Sunday news briefs 022904

February 29, 2004

Shaker Village wins 2004 world travel Web awards

HARRODSBURG - Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill was recently awarded gold awards in the 2004 World Travel Web Best Web site Awards from the Travel Marketing Center based in Ottawa, Canada.

The village's new Web site, designed pro bono by Zenger + Associates of Cincinnati, Ohio, was presented with gold awards in the Leading Destination Site category for Kentucky and for the United States.

Web sites were evaluated by independent industry experts using a 100-factor scoring system. Stars are allocated according to total score and gold winners received the highest ranking of five stars.


For information about the Web site or to request information to plan a visit, call Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (800) 734-5611 ext. 1545 or visit

Expert to discuss media's

image of the perfect body

Centre College will present a guest lecture by Susan Bordo, Professor of English and Women's Studies at University of Kentucky, titled "Wish List for My Daughter: Redefining Picture Perfect" 7:30 p.m. March 1 in Weisiger Theatre on campus. Bordo's talk will focus on the power of the media representations of the "perfect" body, how destructive they have been, and how they might be changed positively to "normalize" diverse body size and shape.

The lecture is sponsored by Parsons Student Health, BLISS, PanHel, the Dean's Office, and SAC.

Association awards

membership to CKTC

The National Fluid Power Association dedicated to the development of hydraulic and pneumatic technology announced the recent award of membership to Central Kentucky Technical College.

CKTC has Industrial Maintenance Programs at its Lexington, Danville and Anderson County campuses. Graduates of these programs work in manufacturing industries designing, repairing, and maintaining equipment Associate Professor Allan Robertson, who teaches industrial maintenance at the Anderson County campus will represent the College for the Association.

Roberson said, "The College is honored by its membership and will support the association's work in standards development, industry issues, teaching and research."

Jennie Rogers Elementary

to hold Rock-A-Thon

Jennie Rogers Elementary School's PTO will sponsor a Rock-A-Thon in conjunction with the 100th Birthday Anniversary of Dr. Seuss and the National Education Association's annual nationwide celebration called Read Across America Day on Tuesday, March 2.

Groups of students will be "rocking and reading" all day to fulfill pledges. The proceeds will benefit the needs of the Arts and Humanities curriculum.

Between 7:50 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., many books will be read as 10 rocking chairs, donated by Cracker Barrel, move without stopping.

Classes collecting over $200 will receive a pizza party and there will be Cat in the Hat-themed prizes for top individual fund-raisers as well as some random drawing winners.

In morning assembly, a decorated birthday cake will be displayed and the school will sing "Happy Birthday to You" followed by a costume and poster parade.

At lunchtime, a special Dr. Seuss lunch of Green Eggs and Ham will be served, complete with birthday cake.

More than 20 guest readers will be reading books to students throughout the day including parents, teachers, members of the board of education, and members of the community.

Financial Freedom seminar rescheduled

Tim LeDonne of Special Attention Money Management Services has re-scheduled the "Financial Freedom" Seminar originally slated in January for March. The seminar will now be held from April 5-26 (Monday nights only) from 7-8:30 p.m. at Southside Christian Church (VIP Room) in Harrodsburg.

Topics of this seminar include the following: Identifying financial goals, developing a budget, eliminating debt, organizing your estate, saving, investing for the future.

Space is limited, so please call 859-238-9387 to reserve your seat by March 22. Cost: $25 for individuals, $30 for couples.


Boyle County Parks and Recreation Board - 4 p.m. Wednesday at city hall.

Danville City Commission - Special meeting 8 a.m. Tuesday at city hall conference room. Items on the agenda include discussion of the facilities master plan, audit letter presentation and action agenda.

Danville Cemetery Committee - 9 a.m. Tuesday at city hall. Items on the agenda include proposed cemetery regulations and grant possibilities.

Perryville City Council - 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

Hustonville City Council - 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

Stanford City Council - 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Depot.

Crab Orchard City Commission - 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. |2/27/04***

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