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Business Update............................................4 From the Publisher.....................................5 Neighborhood Scenes................................6 Chatting with Christy..............................7 Cover Story .....................................................9 Journal Entries..........................................30 Publisher/Senior Account Executive Teresa Murphy 859.268.0945 ext.24 Editor/Graphic Designer Kellee Edwards Account Executive Sandy Hobson Charles info@hamburgjournal .com

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The Hamburg Journal is happy to provide the following business-related news from our area: Family Allergy and Asthma Welcomes Rajiv Arora, MD to Lexington Office Family Allergy and Asthma is pleased to welcome Dr. Rajiv Arora. He will see patients primarily in the Lexington office, located at 3292 Eagle View Lane, as well as in the Campbellsville and Corbin offices. Dr. Arora joins the practice after an 11year career with the U.S. Army. He most recently served as Chief of the Allergy/ Immunology and Adult Immunization Clinics at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX. Dr. Arora graduated from Johns Hopkins University and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI and his Allergy/Immunology Fellowship at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX. In addition, Dr. Arora completed a Clinical Laboratory Immunology Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. Dr. Arora is board certified in Allergy/Immunology and Internal Medicine. He and his wife, Lesley, have two children and recently relocated to Lexington.

Firefighters ratify contract, lay-offs avoided Lexington firefighters ratified a threeyear contract with the city Sept. 22. Mayor Jim Gray, who was actively involved in the contract negotiations, thanked union members for their willingness to help the financially strapped

city reduce costs in a way that does not compromise care for citizens, a goal of both the administration and the firefighters. The contract, which will now be taken to the Urban County Council for review, includes an estimated $4.7 million in savings over the life of the contract. Gray included more than $5 million in savings in public safety union contracts in his current year “Businessman’s Budget,” which council passed last June. Police and Community Corrections contract negotiations are ongoing. “First, I am thankful for the firefighters’ commitment to our citizens and our community’s well-being. Now firefighters have found a new way to come to their city’s rescue,” Gray said. “I appreciate their willingness to sacrifice for the common good. We are working to transform government by bringing financial responsibility to city hall and we appreciate the leadership of the firefighters in this important effort.” “The Lexington Firefighters understand that these are not ordinary times,” said Lieutenant Chris Bartley, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 526, in Lexington. “This Union understands the economic situation the country and this city currently face. We are willing to make this sacrifice for our citizens. In return, we expect the city to recognize and ensure that fire and EMS protection for this great city SHALL not be compromised.” The contract includes both cost savings and investments to ensure top performance from firefighters.

Savings include: • The union agreed to a two-year wage freeze and other pay concessions. Firefighters will see a pay increase in the third year of the contract. • The union agreed to reduce city health insurance costs by $100 per firefighter per month for the first year of the agreement. • Reductions in vacation and holiday leave time, plus a reduction in holiday premium payments for two years. Investments include: • A commitment not to lay off any firefighters, a step many other cities have had to take because of the recession. Gray said without the financial concessions made in the contract agreement, lay-offs of as many as 50 firefighters would have been inevitable. • Two paramedic training classes and ensured staffing for emergency medical vehicles. The contract covers approximately 488 firefighters, lieutenants and captains. Voting on the agreement began Monday and concluded today. The contract was approved 308 to 99. While focusing on maintaining a high level of service to citizens, Gray’s cuts in the Businessman’s Budget reached beyond Public Safety to every corner of city hall. Through the budget the Mayor and Council: • Assumed savings of $3.5 million on employee health insurance. • Laid off 15 full-time and one part-time employee in non-core areas for a savings of $919,657. • Abolished 215 unfilled or vacant positions, which when combined with other cutbacks, reduced annual General Fund personnel costs by $11.8 million. • Suspended half of the Mayor’s personal salary. • 10-day furlough without pay for Commissioners and Mayor’s senior staff • Took steps to overcome a $27 million shortfall. As part of the budget process, Gray suc-

October 2011 cessfully vetoed $889,612 in spending … the first successful veto of budget items in the history of merged government. The vetoes included $400,000 for construction of Frisbee golf courses, Lacrosse fields and other capital projects. “The Businessman’s Budget was based on core principles I’ve learned in almost 40 years working in a family business,” Gray said. “It’s a budget based on paying down debt, not increasing it; and on starting to address unnecessary costs and activities. Our budget represented a roadmap to solvency by beginning to address out-ofcontrol pensions and health-care costs.”

City rolls out new commingled recycling container program for local businesses

The city’s Waste Management Division, in partnership with Bluegrass PRIDE, is rolling out a new recycling initiative that allows businesses with a cardboard collection container to combine additional recyclable materials such as paper, glass, plastic bottles and jugs, aluminum and steel cans, into that same container. “We started the program because we have more and more businesses, schools and apartments complexes that have found using multiple Rosie carts was not sufficient for the amount of recycling material they were producing,” says Esther Moberly, Recycling Program Specialist in the city’s Division of Waste Management. Using a commingled container is also more cost efficient because it takes less time to empty one large container rather than multiple blue Rosie carts. The commingled container is emptied by a front loader truck with a crew of one, the driver. “It takes a truck with a crew of two or three to service a location using Rosie carts,” Moberly says. “The Rosier carts are emptied with a rear loader truck that can only empty two Rosies at a time. It takes about a minute per cycle. Servicing a business with 20 Rosies takes between 10 and 15 minutes and requires at least two staff members.”

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before the wind. The cold shiver from an arctic blast. Indian Summer. The last 
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This month’s cover feature is ADI Appliance which recently opened in Hamburg at 1872 Plaudit Place. ADI is a family-owned appliance store. They offer the best home appliances at the best prices. See ad on page 9. On the back cover, Advanced Pain Medicine, PSC has recently moved to their new location on the corner of Man O’ War Blvd. & Richmond Rd. They specialize in assessment, diagnoses and treatment of acute and chronic pain. As always, my staff and I appreciate your continued support and we will strive to give you the most valuable information about Hamburg and surrounding areas. Sincerely,

Stephen J. Pollard, MD James L. Sublett, MD Timothy A. Feger, MD Damon B. Coyle, MD Douglas R. Lotz, MD J. Wesley Sublett, MD

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National College was honored to participate in the recent Bluegrass Military Affairs Coalition’s ‘Wounded Warrior Celebrity Golf Tournament’ which was held at the University Club this year. Thirty-one teams from the area played in the MBAC golf scramble event - which is held annually to honor and celebrate wounded warriors who serve the country. Funding from numerous corporate sponsors help make the lives of our wounded warriors easier by providing services needed by our heroes as they return home after serving their country. Photo by Earlane Cox

National College hosted is annual ‘Agency Networking Breakfast Sept. 16. This annual event brings individuals from social service agencies, non-profits, military and corporate entities together for a great networking breakfast at our Sir Barton Way campus. Lexington Vice Mayor Linda Gorton was the guest speaker this year, with her ‘How to Effectively Network’ presentation for the large group of attendees. Photo by Earlane Cox

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complishments is the Mrs. Kentucky Queens Club. Each of “her girls” (a.k.a. worker bees) continues to be active in the organization and contribute to the overall success. Former Mrs. Kentuckys produce the program book, emcee, choreograph, assist backstage and perform in the annual show.

