News briefs, Feb. 14

Published 8:15 am Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Pieceable Friends celebrates Black History Month 

To celebrate Black History Month and the Pieceable Friends quilt exhibit, join the Arts Commission for a Gallery Talk: The Civil War and Underground Railroad Quilts — History or Mystery, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 16, at the McKinney Conference Center in Constitution Square. 105 E. Walnut St., Lexington. The event is free and open to the public.

Chaper I of PEO has guest speaker La Shanna Harris Monday 

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Chapter I of PEO presents La Shanna Harris 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Third Street Methodist Church. Harris is a Danville native who is now a state attorney, and received The Vogt Award for Invention and Innovation in 2013, for her developing a product called  Babylocity, focusing on a way for mothers to mix sterile water and formula without exposing it to bacteria. 

PEO is an international organization helping women from all works of life to further their education. Harris has been invited to speak about her success following graduation from Danville High School. She is also a mother and life. Chapter I invited Harris especially during Black History month to represent the success of women of color.

The event is free and open to the public. 

Commodities distribution in Casey County

LIBERTY  — Commodities will be distributed to income-eligible Casey County residents from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday Feb.15 at the recycling center located at 1175 Campbellsville Street.  Recipients are asked to bring their own containers for easy storage and transportation.


Danville-Boyle County Recreation Committee — 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Boyle County fiscal courtroom.

Items on the agenda include: treasurer’s report; KSD presentation scheduled for Feb. 27 and Pride in the Park gifts; ad-hoc committee update; maintenance vehicle and equipment proposal; chairman orientation seminar; select soccer fee modification; spring advertising proposal; concession supplies; program and maintenance reports; additional full-time staff position; matching memorial for Bill Mallott; 2017-2018 proposed budget and election of 2017 board officers.

Community and police forum — 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at the InterCounty Energy Building on Hustonville Road. This forum there will be a discussion regarding issues with community and police relations. 

Boyle County Board of Education — 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Boyle County High School library. Items on the agenda include: hearing reports and public comments; consider to reconvene local planning committee to request finding regarding theater; consider Section 7, special education and staffing allocations for the 2017-2018 school year; consider requests for proposals and authorization to bid for fiscal bonding agent, to bid for WAN fiber and to bid for naming rights for hall of fame recognition; consider creating one daytime waiver ESS position at Perryville Elementary School for remainder of this school year; consider creating one classified school psychologist intern position, job description and salary for the 2017-2018 school year.