YARD SALE CANCELED
Because of the death of a church member, the yard sale planned by members of the West Frankfort Church of God for Saturday has been canceled.
PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BREAST CANCER STUDY
Researchers at the University of Kentucky want to talk to women about their experiences of managing treatment/recovery of breast cancer while working.
The current breast cancer research project is being conducted by researchers with the UK colleges of public health and social work.
According to a press release by the university, Dr. Robin C. Vanderpool, Department of Health Behavior in the UK College of Public Health, says the study will be instrumental in identifying and addressing solutions to share with employers throughout Kentucky.
Women ages 18-65 are eligible to participate and must have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 12 months. The diagnosis must have been a new cancer diagnosis versus a recurrence of breast cancer. Also, women must have been employed in hourly job(s) for a total of at least 30 hours per week when diagnosed and have been earning $15 per hour or less.
Women will participate in a one-hour telephone interview, and complete a written survey. They will be compensated for their time.
The researchers ask that the information be distributed to breast cancer patients, survivors, support groups, affiliate hospitals, cancer control specialists and/or other interested parties.
For more information, call (859) 323-0586.
UNEMPLOYED VETS CAN QUALIFY FOR JOB TRAINING
Unemployed veterans may qualify for up to 12 months of job training through the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program.
The program, which is being offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor, starts July 1.
To qualify, a veteran must be 35-60 years old, be unemployed, not be dishonorably discharged, not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program, not be in receipt of VA compensation for unemployment and not be enrolled in a federal or state job training program.
Participants also must be enrolled in an education program approved for VA benefits at a community college or technical school, and the program must lead to an associate degree, non-college degree or a certificate, and provide training towards a high-demand occupation
Participants may receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the monthly full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty program, which is currently $1,473 a month.
Spots are limited. For more information and to fill out an application, visit benefits.va.gov/vow.