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Parent Teacher Conferences On Tuesday, April 11th
Wayne County High School will conduct Parent Teacher Conferences on
Tuesday, April 11th from 4 til 7PM.
Meet Abraham Lincoln
Meet Mr. Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln portrayer, Dennis Boggs presents a look at the life of the 16th President as it may have been told by Lincoln himself.

The FREE presentation will be Thursday, March 30 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Historic Wayne Theater.

Sponsored by the Mill Springs Battlefield Association, Monticello Banking Company and the Wayne Fiscal Court.
Bus Evacuation At W.C. Schools On Friday, March 31st
Wayne County Schools will have their third bus evacuation of the school
year on Friday, March 31st at 2:45PM. The mandated drills teach
students’ safety tips in case of an emergency situation. Transportation
is not only provided to students on daily routes, but also for field trips
and extra-curricular activities.
Burnside Elementary 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 8
Burnside Elementary 2nd annual Beta Club Hippity Hop 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, April 8th. Registration 8am, event 9am beginning at the school. Pre-register by 3/31 for a guaranteed t-shirt. Proceeds go to the Beta Club.
5th Annual City of Monticello Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 8th
The 5th Annual City of Monticello Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday,
April 8th at 10AM at Memorial Park. Registration begins at 9AM at the
basketball courts. It's a free Easter egg hunt for children 12 and under.
Adults are asked to bring cameras for photos with the Easter Bunny. For
more info - call the Mayor's office at 348-5719.
23rd Celebrity Chef Sampler At Aspire Center Friday, April 21st
The 23rd Annual Celebrity Chef Sampler with delicious entrees prepared by
local celebrities will be held Friday, April 21st from 6PM til 8PM at the Aspire Center. Admissions ten dollars. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society, Back Pack Program, Disabled American Veterans, and the Monticello Wayne County Rescue Squad. For tickets or more info - call 348-2001.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt At Wayne County Hospital April 1st
A Community Easter Egg Hunt for children 12 and under will be held at Wayne County Hospital on Saturday, April 1st. Registration begins at Noon. The egg hunt begins at 2. Bring Easter baskets and camera’s for photos with the Easter Bunny. Rain date – April 8th.
Registration Now Underway At Walker Early Learning Center
Registration's now underway for preschool and kindergarten classes at Walker Early Learning Center. Open House is planned for April 13th from 5 til 7PM and April 14th from 11 til 1. Families can check out all the kindergarten readiness activities. Registration packets are available. Preschoolers must be four by August 1st, while screening appointments can be made for
3-year-olds wishing to attend in the fall. For more info - stop by the school on South Main Street or call 348-4251.
KSP Now Accepting Applications For Trooper Island Camp
KSP is accepting applications for children to attend Trooper Island Camp this summer. Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used.

Applications are due May 1, 2017 and are available on the KSP website at
Once the application is completed it should be mailed to the nearest KSP Post in proximity to the camper’s residence. For a map of the KSP posts along with mailing addresses, click here: The camp roster fills up quickly so parents are encouraged to complete camp applications as soon as possible.
American Red Cross Seeking Volunteers
The Lake Cumberland Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers with flexible schedules to respond to single and multi-family home fires and often disasters in the Lake Cumberland service area which includes the following counties: Casey, Adair, Cumberland, Clinton, Russell, Pulaski, Wayne, McCreary, Whitley, Laurel, Clay, Knox, Bell and Harlan. Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers respond to assist families with shelter, support, and access to basic needs immediately following a home fire – often arriving on scene even as the fire is still burning. Last year, the Red Cross provided disaster assistance to 165 families in the Lake Cumberland service area.

Volunteers may apply online by visiting
Scheduled Activities Throughout The Lake Cumberland Area
March 2017
23 & 30 Open Mic Night at 211 – 211 Coffee Bar, 211 S. Main St. Somerset, 7pm-9pm. Bring your instrument, accompaniment & voice for the Thursday evenings Open Mic Night. A PA system will be ready. No cover but donations are appreciated and go to a local charity. Info 606-492-7114.

28-30 Meet Mr. Lincoln – Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center and Museum, Hwy 80, Nancy, KY. Mr. Lincoln will visit local schools with age-appropriate presentations throughout the week, Tuesday, March 28 thru Thursday, March 30. Presentations for the general public will held at the Mill Springs Museum/Visitor Center on Tuesday March 28, 6:30pm-7:30pm and in Wayne County at the Wayne Theater on Thursday March 30, 6:30pm-7:30pm. Further details will be forthcoming so keep checking or call 606-636-4045.

