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News briefs, August 18

Meeting

Perryville City Council — 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Perryville Community Center, 216 S. Buell St., for a special meeting to discuss replacing the city clerk; and to discuss garbage bid specs.

Quarles to speak at Chamber luncheon

Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, will be the guest speaker at the Boyle County Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Holiday Inn Express and Suites. Cost is $20 and the event will be catered by Harvey’s. Space is limited. Make reservations by calling (859) 2361, ext. 120.

KSD offers community sign language classes

Community sign language classes will be offered at the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Kerr Hall, beginning Sept. 10 and running through Nov. 5.

Classes available are ASL Beginner 1, ASL Beginner 2 and ASL Beginner 3. Classes meet weekly on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for nine weeks.

Early-bird registration is $54.84 if you register by Aug. 27; general registration is open until Sept. 9 and costs $65.39. Online registration is available at eventbrite.com by searching for community sign language classes.

For more information, email cheyenne.jennings@ksd.kyschools.us or call (859) 936-6636.

Senior University

McDowell Place of Danville will host “Senior University” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28. The event will last 45 minutes to one hour. McDowell Place of Danville is located at 1181 Ben Ali Dr.

The upcoming program entitled “Senior Swindles” will be presented by Lori Farris from the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Senior Protection. The program explains how seniors are losing $37 billion a year to frauds and scams.

Participants will learn about the most common frauds targeting seniors, how the schemes work and how to avoid them. Attendees are encouraged to bring suspicious mail pieces or reports of personal phone scams to share with the group.

Senior University is an educational series offering persons over 50 years of age a varied program of learning opportunities designed for intellectual stimulation, cultural experiences and personal enjoyment.