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Free Taco Bell Today

Get one free taco at Taco Bell if you visit on Tuesday, October 28 between 2 and 6 pm.

Election Nov. 4

Hi All!
Thank you so much for clicking on my blog. I am working on my husbands Campaign every free second. As we all know with three small kids free time is hard to come by. That being said I will not have as many post until after Nov. 4.

Great Freebies and coupons

Hi All,
Summer has gotten the best of me. I have not let you know about great deals for a while but that is about to change.
I have found a great new site that put out great deals every day

Free McDonald's May 15
Free McDonald's on May 15. You will need to buy a drink but if you do you will get a free chicken biscuit in the A.M. and a free chicken sandwich in the P.M.

Lexington, KY Free events May 10-18

You’ve been looking forward to it all year, and now it’s almost here!
The Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau invites you to take
time, relax and enjoy your own hometown during the fifth annual
Take Pride in the Bluegrass.

We market Lexington and the Bluegrass to the world, but from May
10 to May 18
, the focus is on you!

This is National Tourism Week and National Historic Preservation
Week all rolled into one! Sixty-five attractions are opening their
doors for free. Eighteen hotels are offering very special rates. (Let
somebody else take care of you for a night or two!)

Numerous special events have been organized with you in mind, including some wonderful bus tours that leave from Lexington . Make your reservations early! Many special events will sell out, but you are hearing about them first!

You can find all the details at

$0.31 Baskin Robbins Ice Cream April 30

$0.31 Baskin Robbins Ice Cream April 30 from 5 -10 pm

Free Ink Refill today at Wal-Green's

Today only April 2 get one free printer ink refill.

Sell your handmade goods online

I have found a great new web site to sell handmade goods. I make flip flops and I am going to use this site to sell my goods.

Free Swim Classes the week of Spring Break @ YMCA

All Lexington YMCA will offer free swim classes for kids 3-12 years old the week of Spring Break (March 31- April 4).

Baskin Robbins $0.31 Night

Cheap Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins .
On April 30 Baskin Robbins will have a scoop of ice cream for only $0.31 from 5:00-10:00 pm.

If they get it wrong you get it free at Kroger

Did you know that if Kroger has a sales price and it rings up wrong you get that item for free!

Does Your baby need help? Call First Steps

Always listen to that little voice in your head. My son (at 15 months) was not trying to talk and he screamed all day about everything. I asked his doctor at the 15 month check up and said "Don't worry he is the third child they often talk late. We will talk about that when he is 18 months if you are still worried." Well I was worried so I went out on my own and asked First Steps for help. I was right he has a 50% hear loss due to fluid on his ear. He will be receiving help from First Steps starting Monday. If you feel your child has any type of delay call First Steps.

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What Is First Steps

First Steps is a statewide early intervention system which provides services to children with developmental disabilities from birth to age 3 and their families. First Steps is Kentucky's response to the federal Infant-Toddler Program (ITP) established by Public Law 99-457 Part C. First Steps offers comprehensive services through coordination with a variety of community agencies and service disciplines. First Steps is administered by the Department for Public Health in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Why Provide Services?

Typically, children who participate in early intervention experience significant improvement in development and learning. Children with developmental delays or conditions likely to cause delays benefit greatly from First Step services during critical developmental years.

Services and support also benefit families by reducing stress.

Early intervention services can decrease the need for costly special education programs later in life by remediating problems early in the child's development.

Who Does First Steps Serve?

First Steps serves children from birth to age 3 and their families. Child eligibility for the program is determined two ways:

  1. By developmental delay - A child may be eligible for services if an evaluation shows that a child is not developing typically in at least of five skill areas: cognition, communication, physical, social and emotional or self-help.
  2. Automatic entry - A child may be eligible if he or she receives a diagnosis of physical or mental condition with high probability of resulting developmental delay, such as Down Syndrome.

How are First Steps services provided?

First Steps is available in all Kentucky counties. Services may be provided in the home, at child development or other designated centers or in a clinical setting, depending on the needs of the child and family and the availability of services in a given area.

How Can I Learn More About First Steps Services?

Anyone can refer a child for First Steps services by calling 800-442-0087.

Referrals are directed to teams at the district Point of Entry offices that hlep children and families access needed services. Services are available to any child and family who meet developmental eligibility criteria, regardless of income. A family's participation in First Steps services is always optional.

New Information

February 2008

Sensory Strategies to Improve Children's Learning and Behavior

March 12, 2008 - Louisville KY

Family Share Billing

Please note the Family Share Billing Component of First Steps is experiencing technical difficulties. The December and January bills have not yet been printed, or mailed. Families will receive bills back-to-back. If you have questions, please contact Jeannie Bourg at 502-564-3756, extension 3763.

