News briefs, May 26

Additional Boyle County High School graduates

The following students graduated from Boyle County High School Saturday, May 20: Michael Paul Luster, Elizabeth Christine Lyons, Cheyanne Janette Maupin, Scarlett Raven Mesman and Michael William Mingey.

Health fair for senior citizens planned during GABBF

Morning Pointe of Danville will host a senior health fair and virtual dementia tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 2. At this health fair for senior citizens, you can meet health vendors, taste healthy “brain food” and food truck fare, and enjoy live entertainment by the Fudge Company Boys. Visitors can also gain first-hand experience of dementia during a virtual tour. Morning Pointe of Danville is located at 1375 Perryville Road. Call (859) 965-1008 for more information.

Final meeting for RKG set

Over the last seven months, RKG Associates Inc. has worked toward facilitating our community’s future strategic plan for economic development in Boyle County. The Boyle County Industrial Foundation, Heart of Danville, Centre College, City of Danville, Boyle County Fiscal Court, Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Economic Development Partnership came together to collectively fund the effort. As the process concludes, the public is invited for one final session with RKG Principal Kyle Talente. He will discuss the implementation strategy overview followed by a period of questions and answers. 

The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Inter-County Energy in Danville. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The process thus far, including video recordings of previous meetings, is available online at betterindanville.com/strategic-planning.

Free health screenings on June 7

Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free health screening from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 7, at the Danville Boyle County Senior Citizens Center.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, stroke risk and take-home colorectal cancer screening kits (over age 50). After the screenings are complete, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their results with a licensed health professional. 

Participants should not eat 12 hours prior to their screening if they would like to have the blood test that gives them a full lipid panel.  This gives the participant detailed information including their HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose. 

The screenings are open to the public for anyone 18 years of age and older.  For more information call (859) 236-2070, walk-ins are welcome.