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News and Upcoming Events

CKCS Class and Workshop Store is now open Online

While our Resource Center remains closed for a bit longer, you

can enroll and pay for classes and workshops online.

All events will be delivered using Zoom.

Here is a Link to the CKCS Store Registration Guide.

CKCS Tech Night - Monday - March 08 at 7 pm on Zoom

The Kentucky Mesonet

presented by Andrew Quilligan and Megan Schargorodski

Mesonet Saves the Day ... a Change in Plans

Like the weather, we have an unplanned change in the Tech Night presentation. Bill Meck, Chief Meteorologist at WLEX-TV, has had to postpone his Weather 101 presentation until May. Instead, we will have a presentation on Kentucky Mesonet.

The Kentucky Mesonet, a division of the Kentucky Climate Center, is a statewide weather and climate monitoring infrastructure with an operations center housed at Western Kentucky University's Center for Research and Development. It is based pon a network of automated stations that monitor near-surface environmental conditions in the domain from 10 meters above the surface to one meter below the surface. It is recognized as the official source of climatological observations for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Andrew Quilligan will be joining us for the presentation. He is the Lead Systems Architect and will provide information about Kentucky Mesonet from a computer-based aspect. Megan Schargorodski, Manager, Kentucky Mesonet at WKU will join to answer any meteorology/weather questions.

Mesonet data are easily accessible and can be used to improve local forecasts and severe weather warnings, aid emergency response efforts, enhance agricultural productivity, assist local utility providers, and support business and industry.

Don't miss this informative presentation about a hidden Kentucky gem.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

To all CKCS Members and Friends:

We appreciate your participation in the Kroger Community Rewards program. The donations from Kroger have enabled several improvements in our organization without dues increases.

If you are not participating in Community Rewards, you can sign up to have Kroger donate a portion of every purchase you make to CKCS.

Steps to create your Kroger account:

  1. Go to the Kroger website at
  2. Put the mouse on Savings and Rewards to see the options
  3. Click on Kroger Community Rewards
  4. Scroll down until you see "I'm a Customer"
  5. Click on "View Details" to go to the Sign In screen
  6. Next, click on Create an Account
  7. Fill in the requested information (see note 1 and 2 below)
  8. Near the bottom of the screen click on Create Account

Note 1: You can go to most any email service website and create a new email address just for your Kroger account. Kroger will send you emails frequently and will offer the opportunity for receiving a lot of emails with coupons, etc.

Note 2: Not your email password, but create a new password just for Kroger.

You can do this anytime during the year, but right now is best for CKCS.

New CKCS members and non-members can participate in this program. Shortly after you enroll, you will see a message on your Kroger purchase receipts, indicating that Kroger has made a donation to CKCS for you. The size of the gift is proportional to the amount of your purchase.

Thank you for participating in Kroger Community Rewards and helping CKCS!

Disk Erasing Service

CKCS is now offering a service to erase your older disk drive so you can feel confident that no personal information is left on it before you give it away or dispose of it.

Bring your computer or just the disk drive to CKCS to get it erased and returned to you or donated to charity. Erasing is usually done on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday mornings between 10 AM and 1 PM or at the Dr Fixit Special Interest Group which usually meets on the first Saturday of every month between 10 AM and noon. There is no charge but a small donation would be appreciated.

For more information click here.

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