Area residents will have the opportunity to surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the sheriff's office, 103 South Main Street.
The Woodford County Sheriff's Office and the Woodford County (ASAP) Agency for Substance Abuse Policy together with the Drug Enforcement Agency will coordinate this Take-back Initiative.
Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or remove the medication from its container and dispose of it into curbside boxes.
For more information, call (859) 873-3119.
Forum for GOP governor candidates
Three Republican primary candidates for Kentucky governor will appear at a Ronald Reagan Day dinner at 6:30 p.m. May 10 at Midway College. Bobbie Holsclaw, Phil Moffett and David Williams will present their platforms and participate in a town-hall question-and-answer session moderated by Andy Barr.
The Woodford County Republican Party is organizing this event, which will feature a dinner in the Piper Dining Hall on the Midway College campus prepared by chef Brian Kindel. The menu features roast tenderloin, shrimp and grits, salad bar, seasonal vegetables and gourmet desserts. A wine reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner following. The cost of the dinner is $45 per person or $295 for a table of eight. Email email@example.com or call (859) 873-9704 for more information or to make a reservation.
Surveying parents about teen drug usage
The Woodford County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Board has created a survey for parents regarding drug usage among teens. Woodford County parents can participate in the anonymous survey by visiting surveymonkey.com/s/woodfordparent2011.
130 artists featured at Equus Run event
This year's Francisco's Farm Arts Festival in Midway will be June 25-26 and will feature 130 artists from 16 states. This year marks the festival's debut at Equus Run Vineyards, having been at Midway College since the inaugural show in 2004.
The work of each artist can be previewed at franciscosfarm.org/artists2011.htm. Six of the artists in the 2011 festival are from Woodford County, including: Roger Ballard, photography; Debbie Graviss, pastels; Mary Ann Nehring, fiber; Dwayne Cobb, jewelry; Ray Papka, mixed media 3-D; and Phil Gerrow, wood.
Francisco's Farm Arts Festival will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 25 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26. Equus Run Vineyards is located at 1280 Moores Mill Road in Midway.
Benefit for Northside backpack kids
A yard sale to benefit students at Northside Elementary who participate in the backpack weekend meal program will be held at Midway Presbyterian Church, 103 North Turner Street, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 14. The church sponsors 20 students at the school who each receive a backpack filled with fresh fruit and non-perishable items, and the occasional surprise treat, ensuring they have food to eat at home over the weekend. Students are referred anonymously through the Woodford County Family Resource Center. During the yard sale there also will be a "Best Pie Contest" at noon with a $100 first prize.
Fashion show raises scholarships money
The Midway Woman's Club held its spring fund-raiser, "The Fashion Show," at the Holly Hill Inn in Midway on April 2. Fifty patrons enjoyed spring and Derby fashions from Midway-area boutiques. Midway Woman's Club past-president Debra Shockley developed the idea and plan for the show, which raised more than $1,000 for the club's scholarship programs.