News briefs, October 11

Published 6:01 am Thursday, October 11, 2018


Perryville City Council — 5:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Oct. 11) for a special-called meeting to discuss and have a possible first reading of the rezoning ordinance; and a newly added item to agenda includes discussion and approval of closures of Smith and First streets for the Bourbon Chase this weekend.

Boyle County Genealogical and Historical Society — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 in the Boyle County Public Library conference room. President Mike Dennis will give a program on the Cecil family and talk about the great race horse Gambetta Wilkes and trainer Paul Helm. The talk will combine prominent businessmen in the county, relatives of the legendary Cecil Dulin Wallace, the Cecil family historic homes, a first class horse, nationally-known horse breeding farm, and Gambetta’s legendary trainer, an ancestor of many of the Gray and Singleton families in Boyle County. Visitors are welcome.

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Health Information Fair for Retired Teachers

The Mercer County Retired Teachers Association invites Danville and Boyle County retired teachers to the 4th Annual Health Information Fair. The information fair will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Mercer County Extension Office, 1107 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg. Anthem, United HealthCare, KYRx Coalition, GO365, Teachers Retirement System, KRTA, MAFEW, Hank Hensley and Associates, and several other companies will be there to answer any questions you may have about your insurance, prescriptions, wellness programs, investments, estate planning, etc. Thompson’s Pharmacy will offer free flu shots, as well. For more information, contact Marsha Durr,, (859) 613-3877.