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Fayette County: Triangle Park ice rink opens Friday; Lyons roasted by Salvation Army Friday

November 5, 2013 

The Unified Trust Co. Ice Rink in Triangle Park will open Friday. An admission and skate rental fee of $10 will allow skaters to enjoy 90 minutes on the ice. Scheduled hours of operation are 4-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 1-10 p.m. Sunday. When Fayette County Schools are not in session the ice rink will be open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday. The rink will close Jan. 5. For information, contact Dennis Hyde at (859) 269-5681.

Lyons to be 'roasted' at Salvation Army benefit

Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech, will find himself in the proverbial hot seat at this year's Salvation Army Christmas Breakfast Roast and Red Kettle Campaign Kickoff on Friday in the Patterson Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Lexington businessman Jim Host will do the honors. Lexington lawyer Terry McBrayer will serve as emcee.

Proceeds from the Breakfast and Kettle Drive are used locally for holiday assistance and to help homeless women and children, hungry families and those who struggle in poverty.

For tickets, call Lindsey D'Lugos at (859) 252-7706, Ext. 113. Tickets are $50 a person or $500 table of 10.

Meadowthorpe street markers replaced

The Meadowthorpe Neighborhood Association has replaced concrete street markers at each of the neighborhood's 26 intersections. The 4-feet-tall concrete markers were believed to be the original street markers installed by the developer when the neighborhood was built in the late 1940s. Before their replacement, only 13 markers remained standing and had fallen into disrepair.

Neighbors sponsored the markers for $159 each. Second District Council member Shevawn Akers sponsored one marker and the Urban County Council sponsored another. The neighborhood association sold 11 of the 13 old markers to current and former residents of the neighborhood for use as garden art. Workshop on Alzheimer's at Tates Creek library

"The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease," an informative two-hour workshop, will be 4-6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Lexington Public Library, Tates Creek Branch, 3682 Walden Drive. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, topics covered include types of dementia, warning signs, causes and risk factors, what to do if it is Alzheimer's and how the Alzheimer's Association can help. To register, call 1-800-272-3900 or email to infoky-in@alz.org .

Five attractions added to Lincoln Heritage Trail

The Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail, which promotes sites related to Abraham Lincoln, has added five attractions. Additions include the Lincoln Memorial at Waterfront Park in Louisville, the Lincoln Legacy Museum in Springfield, the Joseph Holt Home near Cloverport, Lincoln Memorial University near Middlesboro, and the Lincoln Heritage National Scenic Byway from Hodgenville to Danville.

The new sites join 14 attractions that explore Kentucky's connections to Lincoln's life and legacy. Sites in the Bluegrass Region include the Mary Todd Lincoln House and Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, both in Lexington; Camp Nelson in Nicholasville; and White Hall State Historic Site in Richmond. Most other sites, such as the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park near Hodgenville, are within driving distance of Lexington. For details about the trail and member sites, visit Kentuckylincolntrail.org.

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