Web site Note: The Web site is currently under construction as we make modifications eliminate duplication of information and make the site more user friendly. During this time, if you have difficulty finding information, please call (502) 564-3756.

January 2008

The DRAFT Evaluation, Assessment, IFSP and Developmental Status Scale policies, as well as a new required form are posted for review and public comment. Access policy documents by clicking on the links below. The policies will be posted and comments will be accepted through Feb. 15, 2008. Written comments can be provided by clicking here.

You may also send written comments to:
First Steps
Department for Public Health
275 East Main Street, HS2W-C
Frankfort, Ky. 40621-0001

E-mail comments will not be accepted.

Section III - Evaluation Eligibility, Jan. 2008

Section IV - Assessment, Jan. 2008

Section VI - IFSP, Jan. 2008

Proposed Addendum to First Steps Policy - DSS, Jan. 2008

Form 22, Jan. 2008


Q and A for PLE Meeting

Policy Addendum regarding Assessment

The policy addenda included here became effective Aug. 1. The first addendum eliminates the DOCS from current procedure. The second addendum specifies which criterion-referenced assessment instruments must be used by primary-level evaluators when conducting five-area assessments of children with established risk conditions and includes related policy modifications. These addenda also include Resource–15 (RES-15), which went into effective Sept. 1, and contains the list of Cabinet-approved assessment instruments referenced in the second policy addendum. These addenda contain the final policy language.

These policy addenda were posted for public notice July 12. Written comments were received by e-mail. No formal written comments were received. Comments regarding elimination of the DOCS were positive. Inquiries, rather than comments, were submitted regarding the specified criterion-referenced instruments to use when conducting five-area assessments. Additional information about specific instruments and training and clarification regarding implementation dates also were requested .

Questions regarding these policy changes should be directed to regional program consultants.

7-31-2007 Memorandum

8-1-2007 - Addendum to First Steps Policy - Screening

8-1-2007 Addendum to First Steps Policy - Assessment

RES - 15

Part C Coordinator's Letter 7-20-2007

Proposed First Steps Policy Addenda

On Friday, Sept. 7, the four proposed policy addenda, tentatively scheduled to become effective Oct. 1, were withdrawn for review and revision. When revised, proposed policies will be posted again for public notice and comment. Resource 15 (RES-15), which is posted here, remains open for comment through Sept. 30 and is scheduled to become effective Oct. 1.

RES-15 10.1

May 2007

First Steps is experiencing severe provider shortages in many areas of the state. Please contact the local Technical Assistance Program Consultant for the district in which you are willing to serve or contact Rebecca Hahn at Central Office (502) 564-3756, ext. 3800.

Important Letter to Providers

NPI Numbers Required for All Providers

Questions and Answers regarding Data Collection per letter from Dr. Shepherd above

Question of the Month - Each month the Department for Public Health will post a Question of the Month for our valued providers. By answering monthly questions providers provide useful feedback to the First Steps program and staff. Read and answer the Question of the Month

Family Share Chart for 2007

Interagency Coordinating Council March 2007 Meeting Minutes

Star Conference Registration Form
various dates/locations

Infant Toddler Institute Announcement
Aug. 22 - 24 in Lexington

Commission for Children With Special Health Care Needs Conference
Sept. 13 - 14 in Louisville

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Lil' Lambs Sale is this weekend

Lil'Lambs Closet Children's Consignment

Welcome to Lil'Lambs Closet!
We are a children's consignment sale where the profits benefit Christian Children's missions and ministries in Lexington and around the world.

We hold two sales each year: one in the Spring and one in the Fall. Little Girl: God is Good Spring March 7-8

Friday 8-6
Saturday 8-12

I love Fazoli's Kids Night

I love Fazoli's Kids night. Great food for $0.99, all the bread sticks you can eat, free drink refills, crafts, treats and movies for the kids.

New Aaaahtalian Deals Days Value and Variety for everyone. Hurry in today; these unbeatable deals are available for a limited time only.
MONDAY Meatball Madness Fazoli's zesty spaghetti with meatballs and side garden salad. $2.99
TUESDAY Kids Night! (5-8 P.M.) With great kids meals to choose from, and fun arts and crafts every week. $.99
THURSDAY Pizza Pasta Sampler Spaghetti with meat sauce, a slice of hot, pepperoni pizza and Fettucine Alfredo $2.99

I saved a lot of money at ALDI today

I went to the new ALDI store in town today. I spent only $27.00 on all the groceries you see in this photo. I also had a coupon from the paper for $5 off. The store was very bright and clean. You have to pay $0.25 to get a cart but when you return your cart you get your $0.25 back. Bring your own bags because bags are $0.05 each.
Milk was only $1.99 a gallon. Large eggs were only $0.99 a dozen.

Auntie Anne's® celebrates its 20th Birthday with
Free Pretzel Day -- February 2nd!

