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Zoning, planning boards will reorganize

Reorganization will be on the agenda when the Fayette County Area Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals meet Monday night. They will elect officers and make annual appointments.

The APC also will conduct a public hearing on a request to build a 295-foot tall cell tower with a 5-foot lightning rod in Orange Township. Verizon Wireless wants to put up the tower on land owned by Thomas and Judith Naylor along County Road 250 South. The land is zoned A2 agriculture.

The APC meets at 7 p.m. followed by the BZA at 7:30. Both meetings are in City Hall, 500 Central Ave., and are open to the public.

Program focuses on heart disease, exercise

RICHMOND — Medical Monday event will emphasize the importance of exercise in wellness and heart disease prevention.

Tajuan Stoker, Reid Health’s director of wellness, will share about exercise and heart disease in a free presentation at 1 p.m. Monday at Central United Methodist Church, 1425 E. Main St. in Richmond. To attend, RSVP Sharrie Harlin at 765-983-3000, ext. 4676.

Election Board will meet Thursday

The Fayette County Election Board will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in the county clerk’s office of the Fayette County Courthouse, 401 Central Ave. Board members include Nancy Lengle, Democrat; Doris Clark, Republican; and the county clerk, Lisa Mays Witt. The public may attend the meeting.

Aluminum cans help Cancer Society

Aluminum cans in bags or other containers may be left in the yard at the home of Gary O’Neal, 725 E. 29th St. O’Neal donates money paid for the cans to the Fayette County Cancer Society. A yard sign marks the drop-off location. Cans may be left there at any time.