Tuesday news briefs 1007

October 07, 2003

City officials win

awards at conference

Danville City Commissioner Jamey Gay and interim City Manager Bridgette Milby were awarded the bronze level in Public Officials Essential Skills Institute at the Kentucky League of Cities conference Oct. 1-4 in Lexington. Also attending the conference were Commissioners Terry Crowley and Chester Kavanaugh, City Clerk Donna Groves, City Engineer Earl Coffey, Police Chief Jeff Peek and Finance Director Steve Winfrey. The conference hosted workshops, forums and seminars on local government issues.

McDowell House

gets paint donation

Porter Paints and Wilcher Interiors will sponsor the repainting of McDowell House and Apothecary Shop's interior and exterior.

The paint will be donated by Wilcher Interiors, Danville,the local distributor of Porter Paint products.

Staff at the house want to replicate the original finishes used by Ephraim McDowell in the early 1800s. Joseph K. Opperman, an historic preservation architect from Winston-Salem, N.C., and Frank Welsh, an authority on historic paints, recently reviewed the house and determined the original colors. Painting will begin in 2004.


"It is a privilege for Porter Paints to participate in a project as important as the authentic repainting of the McDowell House," said Peggy Ellis, Porter Paints area manager, after a recent tour of the house. Porter Paints is headquartered in Louisville.

Habitat housing

applications available

HARRODSBURG - Habitat for Humanity Mercer County partner family applications will be distributed 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mercer County Public Library meeting room.

All adults in the applicant household must attend a meeting together to learn what Habitat does and what would be expected of them as Habitat partners. Applicants should bring proof of income and expenses.

Applications are available only at the meetings. The meeting times and dates are repeated on the Habitat telephone announcements at (859) 734-5086.

Revival scheduled

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will host a revival 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The Rev. Felix Williams of Lexington is the evangelist.

Church fish fry set

The Trinity Tabernacle Church will host a fish fry 6-9 p.m. Friday at 229 Highland Court. The menu includes fish, potatoes, baked beans, slaw, hush puppies, dessert and drink for $6.|None***

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