News briefs, Oct. 3, 2019

Published 8:54 am Thursday, October 3, 2019


Due to a typographical mistake in Tuesday’s story titled, “City’s reenactment celebration still on” Main Street Perryville, the story should have read that Executive Director Vicki Goode said the “fighting” will be a bit more realistic because conditions are similar to the weather that the soldiers endured in 1862, not 1962 as was written.

Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen to meet

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HARRODSBURG — Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen will meet at 7 p.m. tonight (Oct. 3) at the Mercer County Extension Office, 1007 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg. Farriers from Limestone Forge will discuss fall pastures and laminitis during the meeting.

The group will also discuss upcoming events, including the Oct. 30 visit to Double Dan Horsemanship, and recap the recent Moonlight Ride at Shaker Village. Jude Rose will be featured as the member spotlight. 

“We are very active this time of year with trail riding and various community projects,” said Lois Short, president, FHBCH. “We also hold trail work days to maintain the trails at Eagle’s Nest, Shaker Village and other area parks.”

For more information about FHBCH, call (606) 365-8393. 

Blood drive scheduled

The Kentucky Blood Center will have a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at the KBC Bloodmobile which will be located near Walmart at 100 Walton Avenue in Danville.

Each donor at this upcoming drive will take home a pair of limited-edition KBC socks (while supplies last). They will also receive a free pass to the Hustonville Haunted House.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. Donors who are 16 must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at

Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a donation, visit or call (800) 775-2522.

Free health screening Oct. 23

PERRYVILLE — Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free health screening at Perryville Baptist Church on Oct. 23.  The screenings will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, stroke-risk scorecard and flu shots.  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.

Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment, call (859) 332-8721. The screenings are open to the public for anyone 18 years and older. 


  • Danville-Boyle County African American Heritage Society — 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 in the Kentucky Room of the Boyle County Public Library.
  • Wilderness Trace Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth — 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 at Inter-County Energy Community Room, 1009 Hustonville Road. Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) is a grassroots organization of 10,000 members across Kentucky. The organization uses a set of core strategies, from leadership development to communications and voter empowerment, to impact a broad range of issues, including coal and water, new energy and transition, economic justice and voting rights. 
  • Boyle County Public Library Board of Trustees — 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at BCPL for its regular monthly meeting.