News briefs 6/4

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Ongoing events

Cemetery Donations
Mt. Zion Cemetery donations may be sent to Christine Hill, 4067 Mt Zion Rd., Willisburg, KY 40078

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.

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.

June 1-7

Paint the Town Purple
Washington County Relay for Life is encouraging downtown businesses to help “Paint the Town Purple” during the week of June 1 - 7. Windows will be judged and a winner will be awarded a new traveling trophy to be announced at Relay for Life on June 7. Individuals can be a part of Paint the Town Purple by wearing purple on Friday, June 6.

June 4-7


Mackville Christian Church will have Vacation Bible School Wednesday, June 4- Sunday June 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact Rylan Allan for more information at 859-262-5266.

Thursday, June 5

Rabies clinic
The Washington County Fiscal Court and The Springfield Animal Clinic are sponsoring the Annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic. Get your dogs and cats vaccinated from 5-7 pm at the Washington County High School front parking lot.
All pets must be at least 4 months old. Please be a responsible pet owner and take this opportunity to protect your pets. Animal bites are scary and stressful for both the victim and the pet owner. When your cat or dog bites someone a ten-day quarantine is required. The quarantine insures the animal is healthy and not infected with rabies. If your pet has an up to date rabies vaccination the quarantine can be done at home. Without a current rabies vaccination, your pet must be quarantined for 10 days at a veterinarian clinic, animal shelter or approved kennel. This is very stressful for your pets and can be very expensive. Rabies is still present in Kentucky.
Call Washington County Environmental Office for more information, 8-9:30 a.m. weekdays (859) 336-0574 and check out website LTDHD@ky.gov for more information.

June 6-8

Pentecost Revival
The Redemption Point Church of God will be hosting a Pentecost Sunday weekend revival June 6-8. On Friday night June 6, at 7 p.m., pastor Keith Creech from the Willisburg Church of God of Prophecy will be preaching. Saturday, June 7, at 7 p. m., Sis. Ara Perry will be ministering in song and word. Sunday, June 8, Sis. Lanita Eversole Wright from Winchester will be ministering in song in the 11 a.m. service, along with her husband, Bro. Rusty Wright. Following the Sunday morning service, a potluck meal will be served closing out the Pentecost Sunday revival. For more info, call 859-481-4111.

Saturday, June 7

Relay for Life
Relay for Life of Washington County will be Saturday, June 7, 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. at Idle Hour Park.
This year’s theme is “Fit for the Fight”. Everyone in the community is invited to attend and enjoy a fun-filled day of activities for all ages and help support the American Cancer Society.

Trent Family Reunion

The Trent family will have their reunion on Saturday, June 7, at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the St. Michael Catholic Church Parish Hall, 111 Church Street in Fairfield, Ky. Watch for signs posted on Highway 48. Bring pictures, a dish and drinks. For information call Vernon Watson 502-348-8372.

Co-ed Tournament
Moo Crew Classic co-ed softball tournament will be played at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon on June 7. There must be a minimum of four girls on each team. Deadline to join is June 5. For more info call 270-699-5521 or 270-402-7875.

June 7 and 8

ECTC Women’s Soccer Tryouts
The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Barons Women’s soccer team will hold tryouts for all current and prospective female students on June 7 and 8 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. each day at Nicholas St. Soccer Field in Elizabethtown. Contact Coach Andre Cooper at acooper0122@kctcs.edu or text 270-491-0668, or call Dr. Dale Buckles, Acting Athletic Director, at 270-706-8431 for more information.

Sunday June 8

Devine Family Reunion
Bring photographs along with your favorite food dish and join the family at Lincoln Park Clubhouse on Sunday, June 8 at noon. For more information contact Bob Lykins at 859-236-8165.

New Hope Baptist Church event

Ice Cream Social – Fellowship – Vacation Bible School Registration
Sunday, June 8, 2014 –at 6 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church located at 3909 Valley Hill Rd., Springfield, KY.
Call 859.284.5202 for more information.

Monday, June 9

WCMS Physicals

KORT Springfield Physical Therapy is hosting sports physicals at Washington County Middle School. This is open to all Washington County student athletes Monday, June 9, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Contact (859)336-9901 to schedule an appointment. The $10 fee will be donated to your teams booster club.

