News briefs, Oct. 20

Published 8:18 am Friday, October 20, 2017


Danville Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau – 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 23 at the McKinney Conference Center, 105 E. Walnut St., Danville. Action items on the agenda: call to order; financials/action needed; Sept. 25, 2017 meeting minutes/action needed, special called meeting Oct. 4, 2017 minutes/action needed; chairman’s report; Executive Director’s report; new business/hotels/restaurants reports; and next meeting Monday, Nov. 27, 2017; Executive session: property acquisition, litigation and personnel, if needed; adjourn.

Garrard County Safe Communities Task Force — 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Garrard County Senior Citizens Center

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Dazzling Dribblers program starts soon

Children and basketball just seem to go hand-in-hand. That’s evident with the success of the Dazzling Dribblers program offered by McDowell Wellness Center.

The Dazzling Dribblers program has long been a favorite offering during the winter months in Boyle County. This year’s program will begin Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Hogsett Elementary School gymnasium and continue each Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

The Dazzling Dribblers program is offered to boys and girls who are in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program is non-competitive, teaching participants the fundamental skills of basketball and basketball handling skills, at each individual’s own pace. Team members perform the skills learned during half-time at area basketball games. The cost to participate is $40, which includes a basketball, T-shirt and shorts. The cost is $35 each for a second and third child in the same family.

For more information, please call McDowell Wellness Center at (859) 936-WELL (9355).


Mary Cynthia Martin was incorrectly identified in  the news obituary about Joe Martin, which ran in Thursday’s edition of The Advocate-Messenger.