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News briefs for Jan. 31

Meetings

Solid Waste 5-Year Plan Committee — 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Government Service Center, 1862 South Danville Bypass.

Nature’s Thyme Herb Group — 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Garrard County Extension Office for a presentation on cilantro.  Light refreshments will be served. Call (859) 792-3026 to reserve your seat.

The 2017 membership fee of $12 is now due.  Membership forms may be obtained at the office along with the 2017 schedule of meetings and events. Only dues paying members receive monthly newsletters.

Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen to learn about

therapy for horses

HARRODSBURG – The Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen (FHBCH) welcome Mark Patterson of Danville, a North American distributor for INDIBA therapy for horses.  Relatively new in the United States, equine INDIBA aids in keeping equine athletes injury free and their muscles supple. The meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Mercer County Extension office.

Plans are also underway for a trail safety clinic scheduled for Feb. 11, the annual meeting and live auction on March 5, and spring horse health clinic scheduled for March 11. 

“This is a meeting not to be missed,” said Emily Dennis, FHBCH president. “Plans are in the works for several events in the coming weeks. We are most interested in knowing what clinics and activities our members want during the spring and summer months in addition to our trail maintenance work at Shaker Village and Eagles Nest equestrian trails.”

Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen serves members from the central Kentucky area. Horse ownership is not required and visitors are always welcome. For more information about FHBCH, call (606) 365-8393.