Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

February 18, 2013

Local briefs: 2/19/13

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ASHLAND — Pancake meal will be Saturday

ASHLAND - The Ashland Breakfast Kiwanis Club will sponsor its annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 1811 Carter Ave.

Pancakes, eggs, sausage, milk, orange juice and coffee will be available. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. There is no charge for those younger than 3.

For those unable to get to the church, free delivery is available by calling (606) 324-6159. Proceeds will help fund youth programs sponsored by the club.

For more information, call Bill Burch at (606) 928-7114. The club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland YMCA.

Style show tickets on sale

BELLEFONTE - Community Hospice’s annual Spring Style Show and Luncheon will be at noon March 23 at Bellefonte Country Club.

Following lunch, more than 50 volunteers will model a wide variety of spring fashions from A Boutique, Belk, CABI, Corbie’s, Foxxi Lady, Lara’s Bridals and Formals, the Pink Pineapple and Wilma’s Dress Shop. Several vendors will also have spring fashions and accessories.

Jessica Casebolt, Miss Kentucky 2012, will be mistress of ceremonies. Casebolt is a sophomore at Georgetown College, where she is majoring in political science. She hopes to attend law school and become an attorney. Her platform issue is Heart Health Awareness.

Pollock’s Jewelers has sponsored a pear-shaped diamond necklace to be raffled at the event. Raffle tickets are also available at the Hospice office at 1480 Carter Ave. and from Hospice employees.

Tickets for the event are $35 and available at the Hospice office or by calling (606) 329-1890 or (800) 926-6184.

Author schedules book signings

GRAYSON - Local author Keri Kitchen has released her first book, “Love Isn’t Selfish: Understanding God’s Love through Human Relationships.”

She will be available for book signings at the Grayson Art Gallery’s Final Friday Art show on Friday and the Appalachian Folk and Heritage Conference at the John P. Stephens Cultural Arts Center in Raceland on Saturday.

The book is at amazon.com in paperback and Kindle editions, and locally at My Splendid Home in Grayson.

Bypass work under way

FLEMINGSBURG - Work has started on an $8.6 million road project to extend the Flemingsburg Bypass. Gov. Steve Beshear said in a news release the project will improve traffic and safety by providing an alternate travel route for commercial and through traffic on Ky. 11 and Ky. 57.

Initial work will not affect traffic, but impacts are expected by mid- to late March at the Ky. 11 and Cherry Grove Road intersections. Flemingsburg Mayor Marty Voiers believes the bypass project will expand the city.

Hospitality skills class will be offered

HUNTINGTON - Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA will begin its new 18-week course in Hospitality Skills Training on March 11. Class times will be from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 1005 Virginia Ave.

The course offers 12 hours of college credit from Mountwest Community and Technical College. Course topics include a la carte dining service, culinary sanitation and safety, introduction to travel and tourism, professional cake decorating and Microsoft Office 2010. Students work hands-on with Huntington’s Kitchen to complete class projects. Students will have the opportunity to test for the ServSafe Food Protection Manager exam at the end of the program. The hospitality program includes job readiness training.

Students should enroll as early as possible and complete the necessary Free Application for Federal Student Aid documentation to determine eligibility for funding. If desired, students can continue their education through MCTC’s associate degree program in culinary arts.

The deadline for registration is March 5. For more information about the program and its enrollment process, call Kay Cremeans at (304) 523-7461.