News briefs, Oct. 24

Published 8:01 am Tuesday, October 24, 2017

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Danville Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. 

Bring your pills for disposal to the Danville Police Department/City Hall located at 445 West Main Street. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches). Officers will be on hand collecting items for disposal. 

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Find a Grave event canceled 

The Find A Grave event previously scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Boyle County Public Library has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. The event will be rescheduled at a later date. 

Central Kentucky Raid Group invites all Pokemon Go enthusiasts to join 

A new group hitting the scenes says it’s “the No. 1 raid group in Kentucky” where Pokemon Go is concerned, standing strong at 150 members. Central Kentucky Raid Group invites any Pokemon Go enthusiasts out with them, as they host 9-12 legendary raids each day. The group functions from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. seven days a week, offers a family friendly atmosphere and all levels of players and teams. “Spoofers” (cheaters) are not welcome on this circuit and will be reported, and CKRG hosts a small-town atmosphere with no cussing allowed. The group is free to join by downloading the BAND app on smartphones — there, participants will find a chat room with members and information about where the group will be raiding. 

For anyone who wants to know more about them, a Halloween party will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Giovanni’s Pizza, 1418 Hustonville Road in Danville. 

Free computer classes at the library 

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Boyle County Public Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week, the library is offering the following classes:

• Mobile Photos, 11 a.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 24) — Learn how to take digital photos using your smartphone or tablet. This class will also cover basic editing tools included on your device. (Android or iPad/iPhone recommended.)

• How Do You YouTube? 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 — This class will cover the basics on creating a video using a mobile device, and uploading it to the popular, online video platform. (Computer and Internet Basics recommended.)

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the library’s website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online at under the “Using the Library” tab or by calling (859) 238-7323. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.