Wednesday news briefs 1022

October 22, 2003

Former Advocate staffer

named Oldham editor

LA GRANGE (AP) - Julie Nelson Satterly, a former staff writer for The Advocate-Messenger, has been named editor of The Oldham Era, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 7,330 in Oldham County.

Satterly's appointment was effective Friday.

Satterly was most recently the news editor for The Richmond Register and the assistant editor for Kentucky Woman Magazine, both in Richmond. Before that, she was the copy editor, news graphic designer and online editor for The Jessamine Journal in Nicholasville.

Satterly earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kentucky, where she also served as managing editor of the school's paper - The Kentucky Kernel.


The Oldham Era is owned by Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. It publishes 53 newspaper in 13 states. The company is a division of Landmark Communications Inc., a privately held media company based in Norfolk, Va.

Burgin School plans

parent-teacher conferences

BURGIN - Burgin School will hold parent-teacher conferences from 1-6 p.m. Monday. Students do not have school that day.

Shelter tests adoptable cats

for feline leukemia

All adoptable cats and kittens at the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society are now being tested for feline leukemia virus, and the adoption fee has been raised from $50 to $60 to cover the cost.

The board of directors, on the recommendation of its veterinarian advisor, Dr. Alan Ross, decided to start giving the test to assure that cats and kittens adopted from the shelter do not have the fatal virus. Cats infected with feline leukemia virus may not show symptoms until they have been infected for quite some time. Testing will help shelter staff identify these cats as they enter the shelter.

With the change in policy, the adoption fee for cats is now the same as for dogs. The $60 adoption fee includes spay-neuter surgery, first vaccinations, including rabies, de-worming and dog tag.

For more information, call the animal shelter at (859) 238-1117 or visit the Web site at

Counties receive funding

for adult education

FRANKFORT - Adult education programs in 75 Kentucky counties met or exceeded their enrollment and performance goals in fiscal year 2003 and will share $879,555 in reward funds to be distributed in fiscal year 2004.

Counties receiving funding include Boyle, $11,500; Casey, $3,927; and Lincoln, $5,556.

Cheryl D. King, vice president for the Council on Postsecondary Education, said that a record high 109,800 Kentuckians enrolled in adult education programs last year, up from 86,413 the year before.

Casey gets funds

for goat program

Casey County will receive $49,900 for a goat diversification program.

The money came from $481,942 approved Friday for agricultural diversification projects by the state Agricultural Development Board. The goat diversification program helps producers venture into this relatively new area of agriculture in Kentucky.


Heritage Festival XI Planning Committee - 3 p.m. Sunday at 1200 Glenellen Court. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. To register or for more information, call (859) 236-5818.

Juvenile Diabetes Support Group - 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Southern Hospitality Center, Moreland. Parents and children are invited to attend. Drinks will be provided. A nutritionist will discuss Halloween alternatives. For more information, call Wendy Vanoy at (606) 346-4310.

Junction City Elementary School council - 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school library. |10/20/03***

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