Morning Newsletter

Veterans Day closings

Here are Lexington closings and services affected by Monday's Veterans Day holiday.

Fayette health department: Open Monday

Lexington city government: Open Monday

State government: Closed Monday

City garbage collection: Normal schedule

M & M garbage collection: Normal schedule

Libraries: Open Monday

LexTran: Normal schedule

Mail: No delivery

District court: Closed Monday

Circuit court: Closed Monday


Fifth annual Veterans Appreciation Day. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday. Danville National Guard Armory. Sponsored by Heritage Hospice Inc. All veterans in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties are invited and may bring one guest each. Members of Masonic lodges Franklin No. 28 F&AM, Lancaster No. 104 and Mercer No. 777 will cook fish and barbecue for the meal, with Indian Hill Christian Church providing desserts. Students at Danville Christian Academy will serve food with the assistance of community leaders. After parking near Admiral Stadium, veterans will be driven to armory entrance.

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs will observe Veterans Day at its state veterans cemeteries and veterans centers.

■ 10 a.m. Sunday. Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center, 100 Veterans Dr., Hazard. The Mountain Brother Widow Sons will pass out hats and host a social for residents. At 10 a.m. Monday, there will be a Veterans Day ceremony in the upstairs dining room.

■ 11 a.m. Monday. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North. 205 Eibeck Ln., Williamstown. (859) 823-0720. The Grant County High School JROTC will present the colors and lay wreaths. Guest speaker: retired Army Maj.Dwayne Edwards. National anthem sung by Williamstown High School Choir, and Northern Kentucky Blue Star Mothers will provide refreshments.

■ 10 a.m. Monday. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East, 100 Veterans Memorial Dr., Greenup County. Guest speaker: Medal of Honor recipient Ernie West. (606) 929-5354.

■ 11 a.m. Monday. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central. 2501 N. Dixie Blvd., Radcliff. Guest speaker: Assistant Adjutant Steve Eagan. Active duty members from Fort Knox will provide the chaplain and honor guard. Flag placement at 1 p.m. Nov. 10. All volunteers are welcome to participate. (270) 351-5115.

T.G.I. Friday's Veterans Day Program. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at T.G.I.Friday's restaurants. The restaurants will honor the military with free lunch. Show proof of military service: a U.S. Uniform Services ID Card, a U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, a Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, a DD214, a photograph in uniform, or wearing a uniform.

Nicholas County Veterans dinner. 6 p.m. Nov. 12. Nicholas County Elementary School, Carlisle. Sponsored by Nicholas County Cancer Coalition and Hospice of the Bluegrass. Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs staff will attend and distribute benefit information.