17.

Adult Book Discussion Group

Join us for a lively discussion of “Last To Die” by James Grippando and pick up a copy of our next great read on May 8, 5 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library.

Mary Ministry

The Mary Ministry will host a Mother’s Day banquet on May 8, 6 p.m., at the Wesley Family Life Center. Any single mother and her small children are welcome. We will have a meal and a short program. There will be small door prizes for the mothers. Childcare is provided.

Thursday, May 8 - Friday, May 9

Sidewalk Sale
The House of Hope sidewalk sale will be May 8-9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lots of nice baby items and other household items. Call 859-336-0140 for further information.

Friday, May 9

2014 Community Activism Scholarship
Springfield B&PW 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.

Bradfordsville Jamboree
Bradfordsville Jamboree will be held May 9, 7-9 p.m., at the Bradfordsville school building, 115 S. Sixth St., featuring 50’s and 60’s show: Phillip Clarkson, Mike Mackin, Gary Freeman and Wayne Wardle. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for Family Fields iMarket, Lebanon Hill, May 9 at 12:00 p.m.  

Saturday, May 10


Absentee Voting

The Washington County Clerk’s office will be open on May 10, from 9 a.m. to noon for absentee voting and during regular hours Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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.

Zumbathon
A Zumbathon for Annie Roution will be held May 10, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., at Springfield Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in this high energy, Latin-inspired dance fitness class. A suggested donation will be accepted at the door and all proceeds raised will go to the family as Annie battles breast cancer and deals with the finances that go along with fighting this disease. Call Katie Essex at 859-481-3282 for further information.

Fish Fry

The Emulation Lodge 688 F and AM will have their annual fish fry and auction, May 10, 5:30 p.m., at the Masonic Lodge, Sharpsville, Hwy 53. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Bloomfield 5K Run to Remember

A five-kilometer run/walk through this historic town is scheduled for May 10, 8 a.m. You may register online at www.guardmemorial.com or www.active.com. For more information contact Jennifer Lyddane at jennifer.lyddane@outlook.com. Proceeds will benefit the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund.

Monday, May 12

Concert
On May 12, at 7:30 p.m., associate professor of trumpet at Campbellsville University (CU) Dr. Reese Land and an aspiring young trumpeter from Lexington, Luke Schwalbach, will present a program of trumpet music accompanied by Dr. William Budai, associate professor of piano from CU. Mr. Schwalbach’s portion of the program will be in preparation for an upcoming international trumpet competition at the International Trumpet Guild Conference held in Valley Forge, PA. Dr. Land’s portion of the program will utilize a variety of instruments from the trumpet family. Join us for this special event.
 
Ky Public Retirees
Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will hold its monthly meeting May 12, at Ryan’s Family Steak House in Elizabethtown, Ky.  Ryan’s is located at 1034 Executive Drive. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. EST with lunch. A legislative update is planned.

Tuesday, May 13

Concert
On Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. Grace Baugh-Bennett, piano, and Robert Docs, double bass, will give a concert including a Sonata by Teleman, Schubert’s Trout Served Three Ways by Goplerud, and Winsel’s I Love My Double Bass Waltz.

Wednesday, May 14


Springfield Water and Sewer

The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission will have their regular monthly meeting on May 14, at the water office. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

Friday, May 16

Girls’ Night Out
Harrodsburg Baptist Church is hosting a “Girls’ Night Out”, May 16, 8-10 p.m., for females 14 and up. There will be breakout see ions about peer pressure, clothes, college, confidence, beauty, eating disorders, relationships and sex, and domestic violence. RSVP by calling or texting 859-325-3332 or email ravenpatricklawky.com. The event is hosted by Bethel Baptist College and Career Class.

Spring Fling
The Washington County Elementary School will be having their spring fling on May 16, 6-8 p.m. There will be basket raffles, games, food vendors, Washington Co. Cattleman’s Association and Baskin Robbins Ice Cream. All proceeds to the WCES PTO.

Saturday, May 17

Contemplative Prayer Day
St. Catharine Motherhouse is hosting its Contemplative Prayer Day on May 17, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited. The day focuses on silence, contemplative prayer, meditative walks, and a presentation and discussion on Native American
Spirituality led by Bo and Cheryl Tipton from the Acorn Haven Spiritual Center in Cecelia, KY.  The day concludes with a Tea Meditation and a Ritual Blessing. Bring bag lunch.  Cost: Donation. Call Sr. Mary Otho Ballard at 859-284-5201 for further information.

