News briefs, Feb. 15

Published 7:31 pm Thursday, February 14, 2019

Free health screenings

Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring free health screenings at the following locations:

The first will be held Saturday, March 2, at Junction City First Baptist Church, 3860 U.S. 127 South, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The second will be Wednesday, March 6, at the Garrard County Extension Office in Lancaster from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended. Appointments can be made by calling (859) 854-3253.

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 or 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. In the event of inclement weather, please contact the church office at (859) 854-3253 to check on the status of the screening.

Dinner with Doctor event planned

A free program open to the public will be presented 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Danville Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2630 Perryville Road.

Dinner with the Doctor, a quarterly event, will present Dr. Naran James, who will take questions after presentations.

A free dinner will follow the program; please RSVP to (859) 519-8203.


Boyle County Republican Party Lincoln Day Breakfast — 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Perryville Event Center, 103 East Bragg Street. Annual gathering with special guest speaker state Sen. Ralph Alvarado.

Boyle County Jail Committee — 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the detention center, 1856 South Danville Bypass.

Boyle County Genealogical and Historical Society — 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Boyle County Public Library community room. Joe Keith Bickett of Lebanon, author of “Cornbread Mafia: The Outlaws of Central Kentucky,” will talk about his  book. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be available.