News briefs, Feb. 15

Published 3:21 pm Thursday, February 15, 2018

Extension office offers workshop Friday on downsizing home 

The United States Census Bureau estimates the average person will move 11.7 times during his or her lifetime. That may sound like a lot but there are many reasons people move. They may or may not move into a smaller home, but an increasingly popular trend in recent years has been to downsize. Downsizing to a smaller home offers homeowners a number of advantages, including less maintenance and significant savings on utilities, taxes and insurance. For older adults, the downsizing process is particularly appealing as it allows for the realization of retirement goals, a simplified lifestyle and to live closer to family.

Come learn useful strategies about downsizing your home as it relates to you or a family member during this workshop. This program will be at the Boyle County Extension Office on Friday, February 16th at 10am. This program is free. For questions please call 236-4484.

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Overdose response training to be held

An overdose response training will be held 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Perryville Presbyterian Church, 303 S. Bragg Street.

Free Naloxone kits will be distributed as long as they last. A free lunch will be provided, but registration is required. Email Kathy Miles at, or call 859-516- 5384.


Boyle County Genealogical and Historical Society — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 at the Boyle County Public Library, Community Room. Don Rightmyer will speak on “Kentucky’s Fighting Men in the Civil War.” For a number of years, Rightmyer was the editor of “Kentucky Ancestors”, a publication of the Kentucky Historical Society, and has extensive experience in writing about and presenting historical and genealogical topics.

Casey County Hospital District Board of Trustees – 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the board room in the Administration Building. The meeting was rescheduled to Feb. 20 due to a scheduling conflict.

Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) – 8:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 23, in the lower level conference room of the Boyle County Health Department, South 3rd Street, Danville. All interested persons are invited to attend ASAP meetings.