Thursday, January 01, 2015

Save up to $49* off the joining fee when you join the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA

in January! The day you join is the joining fee you pay (join the 5th, pay $5, etc.)
No contracts to sign, ever! Financial assistance available.
Offer ends January 31, 2015


Thursday, January 01, 2015


Opening mid-December 2014 is a 1,500 square foot facility at 124 East Main Street in
Carlisle. The Y will have cardio and strength equipment as well as dumbbells. There will also be a group exercise room where we will begin a class schedule in January.
The membership rates are:
Family $40
Young Adult $20
Adult $25
een $15
Senior $25
All joining fees are $25.
If you are a member of the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA, you can use the Nicholas County
 ocation at no additional charge!
Hours (subject to change):
M-F 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
M-Th 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

This fall the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA introduced a sport that might be new to many, but which takes its roots from very familiar games like tennis, ping-pong and badminton. Pickleball is a sport played inside or outside on a badminton-sized court with special pickleball paddles, made of wood. The ball is similar to a whiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their athletic ability.

The Y is offering pickleball clinics twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium. The clinics, which have been growing in popularity, are free to YMCA members. 

“The pickleball clinics have been a lot of fun and a great form of play and exercise for our members,” says program director Morgan Gleaves. “It has been particularly popular with our senior members, who find the required mobility to be accessible while offering good exercise as well as social interaction with peers.”

The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) currently estimates there are now over 100,000 players actively playing pickleball. Many kids and teenagers play it in physical education classes in middle and high schools. Seniors enjoy the social aspects and the ability to stay active in towns and retirement communities.

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, WA. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum - whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities are credited for creating game. Pickleball has evolved from original hand-made equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada.

Registration is not necessary to attend one of the Y’s Pickleball clinics. For more information, contact the YMCA at 859-987-1395 or email


Sunday, November 02, 2014

Starting November 3, the Y will be participating in the 2014 GoodGiving Guide Challenge. The Challenge is a partnership between Bluegrass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. We are excited to show everyone what great supporters our Y has!

Last year, the Challenge raised over 1.67 MILLION for 107 local nonprofits. This year, 155 nonprofits are participating, and we’re expecting great things! To help us compete for cash and prizes, we are asking friends and supporters like you to donate a gift to the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA via starting November 3-December 12th 2014.

So mark your calendars….and get ready to give! Please check your email regularly for information regarding challenges and help us reach our goals! Donations can be made online at by credit card, Bluegrass Community Foundation Donor Advised Giving Fund, Bluegrass Community Foundation Giving Card, and ACH checking. If you have any questions or need help donating, call Sabrina at (859) 987-1395 or email


Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Friday, October 24, 6:30-8:00 P.M.

Free and open to members and non-members.

Wear something ridiculous, bright & fun! Dress up or dress down.

This is the kickoff for the GET FIT BOURBON COUNTY weekend celebration, so get those last few activity points so you can WIN BIG!


Monday, September 29, 2014

 Just like the Y, Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®.

Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising EASY...all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! The Y can earn anywhere from $50 to $50,000! And all of those funds help the Y operate the facilities and programs that strengthen our community every day. 

To create your Kroger Community Rewards account quickly and easily, simply visit the link below and designate the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA as your charity of choice. Thank you!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Who is the strongest cat in Paris? It might be YOU! Find out how your strength compares to your buddies. You will be tested on deadlift, squat, bench, plank, pull-up, and a few other feats of strength! Winner will get their picture in the dungeon.

Registration: Before October 1

Competition: October 29 at 5 p.m.

Cost: Member $10; Non-member $20


Please contact Ivy Owens to schedule a form assessment. Proper form ONLY.


Tuesday, September 09, 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

4 tickets to the UK and Missouri basketball game behind the UK bench

Tempurpedic Mattress

The Farm at Landworks Kids Playhouse




Collector’s English Saddle

Churchill Downs Enclosed Clubhouse Box for 10

Churchill Downs Clubhouse Outdoor Box on Finish Line for 6

Limousine Ride to Keeneland Clubhouse and Dining for 6

Lunch and Golf at Idle Hour Country Club for 4

2 Cincinnati Bengals vs Denver Bronco Tickets with parking pass

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 with Tom Leach

2 Rounds of Golf at Houston Oaks Golf Course

Fit Bit Sports Band

Stallion Shoes mounted on a plaque

2 Tickets to the UK vs. Montana State Basketball game

2 Tickets to the UK vs. Boston University

2 Tickets to UK vs. Missouri


Family and Fun Time

4 Walt Disney World Tickets

2 Newport Aquarium tickets

Movie Night basket provide by Traditional Bank

Mad Potter Gift Certificate

Monkey Joe’s Party for 8

Radio Flyer Ride 2 Glide


Food and Beverages

Stuarto’s Olive Oil Basket

6th Street Brewery Package

Homemade Candy

Great Harvest Bread Basket

Rooster Brew Package

Coffee Basket from Café Marco

$25 Good Food’s Co-op Gift Certificate

Kentucky Proud Coffee Basket


Health and Wellness

Dental Services from Dr. Anna Newman

Personal Training with Ivy Owens

Relaxation and Rejuvenation Basket

Kristal Cameron 1 hour massage and Relaxation Basket

Spa Products Gift Basket

Belle Vie Medspa “Refresh Membership”

4 Hot Yoga Sessions at Ivy League Fitness

Sonicare Toothbrush Basket

1 hour massage with Kristal Cameron

Pleasanton Relaxation Gift Basket

Images Unlimited Styling Products and Gift Certificate


Grab Bag

$100 Gift Card to COSTCO

Lucky in Kentucky Basket

Handmade Wooden Music Shaker Box

Vera Bradley Bag and Beach Towel

Thoroughbred Times Collector’s Edition featuring Barbaro

Bella Bliss Gift Certificate

Hammered and Heated necklace and earring set


A Night Out

Cajun Dinner for 8 catered by Andre Regard

2 Opera House Tickets to “Peter and the Starcatcher” with dinner for 2 at Shakespeare and Co.

Greentree Tea Room Tea for Two

2 Horse Farm Tours tickets provided by Bluegrass Tours with $25 Gift Certificate to Coba Cocina

2 Opera House Tickets to “The Great Gatsby” and $50 gift certificate to Shakespeare and Co.

$400 Downtown Lexington Dinner Package


All Things Home and Garden

Print by Susan Linville

“Summer Sunrise” Photo by Dell Hancock

Wine Rack

2 Handmade Decorative Pillows

BestChoice Premium 10’ offset patio umbrella

Yard work Kit

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

$500 towards a frameless shower from Showcase Showers

 Kitchen Gadget Basket

$200 towards Window Cleaning from The Big Squeegee

Ornamental Iron Trellis

Handmade Wooden Bird House

 Sweet Jar Hummingbird Feeders

“An Ant’s Autumn” by Whit Bronaugh Photography

Daisy Jean “Family” wall hanging

Watercolor Painting by Kathy Rees Johnson

Fall Favorites Basket

Ceramic Hen and Fall Wreath


Nuts and Bolts

$300 Crushed Stone

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

$50 AutoZone Gift card with a car care supply kit 


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