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April 19, 2004

Danville woman on "The Price is Right"

Katie Pennock of Danville will appear on the "The Price is Right" game show from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday on CBS.

She spent her spring break with two fellow teachers in the Los Angeles area and camped out overnight to be one of the 400 people in the audience. After a short interview process, she was among nine chosen to be "called down" to play.

She was wearing a shirt with "Pick My Teacher" made by her class when she was one of the last names called to play, according to her father, Mike Pennock of Middlebrook Drive.


She won a bid on a selection of telephones, made it to the stage, played a game and won about $7,400 worth of merchandise, including a dining room set and dinnerware. She won the right to spin for the showcase but came up short.

Katie Pennock, 22, is a graduate of Boyle County High School and Campbellsville College. She is currently a kindergarten teacher in the Jessamine County school system.

Garrard AARP sets meeting

LANCASTER - The Garrard County Chapter of AARP will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kentucky Depot in Stanford. Anyone who is an AARP member or wants to join is welcome.

Immunizations available Thursday

Boyle County Health Department will give immunizations from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday for students entering the sixth grade this fall. Cost is $6 for the first immunization and $2 per immunization for any additional ones.

Students who do not attend Junction City Elementary must have their most recent immunization certificate. A parent must accompany students.

Fall registration for sixth-graders also will be Thursday.

Secretary to get a free massage

All secretaries and office assistants are invited to fill out a registration card and put it in a box at the member services desk at McDowell Wellness Center. On Wednesday, which is Administrative Professionals Day, the individual whose name is drawn will receive a free chair massage by Lowery Jackson, a licensed massage therapist. The massage will be provided at the individual's office and also will be available to the individual's co-workers for one hour total.

McDowell offers free program on diabetes

Ephraim McDowell Health will host a free community education program on diabetes at 6:30 p.m. Thursday 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.

Al Cross to speak at Centre

Centre College Democrats will host a lecture by veteran political writer Al Cross, reporter and political columnist with The Courier-Journal in Louisville, at 7 p.m. today in Young Hall, Room 101.

Cross will speak on "Politics in the Media."

He has covered politics for The Courier-Journal for almost all of the nearly 26 years he has been with the newspaper. In 1989, he became full-time political writer, and he added a Sunday political column to his regular duties in 1999. Cross writes about a variety of topics, including presidential and local elections as well as the Kentucky General Assembly and state government.

Cross was elected national president of the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation's oldest and largest journalism organization, for a year-to-year term beginning in October 2001.


People who have read "Buffalo Dance" by Danville native Frank X Walker are asked to call (859) 238-5227 to report they have completed the book. The phone number was not included in an item in Friday's paper about a reporting line that has been set up to record readership of the book. Several thousand free copies of the book were distributed to the public several weeks ago. The book will be the subject of a discussion 7 p.m. today at Boyle County Public Library and a panel discussion 4 p.m. Sunday at Newlin Hall at Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts.


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