Fayette County: Young fiddlers win prizes in Ga. competition

Matthew Lin
Matthew Lin

Ninety plus fiddlers, guitarists, mandolinists, bands and cloggers from states across the south gathered in Ringgold, Ga., on May 28 to compete in the 1890s Days Jamboree Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

Andrew Lin of Lexington won in the 11-15 fiddle category and received $150. Matthew Lin of Lexington placed second in the 10-and-under fiddle category. He received $50.

Fiddlers of all ages rosined up their bows and cloggers kicked up their heels to win nearly $7,000 in prize money on the Northwest Georgia Bank stage at the historic Catoosa County Courthouse.

Citizen Police Academy past president honored

The former president of the Lexington Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association was honored at a national conference last month.

Tony Bartley was named Citizen Police Academy Alumnus of the Year at the National Citizen Police Academy Association's annual conference in Baton Rouge, La. Bartley is past president and a current board member of the Lexington association.

Current president Randi Rowady went to the conference to receive the award. It was later presented to Bartley by Lexington police Chief Ronnie Bastin.

The Lexington Citizen Police Academy is a free class offered by the police department that helps participants learn how the department works. The Lexington association is a certified nonprofit that supports the police department and is composed of people who have completed the Citizen Police Academy.

Participants are being sought for upcoming Citizen Police Academy classes. For information, call (859) 258-3636.

Tuesday is deadline to enter July 4 pie contest

It's time to dig out your best pie recipe and bake an entry in the Fourth of July Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social on July 1 in downtown Lexington.

To sign up, download an entry form at and return it by Tuesday. Entries can be faxed to 231-7333.

Enter your recipe by signing up to bring up to two pies to the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park by 10 a.m. July 1. Awards will be presented in two categories: "Made from Scratch" and "Semi Homemade," with first, second and third prizes in each category. In addition, a third award will be given for the "Prettiest Pie."

Bring your pie recipe, including ingredients and baking time, on a 3- by 5-inch index card. Both crust and filling in "Made from Scratch" pies must be made from scratch. "Semi-homemade" pies can include store-bought ingredients such as crust and filling.

For information, contact Laura Farnsworth at 859-425-2593.

Woman's Club gets new members

Lexington Woman's Club welcomed eight new members to the volunteer organization at the May general meeting. They are Becky Whitman, Lisa McDonald, Debbie Ricker, Harriet Hillenmeyer, Claudia Eisenhour, Susan Hopkins, Beth Kloiber and Sue Hufnagel.

Refugee ministry needs automobiles

Kentucky Refugee Ministries, a local non-profit, is seeking donations of cars for recently resettled refugees. KRM provides resettlement services to refugees from all over the world.

Your tax-deductible donation, which is given Blue Book value, goes directly to clients. For information, call (859) 226-5661.

Overfishing is focus of free film

Good Foods Board of Directors will present The End of the Line at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the downtown Lexington Public Library. Join Jim Tidwell, professor at Kentucky State University's Aquaculture Research Center, and Angela Caporelli, aquaculture coordinator at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, for a discussion after the film. Admission is free.

The End of the Line sheds light on the overfishing's effect on the oceans. The film highlights the world's love of fish and the lengths that people will go to meet demand, even at the expense of populations of fish such as Bluefin tuna. Investigative reporter Charles Clover interviews celebrity restaurateurs, politicians, scientists and fishermen in this documentary.

The Good Foods Board Film Series features films and speakers to stimulate discussion and increase awareness of food, health, energy and environmental issues with an emphasis on social justice. The board strives to bring various sectors of our community together to strengthen our cooperative movement.