News briefs, May 16
Candlelight vigil to be held
JUNCTION CITY — A celebration of life, with a candlelight vigil to follow, will be held from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the Garden Club, 240 Short Acres Road in Junction City.
The vigil will be to remember Michael Gorley, Linda Price, Crystal Rogers, Anna Manning, Desiree Sparks, Crystal Warner, Bobby Jones, Casey Bowling, Edward Acie Goodwin, Whitney Copley, Michael Belcher, Deputy Anthony Rakes, Officer Jason Ellis, Officer Daniel Ellis, Trooper Cameron Ponder, and many more of the missing and murdered, approximately 75 in all.
There will be a live band and candlelight vigil, as well as sending up a sky lantern for each at dark.
Master gardener plant sale planned for Saturday
Boyle and Mercer counties will hold a joint Master Gardener Plant Sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at the Boyle County Farmer’s Market, located in Danville High School’s parking lot at 203 E. Lexington Ave. A large variety of natives, annuals, perennials, tropicals and herb plants will be for sale, ranging from $4-10.
New recovery group for veterans
HARRODSBURG — Matthew Mobley, of Harrodsburg, and a veteran of the United States Air Force who is involved in recovery groups in the central Kentucky region, is starting a group especially suited for current and former military members called Welcome Home. The first meeting will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at Southside Christian Church, 1950 Danville Road, Harrodsburg.
Bate Middle School SBDM — 4:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, May 16) at Bate library.
Architectural Heritage Board — 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 17 at Danville City Hall public meeting room. Items on the agenda include: Certificates of appropriateness for 309 West Main St., David and Carol Senn to replace current awning and frame that was damaged by weather; and 409-41 West Main St., Nancy Davis to replace windows on third floor that face Main Street with tempered safety glass; update on 311 West Main Street property discussed at city commission meeting; discussion of staff approvals; Main Street Furniture awning will be cleaned May 21; presentation of first draft of design guidelines (CLG grant) by Alan Higgins, Cultural Resource Analysts.
Danville-Boyle County Recreation Commission — 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at Millennium Park Kroger-Rotary Shelter. Items on the agenda include: treasurer’s reports; pickleball line concerns; update on capital improvements; lighting, AC and restroom door contractor; park usage request for back to school event; secretary of state payment; and program reports for tennis events, playground updates, swim team, DCA/RSC event; summer baseball and travel team. Also there will be a report on Cumberland machine park rental, new hire and staff replacement; conversation with park consultant and Beautification board recommendation.
Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) — 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 26,in the lower level conference room of the Boyle County Health Department, South Third Street, Danville. All interested persons are invited.
The Danville Boyle County Human Rights Commission — 6 p.m. Monday, May 22 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.