Cleveland Home to Host Reunion
Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass will host The 140th Celebration of the John Cleveland Foundation on Saturday, May 16. The Cleveland Home was incorporated in 1869 as an orphanage to educate, feed, and clothe orphan females in Kentucky. Later, the organization served as a residential treatment facility for adolescent girls. Organizers are seeking women who, at one time, lived at The Cleveland Home in order to invite them to this reunion. Call (859) 576-3032.
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Putting Up Walls
The Jack Jouett House will present “Between A Rock and A Hard Place” at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2 on the grounds of the historic home, 255 Craig’s Creek Road. Dry Stone Conservancy Executive Director E. Chris Harp will lecture on the history and preservation of rock fences in Woodford County. Afterward, Conservancy volunteers will rebuild a damaged stone wall in the Jack Jouett House Cemetery. Admission is free. Call (859) 873-7902.
WCHS Announces Governor’s Scholars
Woodford County High School recently announced the students chosen as 2009 Governor’s Scholars. The Governor’s Scholars program is a six-week college residential program for Kentucky’s brightest rising seniors allowing them to learn in a college-level setting as they prepare for their senior year. Students selected were Rachel Anderson, Jennifer Adams, Rachel Betts, Anna Bostrom, Peter Bostrom, Bennett Coffey, Rebecca Cooley, Blane Frye, Rachael Fusting, Lauren Logan, and John Phillips. Katherine Young was chosen as an alternate.
Be A Loser Program to Begin
Woodford County Cooperative Extension, in cooperation with the Woodford County Health Department and Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center, will offer “Take the Challenge: Be A Loser”, a ten-week course of self-discovery, education, skill-building, and support to help adults learn to control their weight, beginning with an informational meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 4 at the Agriculture Resource Building, 184 Beasley Road. Information will be given on the series, which will meet from 6 to 7 each Monday, qualification, registration and fees, and rewards. To participate in the program, attendance is required at this meeting. Call (859) 873-4601 or (859) 873-4541 to reserve a seat for the meeting.
WCHS Seniors Named Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalists
Woodford County High School Seniors Lila Leatherman and Adam Horn have been named semi-finalists for the Presidential Scholars program. Horn and Leatherman were among the 560 students chosen as semi-finalists from 3000 candidates nationally. Presidential Scholars will be named in mid-May. The Presidential Scholars program was established in 1964 by executive order of the President to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished high school seniors.