News briefs for Oct. 5

Published 6:21 pm Friday, October 4, 2019

Splash pad to close for the season

The City of Danville has announced that the new splash pad at Lexington Avenue Park will close for the season on Sunday, Oct. 20 and not open again until spring of next year.

Danville Public Works and Utilities employees will winterize the system and fixtures as well as complete the concrete spillway before the weather turns too cold. The opening date for 2020 will be announced after spring 2020 inspections and troubleshooting any issues that arise when the system is reactivated.

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KSD horticulture students selling mums 

Kentucky School for the Deaf horticulture students are selling 700 potted mums from the school’s greenhouse, beginning today, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The mums were grown in 9-inch pots “and are way bigger than a steering wheel,” said agriculture teacher Sandy Smock.


Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 26

The Danville City Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. until noon at the side lobby of the police department on Main Street.

Anyone who has medications they no longer want or need may bring them to the drop off site. The drugs will be collected by Drug Enforcement Administration officers and disposed of properly as to not harm the environment and it gets narcotics out of a residence could be stolen or abused by loved ones, according to PDP Officer Lisa Dollins.



Boyle County Fiscal Court — 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Boyle County Courthouse fiscal court room. Items on the agenda include: presentation of the Distinguished Service Award; hear presentations from the Airport Board and Family Services; EMS asking to consider Medic 3 vehicle bids and medical director proposals; and any new business.