Fayette Co. | Local Girl Scouts to grace cookie order cards

Local Girl Scouts will be smiling on cookie order cards across the country. This year, the Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council was chosen from hundreds of councils to provide models for ABC Bakers Girl Scout marketing materials. Girl Scouts from Eastern Kentucky will be featured on the Girl Scout Cookie order card and on volunteer toolkits, billboards and Web sites.

Orders for Girl Scout cookies began Jan. 8. Each package of cookies is $3.50. Delivery begins in late February, and booth sales run through March. All of the proceeds from the cookie sale remain in Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council to help troops pay for activities and for financial assistance.

Cookies can be ordered directly from a local Girl Scout or by calling Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council at 1-800-475-2621. Go to

Habitat gets grant to build house

Lexington Habitat for Humanity has been awarded $61,867 to build a Habitat home in Lexington in 2010. The grant comes from Minneapolis-based Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, an organization with a partnership with Habitat for Humanity International called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity.

Lexington Habitat for Humanity is celebrating this grant award in conjunction with an international milestone that was observed Dec. 4, in Minneapolis, Minn., when the 2,000th Thrivent Builds home worldwide was dedicated. Construction also began on the 2,001st home, kicking off the start of the 2010 partnership between the two entities.

The four-year Thrivent Builds alliance has helped construct approximately six percent of Habitat homes built in the United States from 2006 through 2009.

At the Dec. 4 event, Thrivent Financial announced its commitment of an additional $15 million to Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity in 2010.

For information, call Dana Stefaniak at (859) 252-2224, Ext. 153, or e-mail

Player honored

Lexington Catholic eighth-grader Noah Mitchell was selected by Football University, a national youth and high school football training program, to compete in the 2010 All-American Bowl, which was held at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 10.

Noah, an honor student at Lexington Catholic, has won multiple awards for football. In 2009, he was named the Kentucky Middle School Football Association's playoff defensive most valuable player. In the 2010 All-American Bowl, Noah played strong safety.

Six other Kentucky middle school players were selected:

■ Connor Messer, seventh-grade wide receiver, Raceland.

■ Rasheed Jones, seventh-grade running back, Lone Oak.

■ Aaron Stevens, eighth-grade center, Trigg County.

■ Scotty Bailey, eighth-grade wide receiver, Cumberland.

■ Lincoln Quick, eighth-grade defensive end, Bowling Green.

■ Tyler Jopes, eighth-grade linebacker, Bowling Green.

Bowling Green's Joel Taylor, Morgan County's Brian Turner and Frankfort's Phillip Hawkins were named to the All-American Bowl coaching staff.