Sunday news briefs 081703

August 18, 2003

Casey High band to get new instruments:

LIBERTY - The Casey County High School band was given permission by the Board of Education Monday to purchase percussion equipment . Band Director Lynn Justice told the board she plans to purchase $8,300 worth of equipment and spread out the cost over a three-year period. She said a portion of the band's $5,000 annual budget will be used to pay for the instruments. The remainder will be used for cleaning uniforms and supplies. Equipment she plans to buy includes a marimba, set of concert chimes, concert bass drum stand, snare drum and stand and crash cymbal holder. She will purchase them from Woodwind Brasswind in South Bend, Ind. Justice had considered leasing the equipment but learned that no nearby schools lease equipment. She said it is cheaper to buy instruments and getting them early will allow students to begin using them immediately.


Walk It Off program to begin:

The 10-week fall walking program begins Sept. 7 and runs through Nov. 16. Everyone who participates will receive a T-shirt or gym bag and a chance to win weekly prizes.

The only requirements are to walk a minimum of 30 minutes, three times each week for 10 weeks in the location of your choice. There is a $7 entry fee. Contact one of the following sponsors for a registration form: Boyle County Cooperative Extension Service at (859)236-4484, McDowell Wellness Center at (859) 936-9355, Boyle County Health Department at 236-2053, or Danville-Boyle County Parks and Recreation Department at (859) 238-1233. Deadline to enter is Sept. 4.

Church to hold Pastor Appreciation Day:

Nativity Non-Denominational Church will hold Pastor Appreciation Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at the church at 805 Maple Ave. The guest preacher will be the Rev. John Short, and the guest choir will be the members of the Centennial Baptist Church choir of Harrodsburg. The public is invited to attend. Elder William Mitchell is the pastor at Nativity Non-Denominational Church.

Home education group seeks members:

A local home education support group known as LIGHT (Learning and Instilling God in Home Teaching) is hosting an open membership night, 6:30-9 p.m. Monday at Danville First Church of God, for any home educating family or anyone considering it during the 2003-2004 term.

It is an opportunity to meet the board of directors and other home educating families and learn how LIGHT can enhance the home educating experience. The church is on U.S. 127 between Danville and Harrodsburg. RSVP to light or contact Kim Owens at (859) 236-5057.

Community education classes offered:

Boyle County Community Education program is offering the following classes. For more information or to register, call (859) 239-8986.

Introduction to Windows XP: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 2 and 4 at Central Kentucky Technical College. Instructor is Clovis Perry.

Senior Citizens Level I: 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 2 through Sept. 24 at Kentucky School for the Deaf. Instructor is Christina Lovin.

Introduction to Excel: 1-4 p.m. Sept. 4 and 5 at KSD. Instructor is Beth Hayes.

Stained Glass: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 3 through 24 at Glass Mountain. Instructor is Ted Caldwell.

Concealed Weapons: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at KSD. Instructor is Carroll Pixley. $75.

Driver Education: Call for more information.

Cancer society raising funds:

The American Cancer Society is giving away a vacation package to Sapphire Valley Resort in North Carolina and two round-trip tickets to any location in the United States. Tickets are available at Farmers National Bank for $10 each. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. For more information, contact Debbie Lowe at (859) 238-0689 or Lana Bradshaw at 238-0681.

Wall reunion planned:

KINGS MOUNTAIN - The Wall reunion will be Aug. 31 at Curtis Robinson's residence, 1125 Robertstown Road. Lunch will begin about 1 p.m.; bring a covered dish and lawn chair. Auction donations will be accepted; proceeds will go to support the family cemetery. Bring old photographs or other memorabilia about the family.


Boyle County Board of Education - 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Boyle County High School. Agenda items include a tax hearing at 6:30, policy for student access to electronic media, bids for various items, and reports.

Danville Board of Education - 7 p.m. Monday at Bate Middle School. Call the board office at (859) 238-1300 to make arrangements for a deaf interpreter.

Casey Fiscal Court - 5 p.m. Monday in the circuit courtroom at the courthouse. The agenda includes consideration of an account settlement pertaining to audit, setting tax rates for public health, motor vehicle and watercraft, and a refund authorization for Sheriff Jerry Coffman.

Harvey Helm Memorial Library board special meeting - 1 p.m. Monday at the library in Stanford.


HARRODSBURG Due to a reporting error, one of the CTBS scores for Kenneth D. King Middle School was incorrect in the Thursday edition of The Advocate-Messenger. The total battery for the school was 60, not 50, as was reported.|8/16/03***

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