News briefs, March 6

Published 8:47 am Tuesday, March 6, 2018

 Boyle Co. Homemakers offering class twice in one day

The Boyle County Extension Homemakers are hosting a craft class. Snappy Bags will be offered taught by Thelma Mills at the Extension Office, 100 Corporate Drive, on Thursday, March 8. There are two times to choose from. The first class will be from 3 to 5 pm and the same class will be repeated from 6 to 8 pm. Supplies  needed for the class are: sewing machine (some will be available); two fat quarters of fabric (18″ by 22″); basic sewing notions; and two (3″ by 3″) squares of fabric for small triangles.

Call (859) 236-4484 for more information and to sign up. The cost is $5. Deadline to sign up is today, Tuesday, March 6.

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters takes place 1 p.m. March 25 at 1 p.m.  To learn more about the event, as well as to reserve lanes or find information on becoming a sponsor, visit

Women’s Network hosts open meeting on criminal justice reform

The Women’s Network will present Carolyn Dupont on criminal justice reform at 7 p.m., March 13, at the Inter-County Community Room, 1009 Hustonville Road, Danville. This is an open meeting for the community.

Dupont is a history professor at EKU whose specialties include African-American history. She’s on the Commonwealth Policy Institute (CPI) working group on criminal justice reform. Her talk will start by placing the criminal justice system into the historical context of American race relations. She will describe how people brought into the criminal justice system — even for minor offenses — acquire a web of legal, civil and financial disability that can haunt them all their lives. She will also detail the costs of mass incarceration on taxpayers. For more information, call (859) 236-0305.


Junction City Council — 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at the Junction City Community Center.

St. Asaph Daughters of the American Revolution — 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 9 at the Danville Country Club. The Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer woman’s service organization dedicated to preserving American history, securing America’s future through better education and promoting patriotism. Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless or race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible.


The Garden Club of Danville will present a free public lecture 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 by Jon Carloftis, award-winning garden designer and author as well as Kentucky native. The event will be at the Presbyterian Church of Danville, 500 W. Main Street. An incorrect date was printed Monday for the event.