Thursday news briefs 100203

October 02, 2003

Flu vaccine clinics scheduled this month

The Boyle County Health Department has scheduled flu vaccine clinics this month.

The clinics are set for 3-6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Boyle County Health Department; 1-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Junction City Senior Citizens Center; 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 15 at Boyle County Senior Citizens Center; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Perryville Community Center; 1-5 p.m. Oct. 16 at Wal-Mart; and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 23 at Wal-Mart. Cost is $10, Medicare and Medicaid accepted. For more information call the health department at (859) 236-2053.

BCHS council meetings set

The Boyle County High School councils have scheduled meetings in the school library as follows: Site based council, 4 p.m. third Thursday of each month; Needs and Planning Committee, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday ; Student Services Committee, 3:30 p.m. first Tuesday; School Climate Committee, 3:30 p.m. first Wednesday; and Curriculum/Instruction Committee, 3:30 p.m. second Tuesday.


Church women plan craft bazaar

PERRYVILLE - The Perryville Christian Church Women's Fellowship will host a craft bazaar at 9 a.m. Saturday on the porch of the church near the Chaplin River footbridge. A variety of handmade crafts will be available.

A corn bread and bean dinner will begin at 11 a.m. at the church. Cost is $3 each.

Boot Camp will start Monday

McDowell Wellness Center will offer a boot camp Monday through Nov. 14. Classes will be 5:30-6:30 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

This is a basic training class comprised of exercises that are used to train military personnel. They include push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, crunches, up-downs, running and a pool workout.

Class size is limited; advance sign-up is recommended. The cost is $25 for members and $50 for non-members.

To sign up or for more information, call (859) 936-9355 or stop by the member services desk.

Two local training projects funded

FRANKFORT - The Bluegrass State Skills Corp. has approved $1,027,215.49 to support 33 skills training projects including one each in Danville and Harrodsburg.

The Central Kentucky Regional Jobs Training Consortium in Danville will get a $70,385 grant for 409 trainees and use the Boyle County schools for training.

Corning Inc. in Harrodsburg will get $99,626.50 for 17 trainees to be trained at Central Kentucky Technical College. This is part of the Skills Training Investment Credit Projects.

Seven projects were approved using funds from the Kentucky Adult Education/Council on Postsecondary Education (a Workforce Alliance partner) for Workplace Essential Skills training. WES training includes, but is not limited to, basic skills for communication, math, technology and problem solving.

The WES projects, valued at $48,986 will provide entry level, skills upgrade or related skills training for 1,068 trainees. Eighteen BSSC grant fund projects were approved valued at $508,478.98 for 4,264 trainees to receive entry level, skills upgrade or related skills training. Four projects were preliminarily approved through BSSC's Skills Training Investment Credit program valued at $260,232 for 750 trainees to receive skills upgrade training. Eight Skills Training Investment Credit projects valued at $469,750.51 received final approval for tax credits to support skills upgrade training activities for 770 trainees.

Agreement signed for hazardous waste cleanup

FRANKFORT (AP) - A U.S. Department of Energy official Wednesday signed an agreement under which the agency is to clean up thousands of tons of hazardous waste at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

Natural Resources Secretary Hank List said the state now has "a commitment from DOE on enforceable cleanup projects and dates.

The plant, which opened 50 years ago, turned uranium into nuclear fuel. Nuclear waste buried in landfills and chemicals that were used in cleaning equipment caused widespread contamination of soil and ground water.

The agreement calls for the federal agency to pay a $1 million penalty to the state and to spend $200,000 for environmental improvement projects near the plant.

The agreement covers toxic metals, solvents and carcinogenic materials under the state's jurisdiction.|10/1/03***

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