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News briefs, Sept. 9, 2016

Correction

In the article “Solid waste director to recommend closing Mitchellsburg convenience center” that appeared in the Sept. 8 issue, it incorrectly stated that there was a decrease in customer flow to the Mitchellsburg center. Customer flow numbers presented for this year are for January to August and not a complete year. Last year’s total customer flow was about 15,000; through August of this year, the center has served approximately 10,000.

Names added to Wall of Honor

Eleven new names have been added to the Veterans Wall of Honor at the Boyle County Fairgrounds. They are:

• Andrew M. Bryant, United States Army, WW II;

• Durward Lee Hurtt, U.S. Army, WW II and Korea;

• Daniel “Levi” Morin, U.S. Marine Corps, Afghanistan;

• William M. Herdrich, U.S. Army, 1958-1961;

• Albert Lee Logue, U.S. Army, Vietnam;

• Clarence W. Logue, U.S. Army Air Force, WW II;

• James Albert Logue, U.S. Army, WW II;

• Marshall Logue, U.S. Coast Guard, WW II;

• Buron K. Lanham, Jr., U.S. Army, Vietnam;

• Susan Gentry, U.S. Army, Vietnam; and

• John Gentry, U.S. Marine Corps, 1967-1973.

Ephraim McDowell Health offering free stroke screening

LANCASTER — Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring free stroke risk screenings from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Garrard County Health Department.

The screenings include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index and stroke-risk score card. After the screenings are complete, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their results and follow-up educational options with a licensed health professional.

Participants should not eat 12 hours prior to their screening if they would like to have the blood test that gives them a full lipid panel. Drinking water is allowed. This gives the participant detailed information including their TC, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose.

Participants will receive a stroke risk score and may plan ways to reduce their risk for having a stroke.

The screenings are open to the public for anyone 18 years of age and older. You may call (859) 792-2153 for an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome.