News Briefs for Nov. 3

November 03, 2004

Auction will benefit cancer victim

GENEVA - A benefit auction for Larry Dale Sherbert, a 33-year-old cancer patient with three children, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Geneva Community Church in Lincoln County. Donations from local businesses include furniture, appliances, tools, glassware and jewelry, and other items will be auctioned.

Also planned are a yard sale that begins at 8 a.m.; gospel singing from noon to 2 p.m., and Rated X wrestler and friends at 4 p.m.

Call Marvin King at (606) 365-1199 for information. Organizers said donations are appreciated.

Junction City PTA plans fall festival

JUNCTION CITY - A fall festival is planned Saturday by the Parent-Teachers Association at Junction City Elementary School.

Games will be from 3-6 p.m., a king and queen contest at 6 p.m. followed by a chili supper from 5-7 p.m., and an auction at 7 p.m.


Call (859) 854-0258 or 583-8480 for more information.

Flu shots available for high risk groups

Boyle County Health Department is continuing its flu shot clinics for Boyle County residents who are in a high risk groups, according to Roger Trent, public health director.

Flu shots will be given to adults 65 or older, people with underlying chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, children 6 months to 18 years on chronic aspirin therapy and health care workers involved in direct patient care at a Boyle County provider.

The cost is $17. People are asked to bring Medicare and medical cards, identification and proof of residence. Call the health department at (859) 236-2053 for more information.

Dixville firefighters plan chili supper

DIXVILLE - A community chili supper will be 5 p.m. Saturday at Dixville Volunteer Fire Department, 2470 Dixville Road in Mercer County. The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for ages 12 and under.

The menu is chili and dessert or hotdog, chips and dessert.

A white elephant auction with Ronnie Sims as auctioneer and entertainment by Best Sound Around also are planned.

Genealogy book fair is Saturday

GREENSBURG - The Green County Genealogical Society plans its second genealogy book fair from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (CST) Saturday at Greensburg Elementary School, East Hodgenville Avenue.

The books include genealogical research information on several counties, including Mercer; and family research books by local people will be available with the writers in attendance. Jim Miller, who copies and repairs old photos, and Martha Jones, with scrapbooking supplies, also will be present.

Church to sell food

St. James AME Church will host a fish, chicken and bake sale beginning at 11 a.m. Friday. For deliveries, call (859) 236-3241.

Centre professor receives recognition

A Centre College professor has received an award from the Southeastern College Art Conference, a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote art in higher education.

William R. Levin received the Award of Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication at the group's conference in Jacksonville, Fla.

Levin received the award for "The Allegory of Mercy at the Misericordia in Florence: History, Context, Iconography, and the Documentation of Confraternal Charity in the Trecento."

In a letter of introduction, Nicole Caddigan, acquisitions editor for the publisher, University Press of America, wrote, "In his book, Dr. Levin provides the first complete sociological, historical account of the fresco at the Misericordia in Florence.

"The author masterfully weaves his analysis with the inspirational story of the Misericordia's aid to needy Florentines during the 14th century. This remarkable research will certainly leave an indelible mark in art history scholarship."

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