Malcolm Gooding, a 10-year-old, fifth-grader at Cassidy Elementary School, has been named Kentucky's 2013 4-H Grand Champion in Geology at the Kentucky State Fair.
His project titled, "Rocks and Minerals of Kentucky," was turned over to the Fayette County Extension office where it was judged, then displayed at the Lexington Lions Club Blue Grass Fair. At the Kentucky State Fair, it was judged by registered professional geologists and awarded first place, first year geology, and received a blue ribbon. All class winners were then judged together and his project was awarded first place and grand champion and received a purple ribbon.
Parenting class offered by UK
The University of Kentucky Department of Psychiatry is offering a five-week Parenting Through Transition course aimed at educating and empowering parents to maintain control during troubled times.
Led by Beth Higgins, a psychotherapist and assistant professor in the UK College of Medicine, the sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 12 and ending Oct. 10, at 245 Fountain Court, third floor. The cost is $30 per session. Call Debbie Hanley at (859) 257-9320 to register.Morning Pointe of Lexington and the newest location, Lexington East, recently held its first Fishing for a Cause fishing tournament to benefit the local Alzheimer's Association. The event raised more than $600. The winner of the tournament was Roberta Haley, who caught 17 fish. Her father, Robert Welty, struggled with Alzheimer's and emphysema before his death in 1999. One of their favorite pastimes together was fishing. Fishing for a Cause was held at Jacobson Park on July 27 and will be a new annual event for the personal care communities, Morning Pointe of Lexington and Morning Pointe of Lexington East.Quit smoking in eight weeks
Baptist Health Lexington will offer "Ready When You Are" smoking cessation classes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on consecutive Thursdays, Sept. 5-Oct. 24, at Baptist Health HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness Center in the Mall at Lexington Green. This eight-week program utilizes techniques developed by the American Lung Association and is based on the underlying premise that smoking is a learned habit.
The program offers individuals a step-by-step plan for quitting smoking, covering topics such as addiction, personal smoking habits, identifying triggers, coping with urges, nicotine reduction therapy, coping with stress, weight management and relapse prevention. Classes are limited to 10, so pre-registration is required. Call (859) 260-6419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll or to learn more.
Futbol Club takes gold in tournament
Lexington Futbol Club 00 Boys White won the gold medal at this year's Cincinnati United Cup tournament held Aug. 17-18. The team defeated current Kentucky State Cup holders Kings Hammer Academy 3-1 and only allowed one goal all weekend en route to winning the tournament's U14 Gold division. The tournament has been in existence since 1995 and features competition between elite teams from the United States and Canada.
Transportation group wants your input
Regional residents, workers and visitors are invited to complete a survey that will provide insight into how people view the transportation system today and what is desired of transportation in the area in the future.
The survey can be found at Surveymonkey.com/s/LexAreaTransSurvey.
The Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the transportation planning agency for Fayette and Jessamine counties, the two-county focus area of the plan, is conducting the survey.
The survey will provide insight to the MPO on the public's transportation desires, concerns and priorities as it develops the region's long-range 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. The plan will be adopted by the MPO mid-2014.
A summary of survey results, draft reports and a draft plan will be posted to the MPO website as the plan progresses. Additional opportunities for public input will occur prior to plan adoption. Citizens who wish to be notified of these opportunities are encouraged to contact the Metropolitan Planning Organization at Lexareampo.org or (859) 258-3605.
Nominate your favorite young professional
The Lexington Young Professionals Association is seeking nominations for the 11th annual Rising Stars Awards, which recognize young professionals in the Lexington-Fayette County area and surrounding communities who demonstrate a strong commitment to making an impact in the community in a positive way through professional and non-professional service and achievement. To nominate someone, visit: Lypa.org/RisingStars2013.htm and submit a nomination form by Friday.
Winners will be notified by Sept. 9 and will be honored at an awards dinner and ceremony Oct. 2. For more information about LYPA visit: Lypa.org.