Auntie Anne's is turning 20! To kick-off its 20th birthday celebration, Auntie Anne's is hosting a Free Pretzel Day on February 2nd at stores nationwide! Stop by your local Auntie Anne's on February 2nd between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to try one complimentary Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel -- no strings attached. That's right; enjoy a free delicious, mouth-watering, freshly baked Auntie Anne's Pretzel.

Free Auntie Anne's Pretzel 2-2-08

Auntie Anne's® celebrates its 20th Birthday with
Free Pretzel Day -- February 2nd!

Auntie Anne's is turning 20! To kick-off its 20th birthday celebration, Auntie Anne's is hosting a Free Pretzel Day on February 2nd at stores nationwide! Stop by your local Auntie Anne's on February 2nd between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to try one complimentary Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel -- no strings attached. That's right; enjoy a free delicious, mouth-watering, freshly baked Auntie Anne's Pretzel.

Free Pretzel Day will also mark the beginning of Auntie Anne's "What a Difference a Family Makes: A New Twist
on Giving Back"
, a program that will recognize families who volunteer together to make a difference in their

Whether it's cleaning up the neighborhood park, volunteering at a senior citizen center or lending a helping hand at a local soup kitchen, any family who is passionate about giving back together is eligible. Twenty families will be awarded with grants up to $20,000 to help support their philanthropic activities.

Free Dental Care March 3-5

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Cooper Drive Campus

Dental Hygiene Program

proudly announces…

Pedo Week

March 3rd-5th, 2008

FREE dental cleanings

Including dental supplies, x-rays, exams, and fluoride treatments

children ages 4-12

Call (859) 246-6857 for an appointment

Free Chick-Fil-A Mondays in January

Chick-Fil-A in Lexington has a FREE breakfast item each Monday in January. The staff at Chick-Fil-A are so friendly and happy to pass out the free food. Today I took two of my three kids and we all enjoyed the FREE chicken and saved over $8.00.

Great Free gifts for your kids Birthdays

If your kids love Chuck E Cheese sign them up on-line to receive free tokens on their birthday. I don't like to give my kids real birth dates on-line so I use a standard fake date near their birth dates for on-line forms. Chuck E Cheese will also send you great coupons. If you want to save money feed the kids at home and then just go to Chuck E Cheese and play games. One token per game is the best deal you will find anywhere.

Cleaning up or building around the house?

If you live in Lexington, KY you can get a BIG dumpster from the city for only $38.00. We have done this twice while working on projects around the house.

"LOAN-A-BOX" a box will save you big money if you need a dumpster. You do have to plan ahead because there is a wait list for the loan a box. If you rented a private dumpster it would cost you about $150 base not including dump fees.

Spring Cleanup/Neighborhood Cleanup/House & Yard Cleanup

The Loan-A-Box (formerly the Loan A Truck) program is a service where a resident or non-profit organization can schedule to have a box delivered to you overnight through the weekdays or on Friday for the whole weekend. You can then load the 10x6x4 box for a total of ten (10) cubic yards with most types of debris and we will haul it away. This program is available to all citizens of Fayette County.

This program is not for businesses or private contractors.

The Loan-A-Box program now runs all year round (Previously the Loan A Truck program only ran from March 15th through September 15th each year) and is scheduled on a first-come, first-to-be served basis. The safe usage of the box is very important, and we ask that you review the guidelines for acceptable and unacceptable items.

We are pleased to be able to offer this program to the residents of Fayette County. A fee of $38.00 is required in advance to cover the landfill disposal cost. This is not a rental fee.

We will do our best to honor your scheduled date for the Loan-A-Box, but breakdowns and emergency situations do occur occasionally. If this happens, we will contact you as soon as possible and another date will be scheduled. If you need assistance or would like more information on the Loan-A-Box program, please call LexCall at (859) 425-2255 or send an email.

Bluegrass Waste Alliance prohibits the disposal of certain materials. Below you will find a listing of the acceptable and unacceptable items. Please refrain from overloading the container, items must not extend over the sides.


* Washers/Dryers
* Couches/Chairs/Furniture
* Old Clothing
* Stoves
* Carpeting
* Cardboard
* Water Heaters
* Rocks
* Bricks
* Concrete or Masonry materials (small amounts)
* Plaster or Drywall
* Wood
* Leaves
* Dirt
* Windows
* Roofing (non-asbestos)
* Tree Limbs/Stumps 6" or less in diameter
* Shrubs


* Car Parts, Batteries or Rims
* Refrigerators, Air Conditioners or any appliance that may contain freon
* Gasoline, Kerosene or any flammable liquids
* Pesticides/Chemicals
* Paint or Paint Thinners
* Metal
* Utility Poles
* Tree Stumps over 6" in diameter
* Motor Oil
* Grease