News briefs, July 21

Published 8:29 am Friday, July 21, 2017


The Danville Children’s Choir Retreat Day will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Community Arts Center in Danville. The date was unclear in Tuesday’s story about the event. To register, visit or more information, email, or message them on Facebook (Danville Children’s Choir), or on Twitter @DanvilleSings. 

Cocanougher reunion planned

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The 42nd Annual Kentucky & Beyond  Cocanougher (and related spellings) reunion of the family of Jacob and Neley (Silvertooth) Cocanougher will be held Sunday, July 30 at The Perryville American Legion Hall 11 a .m. – 4 p.m. A potluck meal will be served about 12:30 p.m.

The annual reunion began in 1976 with the Bicenntinial of USA. Newspaper clippings have been found of Cocanougher reunions dating back to 1905 and pictures of 1911 and 1912 gatherings as well as other historic information.  

The reunion will consist of food, fellowship, stories, pictures, genealogy information and charts, games and recognitions. Please bring family and friends, pictures, food, and stories.  

Jacob and Neley Silvertooth Cocanougher were 1790 pioneer settlers to the canebrakes area of Salt River between Perryville and Danville in then Mercer County but present day Boyle County. By about 1795 – 1797 they had moved to the Long Run section of Washington County near the Texas community. Some of that farm and homestead are still owned by descendants of Jacob and Neley with a continuous ownership by Cocananougher descendants for over 220 years.

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

Class reunion

STANFORD — The Lincoln County High School Class of 1987 is celebrating its 30th high school reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 29 at the Cedar Creek Sportman’s Club in Stanford. Measl will be served for those who pre-register for $30. Admission without a meal is $10 at the door. All faculty and staff of the high school will be admitted free. For information contact Stacey Moore Sanning (859) 620-0392 or by email:

There is also a Facebook page with all information at: Lincoln County High School Class of 87.

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center offering phlebotomy class

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center will offer a phlebotomy class in September.

The class provides participants an opportunity to expand their skill base and seek additional employment opportunities. Upon completion of the certification program, participants will be able to successfully phlebotomize patients, collect basic laboratory specimens and understand basic concepts of laboratory tests. Candidates qualify to take the national American Society of Clinical Pathology exam after one year of employment at a CLIA certified laboratory.

The class will take place on Sept. 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 and Oct. 3 and 5. Each class will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The training will be held at the Gilcher Building. After completion of the initial class, all participants will then be scheduled for 64 hours of hands-on training at an Ephraim McDowell Health facility that must be completed by November 10, 2017.

The cost is $850 and class attendance is mandatory.  This includes the cost of the textbook and supplies. 

Applications can be picked up at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center’s or Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital’s front desk or the Education Department in the Gilcher Building. Applications are due by Sept. 1. For more information, contact Carol Smith or Lisa Smith at (859) 239-2230.