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News briefs, Jan. 23

Meetings

Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) — 8:30 a.m.  Friday, Jan. 27 at the Boyle County Health Department, 448 S. Third St. in the lower level conference room. All interested persons are invited.

Boyle County Fiscal Court — 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24. Items on the agenda include: Black History Month proclamation; KOHS proclamation; recycle skid steer loader repair; CASA of the Bluegrass; Happy Feet = Learning Feet; Holiday Survival Challenge winner announcement; consider maintenance agreements for courthouse clock and courthouse elevator extension agreement; and consider Courthouse Historic Preservation Tax Credit application.

Also consider sheriff agreements for PVD collect support maintenance and online tax bill support and maintenance;  Joint Jail update to consider Shepherd’s House agreement; EMS, Senate Bill 66 grant application; consider purchase of day room furniture; consider appointment of Extension District Board; financial statements for county clerk’s fourth quarter, Convention and Visitors Bureau November statements and fiscal court’s December statements. Also will hear updates for EMS, finance and parks.

If you need an interpreter for the deaf or hard of hearing email jsanders@boyleky.com or call (859) 238-1100 by Jan. 23.

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center offering phlebotomy class

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center will offer a phlebotomy class in March.

The class provides participants an opportunity to expand their skill base and seek additional employment opportunities. Upon completion of the certification program, participants will be able to successfully phlebotomize patients, collect basic laboratory specimens, and understand basic concepts of laboratory tests.  Candidates qualify to take the national American Society of Clinical Pathology exam after one year of employment at a CLIA certified laboratory.

The class will take place on March 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 28 and 30. Each class will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The training will be held at the Gilcher Building. After completion of the initial class, all participants will then be scheduled for 64 hours of hands-on training at an Ephraim McDowell Health facility that must be completed by April 28, 2017.

The cost is $850 and class attendance is mandatory. This includes the cost of the textbook and supplies. 

Applications can be picked up at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center’s or Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital’s front desk or the Education Department in the Gilcher Building. Applications are due by Feb. 20.  For more information, contact Carol Smith or Lisa Smith at (859) 239-2230.