News Briefs for Nov. 25

November 25, 2004

Garden Club tea to help others

The Garden Club of Danville will hold its annual Green Tea 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at McDowell House, South Second Street.

The house, built in the early 1800s by Dr. Ephraim McDowell, is decorated for the Christmas holidays with fresh greenery, fruit and candles. Garden Club members donate their time and talent to create arrangements in each room and front hallway to showcase the period.

Refreshments will be offered in the formal dining room.

Proceeds of the tea will benefit the Salvation Army and Family Services.

Group to update book on cemeteries

The Boyle County Genealogical Association plans to publish a second volume of Boyle County cemetery records.

The publication is expected to be available in the summer of 2005. New listings will be added to the current book and be available for sale through the association.


The current book, which is sold out, was published in 1992 during Danville's Bicentennial Celebration. It contains 22,200 burials from 1792 to 1992. The listings are from all county cemeteries and the larger cemeteries in Danville, Perryville, Junction City and Parksville. Corrections and clarifications also will be made in the publication.

Anyone with information about small family cemeteries may contact the association through Carolyn Crabtree, at (859) 236-1069, or Brenda S. Edwards, (859) 239-8990.

The price and other information about the new cemetery book will be announced when details are finalized.

The association is currently selling copies of Calvin Fackler's book on "Early Days in Danville." Cost is $26.50 plus shipping. Contact Crabtree or Edwards for a book.

Lincoln teen named state FFA treasurer

STANFORD - Matthew Anderson of Hustonville has been elected 2005 treasurer for the Kentucky Association of Future Farmers of America.

Anderson, a former member of the Lincoln County High School FFA Chapter and Bluegrass Region FFA, was among 11 elected in June to serve more than 14,000 FFA members in Kentucky.

Anderson, 18, is the son of Warren and Susan Anderson of Hustonville. He is attending University of Kentucky majoring in agriculture economics.

McDowell hospital to host MS program

The Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold the first of a quarterly series of TeleCare Programs on multiple sclerosis symptoms with Dr. Joseph Berger Dec. 1.

The program will be broadcast in multiple locations including 7 p.m. at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

The program is an opportunity for persons with MS and their families to learn about the symptoms that affect them. Spasticity refers to sudden involuntary muscle contractions and is one of the most mysterious of all MS symptoms.

Berger is professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington and UK MS Clinic.

Christmas bird count is Dec. 18

The 105th annual National Audubon Society bird count will be held from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Danville area. This is the 57th consecutive year that Danville has participated.

Membership in the Audubon Society is not required, but a participation fee of $5 is required of all participants to cover the cost of compilation and publication of the international data.

Anyone wanting to take part in this year's count may contact Neil or Ginny Eklund at (859) 236-8807 or e-mail at

Mercer chamber plans Christmas brunch

HARRODSBURG - State Rep. Ben Chandler, D-6th District, will speak at the Mercer Chamber of Commerce Christmas brunch at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 at Harrodsburg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.)

Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the chamber office at 122 S. Main St., by telephone at (859) 734-2365 or by fax at (859) 734-2067, according to Brenda Sexton, the chamber's executive director. The organization plans to make this an annual affair, according to a press release.

Fund-raiser set for toys program

A Christmas pageant presented by America's Fabulous Faces will raise money for toys for the Children's Toy Program for Boyle County. Registration is 4:30-5:45 p.m. Dec. 11. Call Michael Booth at (859) 936-9900 for more information.

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