News Briefs for July 11

July 11, 2004

Boyle Middle seeks help in principal selection

Boyle County Middle School council is asking for parent input in selecting a principal. The council is placing a one-page survey in the office that asks about criteria parents would like the council to use in selecting a principal. The surveys may be picked up 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The survey should be returned by noon Wednesday to the office. The council will meet Wednesday and review the surveys.

Work will slow traffic on Stanford streets

Water line and sidewalk work will partially close Somerset and Depot streets this week, starting Monday. The road will be narrowed to one lane until project completion. Through traffic is encouraged to find alternate routes.

Wellness Center offers boot camp

The next boot camp at McDowell Wellness Center begins July 19 and continues through August 27. Classes will be held each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.


This is a basic training class comprised of exercises that are used to train military personnel. These include push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, crunches, up-downs, running and a pool workout.

Class size is limited, so advance sign-up is recommended. The cost is $25 for members and $50 for non-members. To sign up or for more information, please call (859)936-WELL (9355) or stop by the Member Services Desk.

Danville chamber hires new coordinator

Kay Sheldon has joined the Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce as the new membership coordinator. She has business experience as an owner/manager of a recruiting firm and as a manager of a conference center. Her business degree is from Tulane University.

Contra dance coming to Berea folk center

There will be a contra dance from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 at the Russell Acton Folk Center in Berea. Music will be provided by Clearbranch from Knoxville, Tenn., and the caller will be Vicki Herndon of Ringgold, Ga.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students and children. Everyone is welcome to attend, with a beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m.

Foundation sponsors gun lock giveaway

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has partnered with Project ChildSafe to distribute more than 370,000 free gun locks in Kentucky. The cable-style gunlocks will be dropped off at local law enforcement agencies to be distributed throughout the community. In Boyle County, the gunlocks and educational gun safety materials will be available from the Danville Police Department on Tuesday.

Mercer chamber hosts membership lunch

The Mercer County Chamber of Commerce will hold a membership luncheon on July 20 at the Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg. The luncheon will begin at noon and the cost is $14 per person. All Chamber members and community members are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Contact Stephanie Rogers, Executive Director for the Mercer Chamber of Commerce at 734-2365 for reservations.

The speaker will be Steve Austin, president of Bluegrass Tomorrow, a private, non-profit regional planning organization in Central Kentucky. Bluegrass Tomorrow was formed in 1989 by a coalition of business and conservation interests to promote coordinated growth planning for the central Bluegrass region of Kentucky.


Woodlawn Elementary site-based council - 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the school library to set criteria for selecting a new principal.

Casey County Board of Education meets at the Central Office at 7 p.m. Monday.

Casey County Hospital Board meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital conference room.

Lincoln County Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Courthouse Annex.

Garrard County Fiscal Court - 7 p.m. Monday in the courthouse.


Allan Walthers won the sport class of the bike show July 1 at Sonic in Danville. His name was wrong on a photo page Tuesday, due to incorrect information provided to the newspaper.

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.

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