Public can tour fire safety house
McDowell Place of Danville will host a fire safety house from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at McDowell Place, 1181 Ben Ali Drive.
Individuals will tour the house in groups of 10 to 15 people. Bleacher-type seating is available.
The tour includes a safety video and also simulates smoke, teaching participants how to get out of a smoke-filled room. The tour also features a simulation of a tornado, teaching participants what they should do in that situation.
For more information, call (859) 239-4663.
Screenings for depression offered
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center will offer free screening for depression from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, which is National Depression Screening Day, in the Jane Todd Crawford room.
Individuals may drop in at any time to participate in the anonymous screenings. The screening process will consist of an educational presentation, a written screening test and private discussion with a mental health professional.
Appointments are not necessary. For more information, call (859) 936-8255.
The screening can help to determine if participants are suffering from depression and other related disorders, including bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Depression is a medical condition that affects an estimated 20 million adults in the United States. It is estimated that one out of six American adults will experience depression at some point during their lifetime.
Common symptoms of depression include feelings of sadness, loss of pleasure in usual activities, feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness, changes in sleep and appetite, loss of energy, restlessness and thoughts of death or suicide
Bipolar disorder has similar symptoms, along with feelings of euphoria and/or agitation.
Generalized anxiety disorder involves overwhelming feelings of tension that persist for months unabated, and post-traumatic stress symptoms include nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty concentrating and efforts to avoid thinking about the traumatic event.
Hustonville class of 1973 plans reunion
HUSTONVILLE - The Hustonville High School Class of 1973 is planning its 30th class reunion on Oct. 25. For more information, contact Beverly Russell Dunn at (606) 346-2135 or Paul Long at (606) 365-1121.
Fish fry set Saturday
WAYNESBURG - A fish fry will be held from 1-6 p.m. Saturday at Waynesburg Masonic Lodge No. 328, on the corner of U.S. 27 and Ky. 328. The cost is $5 per person.
Meeting is canceled
The Boyle County High School Climate Committee meeting scheduled for today was canceled.
Junction City Council - 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall for a special called meeting to discuss litigation and personnel in an executive session.
Garrard Fiscal Court - 7 p.m. Thursday at the Garrard County Courthouse. The agenda includes considering a tax rate, a resolution, and a special session to discuss pending litigation.|10/1/03***