News briefs, March 23

Published 8:28 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

BCTC Danville to host regional SkillsUSA Competition Friday 

Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s (BCTC) Danville Campus will host the regional SkillsUSA Competition from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 24 at the campus, 59 Corporate Drive, Danville. Approximately 70 technical high school students from Anderson, Boyle, Estill, Garrard, Lincoln, Madison and Powell counties will be participating.

The following competitions will be held:

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Computerized Manufacturing & Machining (CMM)

Electrical (Motor Controls)

Fluid Power

Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs)

Rotating Machinery


The Danville Campus technical faculty will be present during the competition and most will be serving as judges. Participants who win the top three places could compete at the state SkillsUSA Competition in April, 2017.

SkillsUSA is a national organization formed by a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. To learn more about SkillsUSA Competitions, visit


Boyle County Board of Education — special called meeting, 6:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, March 23) at Boyle County High School library. Items on the agenda include: consider amending 2016-2017 school calendar; consider lease agreement with KIMIKE Properties LLC through its property manager,Central Kentucky Property Management LLC for the central office space located at 101 Citation Drive, units B,C and E, being a portion of Blue Grass Commercial Park; and consider superintendent contract.

Danville Boyle County Human Rights Commission — 6 p.m. Monday, March 27 at the Boyle County Courthouse, in the Fiscal Court room on the first floor.  Please arrive promptly and enter by the Fourth Street entrance. The Human Rights Commission is established to hear all complaints and concerns of community citizens related to violations of their human rights.