Christy Stucker Mrs. USA Globe 2005

Mrs. Kentucky Queens Club Celebrates 10th Anniversary


’m an accomplished beauty queen but an exceptional worker bee! As Mrs. Kentucky America 2009 (& Mrs. Kentucky Globe 2005 & Mrs. U.S. of A. Globe 2005), I believe pageantry has a positive message to share. That is why each year I jump at the opportunity to volunteer as a staff member for the Mrs. Kentucky Pageant. Mrs. Kentucky Director, Jo Ann Peterson feels that one of her greatest ac-

Peterson is preparing to crown her 10th Mrs. Kentucky. Peterson says, “As director since 2002 (and Mrs. America Director of the Year 2008), meeting and getting to know the delegates is always a highlight of my job. At Mrs. Kentucky we celebrate not only the inner and outer beauty but we recognize the achievements of the married women of our commonwealth. We are committed to producing positive role models who encourage others by promoting self worth and self confidence by example.” Mrs. Kentucky 2012 hopefuls compete in interview, swimwear and evening gown Oct. 6 - 8 at the Oldham County Arts Center (Crestwood, KY). Mrs. Kentucky America Queens Club members are excited to welcome the newest member to their sisterhood! Mrs. Kentucky 2012 will compete for the title of Mrs. America 2012 at The Greenbrier, While Sulphur Springs WV. More information available at


Photo: Mrs. Kentucky America Queens Club 2003 – 2011 - Top row (left to right): Ra’Tonya Willis Friedman (2008), Shawn Nordhiem (2006), Julie Dorsey (2004), Heather Hall (2005), Kelly Brengleman (2003). Bottom row (left to right): Denise Yates (2007), Kristi Riggs (2011), Jennifer Bailey (2010), Christy Stucker (2009) Photos courtesy of Larry Wright.



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“The Baby Team” Kentucky Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility


r. George Veloudis and Amy Claxon PA-C have relocated their well respected clinic to the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. The clinic provides comprehensive women’s and primary health care services. They specialize in Obstetrics and gynecology, pelvic and laser surgery, and advanced infertility care. More specific services are directed towards the evaluation and treatment of infertile couples. They have an andrology lab on-site. Known surgical services consist of laser therapy for endometriosis, minimally invasive procedures for abnormal and heavy menstrual bleeding, bladder incontinence and the “band aide” hysterectomy. Dr Veloudis is dual board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology. He is the only osteopathic physician practicing in Kentucky with both OB/GYN and Infertility board certifications. Dr Veloudis was fellowship trained in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, from the University of Kentucky. He has been an active volunteer community faculty member, helping with the

University’s physician assistant training program, for several years. Amy Claxon PA-C is a certified physician’s assistant, specializing in Women’s Health Care. She always strives to take extra time with her patients, making health care more personal and individualized for her patients. Her scope of practice includes routine prenatal and obstetrical care, women’s wellness and menopause, and general and adolescent gynecology. Amy’s patients are always commenting on what a wonderful person she is, she is an asset to the practice. Dr Veloudis is well known for his success as an infertility physician, and has been in local practice since 1999. He has a very high success rate with IVF patients obtaining pregnancy. He is currently constructing a new state of the art, IVF lab and infertility center that will open this fall. He has helped many couples build their families and has vast experience with such ailments as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, male factor infertility, fibroids, and re

current pregnancy loss, to name a few. Many of the patients that become pregnant through this office choose to stay and continue their care through this specialized clinic. Some of the up to date medical services include 4-D ultrasounds by certified sonograhers, fetal photography, women’s health dietician, and a patient advocate that works together with Dr Veloudis and Amy Claxon. It is the mission of Kentucky Fertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology to provide the best possible health care available in the area. This is why they are often referred to as the “Baby Team”. To make an appointment call 859-2775736, or visit at 170 North Eagle Creek Drive, Suite 101, Lexington, Ky 40509.

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Chronic pain can be considered a serious disease this country up to $635 billion per year, Pain is an unpleasant sensory and with about half of that in lost wages and emotional experience. Sometimes pain serves a positive purpose, as a warning to productivity. An estimated 116 million Americans have chronic avoid more serious injury. pain; this affects twice as Often, patients will feel much better after some many persons as diabetes, conservative treatments coronary artery disease, and cancer combined. offered by their primary About 27% of adults recare providers, including some medications as well port suffering from severe back pain, 15% report as physical therapy. However, when pain continues neck pain, and about 15% report severe headaches. for a long period of time, Adults with low back changes occur in the way pain are about three nerves function in the Darel D. Barnett, MD body. Hormonal changes times more likely to be in Fellowship Trained fair or poor health, and also occur, and these in Pain Management four times more likely to neuroendocrine probBoard Certified Anesthesiologist experience major psycholems cause patients to logical distress. develop chronic pain. Neuropathic pain can develop, which is pain that is caused The physicians at Advanced Pain by nerve dysfunction and occurs even Medicine believe that chronic pain is not though there is no ongoing injury. Neuropathic pain is not protective and has no only an important symptom but is also a benefit to overall health. Therefore, if this serious disease in its own right. Untreatpain is not improving after three months, ed pain leads to serious consequences, it is time for a referral to a pain manageincluding long term effects on general physical health, difficulties in dealing with ment specialist. the stresses and demands of everyday life, Chronic pain is a public health and undue burdens on families and relaproblem in our country. The Institute of tionships. Patients suffering from chronic Medicine reports that chronic pain costs pain need comprehensive treatment. Pa-

tients deserve to be seen soon after being referred; a long wait of weeks to months to see a specialist is not acceptable, because a lengthy wait can increase the complexity of the treatment plan. Earlier treatment can prevent the development of many kinds of pain. Most painful conditions can be treated without the use of narcotics. While narcotic medications can be utilized to mask the symptom of pain, these types of medications do not treat the painful condition. Over time, patients develop tolerance to these potent opiate medications and their effectiveness is reduced. Tolerance is a condition in which more and more medication must be taken to achieve the same effect. Some people progress to develop addiction. As more narcotics are taken, side effects increase, and this can be very detrimental to overall health. There are many possible side effects, but common ones include fluid retention, swelling, constipation, sedation, poor concentration, decreased immune system function, increased risk of infections, and sexual dysfunction. Current research clearly shows that after someone takes opioids for longer than a few weeks, there is an increased sensitivity to painful sensations. Because of this, narcotics actually increase

pain! At Advanced Pain Medicine, we specialize in the use of injection therapies and interventional techniques to help reverse chronic pain from nerve dysfunction. While we often use antineuropathic medications that interrupt pain pathways, most patients would rather manage their pain without taking medications on a daily basis. Several different types of treatments exist that can help to modify these harmful neuroendocrine changes in the body. Many of these procedures require the use of x-ray guidance for precise, targeted injections. We have the facilities and the expertise to provide these therapies on-site in our office. Often, this vicious cycle of chronic pain can be broken with injection therapy. Patient care is why we are here. Chronic pain treatment demands a patient-centered approach. The mind and body are so closely connected. Chronic pain causes anxiety and depression. We pay close attention to all these aspects in order to treat the entire person. Pain has many dimensions, and at Advanced Pain Medicine, we excel in developing a treatment plan tailored to our patients as individuals.

