News briefs, Aug. 8

Building permits issued in July 

Building permits issued in July by Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning Commission include: Mike Singleton, 1207 Hustonville Road, shed, 160 square feet; Armond LeBlanc, 704 Logan Ave., addition, 461 square feet; Kenneth Dickey, 1144 West Secretariat, deck, 312 square feet; John Sirasky, 127 Colonial Way, garage, 299 square feet; Jean Collier, 1670 Pope Road, addition, 472 square feet; Phillip Johnson, 304 West Fifth St., garage/barn, 864 square feet; Dakota and Jessica Smallwood, 1495 Parksville Crosspike, single family dwelling, 2,885 square feet; JKB Holdings (Jo. Barber), 117 War Admiral Road, multi-family dwelling, 4,638 square feet; James McCarroll, 1693 Gose Pike, barn, 2,304 square feet; Dana Manufacturing, 500 Techwood Drive, addition, 2,627 square feet; David Shane Bastin, 541 Country Lane, garage, 884 square feet; Eloise King, 100 Venetian Way, shed, 504 square feet.

Meeting

Danville-Boyle County Recreation Commission — 4:15 p.m. at Millennium Park. Items on the agenda include: treasurer’s reports; shade area project and USTA proposal; city allocation; fiscal court allocation; tourism letter of support; security upgrades; program reports; update on water features and pond; pool repair from the health department; upgrades to restrooms and playground; Boy Scout trails project; Christy Turner Alzheimer’s project; unemployment hearing and recommendation from Beautification committee.

FHBCH offers trail riding clinic Aug. 19 

HARRODSBURG – Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen (FHBCH) will help horsemen prepare for autumn trail riding by hosting “How to Develop a Trustworthy Trail Horse” at Saturday, Aug. 19 at Big Red Stables and led by certified instructor and national clinician Charmaine Kern. The clinic will address individual concerns and challenges in small groups on the trail and will address these common issues, such as: water phobia, leadership anxiety; jigging/spooking; poor trail etiquette; and riding hills and unstable terrain.  

The clinic costs $40 per horse/rider and ride times will be determined based on the number of riders registered, with riders notified. The session is a follow-up to the trail safety and spook-proofing clinics FHBCH hosted earlier.

Riders must register in advance, with proof of a negative coggins required the day of the ride. Big Red Stables is located at 1605 Jackson Pike, Harrodsburg. For more information or to register, contact Lois Short at (859) 612-1624. 

Ephraim McDowell Health sponsoring free health screenings on August 26

Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free health screening on August 26 at First Baptist Church in Danville. The free screenings will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment, please call (859) 236-2276.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index and stroke risk scorecard. 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.  Medications except for diabetic medications may be taken with water.

The screenings are open to the public for anyone 18 years of age and older.

Clarification 

The photos of the U.S. 127 Yard Sale that appeared on page A4 of Monday’s paper were taken on Saturday, Aug. 5.