News briefs, Jan. 11

Published 8:56 am Thursday, January 11, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Day event

First Baptist Church Second and Walnut Streets will be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. The speaker will be Robert P. Trumbo on the topic, The Legacy Still Lives On.” Also Krystal Burdett will perform a praise dance. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be no march due to predicted cold weather.

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center offering phlebotomy class

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Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center will offer a phlebotomy class in March.

The class provides participants an opportunity to expand their skill base and seek additional employment opportunities. Upon completion of the certification program, participants will be able to successfully phlebotomize patients, collect basic laboratory specimens, and understand basic concepts of laboratory tests. Candidates qualify to take the national American Society of Clinical Pathology exam after one year of employment at a CLIA certified laboratory.

The class will take place on March 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 27 and 29.  Each class will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The training will be held at the Gilcher Building. After completion of the initial class, all participants will then be scheduled for 64 hours of hands-on training at an Ephraim McDowell Health facility that must be completed by April 30, 2018.

The cost is $850 (due by March 7) and class attendance is mandatory.  This includes the cost of the textbook and supplies. 

Applications can be picked up at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center’s, Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital’s or Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital’s front desk or the Education Department in the Gilcher Building.  Applications are due by Feb. 23. For more information, contact Carol Smith or Lisa Smith at (859) 239-2230. 


Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen — 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Jan. 11) at the Mercer County Extension office. Mercer County cattle producer and retired Corning engineer Brian Markham will give a presentation detailing solar energy options for farming operations.

Boyle and Mercer County Joint Jail Committee –  1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12,  in the Boyle County Fiscal Court Room. Agenda includes: Brandstetter Carroll update, jailer’s report, Shepherd’s House IOP update, annual PREA update, December financial statement, December claims paid, next meeting date.

Boyle County Genealogical and Historical Society  — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 at the Boyle County Public Library. Don Rightmyer, Danville resident, author and historian, will speak on “Kentucky’s Fighting Men in the Civil War.” Rightmyer was with the Kentucky Historical Society for a number of years,  where he was the editor of “Kentucky Ancestors”, the KHS genealogy magazine.

Housing Authority of Danville – 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16,at the main office, 104 Rosemont Ave. Agenda includes: election of officers; travel for KHA mid-year conference and operating budget for FYE March 31, 2019; executive director evaluation forms; review and adopt changes to HAD organization chart; new website; new administration building sign; and vacancy list.

Boyle County Republican Party —  6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16,  monthly meeting at Bowlarama on Lexington Ave. (Greenleaf Shopping Center).