Meaningful use to help the community

meaningful user is to provide patients Have you ever wondered why your doctor is using a computer to gather and with a clinical summary. The benefit from providing clinical summaries to the store your health information? Besides patient was one the most going green, the elecrewarding experiences tronic medical record helps in becoming a meaningproviders keep a more ful user. Oftentimes it accurate, up-to-date record is easy to forget items of your visits. This is why discussed during a visit the Center for Medicare to a physician’s office. and Medicaid Services With clinical summadeveloped meaningful use ries offered to patients guidelines for physicians at every visit they can to follow. Advanced Pain take the most important Medicine, PSC and its information home for entire staff have embraced Tonya Brandenburg, themselves, their family, meaningful use and are BS(HSA), CPC-A and other physicians. proud that we are the Practice Supervisor Clinical summaries allow first pain management Advanced Pain Medicine, PSC patients to become more practice in the United involved in their care by being more States to successfully meet the criteria informed of the information collected required to be consider meaningful usand given. There were many instances ers of the electronic medical record. in which patients are able to go through their health information and they are One of the criteria to become a

able to confirm or change this information.

Another criteria of meaningful use is for practitioners to send prescriptions to your pharmacy electronically, which is called e-prescription. This is a useful tool because all of the medications prescribed electronically are checked against the medications that you currently take, as well as any medication allergies you may have. Once the prescription is put into the record if there is any allergy or if the medication will counteract with any medications you are currently taking it will alert the practitioner. These checks are a prime factor in preventing adverse effects on the patients when administering and providing medications. This will help prevent suffering from drug interactions. In order to help physicians have better communication with their fellow physicians regarding mutual patients. Re-


quirements such as referral summaries upon transition to, or referral to, another physician help to ensure that important patient information is securely transferred to the physician’s office. Interfaces such as the Kentucky Health Information Exchange will help physicians in Kentucky receive accurate, up-to-date pertinent medical records on all patients who have physicians with electronic medical record systems. These records are securely transferred without violating patient privacy. During the process of becoming qualified as “Meaningful Users” (MU) of our electronic medical record system the staff at Advanced Pain Medicine, PSC realized how important the new criteria were for the community. Although the journey to meaningful use requires some adjustment for both practitioners and patients the outcome is better for everyone in the community.

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Improving education: What is the right approach? An editorial by Stu Silberman, executive director for the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, September 22, 2011

Kentucky has made great strides in education over the past 20 years. This progress is the result of a tremendous amount of hard work by teachers, students, parents, advocates, policymakers, administrators and countless other citizens committed to building a better future. It is important that we recognize and celebrate this work and the difference it has made – moving Kentucky from 49th to 33rd among the states in one recognized index that combines national education rankings. An especially exciting set of data comes from the science scores on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress – often called the nation’s report card. Kentucky’s fourth-graders ranked 4th among the 46 participating states, and our eighth-graders ranked 15th. Results like that tell us that we have cause for pride in past work even as we realize there is plenty more to be done. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan group of volunteers who have worked since 1983 to improve education, has

been at the forefront of this work, a position the committee plans to maintain as it enters the next phase of advocacy and citizen engagement on behalf of Kentucky’s schools. The committee’s goal of Kentucky being in the nation’s top 20 states by 2020 is an ambitious one (Link: TOP_20.pdf), and it is good to know that we are moving in the right direction in some areas. But we continue to come up short in others, and we must acknowledge that we have a long way to go before we see high levels of achievement for all of our students.

It is our intent to continue monitoring Kentucky’s progress closely, to keep Kentuckians updated on successes and continuing challenges, and to point out areas where we believe change is needed. We also think it is important to acknowledge and shed light on the escalating debate about education and what really is best for the future of kids in Kentucky and America. The bottom line is whether we are preparing our children to succeed in their communities, the state and the world. Knowing whether this is actually happening is critical. So is taking the right steps to make sure it does. But anyone who follows the discussions about education reform or reads any education article or publication

knows there is a growing intensity across the country about education policy and practice. Many experts are far apart in their thinking, at best, or diametrically opposed to each other’s proposals, at worst. Understandably, when it comes to our children, we all are very passionate about what we believe is best for them. The purpose of this writing is to put some of these issues on the table in a broad way, and we’ll follow up with more detailed reviews of each of these issues in the weeks and months ahead. The goal is to keep Kentuckians up to date as the education agenda for the state and nation is established and programs are put in place. The Prichard Committee’s blog also is a good resource for anyone wanting to know more. Below is a brief description of the issues and topics that are the focus of current debates in education with more questions in each area on our blog. (Link: Student Achievement: It is 2011 and we still have significant achievement gaps. How do we address this issue? For example, will high quality pre-school for all students eliminate these gaps in the future? Continued to page 27

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Three Steps Toward Heel Pain Relief

Dr. Amy Follmer and Rob Burnett


s your first step of the day the worst step? Are you dreading every step, walking on your tip toes? If you’ve been off your feet for awhile, does this process start all over again once you start walking? These are classic symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis (pronounced plan-tar fash-ee-eye-tis), a common cause of heel and foot pain in adults.

Primarily, plantar fasciitis is caused by progressive flattening of the arches over time. Other common contributors to this condition include lack of flexibility in the calf muscles, change in activity levels, overuse and weight gain. When your arch drops, the plantar fascia begins to tear away from its origin at your heel. When this happens over a long period of time, it can overcome the body’s ability to repair itself. If left alone, plantar fasciitis may take 6 to 18 months to heal. This can be frustrating, interfering with your ability to work and perform other activities, and the problem may return. What can you do? Follow these 3 simple steps toward heel pain relief.

1. Decrease the Inflammation • Ice Massage Your Arch – Place a water bottle in the freezer and when frozen, place it on the floor and roll your foot over the water bottle for 5-10 minutes. Then massage the painful area with 2 fingers for 5 minutes. Repeat sequence for a total of 20 minutes, 3-4 times a day. You can also use

an ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables. Icing is most effective the first few weeks after the condition begins and when the heel is inflamed and tender. • Take Anti-Inflammatory Medications – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) will help decrease the inflammation which results from the tearing of the plantar fascia. Even if the antiinflammatory medications reduce the pain, they are not a cure for the condition. Please discuss your situation with your doctor or podiatrist.

2. Stretch and Exercise • Perform Achilles Stretch, Calf Raise and Toe Scrunch Excercises • Use a Night Splint – A night splint is designed to stretch the plantar fascia while you sleep. The splint holds the ankle at 90 degrees and pulls the toes back, stretching the plantar fascia. There are rigid night splints and soft night splints, such as Thermoskin Plantar FXT, which can be used for a few hours in the evening or at night while you sleep.

