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Truth Or Consequences Program Friday, October 6th At Armory
A program designed to allow freshman students at Wayne County School
High School the opportunity to see the consequences of using drugs and
alcohol will be held Friday, October 6th at the National Guard Armory in Monticello. For more info - call the County Extension Office at 348-8453.
Fall Festival At Memorial Park In Monticello October 28th
The Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 28th at Memorial Park in Monticello. Festivities include a pancake breakfast, a 5K Run, live music, a
Kids Zone, Arts and Crafts as well as food and other vendors. For vendor
info – give Rhonda a call at 348-4241.
Forest Service Waives Recreation Fees For Public Lands Day
In recognition of National Public Lands Day, fees will be waived at several recreation areas in the Daniel Boone Nat'l Forest.

This Saturday, September 30th, no recreation fee pass is required for overnight campers in the Red River Gorge back country, Barren Fork
Horse Camp in McCreary County, or Bee Rock Campground along the Rockcastle River of Laurel and Pulaski counties.

In addition, no recreation fee pass is required on Saturday at ...
Cave Run Lake – all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds
Laurel River Lake – all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds
Natural Arch Scenic Area, McCreary County
Appletree Shooting Range, McCreary County
Keno Shooting Range, Pulaski County
Redbird Crest Trail, Clay and Leslie counties
and White Sulphur ATV Trail in Bath County
Defensive Action Against Drugs Meets This Thursday At Noon
Defensive Action Against Drugs will meet Thursday, September 28th at 12
Noon at the ASPIRE Center. The meeting is open to the public. Come see
what DAAD is doing for your community.
McCreary County Heritage Trail Days Sunday, October 8th
Join a park ranger Sunday, October 8th at 10AM for a 3.2 mile round trip
hike up to one of the best overlooks, Dick Gap Overlook. Meet at the Blue
Heron Interpretive Center’s train depot at the end of KY Route 742. This
three hour out-and-back hike will take visitors along an old tram railroad
bed through coal mining sites and over interesting land formations
before heading back to Blue Heron. Go to
yourvisit/go-big-2017-challenge.htm for more information.
Big South Fork Solar Viewing Saturday, October 7th
The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is presenting solar
viewing and dark sky programs Saturday, October 7. Our solar system’s
brightest and only star, the sun will be explored at 3PM (ET). Then at 9:30
PM, there will be gazing at more distant stars. These events are being held
at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center parking area. Ranger led programs are
free of charge. Wear weather-appropriate clothing. For more info - call
(423) 286-7275.
Daylight Saving Time ends November 5th.
Sunday, November 5th Daylight Saving Time ends. Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday, 4th.
Adopt A Highway Art Contest Deadline Tuesday, October 31st
Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest entries must be submitted before October
31st. The Contest increases public awareness about damaging effects of litter and also changes attitudes and behaviors about littering and educates Kentuckians about the Adopt-a-Highway program.

Entries must be postmarked on or before October 31 for this year’s contest.
The contest is divided in to four age groups: 5-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18. Winners of each age division earn a $100 gift card while second and third place finishers receive a $50 gift card.

First through third-place recipients for all age groups have their work featured in the Adopt-a-Highway Calendar and receive framed prints of their posters while the originals are framed and displayed at the Transportation Cabinet’s Conference Center in Frankfort, KY.
First Financial Aid Workshop At WCHS Library October 4th
The FAFSA application opens on October 1st and seniors are encouraged
to apply for financial aid on this date or as soon as possible thereafter.
The first financial aid workshop will be held in the WCHS library from 9AM
til 2PM on Wednesday, October 4th. Students or parents needing help applying for financial aid should sign up for a time slot in the counselors’ office. For more info - call 348-5575 or 348-8607.
Wayne County Heritage Festival Saturday, September 30th
The Wayne County Historical Society and Mill Springs Battlefield Association
will host the Wayne County Heritage Festival at Mill Springs on Saturday,
September 30th from 10 til 5. It's a day of heritage, history, animals,
artists, musicians, tradesmen, gardeners and craftsmen. The Lions Club
pancake breakfast will begin at 8AM. Admission and parking is free.
Lake Cumberland Area Events - September 2017
September 2017

29 Farm to Fork to Film – The Lavender Farm at Woodstock, 13394 Hwy 39, Somerset, KY, 6pm-9pm. We are so excited to host this event in partnership with Sustainable Harvest Farm! There are two parts to this event. Enjoy a delicious dinner with local organic food from Sustainable Harvest Farm. Then enjoy an on-farm screening of “Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry.” Both events will take place outdoors on a working farm. Event will be held rain or shine. Info 859-608-9117 or .

30 5th Annual “Pickin in the Park” Bluegrass Festival – Pulaski County Park, 1200 Hwy 3189, Nancy, KY, 12pm-9pm. Admission is free so come out and enjoy the great music on the shores of Lake Cumberland. Come by boat or vehicle and bring your instruments for an 8:15pm jam session. There will food, arts & crafts, children’s activities, BBQ and more. Call 606-678-8406 or for info.

30 Wayne County Heritage Festival – Mill Springs Mill Park/Brown-Lanier House 10am-6pm. Join the Battlefield Association and Wayne County Historical Society for a Heritage Festival of “Historic Proportions”. Come early and enjoy the Lion’s Club pancake breakfast beginning at 8am. Tour the historic mill and see the mill in operation grinding corn. Tour the Brown-Lanier House, the West-Metcalf House, enjoy historic crafting & cooking demos, various heritage skills on display, shop the Monticello Woman’s Club Gift Shop and much more. Call 606-636-4045, 606-343-0399, 606-636-6426 or visit for additional information.

30 3rd Friday Folk-Coffeehouse Special Passing Through Series* – The Carnegie Community Arts Center 107 N. Main St. Downtown Somerset, 7:00pm. 3rd Friday Folk Coffeehouse at the Carnegie carries on the tradition of the American folk music venue by providing a listening space for artists and audiences to enjoy each other's company, music, and mutual encouragement. This “Pass Through” features Heidi Muller and Phillip & Kathy. *An Official WoodSongs Coffeehouse. Info 606-305-6741-reservations

30 - Oct. 1 Autumnfest at Bear Wallow Farm – Saturday 10am-10pm & Sundays 1pm-6pm, Piney Grove Rd., Nancy - Create memories and traditions with some down-home fun on the farm. Visit a 1900 Vintage Homeplace, feed the animals and enjoy the nature trails. Bear Wallow also offers a four-acre corn maze and hayrides to the pumpkin patch, where you can pick your own pumpkin. New attractions for 2017 include Tube-swings, Corn Pit, Pedal Tractor Course and more. Open week-ends through October. For more info call 606-875-5160 or visit
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.
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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