Learn how to start and manage a home composting system at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Session, 1140 Red Mile Place. The session is a collaboration of the city's Division of Waste Management and the extension service.
Pre-registration is required and may be completed by calling the extension service at (859) 257-5582. There is no charge. Participants who register will receive a free kitchen container for collection of food scraps.
Additional workshops will be held later in the year at The Arboretum.Kentucky Fair Housing partners have announced the Get on the Bus Tour of historic African-American sites in Elsmere, Covington and Newport.
The free tour is being held to help recognize the U.S. and Kentucky Fair Housing Month in April, which promotes the civil right to live in housing, free from discrimination.
The event will include a free walking tour of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in nearby Cincinnati, just minutes from the Northern Kentucky cities included in the tour.
The Get on the Bus Tour will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 25. Register by calling the Lexington Fair Housing Council at 1-866-438-8617 or the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Northern Kentucky Office in Covington at (859) 292-2935. When registering, leave a name, phone number and, if you have one, an email address.
For help with discrimination, contact the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights at 1-800-292-5566. Learn more by visiting KCHR.ky.gov. From there, link to the commission's Facebook and Twitter pages for news and information.
Waste-management facility changing hours
Lexington's Haley Pike Waste Management facility will change its hours of operation starting Monday. The facility will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. It will be open the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The facility will be closed on Wednesday and the remaining Saturdays.
Residents may drop off recyclable cardboards, cans, papers, plastics and glass for free. The facility also accepts tree trunks, brush and other yard debris at a cost of $28 a ton.
Fayette County residents may drop off two pickup loads of brush and yard waste each month free with proof of residency. People who do not have Division of Waste Management garbage collection services may drop off residential garbage at a rate of $24.95 a ton.
UK fraternity teams with International Book Project
Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Kentucky recently partnered with the International Book Project in its goal to provide books to less fortunate areas of the world. For three days last week, Beta helped help sort, prepare and package books for delivery.
By the end of the three days, each member of the fraternity had assisted with the project. Some worked on organizing the books and shelves in the storage room, while others packaged books to be sent to underprivileged villages in Africa.
"It is an absolute privilege to work with IBP," said community service chair Lucas Shelton. "Kids on the other side of the world are provided books that can help them learn and change their lives."
To learn more about the International Book Project, go to Internationalbookproject.org. For information about Beta at UK, go to Ukbeta.org.