Burke’s Outlet will have a soft-opening noon-6 p.m. Thursday, and will open for regular hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday. A grand-opening celebration is planned for Oct. 19. The new store offers name brands in all apparel categories, family footwear and home selections, and is located in the Danville Manor Shopping Center, 1560 Hustonville Road. Information was incomplete about the multiple openings in Tuesday’s BizTech section.
BCTC gives report at Fiscal Court meeting
Boyle County Fiscal Court heard a detailed report about Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s Danville campus at its meeting Tuesday.
Erin Tipton, director of the campus, said the location now has more than 1,600 students as compared to about 200 when the college started operations in Danville 10 years ago.
“Danville now has the biggest BCTC campus outside of Lexington,” Tipton said.
To accommodate crowding, Tipton said “creative scheduling” is required until the college gains enough funds to expand the Danville campus. One of her aims is to get a registered nurse licensing program brought back to the Danville college; currently, the campus only offers the Licensed Practical Nurse credential.
Judge-Executive Harold McKinney and magistrates present lauded Tipton for her work.
“I think (BCTC) is one of the best-kept secrets in Boyle County,” McKinney said.
Stanford EMS to dedicate facility
STANFORD — Stanford Emergency Medical Service will host an open house and dedication beginning at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at its new location, 1762 U.S. 27 South. Guest speakers will be featured during the open house.
Candidate forum planned in Danville
A Danville City Commission candidate forum will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the private dining room of Mallard’s restaurant.
The forum is not a debate and is sponsored by the nonpartisan civic group Boyle County 9/12 project. Distribution of campaign literature or display of campaign signs is prohibited during the event. A resource table will be available for candidates to offer campaign material following the forum.
Domestic violence event planned
Dash for Life, Domestic Violence Walk will take place from 2-6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Millenium Park in Danville beginning at the shelter. The two-mile walk is for people of all ages, and their dogs also are welcome. An auction will follow the walk that will feature signed sports memorabilia. Bake sale items will be available. All proceeds will be given to the Danielle Thomas Scholarship Fund.
The Dash for Life, Domestic Violence Walk registration will take place 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Dollar General on Main Street. The cost is $10 per person and $5 for dogs.