News Briefs for May 23

May 23, 2004

Stanford to host gospel festival

STANFORD - The fifth-annual "Welcome Home" Gospel festival will be held May 29 at the Historic L&N Depot, 1866 N. Depot Street. The Good News Travelers will begin the fest at 6 p.m., followed by the Thompson Family & Others at 6:45 p.m., Gayle Young at 7:45 p.m. and the Creekside Quartet at 8:15 p.m. Bring your own lawn chair; playground facilities are open to public. Food booths are available. In case of rain, relocate to Stanford Baptist Church, Christian Life Center, Plum Street. For more information, call (606) 365-4518 or (606) 669-1600.

Governor's School for the Arts will be at Transy

LEXINGTON - More than 200 young artists will come to the campus of Transylvania University this summer for the Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts.

During their three-week stay from June 10 to July 10, 224 students from 55 counties will be immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars. master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions. Instruction is offered in eight disciplines - architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theater, visual arts and vocal music.


Participating from Boyle County are Kimberly Milburn in vocal music, Jacob Moore in vocal music, Katie Nedvidek in drama and Martin Scisco in drama.

To date, more than 2,600 talented high school sophomores and juniors have attended the GSA summer program. The program will culminate July 10 with an all-day festival that celebrates the achievements of Kentucky's young artists.

Senior Citizens Center to hold health fair

The Danville-Boyle County Senior Citizens Center will hold its Ninth Annual Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the center. Free clinics such as mammograms, bone density and blood pressure screenings and others will be available. There will be live music along with line dancing by the Original Sassy Steppers and square dancing by the Constitution Squares.

Admission is free to those over 60 and $2 to all others. The cost of lunch is $2.50 and includes hot dog, chili, chips and drink.

Call 236-2070 for information and to schedule mammogram appointment.

National Moment of Remembrance is Memorial Day

The National Moment of Remembrance occurs each year on Memorial Day, as a nationwide tribute to those who died in service to our country from the Revolutionary War to the present. The goal is for Americans to pause in an act of unity at 3 p.m., local time, wherever we are on Memorial Day, for a moment of reflection honoring America's fallen and rededicating ourselves to giving back to our country in their memory.

In May 1996, the idea of the National Moment of Remembrance was born when children visiting Washington were asked what Memorial Day meant. They responded, "That's the day the pools open!" A Gallup poll indicated that only 28 percent of Americans know the meaning of Memorial Day and most view it as a "day off" rather than a day to connect with our nation's history by honoring those who gave their lives for us. Congress asked the nation to join together to put the "memorial" back in Memorial Day, and the the White House Commission on Remembrance is implementing the wishes of Congress.

To learn more about how to be involved, visit

Hustonville City Hall to close for Memorial Day

Hustonville City Hall will be closed May 29 and 31 in observance of Memorial day. City Hall will also be closed at noon June 4, and through June 5, for Hustonville Days.


Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County Board - 7 p.m. May 25 for a meeting at McClure-Barbee House.

Mercer County Fiscal Court - 9 a.m. Tuesday at Fiscal Court offices. Agenda items include approval for advertising for bids for asphalt paving, hauling and laying, crushed stone and gravel, gasoline and diesel fuel, road salt and leachate hauling; ambulance contract for fiscal year 2004-2005; easement for Thomas Logan House, and an executive session to discuss litigation.

Harrodsburg City Commission - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Harrodsburg City Hall. Agenda items include request for street closing for Harley rally, first reading for repeal of cell tower ordinance, West Lane Park Board agreement, and first reading of an ordinance on regulatory license fees.

Lincoln County/Cedar Creek Planning Commission - 7 p.m. June 1 in the courthouse annex building to discuss a zone map amendment from agriculture to commercial for 27.5 acres on U.S. 27 north of Stanford.

Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Breakfast - 8 a.m. Wednesday at the UK Extension Office in Stanford. Tickets available at door.

Red Cross classes - Hairdressers Continuing Education Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday at Casey County City Hall, $30. CPR for the Professional, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday, $45. Contact the Red Cross to schedule a class at (859) 236-6538.

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