3. Prevent Future Occurrence • Wear Orthotics – Orthotics are not soft insoles, they are semi-rigid devices which fit into a pair of shoes to control abnormal foot motion. A custom molded, full-contact orthotic is most effective by evenly distributing your body weight throughout the foot and significantly reducing the daily pull on the plantar fascia.

• Test Your Shoes – Perform 3 basic tests to evaluate a shoe that will be biomechanically effective as well as comfortable. First, check that the heel counter is rigid. Secondly, check that the shoe has a firm resistance to torque when the heel and toe are twisted in opposite directions. Lastly, check that the end third of the shoe (nearest the toes) flexes easily while the middle third resists flexion. Shoes that meet these guidelines, like Aetrex and Brooks, can minimize negative compensations in the feet, knees, hips and lower back. • Avoid Walking Barefoot – Don’t walk without shoes, even in the house. Find a pair of supportive shoes or sandals, such as Orthaheel, that can be worn while in the house. Walking on hardwood, tile or linoleum floors can irritate the problem and exacerbate symptoms. If your heel pain persists, always schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for evaluation to avoid complications in treatment. Dr. Amy Follmer, DPM and Rob Burnett, CPed Foot Solutions To see Dr. Amy, please call 543-2500 to schedule an appointment today. Rob and his associates are available during normal business hours, no appointment necessary. Visit us at Foot Solutions at 3090 Helmsdale Pl #330 in Lexington. Call us at (859) 543-0044 or go online at

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As a newcomer to the Environmental Quality and Social Services committees, I look forward to bringing a fresh perspective to the issues we will be presented with. The amount of work that goes into serving on each committee will be substantial, but necessary as I work with my colleagues on the Council to better serve the citizens of Lexington.

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Autumn in the Bluegrass There is a noticeable change in the air; the temperatures are dropping, the foliage is changing color, students have made their way back to classes, and football has returned. Yes, it’s autumn in the Bluegrass. The arrival of autumn brings with it new challenges for the LexingtonFayette Urban County Government – challenges that I am happy to be taking on as the 7th District Councilmember. After returning from the summer recess, the Urban County Council shook up the committee assignments resulting in many new faces on the various standing committees. I am happy to be currently serving on four committees: Environmental Quality, General Government, Social Services, and Public Safety. Having previously served on the General Government and Public Safety committees, I feel that I can continue my efforts to make our government more efficient and our neighborhoods safer.

I am pleased to report that along with several other council members, I have submitted a list of streets in my district that are in need of repaving, and you should begin seeing improvements soon. Many of our streets are in need of repair and with the winter looming, the nuisance of potholes again becomes a reality. I encourage you to report potholes to LexCall 311 whenever you encounter them. The sooner you report them, the sooner we can fix them and avoid damage to cars and tires. I wish everyone a happy and pleasant autumn season, and encourage you to get out into the community and enjoy the many different events of the season. From UK football games to haunted trails, there is no shortage of activities in Lexington over the upcoming weeks and months. Visit our website to keep abreast of events happening around the city. As always, I urge you to keep my office informed of any issues in your neighborhoods that we can resolve. You may contact me or my staff at (859) 258-3214 or I look forward to continuing to serve you.

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Athens Chilesburg Elementary Fall Carnival! 40509 Properties SOLD BIG POND CIR 1311, $335,000

BRIERCROFT WAY 3405, $727,500 CAMPHOR WAY 582, $180,796 CHETFORD DR 1104,$327,500 DREXEL PASS 3044, $203,150

FORTUNE HILL LN 2102, $77,000 GINGERMILL LN 586, $517,750 GINGERMILL LN 594, $362,500

LANARKSHIRE PL 426, $203,000 MARCUS TRL 4644, $189,900

MATHERN TRL 3213, $172,000

N CLEVELAND RD 536, $197,500 SHERBORNE PL 1221, $350,000

ST ANDREWS WALK 3708, $289,900 SUGARBUSH TRL 825, $184,209 WILLMAN WAY 4613, $189,900

Mark your calendars to attend a fun filled night Oct. 21, 6-9 p.m. We would like to invite you, your family, friends and neighbors to Athens Chilesburg Elementary 2011 FALL CARNIVAL!! There will be games, prizes, inflatables, face painting and a magician to perform. And don’t forget about our SILENT AUCTION! We have an incredible list of items up for bidding this year. Bring your appetite! We will have plenty of food and drinks to purchase along with our Chili Cook-Off and don’t forget the Cake Walk! The ACE FALL CARNIVAL is open to the public, and the kids always have a blast! If you would like to donate anything to our Silent Auction, your generosity would be much appreciated. Please contact Mary Beth Wright at (859) 361-1115 or,

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Central Baptist named top quality performer in U.S. Central Baptist Hospital has been named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The hospital is being recognized for outstanding evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. Central Baptist is the only hospital in Kentucky recognized in all four categories, and is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals earning the distinction. No other Lexington hospital was recognized in any category.   This achievement is based on performance data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year. As a top performing hospital, Central Baptist earned 95% or above on all performance targets.   “Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and

The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals, such as Central Baptist, that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P, M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission. “We understand that what matters most to patients at Central Baptist is safe, effective care,” said William G. Sisson, president and CEO of Central Baptist Hospital. “That’s why we have made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Central Baptist Hospital is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.”   In addition to being included in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, available at, Central Baptist Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check Web site,

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rosstown Kids is an educational TV show created to help the public, both adults and kids, understand basic science principles and how they’re used in the real world. The show features three kids visiting and getting tours of institutions throughout Central Kentucky. The show airs on Fayette County Public Schools cable access channel, Insight cable channel 13 in Fayette County, Kentucky. See www.crosstownkids. org for air times. The show is produced by Lexington nonprofit The (see The was created to promote the understanding of basic science among both adults and kids through a variety of charitable activities. It is operated primarily by Scott Heydinger, who

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serves as the director, writer, editor and producer of the show. Rather than the tradional interview or industrial tour TV show formats, “Crosstown Kids” episodes typically portray the children visiting the business on their own accord to seek help with a project they’re working on. Instead of forcing the content on viewers without motivation, episodes are designed to parallel the natural curiosities and thought processes of ordinary play. Beyond the show, the organization further promotes science literacy by offering professional development to Kentucky science teachers, presenting at the Kentucky Science Teachers Association annual conference, providing educational content on the websites and making public and classroom appearances.

How can you participate in the show? The production relies heavily on volunteers, including both adults and kids. Even the kids’ parents are involved, serving as the camera operators and production crew. Kids in grades 3-8 who would like to appear on camera need to write the show via the website as to why they’d like to participate, and have their parents fill out and sign an application form. Nonprofits, organizations, schools, businesses and others with something unique to offer are especially encouraged to contact Crosstown Kids.

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Parks & Recreation October tip sheet Pumpkin Patch Classic (Registration through Wednesday, October 5) – Registration forms are now available at all city-owned golf courses for the 2011 Pumpkin Patch Classic to be held on Sunday, October 16, at the Tates Creek Golf Course. The entry fee is $95 per team and includes green fee, tee gift and lunch. (Cart fees not included.)  You must have your own team.  This 18-hole tournament is open to two-person teams and will be played in a scramble format.  All ages and skill levels are eligible to participate.  Awards and prizes will be presented for overall first through fifth place, longest drive, closest to the hole, most accurate drive and longest putt.  The deadline to enter is Wednesday, October 5.  For additional information, contact Lexington Parks & Recreation at 288-2968 or the Tates Creek Golf Course at 272-3428.   Birding at the Springs (9–11 am, Saturday, October 1, McConnell Springs) – This is a great time of the year to see our migratory friends on their trip south.  Some binoculars will be available for use but please bring your own if you

have them. For more information on Birding at the Springs, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073.  Fall Wildflowers (1 pm, Sunday, October 2, Raven Run Nature Sanctuary) – Come out to Raven Run and enjoy the beautiful colors of the fall season.  This program will focus on the meadows which are carpeted in fall wildflowers.  Learn about fascinating insect interactions and folklore connected to these plants.  This program offers great photographic opportunities.  To register for the program or for additional information, call Raven Run at 272-6105.   History to Chew On (6–8 pm, Thursday, October 13, McConnell Springs) – Pack your brown bag dinner and join us at McConnell Springs for the final “History to Chew On” in the 2011 series.  This month’s topic is “Benedict Arnold – The paradoxical career of a patriot and traitor” and will be presented by Jim Rebmann.  The event is free but registration is requested as seating is limited.   Soft drinks and water will be provided.  For more information or

to register, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073. Halloween at Raven Run: Mysteries of the Night (7:30 & 9:30 pm, Friday, October 14 & 21,  Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Registration is required.) – Join naturalist Brian Perry this Halloween and explore the mysteries of the natural world.  Travel down darkened trails in search of unusual plants and animals.  Enjoy the annual “Parade of Pumpkins.”  Hear ghost stories as you tour the grounds of the historic home and examine the unusual cabinet of curiosities.    Enjoying free refreshments and explore the wonders of our new nature center.  There will be free spooky prizes for all young participants.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required for admittance to this program. When calling to register, please be prepared to choose one date and time to attend. For more information or to register, call Raven Run at 272-6105.   Junior Naturalist “Birds of Prey” (11 am–12 pm, Saturday, October 15, McConnell Springs) Continued to page 23

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Tip Sheet Continued from page 21 – Youth ages 10 and younger are invited to come out to McConnell Springs for their Junior Naturalist program.  This month participants can find out what birds of prey really eat!  Call 225-4073 to register for this free program. Therapeutic Recreation Fall Dance (6–9 pm, Friday, October 21, Tates Creek Recreation Center) – Individuals aged 13 years & over are invited to join us for our Therapeutic Recreation Fall Dance - Flashback to the 80’s.  Enjoy an evening of dancing, music, refreshments and more.  Come dressed in your best 80’s wear.  The cost is $5 per person, payable at the door.  For more information on the Fall Dance or other therapeutic recreation programs, call 288-2908.   Little Goblins Galore (11 am–4 pm, Saturday, October 22, McConnell Springs) – Little Goblins ages 12 and under can enjoy the Halloween season with fewer scares at Little Goblins Galore. Youth are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume as they trick-or-treat along a trail filled with friendly characters.  In addition, there will be a petting zoo, carnival games and special entertainment.  Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day.  The admission fee is $5 per child with parents/guardians admitted for free.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will take place from 1–5 pm on Sunday, October 23.)  Little Goblins is brought to you by Parks & Recreation, Mix 94.5, 105.5, Kroger and Cricket Wireless.  To learn more, call 2882927.   Weekend Workout (10 am, Saturday, October 29, McConnell Springs)–McConnell Springs needs volunteers!  Individuals will be helping with garden upkeep, weed

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aMAZEin Andover Corn Maze pulling, trail maintenance and more. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes and work gloves.  Volunteers should come to the Education Center at 10 am and stay as long as your schedule permits.  For more information, call 225-4073.   Stargazing (7 pm, Saturday, October 29, Raven Run) – View the night sky through a variety of telescopes provided by the Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club.  Far from the city lights, Raven Run is an excellent place to see planets, nebulae, galaxies and the Milky Way.  For more information on this free program, contact Raven Run at 272-6105.   Thriller Parade & Halloween Extravaganza (7 pm, Sunday, October 30, downtown Lexington) – Zombies return to haunt downtown Lexington once again on Sunday, October 30!  The downtown Halloween celebration will get started at 7 pm with a dance preshow at CentrePointe. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual performance of Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking video “Thriller” which will be held at 8:30 pm.  The undead will start out at the Kentucky Theatre and proceed down Main Street to Mill Street performing their “Thriller” routine numerous times along the way followed by a parade of additional Halloween fun.  An after party will take place at the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park with the crowning of the zombie king and queen and live music by Rebel Without a Cause.  You won’t want to miss out on all the fun!  Those who wish to participate in the “Thriller” reenactment should contact Mecca Live at 254-9790.  For additional information, call 288-2925. In the event of inclement weather, this event will take place at 7 pm on Monday, October 31.

The aMAZEin Andover Corn Maze returns to Hamburg this year, with big plans to help area students tour our Nation’s capital. For the second year, the First United Methodist Church at Andover, 4131 Todds Rd, is hosting a School Night with all proceeds going to Athens-Chilesburg Elementary, Ashland Elementary and Edythe J. Hays Middle School. Money raised will benefit each school’s Washington D.C. educational field trip, offsetting the more than $500 cost per student. The aMAZEin Andover School Night is set for Friday, October, 28 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. With the after dark portion of the evening turning into a “spooky” maze! In addition to the maze, you can enjoy food and other family fun activities. Tickets are available for $5 an individual or $15 per family. The corn maze is directly behind First United Methodist, Andover, on Todds Rd.




