News briefs, August 17

Published 6:14 am Friday, August 17, 2018


The members of the Danville-Boyle County Parks & Recreation Board consist equal members from both the city and county; three from each, plus one joint member. The split of the members was incorrect in Thursday’s story “Danville unhappy as search for Parks & Rec director moves forward.”

In Thursday’s story, “Plan for downtown mural unexpectedly rejected,” Kate Snyder should have been identified as director of marketing and development for the CAC, and member of the Heart of Danville design committee. Also, the mural project is an initiative of the Heart of Danville only.

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Jazz band in free concerts

Blue Groove Jazz, a local jazz group, will play 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at the Jessamine County Public Library in Nicholasville; and 6-7 p.m. Saturday at Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg as a part of Pioneer Days. Also, the band — along with New Orleans trumpet player James Poole — will play 6 p.m. Monday  at Mercer County Public Library as part of the Kentucky Libraries Summer Jazz Series. All of the events are free


Boyle County Genealogical and Historical Society – 6:30 p.m., Monday, August 20 at Boyle County Public Library. Local genealogist Carolyn Crabtree will give a program on “dead end” helps and suggestions. She will talk about where to find records if a courthouse has burned and where to look for records when new counties were formed from the three original counties in Kentucky. She’ll also explain what records are housed in the Boyle County Courthouse. Visitors are welcome.

KyADAPT Family Fun Walk Sept. 15

KyADAPT will host its annual Family Fun Walk on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rotary-Kroger Shelter at Millennium Park. Walk earnings are used to support KyADAPT clients, who are Deaf and hard of hearing adults with additional disabilities.

In addition to the 2-mile walk, the event will feature raffle prizes, corn hole, children’s crafts, face painting and a pie-in-the-face activity. Each Family Fun Walk participant will receive one raffle ticket.  Additional tickets will be on sale, along with food, drinks and homemade craft items.

Cost of the walk is $20 per person and $40 per family if pre-registered by Sept. 1. Cost at the event will be $25 per person and $50 per family. 

Pre-registrants are guaranteed a T-shirt in the size(s) desired. Individual pre-registrants will be given one T-shirt and families will receive two.

To pre-register by phone, call or text Dahlia Haas at (859) 619-1364 or videophone her at (859) 439-0025 (if no answer, leave a message). Haas can also be reached at

Upon arrival at the walk, pre-registrants will be asked to sign their pre-registration forms.

Sponsors for the walk are also needed to assist KyADAPT to continue to providing services for its clients.  Sponsorship levels range from $1 to $500 and sponsors receive various forms of public recognition for their donations. If you are interested in being a sponsor, contact Haas by Aug. 20.