Monday news briefs 0412

April 12, 2004

Commissioners make no decision

Danville City Commissioners met behind closed doors today to discuss property sales but took no vote afterwards.

Free program on diabetes offered

Ephraim McDowell Health will host a free community education program on diabetes at 6:30 p.m. April 22 at McDowell Wellness Center, 1107 Ben Ali Drive.

The program will be presented by Rose McKenzie, a certified diabetes educator. Topics covered will include risk factors, symptoms and disease management. Space is limited. Reservations may be made by calling (859) 239-4636.

Tech college receives award

Central Kentucky Technical College received the national merit award from the Liaison Council on Certification for Surgical Technologists for achieving a pass rate in the top 10 percent of the country for surgical technology programs.


The school had a 100 percent pass rate on the certification exam in 2003.

Casey library trustee gets grant

LIBERTY - A Casey County man has received a grant through the federal Library Services and Technology Act.

Tommy C. Ellis, a member of the Casey County Public Library board of trustees, received one of 12 grants given to trustees to attend a state conference to learn about technologies, learn directly from experts and discuss the latest topics relating to library governance.

He will attend the Kentucky Public Library Association/Kentucky Library Trustees Association Conference May 5-7 in Lexington.

Community ed classes offered

Danville/Boyle County/Kentucky School for the Deaf Community Education Classes scheduled this month include:

Advanced Access: 8-11 a .m. April 19-21, KSD, instructor is Ryan Dawson.

Power Point I: 1-4 p.m. April 19-21, KSD, instructor is Beth Hayes.

Basic Computer: 1-4 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 20-22, KSD, instructor is Beth Hayes.

Intro to Windows: 6-8 p.m. April 20-22, Junction City Elementary, instructor is D.J. Smith.

Creative Bow Making: 6-8 p.m. April 27, Jennie Rogers Elementary, instructor is Sueticia Sutton.

Concealed weapons: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 17, KSD, and 1:30 p.m. April 18 for completion and range instruction, instructor is Carroll Pixley.

Garden club plans breakfast

LANCASTER - Garrard County Garden Club will host a pancake breakfast and bake sale from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Garrard County Extension Center, 1302 Stanford Road.

The menu consists of pancakes and syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. The bake sale will have cookies, candy, cakes, pies, muffins, bread and fresh flower arrangements. Carryouts are available.

Call Lois Bishop at (859) 548-2194 for more information.

Danville man to be inducted

RICHMOND - Alumni and friends of Eastern Kentucky University are invited to visit the campus April 23-25 for the annual Alumni Weekend.

Thomas Mills, Danville, co-founder and chief operating officer of Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing Inc., will be inducted into the university's Hall of Distinguished Alumni at the annual Alumni Awards and Recognition Banquet.

Also, Lt. Gov. Steve Pence will be recognized as the 2004 Outstanding Alumnus. The event will be held at 7 p.m. April 24 in Keen Johnson Ballroom. Tickets for the banquet are $20 each.


Boyle County Library District Board - 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the meeting room at the public library. The agenda includes committee reports and consideration of Global Advancement's proposal. The meeting was postponed a week because of spring break.

Boyle County Board of Adjustments - 10 a.m. April 22 at Danville city hall. The agenda includes a conditional permit for Danville-Boyle County Humane Society to add 1,100 square feet to its existing location, 778 N. Danville Bypass; permit for Vision Church of Holiness to build a church in a residential zone on Holladay Drive; variance for rear yard setback from 40 feet to 18 feet for a single-family home at 224 Valley Road; request by First Baptist Church in Junction City for an interpretation of a zoning ordinance that requires a penalty for construction beginning without a zoning permit.

Harrodsburg City Commission - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harrodsburg City Hall. The agenda includes a request from Harrodsburg First for Diamond Point, the discussion of a mass foreclosure lawsuit, water and sewer issues including the Anderson-Dean pump station and an agreement with Shaker Village, and a handicapped parking space.

Mercer County Fiscal Court - 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Fiscal Court offices. The agenda includes a request for financial support for a Harrodsburg track meet, request for in-kind assistance for Diamond Point, a presentation from the nursing home ombudsman, a recommendation for employment of a new Emergency Management Agency director, and approval for advertising for a transportation position for the work release program.|3/16/04|***

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