Fayette County: Aviation museum offers free admission

January 9, 2013 

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky is offering free admission in January to all veterans of the U.S. military. The museum is Kentucky's only officially designated museum for aviation and is located at Bluegrass Airport on Airport Road.

The museum is staffed almost entirely by volunteers, many who have served in the military.

For more information, visit Aviationky.org. The museum's winter hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Foster boards need volunteers

Citizen Foster Care Review Boards that serve Fayette, Jessamine and Madison counties are seeking volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. Volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect and abuse to ensure these children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Volunteers are not required to reside in the county where a board meets.

All volunteers must complete a six-hour initial training session and consent to a criminal record and central registry check. A recommendation is then made to the chief judge of the district court or family court for appointment.

The next training for new volunteers will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25 in Lexington.

For information about Fayette and Jessamine counties, potential volunteers may contact Brett Robinson at (859) 246-2166.

For information about Madison County, potential volunteers may contact Shaun Sears at (606) 451-4303.

Free radon test kits available

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department's Division of Environmental Health has free radon test kits available for pick up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 804 Newtown Circle.

Radon is an invisible, odorless, radioactive gas that is found naturally in rocks and soil. It enters homes through cracks and other openings in foundations. It is estimated that a million homes in Kentucky have elevated radon levels. The only way to know if your home is affected is to test. For information, call (859) 231-9791.

Benefit for neonatal unit slated

A Charity Fat-Blast Workout to benefit the University of Kentucky Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will be 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at Noland Fitness, located at 451 Chair Avenue, Suite C.

Noland Fitness will donate $5 to the UK NICU for all non-members who participate.

Those who participate are asked to bring a donation of money or standard baby clothing, such as onesies or sleepers with long sleeves and feet (snaps, not zippers), which will also be donated to the UK NICU.

The workout will consist of a 20-second-on, 10-second-off format, which has been shown by Japanese researches to promote greater fat loss than traditional steady-state cardio.

The Charity Fat-Blast Workout is being offered by Rebecca Noland, co-owner and head coach at Noland Fitness. Noland is a former UK NICU registered nurse.

For more information or to register for the event, contact Noland at (859) 539-2134 or at lexingtonlivefit.com.

Heart group to recognize firms for wellness programs

The American Heart Association is seeking companies in Kentucky for recognition as fit-friendly work sites. Employers who are actively investing in the health of their employees are encouraged to apply for the recognition by Jan. 31.

Firms are recognized for carrying out wellness activities such as company walking programs and gym access, or by making sure healthy foods and beverages are available at company meetings and in vending machines.

Visit Ffc.heart.org to learn more about recognition criteria and to complete the online application. The recognition is part of the American Heart Association's "My Heart. My Life" movement. For more information, visit Heart.org.

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