We have set the following dates for Main Street events. We hope you will make note of them, too. June 15 is our annual board meeting; July 15 we will sponsor a STAR workshop; Aug. 7 will be Family Fun Day; Sept. 11 is the date for the annual Main Street dinner/concert/auction; Lincoln Days is Oct. 2-3; Nov. 15-17, will be setup time for Festival of Trees; Nov. 18-20 the festival is open; Nov. 20 is Christmas on the Square. Another workshop is not yet scheduled but will teach participants how to preserve photos, documents and scrapbooks for the family and community history.
As the political campaign season heats up, Kentucky Department of Highways crews face an increasing number of campaign signs on the state highway right of way – signs that must be removed for safety purposes.
Acting State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle said state highway workers are required to remove and discard hundreds of signs during each election cycle. The signs can pose hazards for drivers and for maintenance crews.
The following tips come from the Extension Service in Louisiana. This is information they found useful after the Hurricane Katrina flooding. During Derby weekend, we all were reminded that high water issues can hit our area too.
Flood waters will contaminate any surface they touch. Here are some kitchen items you must throw out to insure the safety of your food:
•Get rid of all flooded food stuffs except those in sealed, metal, airtight cans or airtight glass jars
Adoption Support for Kentucky, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown, offers the following training and support:
•May 14 – Drugs: Things You Need To Know, 6-8 p.m.; Drug Affected Children and Learning, 8-10 p.m. Childcare provided. Children are encouraged to bring their pillows and a blanket for a movie and popcorn.
•May 17 – Drug Affected Infants, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ryan’s Steak House in Elizabethtown. No childcare and lunch on your own.
For more information, contact Kay Upton at (270) 268-0734 or 358-4175.
Veterans Upward Bound at Western Kentucky University has completed designing an online instructional program for veterans who are unable to attend the program in person.
This opportunity offers flexibility for the program to meet the needs of participants. Veterans who wish to take advantage of this free service must have a computer connected to the Internet to be able to participate.
The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Honors Banquet recognized outstanding academic achievement April 30 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Several categories of achievement were honored:
WJCR 90.1 FM is having a food ministry benefit and festival on May 15.
The event will be held at 13101 Raider Hollow Road, Upton. Signs will be posted.
Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is three canned goods per person.
A benefit auction begins at 10:30 a.m. to raise money for the food ministry. Last year the auction consisted of 600 donated items and generated more than $5,300. Items include furniture, antiques and a 32-inch television.
Children’s activities include clowns, face painting, slides and inflatables.