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March 15, 2004

Local groups get Kentucky Colonel grants

Three local agencies will share 170 grants distributed this week by the Kentucky Colonels through a $1.4 million grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Ragged Edge Community Theatre in Harrodsburg will get $8,500; Born Free Ministry Inc. in Liberty will get $13,133; and Galilean Home Ministries Inc., also of Liberty, will get $14,200.

The money distributed through the Colonels' Good Works Program is voluntarily contributed by those who hold the title Kentucky Colonel, said Glen Bastin, the organization's senior ambassador. The money came from every state in the union and 32 foreign nations last year.


Free dogwood trees available

Ten free white flowering dogwood trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation this month. The free trees are part of a nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or will be replaced free of charge.

To become a member of the foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Dogwood Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb. 68410 by March 31.

Boyle student wins essay contest

A Woodlawn Elementary School student was selected as Boyle County winner in the 2003 Kentucky Grandparent of the Year essay contest, sponsored by AARP Kentucky and the Kentucky Retired Teachers' Association.

Cece Witten is among thousands of fifth-graders who participated in the third year of the essay competition that ran from August to December.

Cece will get a framed certificate for her efforts, and her essay will be submitted for district competition.

Historical society plans trip

Danville-Boyle County Historical Society has scheduled a one-day trip April 17 to Locust Grove in Louisville.

Locust Grove was the home of William Croghan and Lucy Clark Croghan and was built in 1790 above the Falls of the Ohio River. Croghan came to Louisville after his Revolutionary War service to survey land with his brother-in-law, George Rogers Clark.

The tour group will leave at 9 a.m. from Constitution Square State Historic Site. Contact Richard McGuire at (859) 236-5799 or Deborah Peckler at (859) 236-9690 for more information. The cost is $25.

Boyle community education classes offered

Boyle County Community Education is offering the following classes. For more information, call (859) 236-8986.

Intermediate Access: 8-11 a.m. March 22 and 24 at Kentucky School for the Deaf. Instructor is Ryan Dawson.

Intermediate Excel: 1-4 pm. March 22 and 24 at KSD. Instructor is Beth Hayes.

Into to Publisher: 1-4 p.m. March 23 and 25 at KSD. Instructor is Beth Hayes.

Advanced Word: 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 23 and 25 at Jennie Rogers Elementary School. Instructor is D.J. Smith.

Arts for Relaxation: 5:30-6:30 p.m. beginning March 22. Instructor is Sherry Piersol.

ACT Prep: 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 29 and April 1 at Danville High School. Exam is April 3.

Recreating Vintage Jewelry: 6-7:30 p.m. March 25 at The Balloony Bin.

Quilted Tote Bag: 6-9 p.m. March 25 at Boyle County High School. Instructor is Paula Vanover.

Shall We Dance: 7-8 p.m. April 13 at Jennie Rogers Elementary School. Instructor is Mykol Hamilton.

Golf passes will benefit cancer society

The American Cancer Society's 2004 Golf Pass allows golfers to play at more than 200 courses in the state for free or at a discounted rate. The pass also offers free practice and range balls at select driving ranges. Some restrictions apply.

The pass is valued at more than $3,000 but is available for a $35 donation to the American Cancer Society. Additional passes may be purchased for $25. The pass is valid during the 2004 calendar year, with some exceptions noted on the pass.

For more information or to place an order, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit Farmers National Bank in Danville.

Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary hosts luncheon

STANFORD - Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual community luncheon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Stanford Baptist Church Christian Life Center, 204 Church St.

The cost is $5. The menu includes choice of a country ham or chicken salad sandwich, cole slaw, chips, dessert and a drink. Carryout or delivery services are available and can be arranged by calling (606) 365-2178.

The auxiliary will give away a 25-inch color television during the lunch. Tickets may be purchased from any auxiliary member or at the luncheon. Door prizes also will be given away.

Job fair planned at tech college

Central Kentucky Technical College will hold its annual spring job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 in the student center at its Lexington campus, 308 Vo-Tech Road.

Employers from fields such as health, manufacturing, construction, and business will accept applications and answer questions.

Employers wishing to participate and others with questions should contact placement coordinator Anthony Roberts at (859) 246-2400, ext. 2366, or by e-mail at

Ladies Golf Club to kick off season

The Old Bridge Ladies Golf Club will hold a season kick-off meeting at 10 a.m. March 22 in the Old Bridge Golf Clubhouse. It will be a social and information session. Regular play will begin at 9:30 a.m. April 5.

Anyone interested in being part of a congenial golf group is welcome to attend. Skill level is varied from beginner to experienced with both nine- and 18-hole play. For more information, call (859) 238-7318 or the pro shop at (859) 236-6051. |None|***

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