Kentucky Electrical Contractors Association (IEC of the Bluegrass) will present a Journeyman and Master Electrician exam prep course designed to prepare those seeking a Kentucky electrical license. Classes will be 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 25 and Nov. 8 at the IEC Training Center, 950 Contract Street. Cost: $199. For more information, call (859) 266-4968 or visit to register.

Equine Abuse Investigation Training will be offered by the Kentucky Horse Council at the Derrickson Agricultural Complex at Morehead State University, Wednesday-Friday. The class is part of the KHC horse welfare program and is designed for animal control officers, sheriffs and other Kentucky law enforcement officials involved in investigating and prosecuting equine abuse and neglect. Tuition: $75. Information/registration: (859) 367-0509 or visit

The Corporate and Community Development Office of Bluegrass Community & Technical College offers a variety of continuing education and professional development courses. To request a copy of a catalog, call (859) 246-6666 or visit


The Professional Women's Forum will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Signature Club. Speaker: Patricia Cooksey. Reservations: or

The Bluegrass Association of Insurance Women will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center on North Broadway. Information: Pam Jury, (859) 539-9351.

The PMI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter will meet 6-8 p.m. Oct. 7 at DeSha's Restaurant. Topic: Difficulties and Challenges of a Long-Term Federal Project. Speaker: Mark Seely. Information:

The Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Ryan's Steak House, 701 Red Mile Road. Information: Paul Bimschleger, (859) 272-1467.

The Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Ryan's Steak House, 701 Red Mile Road. Information, Mel Boyd, (859) 277-2058.

The Lexington Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Fayette County Extension Building, 1140 Red Mile Place. Information: Sue Alexander, (859) 266-6969.


Consent Decree for Dummies presented by Smith Management Group and Stoll Keenon Ogden will be 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Malone's banquet room above Sal's Chophouse on Tates Creek Road. This seminar will help guide businesses, non-profits and homeowners through the LFUCG/EPA Consent Decree and the impact it will have on those in Fayette County. Cost: $30. Information: Katie Hardwick, (859) 226-1608.

The Lexington Forum will host a debate between Kathy Stein and Chuck Ellinger, candidates for the 13th District State Senate seat, at 7:30 am. in the Phoenix Dining Room at Keeneland. Free to forum members; $15 for guests. Reservations:

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Fourth Annual Inventors Conference, The Business of Inventing, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Lexington Central Public Library, 140 East Main Street. Hear from inventors, and see exhibits and presentations from inventors and services available for inventors and entrepreneurs. Free and open to the public. Information: or (859) 201-1311.


Central Kentucky Computer Society offers the following workshops at 160 Moore Drive, No. 107. The workshops begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Information/registration: (859) 373-1000 or visit Linux, Wednesday; Dr. Fix-It, 10 a.m. Saturday; Microsoft Word, Oct. 7; LexMug, Oct. 8; Mac, Oct. 10.

The Small Business Development Center of the Bluegrass will offer the following workshops at 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington Building, first floor conference room, unless otherwise noted. Fundamentals of Starting a Business, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, $30; QuickBooks, 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 10, $60, Community Ventures Building, 1450 North Broadway, Conference Room A. Information: (859) 257-7666.

Kentucky SBIR-STTR Proposal Preparation Workshops will be Oct. 7-8 in Lexington and Oct. 13 in Louisville. The Lexington workshop will have an NIH Focus with speaker Lisa Kurek. The Louisville workshop will have a more general focus, applicable to all agencies, with speaker Bob Berger. Register by 9 a.m. Sept. 29 for the Lexington workshop. Register by 9 a.m. Friday for the Louisville workshop. Registration:

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo