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Community briefs Nov. 28

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Oldham County Attorney  recognized for efforts

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has announced the state’s 20 top-performing child support collection partners and has recognized one that has made significant improvement during the past year.

Oldham County and County Attorney John Carter were recognized as a top performing county with 1,000 to 2,000 cases a year.  

The winners were announced this month at a conference in Bowling Green hosted by the CHFS Child Support Enforcement program (CSE).

 The CSE administers child support enforcement jointly with local contracting officials for all 120 counties.

 Contracting officials are ranked based on their paternity establishments, the establishment of child support orders, child support collections and past-due collections.

 Rankings for the 2012-13 fiscal year were made based on number of active cases.

Financial workshop offered

Metro United Way will host a Financial Planning seminar on Dec. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oldham County Health Department, 1786 Commerce Parkway in La Grange.

The topic will be “Knowing where you are...to get where you are going. Getting your Financial Blueprint.”

For more information, contact Yolanda at (502) 647-3072.

 

Little Colonel Players announce performances

The Little Colonel Players present Peter Quilter’s The Nightingales, the second show of their 2013/2014 season, at the Little Colonel Playhouse, 302 Mt. Mercy Drive, Pewee Valley.

The Nightingales, directed by Rick Reinle, features Dan Hanlon, Cheryl Rankin VanStockum, Ronnie Veech, Pat Wetherton and Betty Zielinski.

The show opens at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 and the run continues with 8 p.m. performances Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14 and 2:30 p.m. matinees Dec. 8 and 15.

Tickets for all performances can be reserved by calling 588-1557. Adult tickets are $15 and  senior citizen and student tickets are $12, cash or check only. 

The Little Colonel Players, Inc. offers season memberships which include five shows. This year’s price is $60 for adults, $50 for seniors (60+) and students through grade 12.

Season members automatically become voting members with the opportunity to elect officers and the Board of Directors at the annual meeting in June.

For additional information, visit our website, www.littlecolonel.org.

 

Smith-Berry Winery hosts open houses

We are celebrating the re-release of our Norton and our Petite Sirah with annual Holiday Open Houses, which  will be held on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by Don Edlin.

The entire menu for our buffet is homemade on-site in our kitchen. An assortment of appetizers will be available that complement our selection of wines. All wines will be available for purchase and free sampling.  Holiday gift baskets will be available for pre-orders.

These are free events. No tickets or reservations required. Beer and wine sold separately.

Visit our website for more details, www.smithberrywinery.com or call our tasting room at 888-845-7091/502-845-7091. The Tasting Room is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 6 p.m.

Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery is located at 855 Drennon Road, New Castle in Henry County.

 

Sheep and Goat Webinar Series offered in Trimble

The Sheep and Goat 2013 Webinar Series is a Cooperative effort of UK, KSU and Purdue.  

It will be hosted by the Trimble County Extension Office in Bedford from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 on the topic of Forages and Dec. 10 on the topic of Health.  

For information or to register: call 502-255-7188.