1 Trooper Jason Vanhook 2nd Annual Memorial Bass Tournament – Conley Bottom Resort Boat Ramp, 270 Conley Bottom Rd., Monticello, KY, blast-off at safe light, weigh-in 4pm. The tournament is hosted by KSP Post 11 and is an open bass tournament. Pre-register is Friday March 31st at the Center for Rural Development, 2292 S. Hw 27 Somerset, KY at 7pm. Info 606-878-6622, or email

1 Spring Fling at Cave Hill Vineyards & Winery – Cave Hill Vineyard, 2115 Smith Ridge Rd., Eubank, KY, 12pm-6pm. Come enjoy the afternoon in a great location and shop with local vendors selling both products and services. Info 606-423-3453 or

7-8 Crappie USA Two Day Super Event – Pulaski County Park Boat Ramp – A Two-Day 2017 Qualifier Tournament - Teams will be qualifying for the 2017 Cabela's Crappie USA Classic, the world's Super Bowl of Crappie Fishing. These events feature divisions for the local angler & the traveling pros alike. Boat launching and weigh-in will take place at Pulaski County Park ramp. Event is sponsored by the Somerset-Pulaski County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Call 800-642-6287 or visit for local information. Call 270-395-4204 or visit for tournament information.

8 Crappie USA Kid’s Fishing Rodeo – Ruckels Pay Lake & Restaurant, Hwy. 27 & 70, Eubank, KY, 8am-11am. Held in conjunction with the Crappie USA Super Event, the Crappie USA Kids Fishing Rodeo is a chance for children of the Lake Cumberland Area to get out and enjoy nature, do a little fishing and win some prizes. The event is free to all children 12 and under and all participants will be eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Crappie USA $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded at the 2017 Cabela's Crappie USA Classic. Visit for information.

8 Kentucky Green Living Fair – Center for Rural Development, 2292 S. Hwy 27, Somerset, 10am-6pm. Workshops, demonstrations, green market, live music, and local food… all in one place! This is Kentucky’s largest sustainability event with almost 2,000 attendees. Join us this year for our biggest year yet! Our green market features over five dozen sustainable exhibitors from around the state of Kentucky and beyond! On the exhibit hall floor, you will find demonstrations, book signings, live animals, and lots of hands-on kids activities. Info 606-677-6000 or visit

8 FlashBack Theater Presents “Let’s Play-2017-18 Season Announcement” – Science Hill School Auditorium, 6007 N Hwy 27, Science Hill, KY, 7pm. Join FlashBack Theater every second Saturday January 2017 through April 2017 for their “Let’s Play” Series. Be there for this special evening of entertainment and Sommer will announce the upcoming season of plays & workshops. Info or call 859-322-2739.

8 Yamacraw 50K, 20K and/or 10K Run – Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, McCreary County, KY. Three challenging runs that traverse some of the most beautiful trails in the southeast including the Sheltowee Trace Trail, Blue Heron Trail and offers many vistas and view of falls, creeks and more. Visit for information.
Wayne County Recycling Center Accepting Recyclables
The Wayne County Recycling Center just off North Main at 238 Creekview
Drive, Monticello is now accepting all types of recyclables. You may drop
off plastic bottles, cardboard, magazines, newspapers, office paper, and
all metals at the Recycling Center or at any trailer on wheels location
around town. For more info - stop by the Wayne County Recycling Center
or call Tim Bell at 307-5065.
Free Pets To Forever Homes 2nd Saturday At Albany Shelter
Dogs and cats will be given away on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 8
til Noon at the Tri County Animal Shelter on Kentucky 90 in Albany next to the Equity Group. For more info - call 606-387-0943.
Disabled American Veterans Meet The 1st Monday Of Each Month
The Wayne County Chapter of Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary meet the first Monday of each month at 6:30PM at the Senior Citizens Center
on Columbia Avenue.
Free Drug Test Kits Available At Ten Locations In Monticello
You may pickup free Drug Test Kits for your children from UNITE and
Defensive Action Against Drugs at ten locations in Monticello. For
more info - call 606-278-4925.
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