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Helm joins Midway College as program chair

Midway College is pleased to announce that Dr. Marlene Helm has joined the college faculty. Helm is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she received her master of arts and doctorate in education. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kentucky State University.   Helm most recently served as the commissioner of Social Services for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County government. Prior to that, she held numerous positions in education at Morehead State University, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College, the Fayette County and Scott County school systems and as secretary of education, Arts and Humanities Cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.   “The college is pleased to have Dr. Helm

join our faculty. We would be hard pressed to find another person with her experience in all levels of education, both private and public, as well as in state and local government,” said Dr. William B. Drake, Jr., president of Midway College. “Her experience will serve the college well as we further develop our masters programs in teacher education.” Helm is no stranger to Midway College as she previously served on the board of trustees of the college. Helm began working with the college in the 2011 spring semester. This summer the college welcomed its first class of the master of arts in teaching (MAT) program.   For more information about Midway College, contact Ellen Gregory at (859) 846-6046 (office) or (859) 338-1775 (cell) or email

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Central Baptist to sponsor ‘A Walk to Remember’ Central Baptist Hospital will sponsor “A Walk to Remember” Oct. 9 to observe National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. The walk, to be held at 2 p.m. rain or shine at the Lexington Cemetery at 833 West Main Street, is dedicated to the approximately 935,000 babies who die each year through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, and newborn death. The event also symbolically joins people nationwide who are working to raise awareness of perinatal grief and ensure

that sensitive care is given to parents who experience the death of a baby. Participants are asked to arrive at 1:30 p.m. for registration. Parking will be around Section C and the Henry Clay Memorial. Activities will include a welcome address, a one-mile walk, poetry reading, recognition of infants and an opportunity for parents to share.   Those who plan to participate are asked to RSVP to Deborah Mueller at (859) 260-6904 or

October 2011

Education editorial:

Continued from page 12 Curriculum and Standards: What should we be teaching our kids? Forty-four states have adopted what are called the Common Core standards. Should there be a consistent set of standards that guide teaching and learning? Accountability and Testing: How much should we be testing students? Should standardized testing be used for accountability? How do we measure student progress? Are teachers teaching to the test, and is that good or bad? Teachers: How should teachers be evaluated? Are salaries and benefits too low or too high? Should teacher pay be linked to student performance? Is tenure good or bad?

Factors Outside the Classroom: How do we address problems we have in our society, like poverty, to ensure all students receive a high quality education? How important is the role of the parent/guardian and what should that look like? Are extra-curricular activities important?

School Choice: Charters, vouchers, private schools, magnet schools, home schools, digital schools, schools of innovation.....Does having choice make a difference? Funding: Are the current levels of funding for our schools adequate? Is Kentucky’s funding formula equitable? Is it time to mobilize citizens around this issue? Governance/Leadership: Do we need site based councils, boards of education, state departments of education, or are there other governance structures that would work better? We will address each of these issues in more detail, starting with student achievement, in the weeks and months ahead. Meanwhile, we must celebrate our progress but do it as we continue to speak out as strong advocates with high expectations for our kids, our schools and our future. Time is of the essence. To paraphrase an infamous general: we must stop looking at our calendars and start looking at our watches!

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Forcht Bank earns highest rating for safety and soundness Bauer Financial gives bank group a five-star “superior” rating Forcht Bank has received a five-star “superior” rating from Floridabased Bauer Financial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm. Bauer Financial has been the trusted rating source for bankers and consumers since 1983. “We are proud to again receive Bauer Financial’s five-star rating for safety and soundness,” said Mark Boison, President of Forcht Bank. “This rating serves to give consumers the utmost confidence that their money is safe with Forcht Bank and that we follow only the most sound banking practices.” The rating for Forcht Bank places it on Bauer Financial’s “recommended” banks list based on financial soundness and capitalization. Forcht Bank is operating well above its regulatory capital requirements and is considered “well capitalized”. Five-star institutions generally have twice the capital required by regulators. Forcht Bank ( operates 34 banking centers in Fayette, Jefferson, Boone, Grant, Taylor, Pulaski, Laurel, Whitley, Knox, Madison, McCreary and Green County. Forcht Bank has approximately $1 billion in assets, placing it among the top 10 largest banks based in Kentucky according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

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BBB & Secure Shredding Solutions to offer free ‘Shred Day’ Oct. 15 Central & Eastern Kentucky and BBB Accredited Business Secure Shredding Solutions invite the public to bring their documents they would like to have securely destroyed to a free “Shred Day” event on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 10am – 1pm at Kroger, 1650 Bryan Station Road, Lexington, KY. The event will take place rain or shine. “The BBB is grateful to Secure Shredding Solutions for making their service available to help consumers safely dispose of papers containing sensitive information,” said Jack Frank, President & CEO of the BBB of Central & Eastern Kentucky. “We also thank our BBB Accredited Business, Kroger, for providing the location for this community event.”   Secure Shredding Solutions, 2428 Palumbo Drive in Lexington, is a facility certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) and the Secure Document Alliance (SDA).  Secure Shredding Solutions is a division of Employment Solutions,

which helps individuals with disabilities overcome barriers to employment. Secure Shredding Solutions will arrive at the Kroger parking lot with a truck mounted with a GPS transponder so its whereabouts are tracked at all times.  Trained, licensed workers will collect consumers’ materials in locked containers.  “At the end of the shred event, we will take the materials to our secure facility for shredding into 5/16 inch strips, even smaller than the industry standard, for extra security.  Consumers can rest assured the shredding is documented on digital video,” Watts said.   Consumers may bring materials they need shredded in boxes or bags.  No need to remove staples, clips, rubber bands, etc.  BBB staff will also be on hand to talk with consumers about BBB services and to distribute free BBB tips and information.

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October 2011 plete with various contests and prizes,

and good bag. Sign up to play as an

October 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 Crosstown Kids TV Show — Haunted Fire Station

individual or as a team. All proceeds

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

benefit Lexington Clinic Foundation.

The kids use an infrared search and

859.258.6209. 10:30 a.m. University

rescue camera to learn how firefight-

Club of Kentucky.

ers use invisible colors of the rainbow

concluding with an awards reception and complementary dinner. Every golfer will receive a thank you gift

All Month Kelley Farms’ Giant Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch Visit Kelley Farms, home to Central Kentucky’s original Giant Corn Maze. This year’s a-MAZE-ing cornfield honors Coach John Calipari. A local favorite for all ages, Kelley Farms also features a pumpkin patch, hay rides, Billy Goat Skywalk, games, activities

to surreal, witty to elegantly decorative, these one of a kind, limited edition art works form an extraordinary collection that you won’t want to miss. Free admission. National Avenue and North Ashland Streets. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

October 1 Bluegrass Walk to Cure Diabetes-

October 3 The Poverty Forum

to save lives as they visit Lexington’s oldest, haunted fire station. FCPS Insight Cable channel 13.  For addi-

The Poverty Forum is an dinevent held

tional stations and air times, see www.

to raise community awareness about

poverty. The Poverty Forum 2011 will

On Saturday, October 1st, at the

focus on wealth disparity. The Key-

University of Kentucky’s Common-

note speaker will be Michael Albert an

wealth Stadium over 1,000 walkers will

October 6 Sunglass Trunk Show

American activist, economist, speaker,

support Touchdown to a Cure. Indi-

and writer. Tickets are $50 available

Hamburg Vision Center. Pre-Keenel-

viduals, families, local corporations,

online or by phone at 859-233-4600.

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 Cropoholic’s Weekend

schools, and other organizations will

Contact: Scott Workman 859-233-

participate. Entertainment, bouncies,

4600. Time: 6:30 pm. Location: Em-

Would you like to get out of the house

vendors, kids tent & pizza included!

bassy Suites

and delicious treats! Contact: 859-9488700. Time: 10 - 10 pm (last tix @ 9) Location: 6483 Old Richmond Rd, Lexington

for the weekend, catch up with your

10:00am- Walk 12:30. Commonwealth Stadium.

