Clark County

Clark County: Andy Barr to meet with business owners at roundtable event Thursday

February 10, 2014 

Congressman Andy Barr will hold a Business Roundtable event at 2 p.m. Thursday at Winchester City Hall, 32 Wall Street. Barr will listen to the difficulties facing small business owners and discuss solutions aimed at fostering job creation and easing the burden carried by Kentucky's business owners.

"In the current economic environment, my focus remains on the crucial goal of job creation for Kentuckians," said Congressman Barr. "I welcome the opportunity to hear from small business men and women first-hand about the challenges they face and look forward to working on solutions that will allow them to create more jobs here in Kentucky."

The event is open to the public. Reservations are not required.

Library hosts blood drive Wednesday

A blood drive will be 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room of the Clark County Public Library, 370 South Burns Avenue, in Winchester. Every donor will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt.

Decorated chairs silent auction benefits homeless

Court Street Gifts, located at 8 Court Street in downtown Winchester, has taken a stand against homelessness by painting and decorating 10 antique chairs, including a University of Kentucky themed children's rocking chair, and offering them for a silent auction to benefit the Clark County Homeless Coalition.

The chairs will be on display at Court Street Gifts until 4 p.m. Saturday.

On Sunday, the chairs will be part of a silent auction from noon to 2 p.m. at First Christian Church, at the corner of Hickman and Highland streets.

The afternoon will begin with a potluck lunch at noon in the church's Fellowship Hall and conclude with a Bluegrass Gospel concert at 1:30 p.m. featuring Dix River Crossing in the church's sanctuary.

For more details, call Court Street Gifts, (859) 744-3434 or First Christian Church, (859) 744-3181.

Kiwanis Club charity auction set for Feb. 20-22

The Kiwanis Club of Winchester's annual charity auction will be Feb. 20-22 on Time-Warner Cable, WKYN 107.7 and on the web at

The auction has grown to be the organization's largest fund raising event of the year.

In 2013, the auction raised more than $12,000, which was used to buy clothing for more than 100 children.

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