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Fayette Notes: Concours honors Mustang this weekend at Keeneland

July 16, 2013 

Betty Thompson

PICASA

The 10th Keeneland Concours d'Elegance will be Saturday at Keeneland Race Course. This year's Concours features the Ford Mustang in honor of its 50th anniversary. Admission is $20 at gate; $15 in advance; children under 12 and active-duty military in uniform are free. Proceeds will benefit Kentucky's Children's Hospital.


Ride in a B-17 bomber

On Friday, Hangar Bash at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky will feature vintage aircraft, exotic automobiles, music and food. Tickets are $75. Take a tour of or ride in a restored B-17 bomber from World War II at the Aviation Museum. Rides and tours are available Thursday afternoon and all day Friday and during the Hanger Bash Friday night. To reserve a ride in the B-17, call Sandy Thompson at 1-855-FLY-A-B17 (359-2217).


Lioness Club honorsMost Valuable Member

Betty Thompson has been chosen as the Most Valuable Member for 2013 by the Lexington Lioness Club. Thompson has been a Lioness for 46 years and joined the Lexington Lioness Club in 1999. She has been president of three Lioness clubs, district and state president and treasurer of the State Lioness for more than 14 years.

Betty has been a member of the Lions Club for 22 years. She is a Melvin Jones Fellow, A Finis Davis Fellow, Kentucky Lions Endowment Fund Life Patron and received the International President's Leadership Award in 2000.


Light the Night Walk kicks off with registration lunch

The Kentucky & Southern Indiana chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will kick off its 2013 Light The Night Walk campaign with a luncheon July 25 at The Signature Club of Lansdowne. Registration will start at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and a program from noon-1 p.m. The event is free.

The Lexington area Light The Night Walk will be this fall at The Whitaker Bank Ballpark in honor of leukemia survivor Rodrick Jackson of Lexington, and in memory of Dr. John Amyx, a former equine veterinarian with Park Equine Hospital in Paris, who passed away in February 2012.

To register for the kick-off luncheon, contact Meredith Jenkins at (859) 226-0764 or meredith.jenkins@lls.org. For details about the walk, visit Lightthenight.org/ky.


'Our Nixon' screening to benefit Kentucky Theatre

Friends of the Kentucky Theatre will present a Lexington screening of Our Nixon at 7 p.m. July 25. The film is an all-archival documentary co-produced by Lexington-based filmmaker, writer and University of Kentucky professor of law, Brian Frye. Frye's films explore relationships between history, society and cinema through archival and amateur images. Frye was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2012.

Tickets are $20 and will include a post-screening discussion panel, including Frye, and moderated by UK College of Law professor Chris Frost. Proceeds will go to The Friends campaign for upgrades to the Kentucky Theatre.


Superhero-themed run for children's advocate group

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lexington will host its sixth-annual run at Coldstream Park Sept. 21. This year's event will have the theme: Superheroes, to reflect the fact that few superheroes — Superman, Batman, Spiderman and Thor — grew up in a typical family situation raised by their own parents, yet they all accomplished great things as adults.

CASA is a nonprofit that advocates for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. In 2012, local CASA volunteers gave 143 children a voice in court. More than 1,100 children in Lexington are in need of help.

The run welcomes walkers and participants of all ages. Capes and tights are optional.

Register at Lexsuperherorun.com. Early registration is $20 for the 5K and $12 for the 1K (12 and under). The first 50 adult registrants will receive a custom CASA Superhero Run cape. All participating children 12 and under will receive a custom cape.


Free mulch available

Free mulch will be available from 8 a.m.-noon — or until the mulch is gone — Saturday at the former city landfill site, 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.

The mulch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and is limited to one pickup truck load per person.

For more information, call LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255.


Stormwater program offers grants

The Stormwater Incentive Grant Program is open for applications for infrastructure projects for businesses, schools, churches and other institutions. These grants, funded by the Water Quality Management Fee, provide financial assistance for projects that reduce stormwater runoff, improve water quality and educate citizens about these issues.

Class B Infrastructure Grants are available for non-farm commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-family residential facilities that pay the WQMF.

Construction-only projects, along with design and construction projects, have a maximum grant award of $350,000 with a 10 percent cost share for design phase costs. Feasibility-only projects have a maximum grant award of $50,000 with a 10 percent cost share.

Class B Infrastructure grant applications are due Aug. 2. Grant selection for Class B Infrastructure Grants will be this fall. Grant funds are expected to be awarded in February.

Grant application packets are available at Lexingtonky.gov/incentives.


Alzheimer's education

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers, Early Stage will be 1-4 p.m. July 22 at the Lexington Public Library, Beaumont branch, 3080 Fieldstone Way.

The program will help participants understand the symptoms and behaviors seen in early-stage Alzheimer's and how to address them. Additionally, caregivers will learn what lies ahead legally and financially, the importance of early planning, and how to build an effective care team.

To register, call 1-800-272-3900 or email infoky-in@alz.org. This program was created especially for family caregivers, not professionals.


Recognizing small businesses

Commerce Lexington is accepting applications for its Salute to Small Business awards.

Small businesses can apply for awards in the following categories: Green Initiative, Innovation, Legacy Award, Minority Business, Nonprofit, Phoenix Award, Business Success, and Young Entrepreneur.

Descriptions and eligibility for each award, as well as a downloadable Salute to Small Business awards application, is available at CommerceLexington.com/events/celebration.aspx. The deadline to apply is July 26. Winners will be announced Sept. 20.

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