News briefs, Feb. 26

Published 10:44 am Monday, February 26, 2018

Nursing Advocacy presentation coming up 

The Nightingale Chapter of the Kentucky Nurses Association presents Nursing Advocacy – Your Voice Counts! The presentation will be March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Ephraim McDowell Health, McDowell Room, 217 South Third Street. The speaker, Sheila A. Schuster, Ph.D., will provide a review of health bills in the current Kentucky Legislative Session. 1.2 contact hours for RNs at no cost. RSVP:

McDowell Wellness Center offering lifeguard training

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 Danville – McDowell Wellness Center is offering lifeguard training beginning March 2 with a pre-swim test from 7 to 8 p.m. In order to pass the pre-test, students must be able to swim a total of 300 yards, consisting of 100 yards freestyle, 100 yards breaststroke, and an additional 100 yards of either freestyle or breaststroke.  Students must also be able to tread water for two minutes. 

 The training will take place over eight days. The dates are March 5 (5:30 to 9 p.m.), March 7 (5:30 to 9 p.m.), March 10 (12:15 to 6 p.m.), March 11 (8 a.m. to noon), March 12 (5:30 to 9 p.m.), March 14 (5:30 to 9 p.m.), March 17 (12:15 to 6 p.m.) and March 18 (8 a.m. to noon).

 Anyone interested in the training should register by March 1. The class fees are $230 for McDowell Wellness Center members and $250 for non-members.  Training books and face shields are included in class fees.  Call McDowell Wellness Center at (859) 936-9355 to register or for more information.

Danville/Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau — 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26 at the McKinney Conference Center in Constitution Square. Items on the agenda include: funding request proposals from Parks and Recreation, Main Street Perryville and Great American Brass Band Festival.
Danville Independent Schools Board of Education — special-called meeting 6 p.m. Monday (Feb. 26) at Danville High School to begin the planning for the superintendent search process with the Kentucky School Boards Association.
Boyle County Fiscal Court – 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Room 106, Boyle County Courthouse. Agenda includes: Business from Child Development Center, Community Arts Center, Parks and Recreation, Inter-County Energy Room usage, audit of Courthouse Judicial Space, and Conservation District; Compensatory Agreement; Hunt Farm agreement; sheriff audits; and updates on EMS, Parks, Public Works, Sheriff and Solid Waste/Recycle.
Danville, Boyle County KSD Retired Teachers – noon Monday, March 5, at the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office, 99 Cooperate Dr., off Lebanon Road. Jane Gilbert, director of retiree health care from TRS, will share the latest information and updates with our health insurance. Those who plan to attend need to reserve a lunch, which is $8. If you are not been contacted by Wednesday, Feb. 28, text or call Alice Reynolds, (859) 319-2408.
Scholarships available

The Nightingale Chapter of the Kentucky Nurses Association offers nursing scholarships in the spring and fall to support students who are enrolled in the final semester of a pre-licensure RN program, as well as BSN, MSN, and doctoral students. The deadline for the spring scholarship is April 27, 2018. The applicant must reside or be employed as a RN within the following counties: Anderson, Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln, Marion, Mercer, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Washington, and Woodford. For an application/information contact Denise at


The story titled “The story of how love affected a neglected child and caused the adoption of a 48-year-old man” that was published on Saturday, Feb. 24 included the incorrect spelling of the adoptive family’s last name. The correct spelling is Devrick.