News briefs, October 18

Published 6:42 am Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cruise-in Friday in Stanford

The Stanford Cruise-In will be held 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, on Main Street in Stanford. This is hosted by the Lincoln Masonic Lodge #60, Blue Knights of KY XI and the Fort Logan F.O.P. Music by Charlie Napier, “D.J. to the Cars.”


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Danville Boyle County Human Rights Commission — 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Boyle County Courthouse, in the Fiscal Court room on the first floor. Please arrive promptly and enter by the Fourth Street entrance. The Human Rights Commission is established to hear all complaints and concerns of community citizens related to violations of their human rights.

CASA volunteer training kickoff

CASA of the Bluegrass will hold a volunteer training kickoff at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22, at the CASA office, 473, W. Walnut St., Danville.

CASA (court-appointed special advocate) volunteers represent the best interests of neglected and abused children in family court cases. Volunteers spend time with    children who may have been abused or neglected, as well as family members, educators and others involved in the children’s lives. They file reports with the judge about what they learn.

Volunteers are assigned one case at a time. They are asked to serve for at least one year in order to maintain continuity for children in the system.

Contact Jessica R. Johnson at (859) 936-3510 or by email at to reserve a training spot.

Free health screenings Oct. 25

Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free health screening on Oct. 25 at Gethsemane Baptist Church from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment, please call (859) 236-2581.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass

index, flu shots and stroke-risk scorecard. 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.

The screenings are open to the public for anyone 18 years of age and older.