News Briefs for Oct. 7

October 07, 2004

Moreland firefighters to have fund-raiser

The Moreland Fire Department will have a car wash noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart SuperCenter in Danville. Proceeds go to the department.

Local students can win trip

The Patriot Pen Contest, sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3634 Ladies Auxiliary, is open to students in grades 6-8 to compete in an audio essay competition and win scholarships, a trip to Washington, D.C., and other awards. The deadline is Nov. 1.

For more information, call (859) 583-4416.

Homemakers to host tea

The Boyle County Homemakers Association will hold its annual membership tea 4-6 p.m. Tuesday in the lower level of the Boyle County Extension Service office, 446 Danville Bypass North. Eight clubs will be at the tea to display projects.


Anyone is welcome to join. Members range from 20-80 years of age and with various levels of skill.

For more information, call (859) 238-0082 or (859) 936-1491.


The Danville Rotary Club provided $45,000 for a cushioned surface to make the playground safe and accessible to all children on the playground at Wilderness Trace Child Development Center. The name of the center was incorrect in Wednesday's newspaper.

Local judges attend training

Circuit Judge Darren Peckler and Family Court Judge Bruce Petrie, who serve Boyle and Mercer counties, took part recently in the 2004 Circuit Judges' Judicial College offered by the Kentucky Court of Justice for Circuit Court and Family Court judges throughout the state. The conference was at Lake Cumberland State Park near Russell Springs.

The 2004 college was designed to update judges on issues critical to the Kentucky judiciary. Among the topics on the agenda were the relationship between judges and commonwealth's attorneys and county attorneys; the potential impact of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on judicial campaign communications; handling hearsay evidence; determining the authenticity of electronic evidence; mental health issues in criminal cases and ex parte communication.

Family Court began when the Family Court Amendment passed in 2002.

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