October 4 Inventors Conference 2011

2a) - Saturday (10a-7p) for 25 hours

October 1 Civil War History Walk

Don’t miss one of the biggest inven-

of cropping, crafting, and/or creating!

As The United States begins to observe

Conference 2011- Featuring keynote

$40. Call (859) 543-0200 for more

the 150th anniversary of the Civil War,

speaker Forbes Riley, an invention


The Lexington Cemetery invites the

product search, exhibitors, informa-

community to participate in a Civil

tion and much, much more! This event

girlfriends, all while creating lovely layouts or incredible cards? Let Lasting Legacy help you! Join us Friday (10a-

October 1 2011 Lexington Walk to Defeat ALS Join us for a celebratory day of Life,

War History Walk of its grounds on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 9 a.m. led by Kentucky Historian Ronald Bryant.

tor events in the Midwest: Inventors

is free and open to the public! Find out more at . 6:00PM Location: Central Public Library 140 East Main St Lexington KY 40507

and sunglass trunk show from 6 to 8pm. Come out and meet Dr. Karen Santos and staff. Enjoy wine and cheese while browsing a wide selection of designer sunglasses. For more information visit www. or call 859.327.3701

October 6 Basketball, Bourbon, & Bluegrass Hosted by Three Chimneys Farm, the event, which features speaker Coach John Calipari, benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass and includes live music, bourbon-tasting, a cash bar and hor’douvres. Cost is $100

Defeat ALS! Join us in the morning

October 2 Under the Kentucky Sky

starting at 8:30am at Rupp Arena when

St.Raphael’s Episcopal Church an-

registration opens for Live Music,

nual fundraiser Sunday Oct.2, 2011

October 4 NAWBO - Free Health/ Wellness Workshop

Entertainment, Photo Opportunities,

5:30-9:30 At Equus Run Winery in

This informative, interactive workshop

Chinese Auction, and a Light Break-

Midway, Kentucky. Tickets are on sale

featuring a panel of NAWBO Mem-

fast. The Walk and Ribbon cutting

now through the church. $45.00 each

bers and Corporate Partners from

October 7 Liberty Elementary Fall Carnival

starts at 10am!

(adults only) $550.00 per table. Ca-

the health and wellness industry will

6:00 pm ­9:00 pm

tered event Live entertainment Silent

challenge you to take care of yourself

Come join in the fun at Liberty’s Fall


so you can feel more balanced in your

Carnival! There will be Food,

daily life physically, emotionally, and

Games and Prizes, Inflatables, Pony

energetically. Contact: Michelle Lowe

Rides, Silent Auction, Split-the-Pot

at 859-699-3450. Time: 8am-10am.

Raffle, Music, General Store, and much

ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, photog-

October 3 Lexington Clinic Foundation 7th Annual Golf Tournament

raphy, paintings, etc. From functional

Enjoy an afternoon of golfing, com-


Love, and Laughter as we Walk to

October 1 2nd Annual National Avenue Arts Festival There will be all types of art including

Location: Forcht Bank - Sir Barton

per individual and $175 per couple. Call Trina McFarland Kern at 859.338.9874 Event begins at 6 p.m.

more! The Carnival is open to the public. The event will be held Friday,

October 2011 October 7, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Liberty Elementary School, 2585 Liberty Road. A truly FUN fundraiser to help support Liberty El- the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

October 16 celebrate Keeneland’s 75th anniversary. Central Bank Thursday Featuring Keith Lockhart and UK’s Night Live John Nardolillo, conductors. Proceeds

ementary School! We hope to see you

benefit the Lee T. and Patsy Todd


Music Outreach Endowment. 8:00pm. Singletary Center for the Arts

October 8 Scrap Pink Crop participate in our 5th Annual Scrap

October 15 The Downtown County Band

Pink event. This year we will be host-

Bring your chair, food, drink & friends

ing the event at the store on Satur-

for an evening under the stars! Tickets

day, Oct 8. We’re planning games &

$10/person. Children 12 & under are

prizes, lunch & snacks, and lots of

free. Get ready for a good time! The

croppin’ fun for you to enjoy! We will

Lasting Legacy invites everyone to

Come to Cheapside Park from 4:30pm - 7:30pm for beverages, food from local restaurants and of course, great music by live bands! There is no admission charge to come and listen to the bands play - food and beverages will be available for purchase on a cash basis. 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Fifth Third

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October 21 TEDxLex Designed to bring leading technologists, innovators, and musicians together to share their vision of

Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park

creativity and ideology. This event will minds to learn from these extraordi-

Downtown County Band will change

October 17 UK Symphony Band Concert

begin at 10a and will crop nine hours

your idea of old time music. They play

Kent Lewis or Michelle Lowe 859-699-

to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast

Memphis blues, Appalachian, and jug

Join the Symphony Band and the

Cancer mission. The cost of the

band music, etc. Contact: LexArts

crop is $25 with $15 of this fee going

859.225.0370. Time: 7:30 pm

directly to the Susan G. Komen cam-

Location: MoonDance at Midnight

paign along with any other donations

Pass Amphitheater

raised. Come by or call 543-0200 today to register.

October 12 Healing Hands for Arthritis

October 15 Writing Your Life: Fiction as Transformation What is a crucial event? How can

School of Music for a variety of selec

provide a platform for local creative nary speakers. Visit for more info and to register! Contact: 3450. Time: 7am-3:30pm

Time: 7:30pm Location: Singletary

Location: Kentucky Theatre

October 17 Urban League Annual Empowerment Dinner

October 21 Gourmet Learning Series: Cross Cultural Communication

The Urban League will host its 43rd Annual Empowerment Dinner to support African Americans and disadvan-

This session will examine our increasing international population and the

taged citizens in the achievement of

barriers to effectual communication

Healing Hands for Arthritis is a

“fact” be transformed through chang-

social and economic equality. Tickets

with our new neighbors, particularly

one-day event to raise funds for the

es in point of view? Does it work to

are $100pp. 5:30PM Cash Bar Recep-

in regards to your business or work-

Arthritis Foundation, the largest

change name, place, time, etc.? Why

tion. Lexington Center

place. You’ll gain tools and skills that

national non-profit organization solely

is transformation not hiding? In this

dedicated to the prevention, control

seminar, we’ll look at these questions

and cure of arthritis. Massage Envy

and apply them to inspire and im-

Hamburg will donate $10 from every

will help us all communicate successfully across cultures. 859-254-4175

prove our writing! 11:00 AM - 1:00

October 18 Carnegie Center’s Kentucky Great Writer Series

1-hour massage or facial that day! Call

PM. Location: Carnegie Center for

Sallie Bingham (“Mending”), interna-

and Learning, 251 West Second St.


Literacy and Learning, 251 West

tional bestselling author Kim Edwards

Second St.

