News briefs, Aug. 16

Published 8:20 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Boyle Republicans — 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Mallard’s Restaurant, 1001 Ben Ali Dr., Danville, for monthly meeting of the Boyle County Republican party and friends. 

Names added to Veterans Wall of Honor

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The following names were recently added to the Veterans Wall of Honor at the Boyle County Fairgrounds: 

Michael T. Hughes, U.S. Marine Corps, 1968-1970; Phillip B. Bell, U.S. Marine Corps, 1979-1981; Alvine C. Gordon, U.S. Army, 1960-66; Jordan Wallace, U.S. Army, Civil War; John H. Brown, U.S. Army, World War I; John Rogers Helm, U.S. Army, 1954-1956; Russell Earl Durham, U.S. Navy, World War II.

Cruise-in to benefit schools

Morning Pointe of Danville is partnering with Stuart Powell Ford in a back to school “cruise-in” event from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25 at Morning Pointe, 1375 Perryville Road, for the benefit of all the schools in Boyle County. Admission is one school supply item. There will be cruisers, food trucks and live entertainment provided by Best Sound Around, Brad Burchett, Sherri Cocanougher and Michael and Kaylynn Rothacker. For more information call Morning Pointe of Danville, (859) 965-1008.

Ephraim McDowell Health sponsoring free health screenings Sept. 9

Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free health screening on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Covenant Church of the Nazarene, located at 600 Baughman Ave. in Danville.  The free screenings will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment, please call (859) 516-8806.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, take-home colorectal cancer screening kits (over age 50) 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.