Collegiate Student Scores Perfect ACT
Louisville Collegiate School student Calley Thompson has achieved a perfect score of 36 on the American College Testing assessment. Thompson is a senior and participates in Science Olympiad, Quick Recall and Mu Alpha Theta at Collegiate. She is also a goalie on the field hockey team.

The ACT test consists of English, math, reading and science and an optional writing test. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of test takers score a perfect 36.

Louisville Zoo Announces New Assistant Director and Facilities Supervisor
The Louisville Zoo welcomes to its staff Assistant Director Tom Kaferle and Facilities Supervisor Rich Williams.

Kaferle has over 20 years of zoological and theme park management experience, and was recently an international consultant in Turkey and Italy, involved in the development of customer service programs, feasibility studies and planning.  Prior to that, he was general manager of Landora Theme Park where he managed all aspects of the opening of the park, the first of its kind in Turkey. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, was a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for 10 years and also sat on the AZA business operations committee.

Williams was a construction project manager at Louisville Metro Parks, where he planned and coordinated capital construction projects for the city of Louisville. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Louisville. Williams’ role at the Louisville Zoo will be to supervise multiple facilities, work crews and construction projects.

Public-Private Partnership to Bring Colon Cancer Screenings to Low-Income Uninsured
Mayor Greg Fischer and health officials have announced a public-private partnership that will provide colon cancer screenings for approximately 1,200 low-income uninsured individuals over the next 16 months.

“Creating a healthier and more compassionate city are top priorities of my administration,” says Fischer.  “Colon cancer is one of the most preventable causes of death.  This new partnership will bring life-saving colon cancer screenings to people for whom they might otherwise not be available.”

The Colon Cancer Screening Program consists of a partnership between the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, the Kentucky Cancer Program, the Park DuValle Community Health Center, Family Health Centers and the Colon Cancer Prevention Project.

Thirteen private physicians have agreed to each donate at least one free colonoscopy per month. More physicians continue to volunteer for the program. The donated health screenings will be leveraged by screenings paid for from the $282,600 in funds committed by the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Louisville’s Premier Surgery Center will donate the use of its facility on weekends for screenings. Louisville area hospitals are also considering making their facilities available for the project. Polymedco Inc. is donating 1,500 Fecal Immunochemical Test kits and Braintree Laboratories is donating 500 colonoscopy prep kits.

The Park DuValle Community Health Center and Family Health Centers, both in Portland, will serve as medical homes for patients in the program, providing a patient navigator to coordinate and schedule screenings and assist patients through the process. The Colon Cancer Prevention Project will also assist. The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will oversee the initiative and act as the fiscal agent. Kentucky Cancer Program will provide community outreach to promote the program.

Tour Ottawa and Cruise the St. Lawrence River with HCM
Join Highlands Community Ministries Sept. 12-18, 2013, for a seven-day/six-night vacation with guided tours of Ottawa and a cruise on the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands region of Canada. The cost of this Diamond Tours trip, including deluxe motor coach, six nights lodging, six breakfasts and three dinners, is $610 per person for double occupancy or $900 for single occupancy.
A valid passport or passport card is required to enter and exit Canada. Full payment is due upon reservation, before the end of April. Call (502) 458-3549 for more information.

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