Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

December 11, 2013

Local in brief: 12/12/13

Staff reports
The Independent

ASHLAND — Retirees’ reunion set for Friday

ASHLAND - Retirees and friends of King’s Daughters Medical Center will have a Christmas reunion at 1 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church at 1811 Carter Ave.

Each attendee is asked to bring a covered dish and a toiletry item to donate to abuse shelters and group homes.

For more information, call (740) 646-0235.

Museum to let children in free

PETERSBURG - The Kentucky museum that promotes a literal telling of the history of the Bible is offering free admission to children in 2014.

The free admission to the Creation Museum is for ages 12 and younger accompanied by a paying adult.

In an online posting, museum co-founder Ken Ham said the offer is part of the museum’s “Standing Our Ground — Rescuing Our Kids” theme.

Since it opened in 2007, the museum has drawn criticism for exhibits that scientists say contradict evolution science.

Ham said the museum has collected about $225,000 in child ticket admissions in 2013, so the offer “is going to significantly impact our bottom line.” But Ham said he is hopeful private donations will fill the gap.

KDMC to offer free screenings

ASHLAND - King’s Daughters Medical Center will provide free health screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday on the Mobile Health Unit at The Neighborhood, 2516 Carter Ave.

No appointment is necessary. Screenings will include blood pressure, blood sugar, total cholesterol, pulse and respirations. Fasting is not required.

Parent College set at agency

SANDY HOOK - Sarah’s Place will offer Parent College starting Jan. 13. The program will run for six consecutive weeks from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $10 per week; a parent guidebook costs $20. Child care will be available.

The program offers an interactive workshop about how to use nonviolent discipline techniques. Strategies for handling and coping with difficult problems such as drugs, violence and sex also will be offered.

Classes are limited to 12 participants. To register, call (606) 738-4270.

Book signing set for Saturday

ASHLAND - Several locally known Kentucky and West Virginia authors will gather for a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Jesse Stuart Foundation.

Participating will be Mark Maynard, Lew Nicholls, Edwina Pendarvis, Carter Taylor Seaton, John and Ramona Heineman, Jim Gifford and Sam Piatt.

MEETINGS

Monday

FIVCO Area Development District Executive Committee, lunch served at noon at the ADD office.