Hospice offers grief retreat for kids
The deadline for applications for Camp Echo/Hope is Aug. 31.
The camp is a weekend retreat, Sept. 7-9, for children ages 6 to 12 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years. The camp is held at Cathedral Domain in Irvine.
The camp helps grieving children, who often feel very alone. Their friends do not understand how it feels when someone special dies. At Hospice grief camps, they will meet others who have lost a loved one. Guidance and support will be provided by professionals and trained volunteers who lead activities such as nature hikes, drama and art activities. Registration is $30 per child or $35 per family if more than one child wants to attend. Scholarships are available.
The camp is offered by Heritage Hospice, Hospice of the Bluegrass, Hospice Care Plus and the Lexington Division of Police. Space is limited. For more information or help with applications, please call Leshia Derringer at Heritage Hospice at (859) 236-2425.
Commodities to be distributed
LIBERTY — Commodities will be distributed to income-eligible Casey County residents 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Recycling Center, 1175 Campbellsville St. Recipients are asked to bring their own containers.
An article in Friday’s newspaper stated that Garrard County Magistrate Ronnie Lane’s misdemeanor charge was sworn out against him when he was involved in a heated conflict about the 2012-13 county budget. Magistrates Joe Leavell and Fred Simpson said Saturday they were not in any way involved in the criminal charges filed against Lane.
Danville Board of Education — 5:15 p.m. Monday at Toliver Elementary School. Meet and greet reception for new Danville High School administrators followed by regular Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m. Agenda items include 2012 ACT overview, minority recruitment and retention, and School Resource Officer agreement.
Danville City Commission — 5:30 p.m. Monday at city hall. Agenda items include ethics board discussion and possible appointments and financial bond advisor presentation.
Casey County Board of Education — 7 p.m. Monday at 1922 U.S. 127 North, Liberty. Agenda items include presentation of 2011-12 dropout report and discussion of Lake Cumberland Head Start program.
Harrodsburg City Commission — 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Agenda includes opening bids on surplus items and reclassification of fire department positions.
Lancaster City Council — 7 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. Special meeting agenda items include second reading of property tax ordinance and second reading of an ordinance that would outlaw the ability for people to live in recreational vehicles in the city.
Boyle County Democratic Women’s Club — 7 p.m. Thursday at the Danville Bowlarama. The guest speaker will be Rachel Swanson, executive assistant for the Kentucky Young Democrats. The public is invited to attend.