News briefs, March 8

Published 8:54 am Thursday, March 8, 2018


In a photograph with the story, “STANDing for a cause,” on A1 yesterday, Josh Melson’s name was misspelled.


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Sister Cities Commission – 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, Danville City Hall. Tentative agenda: Call to Order; approval of minutes; financial update; list of current sponsors, benefactors; “Return of Tinker Doyle” update and plans; Artist Exchange update; S.C. magnet on Art; low-cost flights to Ireland; old business; new business.

KSP Post 7 to conduct safety traffic checkpoints

Richmond – Kentucky State Police Post Seven will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post Seven area. Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats, and to inform the public about the use of seatbelts. These safety checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post Seven area that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.

Post 7 Safety Traffic Checkpoints

Effective immediately, the following locations are approved Traffic Safety Checkpoint Locations for the Post 7 District. At these checkpoints troopers will be targeting impaired drivers, checking for properly restrained adults and children and observing for any other safety violations.

Safety Traffic Checkpoints for Boyle County

Old US 127 at Airport Rd

KY 37 4 miles south of Junction City

Safety Traffic Checkpoints for Garrard County

KY 954 at Copper Creek

KY 1295 at Madison Garrard County line

US 27 at Gilberts Creek

Safety Traffic Checkpoints for Lincoln County

KY 39 at US 150

KY 501 at Angle Ridge

KY 198 at KY 698

Free health screening March 17

Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free health screening at Leavel Green Christian Church in Paint Lick on March 17. The screenings will be offered from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, take-home colorectal cancer screening kits (over age 50), heart risk, stress and depression. 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) 339-3103 or (859) 339-2374. The screenings are open to the public for anyone 18 years and older.