News briefs, October 24

Published 6:19 am Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Pennies for Panic Haunted House

HARRODSBURG — The third annual Mercer County Senior High School Pennies for Panic Haunted House is set for 7-10 P.M. Tuesday, Oct. 30. The event will take attendees on a tour through classic horror films re-enacted in the halls of MCSHS. All proceeds will go to the Pennies for Patients charity. This year will also feature a special tour for attendees with disabilities. For more information, contact

Free health screenings offered Saturday

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Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free health screening on Saturday at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Danville from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended. Appointments can be made by calling (859) 319-2279 after 4 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 26.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, heart rate, body mass index and stroke risk scorecard. Flu shots will also be available (ages 12 -17 must be accompanied by a custodial parent of guardian). 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.

Small business event in Lancaster Oct. 30

LANCASTER — Small business owners are invited to plan for their future by attending a special event at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Lancaster at the First Southern National Bank community room. There will be food and information on retirement, investing, insurance and more.

The event is presented by Bob Turpin of Kentucky Insurance and Investment Group. It is hosted by Melissa Erwin Noe, EA, and Pam Oakley, CPA. For more information, call (859) 792-8700.

Annual Fall Chili Supper

Butchertown Community Center will hold its annual fall chili supper on Saturday, Nov. 3 starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be chili, hot dogs, sandwiches and homemade desserts. There will also be an auction. All proceeds go to the Community Center.

Annual Tea and Treasure tickets on sale

Heritage Hospice volunteers will host the fifth annual Tea and Treasure on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Centenary United Methodist Church located at 1441 Perryville Road. 

Tickets are $26.50 per person (tax included) and can be purchased at the Heritage Hospice office, located at 120 Enterprise Drive. There are only 185 tickets available for this unique holiday event. 

Guests will be treated to a buffet table decked with Christmas inspired touches and an assortment of tea fare. A silent auction starts at noon, and the tea will follow from 1-3 p.m. WKYT news anchor, Sam Dick will be the guest speaker and Johnny Durham from Coldwell Banker will be auctioneer.

Individuals, businesses, clubs, and other civic groups can be Tabletop Sponsors, where they pick a theme for a specific season, a particular topic, or a favorite sports team. Tabletop sponsors will then select items to be grouped together on one of the event’s linen-covered tabletops, and can use their creativity and decorations to make an exciting, themed display to be sold at auction to the highest bidder. 

For further information, call Renee Knies or Wendy Hellard at (859) 236-2425 or email them or   

All proceeds will benefit Heritage Hospice programs serving Boyle, Lincoln, Mercer, and Garrard Counties.


John W. Bate Middle School SBDM Meeting — 4 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 24)  at Bate Middle School.