Thursday, August 14, 2014


Madiera Beach, Florida Condominium, 1 week stay

4 NASCAR Tickets to Nationwide Race

Condo at Woodson Bend Resort, Lake Cumberland

One hour helicopter ride for 3 covering Bourbon and Fayette Counties

Golf and lunch at Valhalla Golf Club for 4



Sports and Recreation

Churchill Downs Box for 10

Football Autographed by Mark Stoops

Keeneland Clubhouse Table and Tickets

Lunch and Golf at Idle Hour Country Club for Four

Cincinnati Bengals vs Denver Bronco Tickets

Golf for 4 at Greenbrier Golf and Country Club

4 Cincinnati Reds Tickets

Women’s set of Callaway Strata Golf Clubs

4 passes and seats for UK Basketball practice

4 Walt Disney World Tickets

2 Newport Aquarium tickets

Monkey Joe’s Party for 8

Regular season UK Basketball tickets for various games


Grab Bag

Lottery Ticket Basket

Collector’s English saddle

Family Movie Night Gift Basket

Two Handmade Decorative Pillows

$100 Costco Gift Card


Food and Beverages

Stuarto’s Olive Oil Basket

Sutton’s $25 gift card

City Barbecue $20 gift card

Bluegrass Hospitality Group $50 off $100 purchase

Homemade Candy

Kentucky Lamb

6th Street Brewery Package


Health and Wellness

Dental Services from Dr. Anna Newman

Personal Training with Ivy Owens

4 Hot Yoga Sessions at Ivy League Fitness

2 Relaxation and Rejuvenation Gift Baskets


Art Gallery

Print by Susan Linville


A Night Out

Cajun Dinner for 8 catered by Andre Regard


Home and Auto

$300 Crushed Stone

Riley’s Goodyear front end alignment, tire rotation, and oil change

WOW $100 Carpet Cleaning gift certificate and $50 towards a spot remover product

BestChoice Premium 10’ offset patio umbrella




Thursday, August 07, 2014

Bluegrass Greensource will be hosting a rain barrel workshop on Saturday, September 27, at 9 a.m. at the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA. The workshop is $10 per barrel. Registration is required due to limited availability. All you need is a drill and a jigsaw and at the end you get to take home your very own rain barrel. If you don’t have any tools, extras will be provided at the workshop.

To register for either workshop, please visit:

For further information, contact Michelle Patterson at 859-266-1572 or 



Thursday, July 31, 2014

On Saturday, September 6, the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA is holding its annual Pooch Plunge at the Y’s outdoor pool. The event is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m and the fee is $5.00 per dog. All proceeds support the Paris Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.).

 “This is a great event to bring the entire family and watch your dog have a blast in the swimming pool,” said program director Morgan Gleaves. “We had about 20 dogs last year and we’d love to see that number doubled this year.”

 Only dogs will be permitted to swim and the event will be held rain or shine.


 For more information, contact the YMCA at 859-987-1395 or


Monday, May 19, 2014

 The Paris-Bourbon County YMCA announced that the organization has been awarded a $4,000 grant by Avantor™ Performance Materials, 7001 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Paris, Ky.

The grant will fund scholarships, allowing two children to attend the Y’s daycare program for a full year. A non-profit organization, the Y offers financial assistance towards membership and programs for those who would otherwise be unable to afford these services.

“We are so grateful for this support from Avantor,” said Cathy Boone, Executive Director of the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA. “It is always rewarding when the good work we do is recognized. These funds will fund two scholarships and enable the Y to continue to serve everyone in the community, regardless of their ability to pay.”

Avantor Performance Materials, which employs approximately 225 individuals at its Paris facility, provides program support to qualifying non-profit organizations with a focus on promoting science education, environmental stewardship and community-building initiatives.  Avantor aspires to be a leader in the communities in which they do business, committed to being good corporate citizens and to fostering an employee culture of philanthropy and volunteerism.


Based in Center Valley, PA (USA), Avantor Performance Materials manufactures and markets high-performance chemistries and materials around the world under several respected brand names, including the J.T.Baker®, Macron Fine Chemicals™, Rankem™, BeneSphera™, and POCH™ brands.

Avantor products are used in a wide range of industries. Our biomedical and life science solutions are used in pharmaceutical production, laboratory research for academic, industry and quality control, and in medical lab testing.  Our electronics solutions are used in the manufacturing of semiconductors. For additional information please visit or follow


Sunday, May 18, 2014

To be the best basketball player, the basic fundamentals and skills are a necessity for all skill levels. Learn ball handling skills, defensive stances and much more from Bobby Eades.

Bobby is a former Paris High School basketball coach who was inducted into the 2013 Kentucky High School Basketball Coaches’ (KABC) Coaches Court of Honor.

Boys and Girls Grades 1-8

Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

June 14 - July 12 (no session July 5)

Fee: Member $55; Non-member $65


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

SWIM! BIKE! RUN! We will be holding a Kid’s Tri this year. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m with the triathlon starting at 9:00 a.m. All participants are encouraged to be checked in

by 8:30 a.m. This is open to any children ages 6 - 14. Sign up early and get $10 off!
Saturday, July 19 at 9:00 a.m.
Click HERE to register!
Early Registration: Must register by July 7
Member $20 Non-member $30
Late Registration: July 8 – event date
Member $30 Non-member $40
Age 6-8: 100 meter swim, 2 mile bike,  ½ mile run
Age 9-10: 100 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run
Age 11-14: 200 meter swim, 6 mile bike, 1 ½ mile run


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bluegrass Greensource will be hosting rain barrel workshops on Saturday, May 17th, at 9 and 11 a.m. at the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA. All you need is a drill and a jigsaw and at the end you get to take home your very own rain barrel.

