Fayette County: Your recent renovation could be on TV

HGTV is looking for Lexington-area renovations to showcase in its new series, Bang for Your Buck. Each episode tours three similar room renovations at similar price points in the same city. Design and real estate experts determine how the renovation affects each home's value. Room renovations must have been done within the last three years. To request an application, e-mail Denielle Johnson at or call her at (303) 872-8721.

Local designers' lingerie show Wednesday at Street Scene

Local designers Sarah Jane Estes and Pilar Marite have launched a lingerie line called Penny Royale. To celebrate, there will be a trunk show at Street Scene, 2575 Regency Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with champagne and sweets and a runway show featuring the collection's lace panties and camisoles.

Pieces are made from a modal and cotton blend and bamboo fabric. Each pair is accented with either lace or velvet.

Starting Wednesday, Street Scene will carry sizes small, medium, large and extra large. All underwear will be $25.

Tips for minority business owners

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Minority Business Enterprise Program is sponsoring free classes designed to help female-owned and minority-owned firms become part of the procurement process at LFUCG, find new opportunities with private industry, and learn how to do business with state and federal agencies. The 10 classes, which begin this week and continue through March 30, include a basic course on doing business with the LFUCG, marketing a small business, coping with bonding and insurance issues, information on new certification programs, how to pre-qualify your business for construction projects, and how to do business with the state and federal government. All of the classes will be in Room B109 of the LFUCG Government Center, 200 East Main Street.

For a complete schedule or to register for a class, go to and click on the Minority Business Enterprise Program, or e-mail Marilyn Clark at or call (859) 258-3320.

Radio Eye seeking new volunteers

Central Kentucky Radio Eye, a radio reading service for visually and physically disabled people in Kentucky, will hold volunteer orientations from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Radio Eye is recruiting for office and outreach volunteers to help around the studio and visit with groups in the community. Office and outreach volunteers will perform a variety of tasks, including scheduling readers and control board operators, answering the phone and the door, making copies, updating spreadsheets, and other general office duties. Outreach volunteers will attend fairs and various events, and give presentations to service groups explaining what Radio Eye is and what it does. Radio Eye broadcasts the reading of newspapers, magazines and other printed news and information for blind and print-disabled people who tune in to the service on special free Radio Eye radios. Call Alanna at (859) 422-6390 to sign up for orientation.

Health heroes sought

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is accepting nominations for its Public Health Heroes Award.

Selection criteria include: exemplary leadership and diligence in promoting public health, remarkable contributions and support in fostering public health programs, and work or actions that have affected the community's health in a positive way and would not have occurred without the activities of the nominee.

Send nominations by 4 p.m. Feb. 23 to Kevin Hall via e-mail at, by fax at (859) 288-2359, or through the mail to Kevin Hall, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, 650 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Ky., 40508. Include the phone number and e-mail address of the nominator and the nominee, and reasons why the nominee deserves consideration.