Children from pre-school through high school age are encouraged to accompany their parents to the polls on Nov. 2 to participate in Kids Voting USA/Woodford Ky. A special voting booth will be set up in each polling place in Woodford County. Students will be able to vote on paper ballots between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The ballot choices will be for U.S. senator, U.S. representative and state representative.
When students vote, they will give their school, grade and teacher's name. The students in the classes at each school that have the highest number of "voters" will receive coupons for a McDonald's Happy Meal. High school students will receive a coupon for a McDonald's Value Meal. Students enrolled in all Woodford County public or private schools and home-schooled students are eligible to participate.
The purpose of Kids Voting USA is to encourage children to understand, appreciate and be excited about the importance of voting in each election. For a teaching curriculum available at no charge to teachers and parents, call Peggy Carter Seal, (859) 873-7879.
This program, sponsored by the Women's Network for Democratic Principles, is co-sponsored this year by the Woodford County Woman's Club and Graviss McDonald's.
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New non-profit spay and neuter clinic opens
Central Kentuckians are encouraged to "Help Over-Population End" by bringing pets to HOPE, a new non-profit spay and neuter clinic at 378 Crossfield Drive.
The clinic was a dream of board member DeeDee Lloyd and a group of volunteers who have worked for several years to trap, neuter and release feral cats in an attempt to lower the feline birth rate in Woodford County.
The clinic will be open only on Tuesdays, performing as many as 35 surgeries in one day. For an appointment, call (859) 873-4673 any day of the week. An open house is planned for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tours of the clinic and refreshments will be offered.