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KSP Cram The Cruiser Holiday Food Drive Now Underway
The Kentucky State Police will begin accepting donations for their eighth annual “Cram The Cruiser” holiday food drive on Nov. 22. Designed to provide non-perishable food items for families in need throughout the Commonwealth, the campaign will continue through December 11th.

Collection sites for donations have been established at all of KSP’s 16 posts and six Commercial Vehicle Enforcement region offices throughout the state as well as the agency’s headquarters in Frankfort. Visit the KSP website at kentuckystatepolice.org for a listing of the locations.

Suggested donations include non-expired canned fruit and vegetables, canned meat, macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned soups, chili or spaghetti sauce, brownie and cake mixes, coffee, water, powdered milk and juices. The food will be distributed to local shelters, churches or other organizations in the areas where they are collected.
Tree Lighting And Christmas Celebration Tuesday, Nov. 28th
The story of Christmas will be shared and the official lighting of the City of Monticello’s Christmas Tree to kick off the season will be held on Tuesday, November 28th at 6PM. The Waynetonians will provide special music. The ceremony will take place on the square in Downtown Monticello.
Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Friday, December 1st
The 47th Annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade sponsored by Wayne County Farm Bureau will be held on Friday, December 1st at 6PM. The parade will proceed down North Main Street and end at the square in downtown Monticello. For more info - contact the Chamber office at 606‐348‐3064.
2nd Annual Elfin' Around 3K Run - Walk Saturday, December 2nd
The 2nd Annual Elfin’ Around 3K Run/Walk starts at 11AM on Saturday, December 2nd in downtown Mon􀆟cello. All proceeds will go to support the Wayne County Cancer Survivor Network.
For more info go to h􀆩ps://www.facebook.com/ElfinAroundrunwalk
Santa On The Square In Downtown Monticello Sunday, December 3rd
The City of Monticello is proud to present the 3rd Annual “Santa on the
Square” in downtown Monticello. You can stop by and have a FREE picture
taken with Santa and his elves from 2 til 4PM on Sunday, December 3rd.
Christmas At The Park Scheduled Saturday, December 9th
Christmas at the Park is coming up on Saturday, December 9th from 2 til
4PM. The Monticello Wayne County Parks and Recreation Dept is hosting
the first Christmas at the Park with a Candy Cane Hunt for children 12 and
under. Ornament painting, Pictures with Santa and hot chocolate and cookies.
For more info - call 340‐9362.
Closings In Connection With Thanksgiving Holiday
All offices at the Wayne County Courthouse, the Wayne County Justice
Center, the Wayne County Extension Office and the Wayne County Health
Dept will be closed Thursday and Friday, the 23rd and 24th in connection
with the Thanksgiving Holiday. All of these offices will re-open their regular
hours on Monday.
Detention Center hiring Deputy Jailers
Wayne County Detention Center is hiring Deputy Jailers for all shifts. Pay Scale and Benefits are set by the Fiscal Court. Apply in person during regular business hours at the Detention Center, just off By Pass 90.
No Burning Law Before 6PM In Effect Through December 15th
The Kentucky Division of Forestry would like to remind area residents that
Fire Hazard Season is in effect and that means No Burning Before 6PM. It is unlawful for any person to set fire to or to procure another to set fire to any flammable material capable of spreading fire located in or within one hundred fifty feet of any woodland or brushland except between the hours of 6PM and 6AM … and all fires should be attended til extinguished. Fire Hazard Season continues through December 15th.
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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