News Briefs for April 19

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Crab Orchard kindergarten registration starts Monday


CRAB ORCHARD — Crab Orchard Elementary School will have kindergarten registration from Monday through May 4.

Stop by the school to pick up the packet of information about enrolling a child for school. The following  items will be required for a child to enter school in the fall: birth certificate, social security card, immunization, physical, dental exam and eye exam. For more information, call the school at (606) 355-2331.  


Documentary screening at Boyle library Sunday

“The Last Mountain” will be shown 2 p.m. Sunday at the Boyle County Public Library as an observance of Earth Day by local members of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.

The 95-minute documentary film is set in Appalachian West Virginia and treats America’s most spirited battle over the environment and the economy.

The film was a Critic’s Pick of The New York Times and an official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

The showing is free and open to the public, and a discussion will follow.


History event coming up at library

The special event, “Kentucky's Native People: 10,000 Years of History” by Tressa Brown is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the community room at the library.

Brown, who was born in Boyle County and lives in Mercer County, coordinates the Kentucky American Heritage Commission and the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission.

She pursued an interest in American Indian material culture to graduate from Transylvania University with a double major in anthropology and biology. She earned a master’s in cultural anthropology/museum studies at Arizona State University. She was a museum curator at the Salato Wildlife Education Center for the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources prior to joining the Heritage Council.

The event is free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf can be provided with 48-hours advance notice by calling the library at (859) 238-7323 or by emailing

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Boyle County Public Library.


Free health fair offered

Boyle County Cooperative Extension Service will hold a health fair 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at 99 Corporate Dr. in Danville. The sponsored event is free to the public but appointments must be scheduled by calling (859) 236-4484.

Both cholesterol and glucose tests require a 12-hour fast prior to the tests.

Other tests include blood pressure, lung capacity and skin damage. Free services such as nutritional and exercise information, including recipes and samples, will be provided along with healthy snacks, door prizes and free five-minute messages.


National College graduation in May

National College will hold a graduation ceremony 7 p.m. May 24 at the Norton Center for the Arts on Centre College’s campus.

A special guest will be Tierra Kavanaugh Turner, CEO of TKT & Associates Inc.

More than 100 students are expected to attend the ceremony to receive diplomas and degrees.

Turner, a Danville native, was the first governor appointee in 2004 to serve as the executive director for the newly created governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment.

In 2006, she founded TKT & Associates Inc., a staffing and consulting company. In 2008, she was appointed by the governor as a member of the Judicial Nominating Committee, 30th Judicial Circuit and District.


Centre promotes faculty 

Centre College approved awards of tenure and promotion during the Spring 2012 meeting of the Board of Trustees.

The college awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor to Nathan Link, assistant professor of music; Sarah Murray, assistant professor of education; Jason Neiser, assistant professor of physics; and Ian Wilson, assistant professor of German and humanities.

The following faculty members were promoted to the rank of full professor: Stephen E. Asmus, associate professor of biology and biochemistry and molecular biology; Steven M. Beaudoin, associate professor of history; and Donna Plummer, associate professor of education.

To find out more about Centre College, visit



Boyle County Board of Education — 7 p.m. today in the Junction¿City Elementary School library.


Mercer County Board of Education — 5:30 p.m. Friday at Harrodsburg Area Technology Center conference room for an executive session to interview finalists for the vacant superintendent position.

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