Medicaid Nurse Aide Training Course set
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is accepting applications for a Medicaid Nurse Aide Training Course.
The next training course begins Feb. 4 and continues through Feb. 27. Classes will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday the first three weeks, and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the final week. Each class will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The training course will be held at the Gilcher building in the Barton Room.
Enrollment is limited to the first 12 people who pay the enrollment fee. Participants must have a high school diploma. The class cost is $650. The fee includes a book, workbook, healthcare provider CPR certification and the cost of the state board exam. To apply or for more information, call the Ephraim McDowell Health Associate Education Department at (859) 239-1600.
Wildlife refuge offers birding in the blind
The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge will host an early winter visit to the Fred Loetscher Bird Blind at 9 a.m. Saturday. The event will give participants a chance to view birds that frequent the area “up close and personal” through a one-way glass in the heated comfort of the blind. With few leaves on the trees, the birds will be easier to spot. Winter residents, such as pine siskins, dark-eyed juncos and white-crowned sparrows may be seen, along with year-round residents such as goldfinches, titmice and downy and hairy woodpeckers. The session will be led by Jane Brantley. Binoculars are welcome but not required to enjoy the birds. Meet at the refuge parking lot.
The refuge is a 500-acre preserve, 13 miles from Danville (on Carpenter Creek Road just off Ky. 37) in the Parksville knob land and bordering a stretch of the North Rolling Fork. It includes 10 trails (one over a knob), four ponds, a bird blind, an education center/pavilion, and an observation gazebo. For more information, go to www.ckwr.org.
Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers
The Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center is seeking volunteers for Boyle, Mercer, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties. Hospital advocate volunteers work with survivors of sexual assault crime, providing emotional support to clients, and their families and friends, during emergency room experience in those counties.
Volunteers interested in applying for the winter 2013 training must contact the local office at (859) 236-4445 or visit the website at www.bluegrassrapecrisis.org for an application.
The winter schedule for volunteer hospital advocacy training is:
- 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 25
- 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26
- 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2
- 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Feb. 9
All sessions are held in Lexington in collaboration with BRCC entire staff. Volunteers must be 20 years old and have personal transportation. Applicants will be contacted for an initial interview at the Danville BRCC office.
Boyle County Board of Education — 7 p.m. Thursday for a regular meeting at the Boyle County High School library. Agenda items inlcude consideration of the 2013-2014 school calendar and drafting of a budget.
Crab Orchard City Commission — 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss placement of the newly elected commissioners. For more information, call Crab Orchard City Hall at (606) 355-2319.