For more information call (859) 734-9622.
Weather spotter class to be held Monday
The National Weather Service will teach a basic weather spotter class 6-8 p.m. Monday at Boyle County Health Department. The health department and Danville-Boyle County Emergency Management Agency will co-host the training.
To make reservations for the training, call Rebecca Judy at (859) 236-2053
Seminar on super fruits set
A free seminar on "Super Fruits: Gogi, Mangosteen, Noni and ACAI Berry" will be 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the Nutrition Center, 802 S. Fourth St., Danville. Super fruits will be sampled.
To reserve a seat, call (859) 936-2124.
Farm educational clinic planned
LIBERTY - An educational clinic on pasture renovation, equine nutrition and parasite control will be 6:30 p.m. March 26 at Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center.
The clinic and chili supper are free.
The clinic is sponsored by the ag center and Southern States in Liberty.
The deadline for reservations is Tuesday, and may be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to CKEA, P.O. Box 351, Liberty, 42539.
Dedman named to National Trust board
HARRODSBURG - Helen Dedman from Harrodsburg has been named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation board of advisors.
She will serve as advisor to the national nonprofit preservation organization for an initial three-year term.
She recently attended the national conference in Tulsa, Okla., where she was elected to the board for the southern region.
Dedman joins Kentucky's other advisor, Anne Arensberg of Louisville.
Advisors aid the National Trust in carrying out its mission to save historic places and revitalize communities through their personal skills, knowledge of historic preservation issues, and familiarity with state and regional resources, leaders, government, media and community organizations.
Dedman has long been active in historic preservation in Kentucky. She and her husband, Chuck, own and operate Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, where he is the fourth generation of his family to do so.
She has extensive experience in the fields of cultural heritage tourism and rural issues.
She is a founding member of the James Harrod Trust for Historic Preservation in Mercer County, board member of Preservation Kentucky, chairwoman for the steering committee on the Rural Heritage Development Initiative, board member of Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association, and member and former board member of Harrodsburg Historical Society.
Ohio U to grant Ky. scholarships
IRONTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky students of Ohio University Southern will get a tuition break.
The Independent reported the university will grant scholarships that equal the amount Kentucky students are eligible for under the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship program, beginning this fall.
Students with a 2.5 grade point average are eligible.
The higher the GPA, the more funding they may receive.
Information from: The Independent, www.dailyindependent.com
$5 million federal grant to help after icestorm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky is getting a federal grant to help pay for cleanup after the January ice storm.
A statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Thursday stated more than $5 million dollars is coming to create more than 500 temporary jobs.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the funds can be used to hire people for the cleanup, demolition or repair of public buildings and public lands.
The money can also be used to help repair the homes of low-income people who qualify for the federally funded weatherization program.
The money will be distributed through the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to the 93 counties declared eligible by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.