About Compass Ballard
Ballard County had a Foundation for Healthy KY grant – Local Data for Local Health. As part of that, we formed the coalition after a community health needs assessment and reports back to the community in 5 town hall meetings. The name came from the community agreeing Ballard needed a new direction focusing on good health habits. When we designed the logo – COMPASS – A new healthy direction was decided upon. It symbolizes what a compass does – shows directions.
COMPASS’s signature event is the Wheels and Wings Bike Ride. It takes place on Memorial Day weekend every year. It has grown into a big event with people coming from all over to participate.There are three different distance rides: 15 miles, 30 miles, and 60 miles. The ride starts in LaCenter and goes through the refuge with the longer rides mapped through the Wickliffe area. It is important to note that out of funds raised by this ride, mini-grants have been issued to Grace United Methodist Church in LaCenter to expand their walking trail and to the Ballard County Senior Citizen Center to purchase exercise equipment.
Meets the third Monday of each month at 1:00 at the Extension Office in LaCenter
Ballard County Extension Office
Paula Jerrell at email@example.com