(“The Lake of Dreams”), and Kentucky

October 14 Free Flu Friday

The health department hosts it’s an-

October 15 Boston Pops and the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra

nual, free flu clinic. Receive your free

Oct. 15, 8pm Rupp Arena 430 West

flu shot on this day only. CDC recom-

Vine Street Lexington, KY 40507

mends flu vaccine for everyone six

10:00a to 6:00p at Public Health Clinic NORTH. Join the crew, fight the flu.

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Location: Carnegie Center for Literacy

(“The Melancholy Teacher”). Time:

October 21 Lexington Ballet: The Firebird

7:30- 9:00 PM. Carnegie Center, 251

The ballet is based on Russian folk

W. Second St.

tales of a magical glowing bird that

Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead

is both a blessing and a curse to its captor. The classic ballet has all of the

Boston Pops and the University of

October 19 Easy Websites with Wordpress

months of age and above. Price: Free

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra A cel-

Weds, Oct 19 & 26 We’ll cover domain

enchantments. Luis Dominguez brings

Phone: (859) 288-7529

ebration of Keeneland’s 75th anniver-

registration, installation, template

this favorite to the Lexington Contact:

sary Tickets: $25 - $100, available at

selection and content management.

Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Cen-

October 15 Post Time with the Pops or (859) 233-3535.

This class will require some advanced

ter, 859-280-2201 859-280-2201

Contact: 859-233-

preparation. For information on what

Time: 8:00 p.m. Location: Lyric The-

The UK Symphony Orchestra and


to prepare for the first session, email

ater and Cultural Arts Center

requisite elements to please: maidens and heroes, mystical creatures, and

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October 21 Death, Mourning and Mrs. Lincoln

October 21 Lexington Ballet: The Firebird

The event is special tours entitled

The ballet is based on Russian folk

“Death, Mourning, and Mrs. Lincoln”

tales of a magical glowing bird that

Mary Todd Lincoln suffered more loss

is both a blessing and a curse to its

than many women of her time. This

captor. The classic ballet has all of the

special tour will explore how the first

requisite elements to please: maidens

lady’s experiences reflected the ways in

and heroes, mystical creatures and

which 19th century Americans coped

enchantments. Luis Dominguez brings

with death. Tours at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm.

this favorite to the Lexington. Lyric

Reservations Required. Not recom-

Theater and Cultural Arts Center, 859-

mended for children. Free parking.

280-2201 859-280-2201. 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Gwen Thompson 859-2339999/ Time: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm Location: Mary Todd Lincoln House/ 578 W. Main Street, Lexington

October 21 Yates Elementary Fall Carnival 5:30pm-8:30pm, Yates Elementary

October 21 Murder At The Monster Bash presented by Bluegrass Mystery Theatre

School. All are welcome! There will be

7:00p to 9:00p at The Meeting House Bed & Breakfast, Frankfort, KY

October 22 Scary Night at the Museum

Ivana Crump is having a costume

The Lexington History Museum is

party, her annual charity fund-raiser

planning it fourth annual Scary Night

for HOWSA along with her 2 sisters

at the Museum, Saturday, October

Iona & Isabella, her husband Clark and

22nd from 6-8 PM. This free event

his brother Connor who happens to be

combines a haunted house with a fall

Iona’s ex husband & Isabella’s current

festival. The event is a fun and scary

husband. Money goes missing, chaos

way to learn about the history of our

ensues and one of the Crumps will die

region. Call 859-254-0530 for more

in this hysterical who dunnit by Paula

information. Time: 6-8pm


Location: Lexington History Museum

October 21 MOMS Club of Lexington hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m.

October 22 Mystical Events Present a Halloween Expo and Masquerade Party

Friday, October 21, at Crossroads

12:00p to 11:00p at National College,

Christian Church. MOMS Club is a

Lexington. A day of vendors, work-

support group for at-home Moms.

shops, authors, and lots of Halloween

Visitors are welcome. Contact us at

themed fun. We will also be ending

1-859-955-0056 or momsclublexeast@

the day with a Masquerade Party. The

event will be HUGE. The cost is $15.

MOMS Club of Lexington - East will

food, games, inflatables, and a silent auction.

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For more info visit http://adayofmysti-

the bands play - food and beverages

will be available for purchase on a cash

There will be paranormal authors,

basis. Contact Laura Farnsworth at

metaphysical vendors, readers, etc and

859-425-2593. Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30

ghost hunting workshops.

p.m. Location: Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park

October 22 ‘Home Is Where’ Mini Album Class

October 28, 29, 30   

Join us in creating this adorable fam-

Sayre Upper School Drama presents

ily mini album. In this class we will

John Cariana’s Almost, Maine, 7:00

create a mini chipboard album featur-

p.m., Downtown Arts Center. For tick-

ing products from Maya Road and

ets, call (859) 225-0370.   

Almost, Maine

Bella Blvd. Each kit includes an ink pad, an exclusive acrylic stamp and

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other extras for you to take home. $35.

Halloweenfest Candy Land Style

Intermediate to Advanced. Instruc-

Our fifth annual Halloweenfest is go-

tor: Angelina. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Call (859)

ing to Candy Land - join us for trick-

543-0200 for more information.

or-treating, games and a light supper. No cost but we do ask that you bring

October 23 Fashion Runway Charity Competition

a canned good for our collection

Ky Coed Pageant Queens vs Ky Teen

859-278-2331. Time: 6-8 p.m.; Cen-

America Pageant Queens walk the

tral Baptist Church at the corner of

runway for charities, Lexington Hu-

Nicholasville and Wilson Downing

mane Society&Thursday’s Child.


for God’s Pantry. Costume contest at 7 p.m. Contact: Trisha Huffman

Contact: Lisa Fath 859 293-4123 Time: 6-730p. Location: Lexington

October 29

Humane Society

3rd Annual Bike for the Bluegrass As a gesture of support for The Fayette

October 23 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Lexington

Alliance, Fasig-Tipton, Gainesway, Mt.

Every step you take lights more birth-

Cobra Farm have agreed to open their

day candles. A world with less breast

gates exclusively for riders of this

cancer is a world with more birthdays.

event. Registration includes lunch, a

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t-shirt, and more! Cost: $35. 859-281-

more birthdays. Together, we’ll stay

1202. 8:30 am - 3 pm. Fasig Tipton,

well, get well, find cures and fight back.

2400 Newtown Pikee

Brilliant, Castleton Lyons, U.K. Equine Campus of Maine Chance Farm and

(859) 260-8286. Time: Reg 1pm - Walk Starts 2pm; Coldstream Park

October 29 Race for Compassion International

October 27 Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Legacy Trail at YMCA Pavilion

Come to Cheapside Park from 4:30pm

Register at and type “Race

- 7:30pm for beverages, food from

for Compassion International in Lex-

local restaurants and of course, great

ington, KY” Please contact Amy Clark

music by live bands! There is no ad-

at 859-420-7321 or compassionrace@

mission charge to come and listen to for more details.

8:00 a.m. - One mile Fun Run/Walk 9:00 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk

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