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Relay For Life Event At Natl Guard Armory Saturday, March 4th
A fundraising Relay for Life event featuring special singing, concessions and
an auction will be held on Saturday, March 4th at the National Guard Armory
in Monticello from 2 til 7PM. There will be special singing by Destiny, the Waynetonians and others, a cake walk, plus tickets to Keeneland, the
Knoxville Zoo, the Lexington Legends, Renfro Valley and the Corvette
Museum. Fred Thrasher has donated an original oil painting in memory of
his son and other Thrasher prints will be available. For more information,
call 307-3251.
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 http://kentuckystatepolice.org/island/pdf/campforms2017.pdf
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: http://kentuckystatepolice.org/post.html. The camp roster fills up quickly so parents are encouraged to complete camp applications as soon as possible.
Passport Fair At Monticello Post Office Saturday, March 18th
Passport information for residents to learn more about travel requirements for U.S. citizens or to apply for a U.S. passport will be available from 9AM til Noon on Saturday, March 18th at the Monticello Post Office. You can also find out more at travel dot state dot gov
Cal Ripken Signups Continue At The Aspire Center
Registration for Cal Ripken Youth Baseball / Softball will be held Thursday,
the 23rd from 5 til 7PM at the Aspire Center. Signups will continue on
Saturday, the 25th from 9 til 11 and again February 27th and 28 from 5 til
7PM. For more information - call 307-2917.
Wayne County Project Graduation Meeting Monday, February 27th
The next Project Graduation meeting for parents/guardians of Wayne County Schools Seniors is going to be Monday, February 27th at 6:00PM in the WCHS library.

Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled Tuesday, February 28th
Wayne County Emergency Management reminds residents the date for the 2017 KY Statewide Tornado Drill will be Tuesday, February 28 at 10:07 a.m. Eastern, at which time the county Warning Sirens and CODE RED phone emergency notification system will be activated and tested. On behalf of KWPC, Greg Happel, Kentucky Broadcaster's Association, has requested an FCC waiver for using the real NWS-SAME TOR code to use to trigger the drill. To refresh everyone's memory, the change from the traditional first Tuesday in March was made to avoid conflicting with the statewide ACT testing for KY public school juniors.

The KY Statewide Severe Weather Awareness Campaign will be held in conjunction with the National Weather Services' Spring Weather Awareness Campaign and KWPC will be putting in a request for a Governor's Proclamation for Severe Weather Awareness Week (March 1-7, 2017) in Kentucky.

The date for the Kentucky Educational TV show, "Severe Weather Staying Safe" has been set for Feb 13, 2017 10:00 pm EST.
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 www.redcross.org/volunteer.
Daylight Savings Time starts March 12th
Daylight Savings time begins Sunday, March 12th. Set your clocks FORWARD
one hour before retiring Saturday night.
Pre Order Wayne County Middle School Yearbooks Now
Pre-orders for Wayne County Middle School yearbooks are being accepted
til the end of February. The cost is thirty dollars. Send payment to Angela
Stinson at Wayne County Middle School.
Scheduled Activities Throughout The Lake Cumberland Area
February 21
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery “Nature Hour-Heroes of the Environment” – Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Kendall Rd, (below Wolf Creek Dam) Jamestown, KY, 6pm-7pm EST. The program is fostering environmental awareness and encouraging environmentally conscious choices. Join us on the third Tuesday of the Month. Call 270-343-3797 or visit www.fws.gov/wolfcreek for information.

February 24
“Music for Wishes” Concert at The Center – Center for Rural Development, 2292 S. Hwy 27, Somerset, KY, 6:30pm/7:30pm. Join Will Muse & Friends Kevin Dalton, Elvie Shane, Maria McNeil & Jonathan Perry plus John
Neikirk-pianist, Chris Lackey-guitarist with the McNeil Music Center String Ensemble for an evening of great music. A dinner and silent auction will begin at 6:30pm with the concert starting at 7:30pm. Proceeds go to the
Make-A-Wish Foundation. Info and tickets at 606-305-2490, 606-219-2505 or www.centertech.com .

February 24, 25, 26
Flashback Theater presents “Around the World in 80 Days” – The Stoner Little Theater, SCC Campus, 808 Monticello St.. Somerset Fri-Sat, 7:30pm and Sun at 2pm. Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock. Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in the whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown’s new adaptation of one of the greatest adventures of all time. Call 859-322-2739 or email
sommer@flashbacktheaterco.org for info or to purchase tickets.

February 25
Lake Cumberland Polar Plunge 2017- Freezin for a Reason – Join Conley Bottom Resort and Special Olympics Kentucky for a winter plunge into beautiful and COLD, Lake Cumberland – Conley Bottom Resort,
Registration from 9 til 11AM with THE PLUNGE beginning at 11:30am. Volunteers welcome. For more plunge info call 502-695-8222 or visit www.facebook.com/kypolarplunge . Early Check-In, at the Center for
Rural Development, 5pm-7pm. Register at Kentuckyplunge.com . Visit conleybottom.com or call 606-348-6351 for marina and plunge info.

February 25
SJWC Snow Shoe Shuffle 5K Run/Walk – Somerset Community College, 808 Monticello St. Somerset, KY, 10am. The 3 rd Annual SJWC Snow Shoe Shuffle 5K Run/Walk, part of the Lake Cumberland Run/Walk Series, will be held at Somerset Community College on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Proceeds from the race, which is in memory of Trish Hicks, will be going to The American Heart Association and to the Somerset Junior Woman's Club for other community and charitable projects. Info https://www.facebook.com/events/343829872072/ For updates visit www.lakecumberlandtourism.com.

Ongoing Events

Free Matinee Movie - 1st Saturdays year round 2:00pm – The Pulaski County Public Library, Downtown Somerset, 606-679-8401 (Call for Movie Title).

Lake Cumberland Jammers Pickin’ Jam - Tuesday Evenings year round - Carnegie Community Arts Center, 107 N. Main St., Somerset-6:00 PM –
8:30 PM. Bluegrass, Old-timey Folk & Country. For more info contact us: 606-677-2906 or 606-305-6741 www.lakecumberlandjammers.com .

Lake Cumberland Blues Society Thursday Night Jam – Carnegie Community Arts Center, Downtown Somerset every other Thursday 7pm-10pm year round. Join the Lake Cumberland Blues Society for an evening of great blues music and jamming. For information call 606-677-0333 or visit www.carnegiearts.com.
Memorial Bass Tournament At Conley Bottom Saturday, April 1st
Kentucky State Police Post 11, London is hosting the 2nd annual 2017 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament on Saturday, April 1st
at the Conley Bottom Resort.

Blast off at safe light, weigh-in at 4:00 PM. Entry fee is $100.00 per boat (2 people per boat ) with a 5 fish limit. Payout will be determined by number of entries. You can pre-register in person at Post 11, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Registrations received by mail or email will be assigned a boat number upon receipt of payment and given out the day of the tournament.

Send registration forms by mail to: TFC. Lloyd Cochran, 11 State Police Road, London, KY 40741. Phone # 606-878-6622 or email lloyd.cochran@ky.gov. Make checks payable to: Trooper Island Camp.
All proceeds go to support Trooper Island Camp.

Literacy Night - Read Across America Campaign Thurs., March 2nd
Walker Elementary’s Family Literacy Night in conjunction with “Read Across America” campaign will be held on Thursday, March 2nd. The dinner from
5:30 til 6PM will be followed by activities from 6 til 7.
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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