Monday news brief 092203

September 22, 2003

Pleasant Retreat plans events:

LANCASTER - A number of free and discounted events are planned at the Governor Owsley House at Pleasant Retreat Sunday through Oct. 4 as part of "Garrard County Week at Pleasant Retreat."

Half-price tours will be given at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct 2. A 10 percent discount will be offered in the gift shop Sept. 30 and refreshments will be served in the Camp House on Oct. 2. A free candlelight tour will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 3, and breakfast will be served in the Camp House from 7:30-11 a.m. Oct. 4. A $5 donation is suggested for the breakfast.

In November, the Owsley House will host a Saturday Lunch series. Soup and sandwiches will be served at noon on Nov. 8, 15, 22, and 29.


Chess to raise funds for United Way:

LOUISVILLE (AP) - Dozens of students took part in a chess tournament on Saturday in support of the Metro United Way's campaign to raise $30.2 million this year.

The United Way Scholastic Chess Tournament, hosted by the Kentucky Chess Association, was open to students ages 6 to 18. It was part of the United Way's campaign kickoff week.

"This is a wonderful ... way of calling attention to Metro United Way during its campaign kickoff week, as well as showcasing the rapidly growing sport of chess in this area," said Holly Hinson Stivers, a spokeswoman for Metro United Way.

A portion of each student's $15 entry fee was donated to Metro United Way. About 80 students participated at the event held at Jefferson Mall.

Interest in chess has been growing in recent years, said Steve Dillard, president of the Kentucky Chess Association. Dillard said that the United States Chess Federation's membership has increased about 20 percent in the past three years. In Kentucky, about 4,000 people are members.

At the conclusion of the tournament, trophies were awarded to the top players and teams.


Boyle County Fiscal Court - 7 p.m. in the fiscal court room. Agenda includes proclamations for Lights on After School and Community Education Day, 2003 Claims Administration agreement, Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau financial report and Delta Dental agreement.|None***

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