BRIEFS: Clinics for school physicals

The health department will provide clinics for school physicals Monday through Sept. 17 for children ages 3 and older. The physicals will be held at the Public Health Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road. Same-day appointments can be made at (859) 288-2483. The cost is based according to income. Immunization records need to be brought to the appointment.

All Fayette County kindergarten and sixth-grade students are required to get physicals before starting classes.

Certification classes for businesses

The Urban County Government and Commerce Lexington are sponsoring certification classes to help minority or women-owned businesses connect to public and private sector business opportunities. Classes will be held through Aug. 12.

All minority and women-owned businesses in the Urban County Government's data base will have to be certified by a credible and recognized certifying agency by Dec. 31.

Certification verifies that at least 51 percent of a business is owned, managed and operated by a minority of African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian Pacific Islander, Native American or Native Indian descent or by a non-minority female.

"Every day I get calls from companies looking for certified minority and women-owned businesses to work with on LFUCG bids," said Marilyn Clark, Minority Business Enterprise Liaison with the city's Division of Central Purchasing. "Certification can certainly put your company in a position to access more opportunities."

Classes will take place at the following locations and times. Unless otherwise indicated, classes will be held at the Lexington-Fayette Government Center, 200 East Main Street, Room B109:

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. First Baptist Church, 3016 Bracktown Road

9 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Friday

4 to 6 p.m. Monday

9 to 11 a.m. July 27

4 to 6 p.m. July 29

4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 12. Village Branch Library, 2185 Versailles Road

To enroll, call Clark at (859) 258-3323 or (859) 258-3320 or e-mail

Lioness member honored

The Lexington Lioness Club named Kim Jacobson as the Most Valuable Member of 2010 at their June meeting.

Jacobson served on the Clothes for Children Committee when she first joined the club in 1998. In 2005-06, she served as treasurer with the responsibility of distributing donations to a variety of charities and organizations. She has modeled in the club's annual style show and helped out at the Bluegrass State Fair.

A graduate of Bourbon County High School, Jacobson attended the University of Kentucky and is a member of Centerville Methodist Church. She is married to Mark Jacobson, and they have two sons.

SummerFest continues with 'Pride'

Pride and Prejudice, part of the SummerFest series of outdoor theater productions, will be performed Wednesday through Sunday at The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive, across from Commonwealth Stadium. The final SummerFest production of the year will be Rent, July 21-25.

Show tickets are $49 for a reserved blanket area for four, $12 for a reserved chair, $10 general-admission adult, $5 ages 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the gate, or call (859) 608-3805 or go to