O’Bannon Detachment meeting Wednesday
The Lt. Presley O’Bannon USMC Detachment 1342 will meet Wednesday at the Office Pub and Deli. Dinner is at 7 p.m. followed by the meeting until 8 p.m.
Speakers include Commander Tim Martinez from The American Legion Post 7 and a representative from the VA Regional Office in Louisville.
‘Super load’ temporary road closures
Movement of an overweight “super load” of equipment will temporarily shut down parts of U.S. 60 and U.S. 127 Wednesday night.
The load, a 275,500-pound industrial dryer, is being transported on a 16-axle trailer from Louisville to Harrodsburg. Beginning tonight, Kentucky State Police will escort the load from Louisville to Shelbyville. They’ll resume the transfer 7 p.m. Wednesday from Shelbyville, where they’ll head east on U.S. 60 to Frankfort, then right onto U.S. 127 through Lawrenceburg to Harrodsburg.
When the transport trailer is included, the load is 20 feet, 5 inches high. Along the route, various work crews will raise utility lines to create necessary clearance. Some bottom panels of overhead highway signs also will be removed and will be replaced when the load has passed.
400 families to receive food and essentials
Feed The Children, in partnership with Speedway Children’s Charities and Speedway Children’s Charities Kentucky Speedway Chapter, will deliver a truckload of food and essentials to the Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County Thursday.
The distribution will begin at 10 a.m. at Lakeview Park, 118 Park Avenue, and is part of a nationwide effort by Feed The Children and Speedway Children’s Charities to help families in need.
The food pantry has pre-identified the 400 families who will each receive a 25-pound box of food and a box of personal care items. The items distributed by volunteers are designed to help a family of four for a week.
University Women to discuss Tech Trek Thursday
The American Association of University Women Bluegrass Central Branch will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Woodford County Library to discuss Tech Trek, a new program at Morehead University that allows young women to develop their love of science, math, technology, engineering and space.
The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the library, 115 N. Main St., Versailles, with networking and finger food. The program will begin at 6 p.m.
All meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Nancy Dicken, 859-879-0955 or Ramona Griffin, 502-695-2899.