Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

June 10, 2013

What's happening: 06/10/13

Staff reports
The Independent

ASHLAND — Family summer movies offered

ASHLAND - Boyd County Public Library’s main branch continues to offer free family movies at noon every Friday.

The movie to be shown Friday is “Gnomeo and Juliet,” rated G.

For more information, call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140. The main branch is at 1740 Central Ave.

Lake vacation raffle ongoing

SOMERSET - Tickets are on sale for a chance to win a houseboat vacation on Lake Cumberland — the grand prize in a regional fundraising campaign to support the Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.

 The vacation, courtesy of Conley Bottom Resort Marina, is valued up to $3,500 based on seasonal rates. The winner also will receive a $200 fuel allowance as part of the vacation package.

Each $5 ticket sold will go to support the center’s Rogers Scholars program and the youth of southern and eastern Kentucky. Rogers Scholars, an intensive one-week summer program, provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors within the center’s 45-county primary service area.

The winning ticket will be drawn July 12 during the second and final week of the 2013 Class of Rogers Scholars. The winner does not need to be present to win, and will be notified via telephone immediately following the drawing.

Tickets for the vacation may be purchased by calling the center at (606) 677-6000, emailing youth@centertech.com or stopping by the main office at 2292 S. U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Church rummage sale planned

SANDY HOOK - Victory Christian Center will have its spring rummage sale and giveaway from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital will be at the center from 9 a.m. to noon for  free health screenings, which include lipid profile (cholesterol, HDL, LDL), triglycerides, blood sugar, hemoglobin (anemia), blood pressure and bone density tests.

Free items include books, Hallmark items, tanning lotion, Nyquil, children’s chewable vitamins, cosmetic bags and a bale of clothing.

The rummage sale will include clothing, household items and a trampoline.

To donate items, call (606) 738-9544. The center is five miles off Ky. 1 on Ky. 486 in Elliott County.

Market vouchers are available

SANDY HOOK - The University of Kentucky Elliott County Extension Office will begin distributing Senior Farmers Market vouchers at 8:30 a.m. June 17 and continue daily until all vouchers are gone.

The vouchers may be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the markets.

Recipients must be 60 and older and meet income guidelines to qualify. For more information, call the office at (606) 738-6400 or 738-6440.

Church to offer toddler program

ASHLAND - First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will offer “Little Disciples Toddler Time” at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ashland church. The monthly program focuses on ages 18 months to 3 and their siblings. The program combines stories, crafts and music that reinforce foundational values of the Christian faith. Reinforcing the development of moral lessons in children is a key aspect of building the next generation into morally responsible teens and young adults.

The program emphasizes the benefits of partnering parents/caregivers with their children in a safe environment where the lessons honor Christ and teach Christian values that touch the mind, body and spirit.

For more information, call the church office at (606) 324-5335 or visit firstchirsitanchurch.org.

Health screening will be Thursday

GREENUP - Life Line Screening will host affordable, noninvasive and painless health screenings Thursday at First Baptist Church at 1116 E. Main St.

Screenings will be offered to scan for blocked arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, hardening of the arteries, irregular heart beat and osteoporosis. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Preregistration is required by calling (888) 653-6441 or by visiting lifelinescreening.com. Cost information is available on the website.

AARP driver course offered

ASHLAND - A driver safety course for ages 50 and older will be offered by AARP from 1 to 5 p.m. July 23 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1337 Winchester Ave.

At the completion of the course, drivers will qualify for insurance discounts if applicable by their insurance companies.

Space is limited and registration may be made by calling (606) 232-9334 or (606) 324-5609.

Church to have dinner fundraiser

CATLETTSBURG - A hot dog dinner will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cyrus Chapel United Methodist Church on Durbin Road.

Proceeds will benefit the church.

RWHS cruise-in will be Saturday


Raceland-Worthington High School will host “Hot Rods at the High School” from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Participants can register cars, trucks and motorcycles for $10. All makes, models and years are welcome.

Registered participants are eligible to win door prizes.

There will be a DJ, concessions, soft drinks and face painting

Charitable giving  event Wednesday

ASHLAND - The Appalachian Rural Development Philanthropy Initiative and the Foundation for the Tri-State Community will sponsor a free training seminar in Ashland for attorneys, accountants, insurance agents and other professional advisers to learn more about charitable giving in Kentucky.

Registration for the seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, 1620 Winchester Ave., and the session will begin at 8:45 a.m. Attorneys or CPAs participating in the seminar can earn six hours of Continuing Legal Education or Common Professional Examination credit, including 11⁄2 hours in Ethics (CLE pending). A complimentary lunch will be served.

The seminar will be led by Allison Peck Lankford, vice president and general counsel at Blue Grass Community Foundation, and Audy M. Perry Jr., managing partner of the Legacy Planning Group at Huddleston Bolen LLP and counsel to the Foundation for the Tri-State Community. The seminar will focus on how communities across eastern Kentucky can utilize charitable endowments to capture local wealth and invest it in life-changing endeavors.  

For more information, call the foundation at (606) 324-3888 or email ftsc_smartin@yahoo.com.