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News briefs, Jan. 11

Meetings

Friends of the Library — 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Boyle County Public Library, Danville. Annual meeting and tea event, featuring the Kentucky Chautauqua performance “Madeline McDowell Breckinridge: Votes for Women!” by Kelly O’Connell Brengleman. All are welcome to attend.

Boyle County Republican Party — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Red Rooster Cafe, 118 East Main St. For more information contact (859) 516-3073 or boylecountyrepublicans.org.

Rep. Elliott, Sen. Girdler to host legislative coffee in Danville

Rep. Daniel Elliott of Danville and Sen. Rick Girdler of Somerset, will host a legislative coffee with constituents at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Danville City Hall. The event will be hosted by Mayor Mike Perros, and will feature an open discussion of potential issues facing the Kentucky General Assembly during the 2019 Session.

Town hall series by new fiscal court begins Jan. 31

A town hall event will be held 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Forkland Community Center, 16479 Forkland Rd in Gravel Switch. This is the first of a town hall series Boyle County Judge-Executive Howard Hunt says he will offer, to include Perryville, Junction City and Danville. The events invite citizens to “voice their issues and concerns” to fiscal court members. Magistrate Tom Ellis will also be present.

Medicare advantage open enrollment

Each year, between Jan. 1 and March 31, is the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period. Current Medicare Advantage plan members can leave their plan and return to Original Medicare as well as enroll in a Part D prescription drug plan to supplement their Original Medicare. Beginning in 2019, members also have the option to switch to a different Medicare Advantage plan during the open enrollment period.

Because you are only allowed one switch during this period, it is important to make an informed decision. Trained SHIP counselors can complete unbiased, free comparisons to provide information about plan options. If you have questions, contact SHIP. Your local SHIP Program is funded to help you connect with money-saving benefits that those on Medicare are entitled to receive. For a free benefits checkup, call the Benefits Enrollment Center at (866) 516-3051 or visit  tablaw.org/benefits-enrollment-center