The Bowling Green Hotrods
will be hosting the SCKCB as their Non-profit of the night on
Tuesday June 5, 2018
Bowling Green Ballpark located at
300 E. 8th Avenue,
The SCKCB will be selling
$10, while supplies last,
for this event; this is a 17% discount off the gate price of
$12. In addition, June 5 is dollar hot dog night and your canine friends
are welcome as well.
The Hotrods will be playing the
lansing Lugnuts from
The Hotrods are a Class A
farm team for the Tampa Bay Rays
(in the American League East Division) and the
Lugnuts are the Toronto Blue Jays
(also in the AL East) Class A affiliate. First pitch will be thrown out by our
at 6:35 PM.
270-883-1855 or email us at
for information about how to obtain tickets and come on down and join
us to watch the future stars of Major League Baseball and enjoy dollar hot dogs with man's
best friend while you support
both the SCKCB and the Bowling Green Hotrods, all for only $10.
Doctors perform gene therapy treatment on boy with inherited blindness
On the morning of March 20, eye surgeon Jason Comander injected viruses carrying lab-grown
genes into the eyes of a boy whose vision had been gradually disappearing.
If all goes as planned, the 13-year-old patient — who lives with an inherited genetic defect
that causes blindness — will experience an improvement in eyesight in about a month.
After a series of tests, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this gene-therapy
treatment, called Luxturna, in December 2017.
Three months later, the procedure Comander performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear served as the
first time an FDA-approved gene therapy was used on a person living with an inherited, and incurable,
genetic disease. There are no other effective treatments for this specific retinal disease.
The SCKCB will have our regular bi-monthly meeting on
Sunday, June 3rd at 1:30 PM
The meeting will be held at the
Neighborhood & Community Services Building, located at
707 E. Main Ave.,
Just follow East Main to the top of what is commonly
referred to as "Hospital Hill." There is a large parking lot on the
left side of the building below the street level. The entrance to our
meeting room is accessible from this lower parking lot level. Check
meetings page for specific driving
directions and Google Maps routing from your location.
Our Mission Statement
The South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind (SCKCB), our parent
organization, the American Council of the Blind, and its affiliates,
strive to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity
and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.
For more information about the South Central Kentucky
Council of the Blind or to join our organization, see our
About Us page.