News Briefs for Sept. 15

September 15, 2004

Commodities to be distributed

LIBERTY - Commodities will be distributed to income-eligible Casey County residents Sept. 22. The distribution will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Casey County Recycling Center, 1175 Campbellsville St. Recipients are asked to bring containers.

Junction students selling spirit cards

JUNCTION CITY - Junction City Elementary School students are selling spirit cards with discounts at local businesses. The money goes to the school PTA. For more information, call (859) 854-0258 or (859) 583-8480.

Booster Club plans chili supper

JUNCTION CITY - The Junction City Warriors Booster Club will have a chili supper and bake sale from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Junction City Fire Department. For a $5 donation, guests receive a bowl of chili, sandwich, drink and dessert, plus a chance to win door prizes. A bake sale and quilt give-away also are planned. All proceeds benefit this year's team.


Danville schools to develop plan

Danville Board of Education will implement its strategic planning initiative during the next several months, beginning with the strategic planning summit Thursday through Saturday at Cliffview Center on Herrington Lake.

The plan team, comprised of 20-25 members from various community and school constituencies, will convene at 8 a.m. each day and work until 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon Saturday.

Following the summit, several action teams will be mobilized to fully develop each objective, including strategies, and report back to the plan team in January.

The plan will be finalized and then presented to the Danville Board of Education for approval in late spring. The plan will guide the district's efforts for promoting, enhancing and ensuring student success for the next five to seven years.

Event to raise money for Down Syndrome

The second annual Buddy Walk will be Oct. 2 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington to promote awareness of Down Syndrome. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. The walk is 11/2 miles.

All donations are tax-deductible and are used for the Down Syndrome Association of Lexington and the National Down Syndrome Association. Donations should be made payable to DSACK and can be sent to Lynn Cox, 855 Hubble Road, Stanford, Ky. 40484. For more information, call Cox at (606) 365-8989.

Wellness retreat planned for cancer survivors

Central Kentucky Cancer Program in partnership with the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation will host a "From Surviving to Thriving" Wellness Retreat for cancer survivors Sept. 25 at Glenworth Farm, 781 Buster Pike in Harrodsburg.

The program begins with an 8 a.m. breakfast and concludes at 5 p.m. Participants are asked to pre-register by Sept. 23 by calling (859) 239-2527. The cost is $20, which includes breakfast and lunch. Need-based scholarships are available.

Featured presenters are Mary Jackson, a registered nurse who specializes in oncology nursing, and Darwin Huartson, a chaplain and active volunteer for the American Cancer Society. Also speaking is Dr. Clifford Kuhn, known as "The Laugh Doctor."

College scholarships available

At least 50 seniors from Kentucky's smaller high schools will receive Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic Scholarships to attend post-secondary schools in the fall of 2005.

Applications are available on-line at or in most school guidance counselor offices at Class A schools, which have enrollments of 425 or less. The deadline for filing is Dec. 3.

The one-time, $1,000 scholarships are based first on need, followed by grade point average, college entrance exam scores and judged interviews that take place in Richmond in January.


Boyle County Women's Democratic Club - 6 p.m. Thursday at Western Sizzlin. The business meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Anyone is welcome.

Danville chapter of Kentucky State University Alumni Association - 3 p.m. Saturday at the home of John and Helen Frye, 143 Rowe St.

Veterans of Foreign Wars 10th District ladies auxiliary - district meeting 2 p.m. Sunday at Bluegrass 680, Lexington. All auxiliary members are urged to attend. For more information, contact Jean Beard at (859) 236-0279.

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