Keynote speaker Doug Henton, a nationally recognized consultant, will speak on "Success Factors for Quality Communities" at the annual Woodford Coalition members' meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Thoroughbred Theatre in Midway.
The presentation will be an overview of the economic leadership summit Henton will present to community leaders on Nov. 12. Members will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday for election of officers and project updates.
Registration for the keynote speech and potluck lunch begins at 10. Henton will speak at 10:30. A potluck lunch, with turkey and ham provided, will begin at noon. There is no fee for the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share, but that is not a requirement for attendance. No reservations are required. For more information, call Deborah Knittel (859) 608-5044.
Country ham breakfast
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The second annual Woodford County Country Ham Breakfast will be held 7-11 a.m. on Saturday at Versailles Baptist Church.
The menu includes country cured ham, gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, grits, coffee, juice, and milk for $6 per person; children under 2 eat free.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at these bank locations: Citizens Commerce National Bank (both locations), Community Trust Bank (both locations) and United Bank (Crossfield Drive location) or at the Chamber of Commerce office at 190 North Main Street.
The Woodford County Chamber of Commerce will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Woodford County 4-H Livestock Club. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the day of the event. Carry-out will be available.
The country ham breakfast is being held in cooperation with the Versailles Merchants Association Christmas Open House, which takes place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information about this event, visit www.woodfordcountyinfo.com or call the chamber office at (859) 873-5122.
College expansion done
Midway College has finished the expansion of its Lexington campus located in Hamburg, doubling its square footage to just under 10,000 square feet.
The expansion has added additional classrooms, a computer lab, library, conference and seminar room as well as additional faculty and staff workspace. The college also recently received approval from its accrediting body so it can now offer the Teacher Education degree program at the Lexington campus.
"This fall the college reported a significant enrollment increase of 17.3 percent as compared to our fall 2009 enrollment," said Dr. William B. Drake, Jr. "We are seeing growth and demand for all of our programs particularly our evening/weekend and online programs. This is reflective of the economically challenging times we are living in. People still place a high value on earning a college degree but they need flexibility to attend classes around their work schedules and family responsibilities."
Midway College opened its Lexington campus in February 2008 and since that time has served more than 400 students at this location. The Lexington campus provides programs for the College's School for Career Development program which offers accelerated degrees and degree completion programs in the evenings with some weekend courses.
Midway College has set a goal for its enrollment to reach 2,000 students by the end of this academic year. Furthermore, the Midway College Board of Trustees has challenged the college leadership to grow its enrollment to 4,000 students by 2015.