Friday news briefs 1017

October 17, 2003

Garrard park receives grant

LANCASTER - New water lines will be installed at the Jaycee Park south of Lancaster with a $100,000 grant from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority.

The money was accepted Tuesday by the Garrard County Fiscal Court. Magistrates were told that the grant funds have to go through the court. The park, which contains mostly baseball fields, is owned by the City of Lancaster and Garrard County.

"The water lines there are ancient," said county attorney Jeff Moss.

"A hundred thousand dollars ought to do more than put in water lines," said magistrate Joe Leavell.

"It should, yeah," said Moss.

The project could involve extending lines from the main line in the park, Moss said. Plenty of water pressure currently exists there, he said.


The court approved a resolution accepting the money.

Cut-a-thon will benefit hospital

As part of the observance of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Impressions by BJ will have a Cut-A-Thon 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Haircuts that day will cost $12. Proceeds will go toward the creation of a Cancer Care Center at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

"We are grateful that BJ's is offering this special promotion that both heightens awareness of breast cancer and raises funds for an important service for local cancer patients," said Harry Nickens, president of Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation.

The Cancer Care Center will be located on the third floor at the McDowell hospital. It will include educational and clinical services for cancer patients and their families. The project will include a renovation of 12 private patient rooms as funds are raised in the community.

For more information, call (859) 239-2361.|10/15/03***

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