NAMI to hold vigil
The Danville chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illness will hold a candlelight vigil 7 p.m. Monday at the gazebo at the Boyle County Courthouse. The vigil will be moved to Trinity Episcopal Church in case of inclement weather.
Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week in 1990 with the goal of ending the stigma associated with mental illness, ensuring better understanding of mental health issues and improving access to diagnosis and treatment.
Boyle chamber to host political forums
The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring two political forums later this month.
There will be a Danville City Commission candidates forum 6:30-8 p.m., Oct. 25, at Vahlkamp Theater on Centre College's campus. The Chamber also is sponsoring a Perryville City Council candidates rally, hosted by Main Street Perryville, 1:30-3 p.m., Oct. 27, behind the Community Center on Merchants Row in Perryville.
Both events are free and open to the public. All candidates are invited to attend. The Chamber encourages all residents of Boyle County to attend these forums. For more information, call (859) 236-2361.
Dueling pundits to speak at luncheon
The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a public policy luncheon, sponsored by AT&T, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 29, at the Danville Country Club. Speakers will be John David Dyche and Al Cross. Tickets are $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call (859) 236-2361
Casey toy drive begins
LIBERTY — Casey County Community Ministries’ Toys for Kids 2012 campaign has begun. Anyone who wants to make a donation to the toy drive should send their tax deductible donation to: Karen Atwood, c/o Casey County Bank, P.O. Box 10, Liberty KY 42539.
In order to provide toys for the children by Dec. 15, mail a donation by Dec. 1. For any questions, call Gwen Helm at (606) 787-9357 or Jo Wilkinson at (606) 787-6477.
Last year, thanks to the community's generosity, 253 families and 544 children in Casey County received a new toy for Christmas.
AARP driver safety course offered
The Danville-Boyle County Senior Citizens Center at 569 Jean Drive will host an AARP Driver Safety Class 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone interested in attending should call the center to sign up. After attending the class, seniors will receive a discount on their automobile insurance. For more information, call (859) 236-2070.
Crab Orchard City Commission — 9 a.m. Monday, a special called meeting at Crab Orchard City Hall to discuss personnel issues.
Danville City Commission — 5:30 p.m. Monday at city hall. Agenda items include water treatment plant update.
Garrard County Fiscal Court — 6:30 p.m. Monday. Agenda items include a second reading of the 2012-13 budget amendment, interlocal agreement with Boyle County for occupational tax purposes and first reading of an ordinance repealing insurance premium tax.
Casey County Board of Education — 7 p.m. Monday at Liberty Elementary School. Agenda items include staff reports and financial report.
Boyle County Fiscal Court — 10 a.m. Tuesday at the courthouse. Agenda items include rural secondary road closures and duties under open records and open meetings laws.
Boyle County Fire Protection District Board of Trustees — 6 p.m. Tuesday at Station 1/Headquarters building.
Trustees of the Boyle County Public Library — 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the library.