News briefs, June 8-9

Published 8:10 am Monday, July 10, 2017

Cocanougher reunion July 30

PERRYVILLE — The 42nd Annual Kentucky & Beyond Cocanougher Reunion will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 30 at Perryville American Legion Hall on Springfield Road. A potluck meal will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The Cocanougher family has been gathering for reunions since 1905 and they have been held annually since 1976.

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The family descends from Jacob and Neley Silvertooth Cocanougher, who were 1790 pioneer settlers to the canebrakes area of Salt River between Perryville and Danville.

In 1795 or 1797, they had moved to the Long Run section of Washington County near the Texas community. Some of that farm and homestead is still owned by descendants of Jacob and Neley, with a continuous ownership by Cocanougher descendants for over 220 years.

The reunion will consist of food, fellowship, stories, pictures, genealogy and charts and games. Family and friends are asked to bring family, food, pictures and stories.

For further information, contact Bill and Beulah Cocanougher Jones at (859) 236-9695; Mike Crain at (859) 368-3853; or email Crain at

McDowell Place offering ‘Senior University’

McDowell Place of Danville will host “Senior University” on Friday, July 14.

Senior University is an educational series offering persons over 50 years of age a varied program of learning opportunities designed for intellectual stimulation, cultural experiences and personal enjoyment.

The upcoming program entitled “Capturing the Voices of World War II” will be presented by Sara Egge, assistant professor of history at Centre College. In 2016, Centre College history students interviewed 64 World War II veterans about their experiences during the war. The interviews were poignant and powerful, and they revealed that even though 70-plus years had passed, for many of the veterans, the memories were raw and vivid.

The program will feature clips from the interviews and conversation about how Americans today can learn from these interviews.

The program begins at 10:30 a.m. and will last 45 minutes to one hour. McDowell Place of Danville is located at 1181 Ben Ali Drive.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers now available

Blue Grass Community Action Partnership has received the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers.

Distribution of Vouchers will begin on Monday, July 10, and continue through July 31 at the local BGCAP office, 225 W. Walnut St., Danville. Clients must be 60 or older at day of issuance and meet eligibility income guidelines. Vouchers will be issued between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. only.

The following documentation is required:

• proof of previous month’s income, 2017 award letter, or if no income, a BGCAP Zero Verification from — these items are needed for entire households, 18 years and older;

• ID to show you are a Boyle County resident or a current utility bill;

• ID for any designated proxy who would be allowed to pick up and receive products purchased with SFMNP vouchers on behalf of the recipient; and

• Social Security cards for all household members.

Danville performing water inspections

The City of Danville Water Distribution Department will be performing an inspection of water utility infrastructure beginning 8 a.m. Monday, July 10, and continuing through Friday, August 4. The city will be contracting this service with Utility Metering Services.

The employees will be wearing green fluorescent shirts/vests and will drive clearly identified trucks. The inspections should not result in any disruption of service.

If you have any questions, you may call the City Engineer’s Office at (859) 238-1200.   

Diabetes self-management classes offered in Mercer

HARRODSBURG — A three-part diabetes self-management class series will be presented by Kathy Crown-Weber on Tuesdays on July 11, 18 and 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, 464 Linden Ave., Harrodsburg.

The classes will be held in the board room located on the ground floor of the hospital and are free to everyone. Advance registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Crown-Weber at (859) 734-4522, ext. 134; or Dan Yates at (859) 613-4647.

The classes are sponsored by The Mercer County Health Department and the hospital.