June / 2001
Commonwealths

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Weekend

Roughly 400,000 people in the United States have multiple sclerosis, a chronic, sometimes progressive, disease of the central nervous system, the symptoms of which can range from blurred vision to complete paralysis. Researchers at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville are among the many seeking a cure for the disease, whose cause is unknown.
Workshops to learn more about MS, plus fun activities, will be part of the 2001 MS Awareness Weekend sponsored by the Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter of the National MS Society, June 29-July 1 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. The chapter provides services to persons with MS and their families in more than 100 Kentucky counties.
For more information, call (800) 873-6367.

Ag Heritage weekend
The Twin Lakes Ag-Heritage Association is holding an Ag Heritage weekend June 16-17 at the Grayson County Ag Park south of Leitchfield on Highway 259, to support the local 4-H and FFA. The event will feature antique tractor displays, tractor pulls, games, and demonstrations on how agriculture has progressed. Admission is $3; children 10 and under get in free. For more information, contact Tracy Dennison, tracyd@creative-net.net, (270) 259-6228.

State Fair deadline
July 1 marks the entry deadline for most of the 28 competitive entry departments and thousands of categories in the 2001 Kentucky State Fair, with more than $240,000 in total cash awards. Entry forms, rules, and guidelines are listed in the 2001 Kentucky State Fair entry catalog. The catalogs are free and available from county Extension offices. Additional requests for catalogs can be made by writing to: Kentucky State Fair Entry Department, P.O. Box 37130, Louisville, KY 40233-7130, phoning (502) 367-5190, or e-mailing KFECEntry@mail.state.ky.us. Most entry fees are $6 per department.