Friday news briefs 041604

April 16, 2004

New reading program begins

A program entitled, "What if Danville/Boyle County Read the Same Book?," is announcing the activation of its reading report line. Those wishing to call in and report what books they have read may call (859) 238-5227. For more information on the program, call (859) 238-6223.

Book discussion on "Buffalo Dance"

A book discussion of "Buffalo Dance" will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Boyle County Public Library. The event will be led by Wilma Brown and is free to the public.

"Buffalo Dance" also will be the topic of a panel discussion at 4 p.m. April 25 at Newland Hall in Centre's Norton Center. Author Frank X. Walker will read excerpts from his book, followed by a discussion mediated by Bill Goodman. Panelists will be James Holmberg of the Filson Historical Society, J. Blaine Hudson from the University of Louisville, and Elizabeth Perkins and Lisa Williams, both of Centre College. The event is free to the public and is part of KET's book club.


For more information, call (859) 238-6223.

Revival set at Perryville church

PERRYVILLE - Perryville Church of God will have a revival Sunday through April 23. Services will be 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. on the other nights. Troy Richardson will be the evangelist. The church is located at 207 Lyons Ave.

Agency offers college scholarships

Bluegrass Community Action Agency will offer $1,000 scholarship to a person in each of the nine counties in which it operates.

Students in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties are eligible to apply for scholarships to help cover expenses associated with going to college or a technical school of the recipient's choice.

Applications for the money may be obtained from guidance counselors in each high school or by calling Sherry Jo Carey, the Community Action's community developer, or Flora Coulter at (859) 236-2955. Deadline for submitting applications is May 15.

Mercer principal to answer calls on hotline

HARRODSBURG - Carol Daniels, principal at Mercer County High School, will join 125 principals and school psychologists to answer questions about children and education. While attending the National Association of Elementary School Principals in San Francisco, Calif., Daniel has volunteered to take calls on the National Principal's hotline Sunday through Tuesday.

Families may call (800) 944-1601 to speak in English or Spanish, with an experienced educator between 2-8 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday. Questions may be e-mailed Saturday by accessing

"We want to hear from anyone with a question about schooling," said Daniels. "Moms and dads, grandparents, guardians or stepparents can ask absolutely anything in complete confidence."

Callers may request free copies of parent-friendly brochures: one discusses children's fears and the other gives the characteristics of a high quality elementary school.


Casey County Extension District Board - 1 p.m. Wednesday at the county extension service office on U.S. 127 South.

Casey County Ag Development Council - 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the extension office.

Casey County 4-H Council - 6:30 p.m. April 26 the county extension service office.


There was no support listed as a line item in the new budget for the Casey County 4-H program as was incorrectly stated in an article Wednesday. The $3,000 allocated is to be divided between the agricultural and family and consumer services who also will work with the 4-H program.

Henry Preston Watts' name was wrong Wednesday in a photograph caption.

The Advocate-Messenger corrects all significant errors that are brought to the editors' attention.

If you think we have made such an error, please call our newsroom at (859) 236-2551 or 1-800-428-0409 after 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday. |3/16/04|***

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