To register for either workshop, please click HERE

For further information, contact Michelle Patterson at 859-266-1572 or


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April 26, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Paris-Bourbon County YMCA Gymnasium

Free & open to the community!
Free t-shirts to the first 50 children in attendance.
• Inflatable Bouncy
• Healthy Snack Station
• Fire Department
• Police Department (ID kits for kids)
• Face Painting
• Corn Hole
• Hula Hoop Contest
• Basketball
• Obstacle course
• Gymnastics Demonstrations


Monday, April 14, 2014

Come out and dance to the music provided by our DJ. Female guardians, relatives or even family friends are welcome. Don’t forget to dress to impress! Refreshments will be


Monday, February 03, 2014

Paris-Bourbon County YMCA Youth Soccer is pleased to announce a year of partnership with Challenger Sports, providers of the USA’s most popular soccer camp, to host the week long British Soccer camp during the week of 6/16/2014 – 6/20/2014 at Paris-Bourbon County YMCA Soccer Field.

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s British coaching staff flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger will hold over 3,900 British Soccer Camps this summer and will coach over 140,000 players between the ages of 3 and 18, as well as completing FREE coach education clinics for over 30,000 parents and coaches.

Challenger’s British Soccer Camp is more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development (through the 1,000 touches curriculum), technical and tactical practices and daily ‘World Cup’ tournament style plays, each child will be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. Each camp is custom built to meet the needs of your players so Challenger will be directed by the organization on the content of the camp that they too require.

Each camper will receive a FREE camp T-shirt, soccer ball, soccer poster, individual skills performance evaluation and free access to an educational soccer website. In addition, any child who signs up online by 5/2/2014 will receive a genuine British Soccer replica Jersey valued at $39. For further information please visit


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Have a special girl or girls in your life? Spend an unforgettable evening with them on January 7th at the Y’s Father Daughter Dance. The music, dancing and fun starts at 6:30 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m. All guardians, male relatives or even family friends are welcome to escort their special girls ages 3-12. Refreshments are provided and the fee to attend is $5 per family!


Register for the Father Daughter Dance


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Winter Program Registration is here! Sign up now for all your favorite Y winter programs or one of our cool new offerings like: Babysitter Training; Archery; Hot Yoga; TRX Training; Dodgeball; or the Father-Daughter Dance.  

Find all the details on ALL we have to offer by checking out our Winter Program Guidetoday!





Thursday, October 31, 2013

Are you up to the challenge? Starting November 1, the Y will compete with 108 other regional non-profits in weekly challenges through December 31 to raise funds for the Y and our community. The Bluegrass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing Co. are sponsoring the Good Giving Guide challenges and this is our opportunity to showcase the great support our Y has! 

We ask that you check your email regularly for information on challenges and help us reach our goals! Donations must be made online with a credit card, starting November 1st at 8 a.m. You can make a donation from the convenience of your phone or computer, but if you would like assistance with your online donation, we will be happy to assist you in our lobby.

As you know, the Y strengthens our community every day through programs that promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. And our financial assistance program makes our services available to everyone in our community.


Monday, October 21, 2013

You, your friends and family are invited to an open house at the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA on December 9 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Join our staff and volunteers for free tours, classes and programs, refreshments and cake. We are excited to celebrate our 100th anniversary with our community and the people who have made our mission possible! 



Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Paris-Bourbon County YMCA is partnering with the Paris Main Street Program to host a scenic bike ride on Paris Pike. Bring your bike out for a spin on Saturday, October 19th at 9 a.m. for either a 13.4 or 24.2 mile ride. If you're looking for something the whole family can enjoy, there will be a free Family Fun Ride starting at 10:30 a.m. through downtown Paris.

The event is open to anyone, so click on the link below to register!

Tour de Paris Registration Form


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Trips, event tickets, gift certificates, memorabilia and more are just waiting for you at this year's Annual Fall Benefit on September 21, 6:30 p.m. at Hillcroft Farm. Tickets for the benefit are on sale now -- $50 per person in advance, $60 at the door, or purchase a table for your group! There's still time to donate items for the auctions. Check back often as we will update this list of auction items frequently!



Tuesday, August 06, 2013

 Registration for fall programs begins August 12. Register for afterschool programs, fall sports leagues, group exercise classes, swim lessons and more! Click the image to view the Fall Program Guide or pick up a copy at the Y soon!



Monday, July 08, 2013


The Paris-Bourbon County YMCA’s annual fall benefit takes on extra meaning this year as the Y also celebrates its 100th anniversary of serving our community.


This year’s benefit will be held on Saturday, September 21 at Hillcroft Farm. The benefit, which is the Y’s key fundraising event of the year, will include both silent and live auctions. Other details about the benefit will be announced soon.


“We look forward to this opportunity to share the Y’s service to the community every year,” said Cathy Boone, Executive Director of the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA. “We hope everyone will consider attending this year’s event and join us in celebrating 100 years of the Y providing valuable services that strengthen the foundations of our community.”


Additional program details, including activities, tickets and event times will be announced soon.


Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Would you like to participate in the Secretariat 5K on September 29 in Paris but don't know where to start? The Y is here to help! Join the Y’s 8-Week Running Club and we'll get you ready with the Couch to 5K Running Program.

The C25K Running Plan was designed for inexperienced runners who are just beginning an exercise routine. This plan  focuses on more than just running. Ivy will use the education from her Personal Training and Yoga 200 hour certification to teach different strength and stretching techniques to prevent injury. She can answer questions and help you with a variety of different goals.  

***Run/Walks will be progressive, therefore early registration and regular attendance is encouraged.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Aug. 6 - Sept. 26
Fee: $20 Y members;
$30 non-members

Health and Wellness Director Ivy Owens,
859.987.1395 ext. 15