News briefs, Feb. 22

Published 1:23 pm Friday, February 23, 2018

2018 Bowl for Kid’s Sake Cocktail Hour Kick-Off
Big Brothers Big Sisters is having a cocktail hour at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Friday at Wilderness Trail Distillery, 4095 Lebanon Road in Danville to kick off its 2018 Bowl For Kid’s Sake fund-raising event.
The public is invited to come and learn about this year’s BFKS in Boyle County. Finger foods will be served and cocktails may be purchased. Reservations must be made by going to
Everyone who attends will also be entered to win one of two free tour packages at Wilderness Trail Distillery.
BBBS is expanding its program in Boyle and surrounding counties and currently have more than 300 children who have been on a waiting list to have a Big Brother or Big Sister for two or more years.
For more information about BBBS visit the website
Equine therapy spring sessions
Hooves of Hope Equestrian Center, Inc will be starting spring sessions on Monday, March 26. If interested in participating or volunteering, contact Blair at (859) 792-8938 or equestrian center’smission is to providechildren and adults, with diverseneeds, a solid foundationfor developinglife skills,through equineassisted activitiesand therapies, in asafeand caringenvironment.
Danville Boyle County Human Rights Commission – 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Boyle County Courthouse, in the Fiscal Court room on the first floor. Please arrive promptly and enter by the Fourth Street entrance. The Human Rights Commission is established to hear all complaints and concerns of community citizens related to violations of their human rights.
Ephraim McDowell Health sponsoring free health screenings Wednesday 
Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring free health screenings at Centenary United Methodist Church in Danville from 8 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Health screenings include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, take-home colorectal cancer screening kits (over age 50), stroke risk and heart rate.
After the screenings are complete, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their results with a licensed health professional.
Participants should not eat 12 hours prior to their screening if they would like to have the blood test that gives them a full lipid panel. This gives the participant detailed information including their HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose.  Medications except for diabetic medications may be taken with water.
Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment, call (859) 236-4800. The screenings are open to the public for anyone 12 years of age and older. Children ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a custodial parent.
Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation raising awareness of heart disease
To raise awareness of how women can reduce their risks for heart disease, the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation is offering its seventh annual Happy Heart Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 2 at Danville Centenary United Methodist Church Christian Life Center, 1441 Perryville Road.
The Happy Heart Luncheon will offer a presentation on heart health and diabetes by Vicki Chapman, APRN, and the feature presentation by Freddie Maggard, former University of Kentucky quarterback, Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR) and University of Kentucky Radio Network media analyst.
Guests will be served heart-healthy lunch, catered by Wild Thyme, and will be entered into a drawing to win door prizes.
“With heart disease killing so many women each year, we want to do something fun but educational for our communities,” said Keith Bridges, MHA, vice president of Community Engagement and Population Health. “This event will be very informative, fun, and the guests will enjoy a great heart-healthy meal.”
Heart disease is the nation’s number one killer of women. Nearly half a million women will lose their life to the disease this year – that’s approximately one death per minute.
Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance for $12 each by calling (859) 239-2419 or by visiting

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