Retirees meeting luncheon
Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will hold its monthly meeting Monday, June 9, 2014 at Ryan’s Family Steak House in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Ryan’s is located at 1034 Executive Drive.  Meeting begins at 11:30 EST with lunch.
Rick McHale from Humana will speak about Medicare Advantage. We will also elect new officers for the upcoming year.

Blood Drive

The next regularly scheduled visit of the American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be at the family activity center of the Springfield Baptist Church on Monday, June 9, from 12-5 p.m.
This visit will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the very successful blood drive that was held last year in memory and honor of Austin McBride who lost his life in a tragic accident. At that drive, our goal was well surpassed, which gave the gift of life to many others in Austin’s name. When donating, please specify that you would like your gift to be in memory of Austin McBride.

Mother Goose Story Time

There will be animals everywhere at 10:45 a.m. at the Washington County Public Library on Monday, June 9.
Take a walk on the wild side with stories, songs and activities for ages 2 and 3. Call 336-7655 to register.

Tales for Tots Down on the Farm

Get your moooo on with stories, songs and activities for ages 2 and under (toddlers) Monday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at the Washington County Public.
Call 336-7655 to register.

June 9-12

Golf camps and league

Junior golf camps will be offered at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course. A camp for ages 10-14 will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. each day, with high school students and girls entering the eighth grade having a camp from 9 a.m. to 10  a.m. All skill levels are welcome.
The junior golf league will begin on June 17 and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for ages 10-and-up. Call Bobby Bartholomai at 336-7461 for more information.

Tuesday, June 10

Water office closed

The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission office will be closed on June 10, to allow the office staff to conduct new software training.

Thursday, June 12

Summer Reading Kickoff
Make a splash at the Washington County Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff at 5 p.m. at the Lebanon Aquatic Center.
Sign up for the reading program and have a great time staying cool. Call 336-7655 to register.

Monday, June 16

Library Board of Trustees’ Meeting

There will be a Library Board of Trustees Meeting on Monday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington County Public Library.

Tuesday, June 17

Story Time 1
Washington County Public Library will host Story Time 1 on Tuesday, June 17 at 5 p.m. Getting ready for summer reading with stories, songs, activities and fun for ages 3-5.
Please call 336-7655 to register.

June 16-18

Volleyball Clinic

The Commanderette Volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball clinic June 16-18 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the high school gym for any girl in grades 4-8. Please contact Anne Mudd at (859)336-5475 for more info.

Wednesday, June 18

Weird Science with Albert
Albert Bauman gets explosive with this ‘hands on’ art program, held at the Washington County Elementary School gym on Wednesday, June 18 at 1 p.m. This is for ages 8-17. Call 336-7655 to register for summer reading.

Summer Reading in Willisburg

Washington County Public Library is taking its summer reading program on the road to Willisburg Park on Wednesday June 18, at 10 a.m. All ages are welcome.

Saturday, June 21

Truck and tractor pull
Mackville Community Development, in partnership with the Mackville Lions Club, will be hosting a truck and tractor pull Saturday, June 21. The event will be at the Mackville Community Center. Weigh in is at 4 p.m. and the pull will begin at 5 p.m. Concessions will be available. For more information call Jim Powell at 859-481-3790. Proceeds benefit the Mackville Community Center.

Monday, June 23

Mother Goose Story Time - Don’t Wake the Baby

Sleepy stories and pajama fun for ages 2 and 3 with this story time.
On June 23, at 10:45 a.m. at the Washington County Public Library.
Call 336-7655 to register.

Tales for Tots Babies Bedtime
Washington County Public Library, Monday, June 23 at 10 a.m.
Toddlers (2 and under) can wear the pajamas for this sleepy story time. Call  336-7655 to register.

Tuesday, June 24

Story Time 2

The Washington County Public Library will host Story Time 2 on June 24, at 6 p.m. Getting ready for summer reading with stories, songs, activities and fun for ages 3-5. Please call 336-7655 to register.

Wednesday, June 25

Messy Science Experiments
Make your own mess while you learn with Paula at the Washington County Public Library at 1 p.m.
Mattingly from Washington County Middle School. Ages 8-17. Call 336-7655 to register for the summer reading program.

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/mdtoky3/ or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MDtoKYandBeyondInc for more details.

Sunday, June 29

Mid-Kentucky Chorus
Mid-Kentucky Chorus presents “Celebrate the Sacred Song” on Sunday June 29, at St. Catharine College, St. Catharine Hall at 3 p.m. Back by popular request, 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. For more information or reservations call 859-336-9232.