Medicare open enrollment is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Lyon County Senior Citizens Center can help persons in finding a counselor that would guide them in what would be the best fit for them, by helping compare Medicare health or drug plans with other Medicare choices; helping with signing up for a new plan; and helping in avoiding high pressure sales tactics. To find a local counselor near you, call 270-388-2171.

Persons 60 years of age or older needing a ride to and from the senior center or other trips in your county, call your senior center at least two days in advance before you need picked up. Lyon County seniors should call 270-388-2171 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. — 2 p.m.

If you are needing a ride to another county outside the county you live in, you would need to call the public transportation number at 270-839-4156 from 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. at least two days in advance. This number is for all ages.

Public transportation ride rates are charged by the mile and the amount is figured when you call to schedule a ride.

For Medicaid rides you must call three days ahead to 1-800-467-4601.

Veterans Transportation Service is also available. To find out if you are eligible for this medical ride, call 270-886-6641 or 1-800-467-4601. You must call at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is half the public transportation cost for rides.

Intercity Transportation provides services to and from Nashville, TN. There are three pick up points: the city Transit building, 1111 S. Clay St., Hopkinsville; 222 S. Main St., Pembroke, in the parking lot across from Pembroke City Hall; and 8505 Pembroke-Oak Grove Rd., in the gravel lot behind Oak Grove City Hall. Call 1-800-467-4601 to reserve a seat. There is a $12.50 fee for round trip due at pick up.