12th Annual BPW Wine and Stein Gala
The 12th Annual BPW Wine & Stein Gala that is being held on May 17, at the historic Louisville Store Building, 101 W. Main St., Springfield, from 6-9 p.m. The evening offers live music, live auction, silent auction, and your own commemorative wine/stein glass. Featured again this year will be a beer garden in addition to our fine wines.  Non-alcoholic drinks and light appetizers will also be served. Proceeds benefit our scholarship program and other local charitable organizations.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or advance tickets can be purchased at Sell With Hale Realty & Auction, The Opera House, Hardin’s Jewelry, Horseshoe Bend Winery, French & Stokely in Lebanon and both locations of Kentucky Home Bank in Bardstown. Call Ginny White-Schatzke at 859-481-4572 for more information or to donate.

10K Race

McDowell Wellness Center will be hosting its Eleventh Annual 10K run on May 17. The race begins at 8 a.m. at McDowell Wellness Center, located at 1107 Ben Ali Drive in Danville. Registration forms are available at McDowell Wellness Center. There is a registration fee and all entrants will receive a T-shirt. Call 859-936-9355 for more information.

Jake’s Day
NWTF Longbeards of Commonwealth will host Jake’s Day, May 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at River of Life church, Hwy 555, Springfield. Free to kids of all ages, with fishing, trap, archery, take aim trailer, games and food. Call Mike Kelty at 859-805-1577 for further information.

Sunday, May 18


Blood Drive

Holy Trinity will be hosting a Blood Drive on May 18 from 7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the church basement. With the recent floods, tornados and devastation in the South, your donation is extremely important. Please consider giving the gift of life to those in need.

Monday, May 19 - Wednesday, May 21

Parish Retreat
Parish Mission at St. Rose – All are invited to a Parish Retreat being given at St. Rose Priory Church in Springfield, Ky., from Monday, May 19 through Wednesday, May 21, by Fr. William Garrott, O.P.  Rosary begins at 6:45 p.m., with talks beginning at 7 p.m.  Fr. Garrott, who has preached more than 50 musical retreats around the country, entitles the mission ‘God, Are You Online?’  Please come and bring a friend.

Tuesday, May 20

Faithful Citizenship Luncheon
“Who Owns KY General Assembly?”   will be the topic of the May 20, 2014, Faithful Citizenship Luncheon discussion. Rev Patrick Delahanty, Catholic Conference of KY Executive Director, will be the presenter. We meet from Noon – 1 p.m. at St Thomas Parish Center, 870 St Thomas Lane, Bardstown.
This event, sponsored by Catholic Charities’ Nazareth Office, is free.  Bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks will be provided. 
Information and RSVP:  Catholic Charities Nazareth Office,  502-331-4545, Sister Mary Schmuck, RSM or schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org.
The next Faithful Citizenship Luncheon will be September 2014.

Friday, May 23

Mary Ministry
The Mary Ministry will meet on May 23, 6 p.m., at the Wesley Family of Life Center. The evening will begin with a meal, which will be followed by a short program. The next meeting will take place in September. All single mothers and their children are invited. Childcare is provided. Check out our Facebook page.

Friday, May 30

Project Graduation

WCHS graduation is scheduled for May 30, 7 p.m., in the High School gym.
Project graduation for WCHS seniors, juniors, and guest is also May 30.  Students must have registration forms turned in by Friday, May 2. There is also a project graduation meeting scheduled for tomorrow night at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Parents are asked to attend so they can sign up to work the night of the event. Many volunteers are needed for this event.  WCHS is also accepting donations for Project Grad. if you would like to contribute, drop your donations off at the WC board office, WCHS or mail to PO Box 262 in Springfield. We appreciate all donations.

Saturday, June 7

2014 Relay For Life Teams
Teams are now organizing for Washington County Relay for Life to be held on Sat., June 7 at Idle Hour Park. To reserve a place for your team and to be part of Washington County’s “Fit for the Fight” event, contact Monica Osborne at 859-481-2069.

June 27-29

Maryland to Kentucky Reunion
The Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond, Inc. Reunion will be held June 27-29 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.