News briefs for Oct. 30

Published 9:58 am Sunday, October 30, 2016

‘Drop your Drawers’ event at Lincoln Public Library

STANFORD — The Lincoln County Public Library is having a “Drop Your Drawers” underwear collection drive Nov. 1-31 to help the Lincoln County Family Resource Centers replenish the schools’ supplies of emergency underpants.

Children who have accidents at school miss learning time in the classroom because parents often are unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours. Donations of packages of new underwear will help provide assistance to families affiliated with each school’s family resource center. A mixture of boys and girls sizes as well as adult sizes are needed.

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Garden Club to meet

Native trees of Kentucky will be the topic at the November meeting of the Garden Club of Danville at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Boyle County Extension Office. Todd Kelly, owner of Kelly Nurseries in Lexington will present ways to use native trees and perennials in home landscapes. Design exhibits will be Thanksgiving table centerpieces using fruits and/or vegetables. Horticulture exhibits will be evergreens with berries or cones, or any worthy specimen. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Hall Mack reunion Saturday

HARRODSBURG — The eighth annual Hall Mack reunion will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Carpenter’s Christian Church, 1340 U.S. 127 North Bypass, Harrodsburg. A potluck meal will be served with the meat and soft drinks provided. Friends and spouses are welcome.

DHS 50th reunion being planned

The Danville High School class of 1967 is planning its 50th reunion. Organizers are requesting class members’ current addresses, phone numbers and emails. Please contact Donna Ruth Rulon at (859) 238-9520 or; or Julie Weissinger Benedict at

Danville blood drive Wednesday

Kentucky Blood Center is having a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the community room at the Boyle County Public Library.

Donors will receive a non-fasting cholesterol test. Results will be posted within five days after the blood drive at

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements.

Donors who are 16 years old must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at To schedule a donation, visit or call (800) 775-2522.

Burgin to hold candidate forum

BURGIN — A general election political candidate forum will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Burgin High School gymnasium. It starts with an opportunity to meet the candidates at 6 p.m. and the forum goes live on WHBN at 7 p.m.

Candidates for Burgin City Council are: David R. Peavler, Joey Hardin, David Caldwell, Kimberly Sapp, Colby R. Harper, George R. Jones, Katrina Ann Sexton, Brandy Hoskins, Sindicat “Sid” Dunn, Jamie Keebortz, James Caldwell and Fred Robinson. Any new candidates as of the end of the day on Oct. 28 will be invited.

Each candidate will have up to two minutes to answer questions from Dr. Earl Motzer, who will serve as moderator, and up to two minutes each to make closing statements. The candidates will not be able to ask each other questions and there will be no questions from audience members direct to the candidates.

Sponsors are the Democratic and Republican parties, Best Sound Around, Hometown Radio WHBN and the Harrodsburg Herald.

The Forum will be broadcasted live on WHBN and streamed online at