News Briefs for Aug. 1

August 01, 2004

Chandler to visit McDowell House

Congressman Ben Chandler and members of his staff will be at the McDowell House in Danville from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to meet with citizens who need assistance with matters relating to federal agencies.

Citizens from Boyle County and from surrounding counties in the Sixth Congressional District are welcome to come to the McDowell House to meet with Chandler and his staff to talk about federal programs such as Social Security, Medicare, military service, veteran's issues, immigration and citizenship, passports, Internal Revenue Service, Postal Service, education loans, Military Academy appointments, federal grants and economic development.

Danville board to hold summer retreat Monday

Danville Board of Education will hold its annual summer retreat from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday at the board office on Martin Luther King Boulevard.


The agenda includes discussion of 2004-05 goals and the strategic plan for the district; and consideration of hiring a full-time athletic director for Danville High School and Bate Middle School. The athletic director post currently is a part-time position held by head football coach Sam Harp.

To make arrangements for a deaf interpreter to be at the meeting, call the board office at (859) 238-1300.

Sixth-grade registration set at Bate

Bate Middle school will hold a special registration night for all incoming sixth-grade students at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Students and parents will gather in the gym to meet the sixth-grade teachers and staff. Parents may complete the registration process, learn about all the educational opportunities available, and have a question and answer time with the staff. For more information, call the school at (859) 238-1305.

Becker appointed to Danville cemetery committee

The Danville City Commission appointed Mimi Becker to serve on the city's cemetery committee. She will serve a three-year term.

Blood drive slated for business college

The Central Kentucky Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the National College of Business and Technology.

Lincoln diabetes support group to meet

The Lincoln County diabetes support group will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln County extension office. The topic will be recipe conversion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Celebration planned at Owsley house

LANCASTER - Pleasant Retreat, the restored home of Gov. William Owsley, the state's 16th governor, will celebrate its bicentennial Oct. 15-16.

In keeping with the mission of recreating the life and times of Gov. Owsley and contributing to education, the organizers has invited craftsmen to practice arts which would have been used in 1804.

Volunteers who do not sell their wares will not be charged; a small fee will be charged for those who sell items. All exhibits have to be approved in advance.

For more information, call the Owsley house at (859) 792-2500 or e-mail

Beware of scams as disaster aid deadline approaches

Even after the registration period closes for Kentucky disaster victims on August 9, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will continue to process applications received before the deadline. Just remember, it doesn't cost anything to have your application processed and if someone calls offering to expedite your application for a fee, they're just trying to rip you off!

Disaster aid applicants in West Virginia are receiving calls from scam artists posing as representatives of the state and asking for access to a bank account from which they can transfer funds to pay for processing a grant to cover the applicant's losses. Since criminals don't respect borders, it is reasonable to believe that the same scenario could also occur in Kentucky.

If you suspect a scam, gather as much information as you safely can and notify FEMA's Office of Inspector General at 1-800-323-8603 or the Kentucky Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-888-432-9257. Individuals with questions about the assistance process or the status of their application can call the Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.


Casey County Board of Education - 6 p.m. Monday at the Central Office, 1922 N. U.S. 127, for a special meeting to discuss building materials for Jones Park Elementary School.

Casey County Fiscal Court - 5 p.m. Monday in the old circuit courtroom in the courthouse. Routine business is on the agenda.

Casey County Extension Council - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for a special called meeting at the county Cooperative Extension Service office, 1517 S. Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard. The council is expected to select two new members to the Agriculture Development Council.

Perryville City Council - 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

Lancaster City Council - 7 p.m. Monday in City Hall.

Hustonville City Council - 7 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall.

Stanford City Council - 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Historic Depot.

Crab Orchard City Commission - 6:30 p.m. Thursday in City Hall.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3634 - moved from this Sunday to August 8.

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