News briefs, meetings
Equine group to meet
HARRODSBURG – Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen (FHBCH) invites local horse enthusiasts to learn more about trail building and maintenance during the organization’s first meeting for the new year, scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2 at the Mercer County Extension office, located at 1007 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg.
FHBCH member Mike Bossert will share some of the techniques he learned during Back Country Horsemen Master Trail Building classes, which he and others have implemented during trail workdays at Shaker Village and Eagles Nest. The meeting will also include discussions about upcoming events, including the FHBCH annual meeting in March and the group’s health clinic, which will also be held in March. The annual meeting will include an auction as a fundraiser.
“Spring is always a busy time for our group, which is why we are making plans now,” said Lois Short, president, FHBCH. “We will also discuss future trail rides and social and educational opportunities available to members and other local horse people.”
FHBCH members are also invited to attend the board meeting at the Extension office at 6 p.m. For more information, call (606) 365-8393.
Masonic Lodge breakfast
Danville’s Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 28 will have its monthly breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the lodge hall, 400 North Fourth St. The menu includes pork tenderloin, country ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, pastries, coffee and orange juice. Everyone is welcome.
Wilderness Trace Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth — 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at the Inter-County Energy Community Room, 1009 Hustonville Road.
Danville Boyle County African American Historical Society — 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at the Boyle County Public Library. The agenda includes, but is not limited to, plans for activities during Black History Month, Feb 2020. These events include a gospel music concert at Danville High School and four African-American themed films at the library.
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