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LAST 2012 FURLOUGH DAY MONDAY

All judicial centers statewide will be closed and all state court services will be unavailable Monday because of a furlough day.

This is the third and last furlough day scheduled for 2012.

The furlough days affect all non-elected court personnel, who will be off from work without pay.

This is part of the judicial branch’s budget reduction plan for the 2013 fiscal year.

No driver’s licenses will be issued, no bonds can be posted and no release orders will be processed as a result of the furlough day.

Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Circuit Court, District Court, Offices of Circuit Court Clerk, the Administrative Office of the Courts and all judicial services, including Drug Court, Pretrial Services, the Court Designated Worker Program, Court Interpreting Services, the State Law Library and driver license branches will be closed.

Judicial centers will open again on Tuesday.

FREE MEDICARE D COUNSELING AT SENIOR CENTER

State Health Insurance Assistance Program counselors will be at the Senior Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive, every Tuesday and Thursday (except Thanksgiving Day) until Dec. 6 to offer advice on prescription plans. The enrollment period for Medicare Part D ends Dec. 7 and changing prescription plans can only be done during this period. SHIP counselors do not sell insurance or endorse any prescription plans or insurance companies. They are state-trained volunteers who review individual’s prescription drug coverage and provide information on plans that would be less expensive or offer better coverage.

The service is free and available to anyone age 60 or older. Those who wish to take advantage of the service should call the center at 502-223-5794 to make an appointment with a counselor, and should bring their Medicare information and a detailed list of prescription information or prescription containers. Appointments are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM AT SENIOR CENTER

There will be a program on fall prevention at the Senior Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive, Thursday at 10 a.m. The speaker will be April Abele, a credentialed instructor for Safe Strides Balance and Fall Prevention. She will offer demonstrations and simple, surprising information on why people fall and how to help prevent it.

The program is free and open to anyone age 60 and older. Membership in the center is also free and open to those age 60 and older or have a spouse that age. The center provides many services, opportunities, exercise programs, classes and entertainment for seniors, and serves a hot lunch on a donation basis Monday through Friday.

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