Fayette County

Fayette County: rabies vaccination clinic Thursday

May 6, 2014 

A rabies vaccination clinic will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Douglass Park, 726 Georgetown Street. Vaccinations will cost $3 per animal. All cats must be in carriers, and all dogs must be on leashes. In the event of inclement weather, the clinic date is subject to change. The health department will provide updated information at Lexingtonhealthdepartment.org and on its Twitter account, twitter.com/LFCHD.

The clinic will also offer animal licenses for $8 if the animal has been spayed or neutered or $40 if the animal has not been fixed or the owner has no proof of alteration. For more information, call (859) 231-9791.

Carnegie Center needs summer tutors

The Carnegie Center is in need of tutors for its Summer Tutoring Program that helps students in grades K-12 one hour a week for seven weeks beginning June 16. The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning is located at 251 West Second Street. To volunteer, or for more information, email tutoring@carnegiecenterlex.org or call (859) 254-4175, Ext. 22.

Free stroke screenings

Baptist Health Lexington Hospital will offer free stroke screenings from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday near the Dillard's inside entrance at Fayette Mall. No appointment is necessary.

The stroke screening involves a check of risk factors for stroke and an assessment of blood pressure, pulse, blood glucose and total cholesterol. Staff also will check for signs of narrowing in the carotid artery.

For more information, call (859) 260-4400.

Komen Lexington gives 1-year grants

The Lexington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has awarded grants to 15 Kentucky-based organizations funding potentially lifesaving screening, patient navigation, treatment support and treatment programs. Since the affiliate's inception in 1996, Komen Lexington has helped fund $4.5 million for local programs.

The organizations receiving one-year grants from Komen Lexington are: Kentucky Cancer Link (formerly Kentucky Pink Connection), Our Lady of Bellefonte, Saint Joseph Breast Care, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Saint Joseph London Foundation, Dayspring Family Health Center, Kings Daughters Medical Center, Saint Claire Medical Center, Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital, Laurel County Health Department, Blessed Beyond Measure, Lake Cumberland District Health Department, YMCA of Central Kentucky, and Cumberland Valley District Health Department.

For more information, call (859) 368-7133 or visit Komenlexington.org.

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