News Briefs for Dec. 3

December 03, 2004

Literacy center offers assistance

Danville Adult Education & Literacy Center at Danville High School has offered assistance to people interested in taking the Kentucky Paraeducator Assessment. Once the assessment is completed successfully, a person becomes eligible for employment in any school district in Kentucky as an instructional assistant.

The "No Child Left Behind" program for paraprofessionals hired after Jan. 8, 2002, must meet at least one of the following requirements to be considered for employment: Completed two years of full-time study at an institution of higher education, or obtained an associate's (or higher) degree, or able to demonstrate through a formal academic assessment knowledge of and the ability to assist in instruction in reading, writing and mathematics.

Danville Adult Education & Literacy Center will work with individuals at their own pace to help them pass the assessment. For additional information, contact Charlotte Preston at (859) 238-1303.


Trade fair set in Perryville

PERRYVILLE - Colonial Trade Fair will be held noon to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Perryville. Guns, knives and clothing from the Colonial period will be available.

Flu shots available at health department

The Boyle County Health Department has administered 3,245 flu vaccines this season.

Flu shots are still available at the Boyle County Health Department; cost is $17.50 or covered by Medicare/Medicaid. It is still early in the flu season that lasts until April.

The health department also has a limited supply of FluMist (administered intranasally) for healthy persons between the ages of 5 and 49; cost is $27.

A flu clinic will be 1-5 p.m. Wednesday at Wal-Mart SuperCenter. For more information, call (859) 236-2053.

Liberty names city board members

LIBERTY - New members were named Wednesday to the city Board of Adjustments and the Planning Commission during a special meeting of the City Council.

Steven Brown and Jerry Zachary were named to the Board of Adjustments.

Anita Sellers and Sherry Wesley were named to the Planning Commission to fill vacancies created when Tracy Rodenbach and Anne Leigh resigned earlier this year.

The council also revised and made additions to a zoning protocol which list the steps to apply for a building permit.

Mayor Steve Sweeney was given approval to sign all necessary documents relating to the city's sewer projects. He also reported the study on the water plant expansion is in progress, and the smoke tests on city sewers where leaks showed up are being reviewed.


Boyle County Public Library Board of Trustees - 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the library at 307 W. Broadway.

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