Funding to combat drugs approved
Boyle and Mercer counties will benefit from $1 million in federal funds that have been awarded under the Drug-Free Communities Support Program.
The Boyle County school system and James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Mercer County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition each received a $100,000 grant.
The program provides grants up to $100,000 to community organizations that serve as catalysts for citizen participation in local drug prevention efforts, according to an announcement by U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning.
Free obedience class for dogs
Anyone who has adopted a puppy or dog from the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is encouraged to attend the free canine obedience class Saturday at the Boyle County fairgrounds.
The class, which begins at 1 p.m., will last about 90 minutes. Trainer Cheri Carbone will teach basic commands, give tips on understanding and communicating with your dog, and answer questions about problem behaviors.
For more information, call the Humane Society at (859) 238-1117.
Church plans Men's and Women's Day
Christ the Head Missionary Church, East Main Street, will host Men's and Women's Day Sunday.
The 11 a.m. speaker will be Jesse Morris of Nicholasville. Anna Breaux of Lafayette, La., will preach at 3 p.m. Music will be by the Inspired gospel group of Vision of Holiness Church in Danville.
Garrard OKs school tax rates
LANCASTER - Garrard County Board of Education held a public hearing Thursday to hear comments about a proposed general tax fund levy of 58.8 cents per $100 of property valuation for real estate and 61.5 cents for personal property.
The board approved the proposal after no one showed up for the hearing before the meeting at Christian Appalachian Project. The General Fund tax levied in the fiscal year 2003-2004 was 58.3 cents for real estate and 61.5 cents for personal property.
Taxes are expected to produce $3,385,507 for the district this fiscal year.
The board also created a half-time special education teacher position at Camp Dick Robinson Elementary School due to increased enrollment.
Family reunion set
The Bradley reunion will be held Sunday at Mercer County Senior Citizens building at Anderson-Dean Community Park, Harrodsburg. A potluck lunch will be served at noon. Relatives and friends are welcome.