February 12, 2016

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Published 10:38 am Thursday, December 10, 2015

Fair Board to meet at Extension Office

The Franklin County Fair Board will meet 6 p.m. Monday at the Franklin County Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Court.

Parkinson’s group to meet Tuesday

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Tuesday at Thorn Hill Education Center, 700 Leslie Ave. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. to share a snack (brought by each member) and visit with one another. At 6 p.m., guest speaker Dr. David Blake will begin the meeting. Dr. Blake is a neurologist from Lexington. He will discuss new findings in Parkinson’s disease and answer any questions regarding the disease.

The support group is open to persons with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, family, friends and those interested in the disease. For questions, call 502-310-3921 or 502-223-0866.

Bluegrass West retirees meeting at VFW

The Bluegrass West Chapter of Kentucky Public Retirees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Frankfort VFW, 104 E. Second St. Lunch will be a ham dinner with all the trimmings and speaker Bill Coffey will discuss the history of Paul Sawyier. Attendees are eligible for a door prize. All Kentucky, county, city and state police retirement system retirees and those who are eligible to retire are urged to attend.  Dues for the first year are free and only $15.00 yearly thereafter. Visit www.kentuckypublicretirees.org for more information.

NSDAR to meet at library

The Susannah Hart Shelby Chapter, NSDAR, will meet at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St., at 11 a.m. on Dec. 19.  The Christmas meeting will feature Brent Hutchinson, executive director of Hindman Settlement School since 2012, speaking about Appalachian Christmas Traditions.

There will also be an old-fashioned cookie swap. Members are encouraged to bring cookies to eat and to trade. The public is invited to join in for this program.

Wreck victim says cop deserves medal

LAWRENCEBURG (Anderson News) — The man injured in a wreck on Ballard Road when a vehicle driven by a suspect fleeing from police slammed into his pickup is calling Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch a hero for his actions that day.

“He needs a medal,” said Jimmy Desponett, 78, recalling the incident which he says ended as Crouch attempted to shield him from gunfire before shooting the suspect in the mouth. The incident, which occurred last month on Ballard Road in western Anderson County, resulted in Crouch shooting the suspect, 35-year-old John Tompkins, in the head after he allegedly brandished a gun following a 10-mile police chase that started in Lawrenceburg.

Henry Co. to decide on alcohol sales

NEW CASTLE (Henry County Local) — One of only three “moist” counties in Kentucky, Henry could turn completely “wet” during the special election Monday, depending on what the voters say.

Several citizens and business owners have worked together with the idea that approval of the referendum would lead to more economic development opportunities there. The city of New Castle holds a moist designation, which limits the sale of liquor. In Eminence, customers can buy alcoholic beverages by the drink as well as at stores for off-site consumption. But on Monday, eligible voters in the county will answer the question: “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in all precincts in Henry County, Kentucky?”

The special election is expected to cost taxpayer there about $25,000.

Shelbyville passes restaurant tax

SHELBYVILLE (Sentinel News) — Shelbyville City Council has approved a 3 percent restaurant tax that benefits its local tourism commission. Revenue from the new tax will be split with the city and go toward community enhancement projects.

“As a hotel operator for the past six years, I see what the tourism board has done for our hotel as a business,” said Justin Sewell, who operates a Shelbyville hotel. “Restaurants have benefited from the tourism’s work and from the guests who stay at our hotels and go to the outlet malls.”

FRMC gets chest pain center accreditation

Frankfort Regional Medical Center has received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).

To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, the hospital and EMS were thoroughly evaluated for the ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

The team met or exceeded a wide set of criteria and an onsite review by an accreditation specialist.