Clark County

Clark County: Greater Clark Foundation awards Ambition Grants to several

June 23, 2014 

How to set up a budget, tips on sticking to it, and information about credit scores will be discussed at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Clark County Public Library's board room at 370 South Burns Avenue. Chris LeMaster from Kentucky Bank will give a presentation and answer questions. No registration is necessary. Call (859) 744-5034 with questions.

Martin Family Circus to perform

The Apostle Paul Martin and the Martin Family Circus will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum, 217 South Main Street, Winchester. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call (859) 745-1358.

Tennis clinic for kids

Children ages 6 to 18 can participate in a free tennis clinic at 6 p.m. July 1 at the Winchester Country Club, 410 Boone Avenue. Participants of all abilities can spend the evening learning how to play tennis or how to improve their game in a friendly, fun-filled atmosphere.

Children 10 and younger will play using a youth format that downsizes the court and equipment while using lower-bouncing tennis balls that allow kids to rally from the get-go. Older children will play on regulation-sized courts. Instruction, rackets (if needed) and equipment will be provided, To register, contact Laura Caudill at

Ambition Grants announced

The Greater Clark Foundation has awarded Ambition Grants to the following individuals and organizations:

■ Winchester artist Dan Prince, a recycled art creator, has received $3,620 to work with marginalized individuals to help them create works of art out of objects found around the community.

■ The YMCA of Winchester has received $7,000 to encourage community members to participate in a free swim time from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sundays through Aug. 24.

■ Winchester artist Jonathan Moore has received $8,900 for his Wild Ideas Book Project, which will allow him to work with 30 Clark County-area third- and fourth-graders and a local professional illustrator to write a children's book that will be published later this summer. Once the book is published, each child will receive a free copy. The library will promote and sell the remaining copies to raise funds for Partners in Education of Clark County, which pairs children with adult mentors to strengthen education in the community.

The Greater Clark Foundation is a newly established health legacy foundation; its mission is to make the Greater Clark County area of Kentucky one of the best places in the country to live, work and play. For more information, go to or call (859) 355-9054.

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