News briefs, Nov. 13

Published 8:30 am Monday, November 13, 2017


Boyle County Democratic Women’s Club 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16 at Danville Bowlarama. Speaker will be Mike Wilder, Danville-Boyle County Emergency Management Director. Public is welcome.

Boyle County Fiscal Court – 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Room 106 at Boyle County Courthouse. Agenda includes: Civil Air Patrol, Nathan Gooch; Perryville Commemoration, Vicki Goode; Extension Service tax rate; Convention and Visitors Hotel tax rate; Insurance Committee health benefits renewal; Litter Grant trash receptacles; Solid Waste compactor boxes; sheriff to present car accessories quotes; 2017 EMA Federal Program funds; Ad Hoc Committee update; and Joint Jail update.

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Stanford Water Works –  6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Stanford Water Office. Agenda for the special meeting is water billing complaints and water quality.  

The Lincoln County Retired Teachers (LCRT) – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant. A representative from KRTA insurance will give updates and answer questions. Time will be given to discuss updates on teachers’ pensions situation. The LCRT are asking for members to bring canned goods to support Fort Logan Ministries.

Danville/Boyle County Board of Adjustments — 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Danville City Hall. There will be a public hearing for Vicking Partners Ridgefield, LLC that has applied for a varience for signage in the Highway Commercial zone on a .845 acre tract located at 2900 South Danville Bypass.

Boyle County Genealogical and Historical Society – 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20 at the Boyle County Public Library.

McDowell Wellness Center offering Parkinson’s exercise program

Ephraim McDowell Health

McDowell Wellness Center is offering PWR!Moves, a program designed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Classes will begin on Nov. 14 and will meet each Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Class size is limited. The cost is $30 for a three-week session.

According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, research shows that people with Parkinson’s disease who participate in at least 2.5 hours of exercise a week had a better quality of life than those who didn’t exercise at all or started exercising later.

The essential principles of PWR!Moves are to support progressive aerobics and Parkinson’s disease-specific functional skills through personalized coaching and wellness education to overcome non-motor symptoms, stress, and the inactivity that interferes with physical capacity and quality of life. The mission of PWR!Moves is to coordinate and integrate medical/rehabilitation goals with community-based exercise programming.

PWR!Moves exercises are performed with large amplitude, high effort and attention to action in multiple postures that specifically target antigravity extension, weight shifting, axial mobility and transitional movements — skills shown by research to interfere with mobility in people with Parkinson’s disease. The exercises can be adapted for disease severity as well as to target different symptoms. Classes may incorporate various equipment, music, dance, boxing, pole walking, cycling, chair and/or floor exercises, and aquatic training sessions.

To enroll, or for more information, call (859) 936-9355.