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Thursday news briefs 0918

September 18, 2003

Lincoln schools to offer fall academy:

STANFORD - Lincoln County schools will have fall break Oct. 6-17. Some students, however, will have the opportunity to attend an extended school services fall academy, offered at each elementary school, the middle school and Lincoln County High School during the first week of break.

Students will be recommended by their teachers and will bring home a recommendation letter.

This will be a time when students may make up work, catch up on work, or focus on a particular content area that the school has identified as a need.

The day will run from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Students will be transported by bus. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge. Space will be limited, and students need to commit to attend the entire week.

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If your child receives a recommendation letter, return the signed bottom portion marked yes or no as quickly as possible. It is important that all letters be returned.

Program coordinators are Crab Orchard, Michelle Jacobs, (606) 355-2331; Highland, Lewis Bailey, (606) 365-2768; Hustonville, Stacy Johnson, (606) 346-4741; Kings Mountain, Lois Sharpe, (606) 365-7018; McKinney, Glenna Preston, (606) 346-4741; LCHS, Christy Denny, (606) 365-9111; LCMS, (606) 365-8400; Stanford, Janie Hastie (606) 365-2191; Waynesburg, James Carrier, (606) 379-6413.

Garrard County sets tax rate:

LANCASTER - Garrard County magistrates approved the real estate rate for property taxes at 7.9 cents per $100 of assessed property during a special meeting Saturday.

Last year's rate was 8 cents. A person with a $100,000 home will by $79 for the county tax portion on this year's bill.

Tax bills will be sent out Oct. 15. Normally, the Garrard County Sheriff's Department mails out the tax bills about Oct. 1.

A public hearing on the tax rate will take place Oct. 2 in the upstairs courtroom of the courthouse.

Also Saturday, Fiscal Court approved the motor vehicle and watercraft tax rates at 10.2 cents per $100 of assessed value, a 4 percent increase.

A person with a $10,000 automobile will pay $102 on the county government's portion of the vehicle tax bill.

Pioneer Walk scheduled Saturday:

HARRODSBURG - A Pioneer Walk will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation.

The money will be raised from the $5 registration fee. The walk will begin at organizer Robert Curtsinger's farm at 992 Hopewell Road.

Curtsinger said the three-mile walk will go over his farm and Blackberry Hill Farm across woods, hills and creeks. Walkers can bring their pets.

Masonic Lodge to hold fish fry:

Franklin Lodge 28, F&AM, will host its annual fish fry from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Hall, 400 N. Fourth St.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for ages under 12 years.

Boyle yearbooks are in:

Boyle County High School yearbooks may be picked up from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday in the school office.|9/17/03***

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