News briefs for May 13

May 13, 2004

Church plans lock-in

First Baptist Church of Danville, on Broadway, will hold a Girls in Action lock-in from 6 p.m.-7 a.m. May 21-22. Girls in grades 1-6 may register for free at the door for a night of food, games, prizes and activities. A female adult is requested to attend for every five girls. For more information, call (859) 238-7339.

Soccer signup under way

Bluegrass Youth Soccer Association will hold registration for players ages 4-14 through June 15. Forms are available at Danville Bike and Fitness, Parks and Recreation Center, Hibbetts Sports, on the Web at or at an open registration at Millennium Park, 5-6:30 p.m. May 20 and 9 a.m. to noon May 22.

Liberty seeks COPS grant

LIBERTY - The City Council will apply Monday for a federal COPS grant to hire a school resource officer for the Casey County schools.


Mayor Steve Sweeney said grants are available but the likelihood of getting one is remote. He said only a few federal grants will be given out this year. "It's possible, but don't hold your breath," he told the City Council Wednesday.

The application, approved by the council Wednesday, seeks $125,000 over a three-year period.

Danville board to host reception

Danville Board of Education will host a reception at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Jennie Rogers Elementary School to honor employees who are retiring this year. The half-hour reception will precede the board meeting at 7 p.m.

Retirees being honored are Linda Rice, intermediate teacher at Jennie Rogers; Sallie Donaldson, primary teacher at Jennie Rogers; Sandy Richards, primary teacher at Toliver Elementary School; Patty Boyd, math teacher at Danville High School; John Zinner, vocational teacher at the high school; Janice Runyon, cafeteria cook and baker at Bate Middle School; and Johnetta Payne, custodian at Toliver.

Social Security Office to move

The Danville Social Security Office will move May 21 from Holiday Plaza to 103 Belinda Blvd., according to Dwight Moberly, district manager.

The office will be open for limited services only May 21and May 24-26. The office will resume normal operations on May 27. The new office is located behind Applebee's restaurant on the Danville bypass.

Hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on national holidays. "Most Social Security business can be handled by phone," Moberly said, and customers are encouraged to call 1-800-772-1213 before they visit the office.

"You may save yourself a trip by calling first," he advised.

The Danville Social Security Office serves Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties. There are about 19,000 people receiving Social Security benefits and 4,000 receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in the four counties, according to Moberly.

Boyle bands plan concert

Boyle County Schools will present "An Afternoon of Sweet Music" at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Boyle County High School gymnasium.

Performing under the direction of Tim Blevins will be the fifth- through eighth-grade bands and the high school concert and jazz bands. The concert will include a special military tribute to honor U.S. troops.

Desserts and drinks will be served. Admission is $10 at the door or $8 in advance at the high school office or by calling (859) 236-9639.

Boyle choirs to perform

Boyle County High School and Middle School Choirs will present "100 Years of Broadway" at 7 p.m. Friday in Newlin Hall at Centre College.

More than 150 students will take the stage to present highlights of favorite musicals via solos, duets, small ensembles, and the full company of singers.

The performance will include songs from the musical "The Lion King" by the Middle School Chorus, Una Voce.

A "Chocolate and Cheesecake" reception will follow the concert.

Advanced tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. They are available from any choral student or by calling the high school at (859) 236-5047. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Toliver plans school fair

Toliver Elementary School will hold its annual school fair from 3-6 p.m. Saturday. The fair includes a big slide, games, dunking booth, used book sale, face painting, refreshments and more.

Four tickets cost $1. All food and games require tickets. If it rains, the fair will be held in the school gym.

Ag/Expo dedication delayed

LIBERTY - Dedication of the new building at Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center on U.S. 127 South has been postponed until 2 p.m. May 23.

The multi-purpose building was donated by the county Pork Producers Association.

Butchertown supper set

BUTCHERTOWN - A chicken and ham supper will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Butchertown Community Center in northern Casey County.

Proceeds will be used for community center activities.

Arts showcase scheduled

A districtwide arts showcase featuring visual and performing arts from all five Danville schools will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Danville High School.

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