Mercer County Board of Education — 4 p.m. today, in the Mercer County central office workroom. The agenda for the special meeting includes the alternate curriculum.
Teen pregnancy awareness forum in Harrodsburg
Parents, educators, ministers, health care providers and other adults concerned about teen sex are encouraged to attend an “It’s Time to Talk About It” forum from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Mercer County Extension Service Office, 1007 Lexington St., Harrodsburg. The presentation is for adults only; children and teens will not be admitted and childcare is not available.
David Mahan of Frontline Youth Communications, a speaker for organizations such as the National Abstinence Clearinghouse, will discuss the major issues facing youth regarding sex and why parents should address them directly.
Mahan will speak to students Friday at King Middle School, Burgin Middle School, Ninth Grade Academy and Burgin High School.
Mercer graduate earns scholarship
A Mercer County High School graduate has earned a scholarship from the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association.
Matthew Hamilton of Harrodsburg, a graduate of Mercer County High School, was the Region 5 winner. He attends University of Kentucky, majoring in bio-systems and agriculture engineering.
KCA has been a longtime supporter of youth across the state through FFA, 4-H and scholarships. Five scholarships are awarded each year to one graduating high school senior from each of the five KCA regions who plan to major in agriculture or an agriculturally-related subject.
This year’s recipients received their award during the commodity breakfast at the Kentucky State Fair. Each received a $1,000 scholarship toward their college education.
Canoe Creek Bluegrass Special set
The Canoe Creek Bluegrass Special will be 1 p.m. Saturday. The event will take place on Ky. 70 West, four miles outside of Liberty.
Six bands are scheduled to perform, but anyone who can play is encouraged to bring their instrument and join in.
Admission is free; donations will be accepted. A concessions stand will be available. Alcohol is prohibited.
For more information, call Donnie Rodgers at (606) 303-5753.