Friday news briefs102403

October 24, 2003

Boyle High students are presenters

Boyle County High School students who presented at the Youth Environmental Summit last spring are the only students in the state to be invited to present at Tuesday's Governor's Conference on the Environment, to be held at Embassy Suites in Lexington.

Students Liz Congleton, Ruby Jackson, Meredith McCann, Lee McLeavine, and Ali Valade met last year with community leaders to gather input for this presentation which they have delivered to Boyle magistrates and Danville commissioners.

The presentation focuses on the ideal community intersect of economic feasibility, ecological viability and socially desirable elements that contribute to a healthy, aesthetically pleasing community.


In preparation for this presentation, students have interviewed citizens on the street to add to input gathered from community leaders.

The five student presenters are part of a 12-member after-school team that this year will explore transportation and the environment.

Tuesday evening they will hold their first meeting on this concern to prepare for the 2004 Youth Environmental Summit. Students have been following local news regarding downtown parking and likely will consider this concern as part of the study.

BCHS boosters to raise funds

Boyle County High School women's basketball boosters will have a fundraiser for the team at 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Sandy Wilder at (849) 332-7918.

Interviews set for city manager applicants

Danville city manager selection committee will interview eight candidates on Oct. 28, Oct. 29 and Nov. 1. The committee will ask each candidate the same 16 questions.

Once the interviews are complete the committee will narrow the field of candidates to a group of finalists that will be presented to the city commissioners. Then the names of the candidates will become public.

Walk-it-off prizes available

Gym bags and T-shirts for people who are enrolled in the Walk-It-Off Program are available for pick up at the Boyle County cooperative extension service.

Winners of the Speedo pedometers, valued at $20, also can pick those up. Winners are: Elizabeth VanArsdall, Dee Coffey, Gina Scott, Kathy Phillips, Marian Gibson, Brenda Quinn, Nancy Marcussen, Tanya Sanders, Glenda Warren, Alice Neikirk, Norman Fischer Sr., Debbie Hardin, Debbie Abbott and Sueticia Sutton.

The 10-week walking program is sponsored by the Boyle County Extension Service, Boyle County Health Department, Danville-Boyle County Parks and Recreation Department and McDowell Wellness Center.

Grand opening set for market

HARRODSBURG - Pioneer Market will hold a grand opening 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 1638 Danville Road in Harrodsburg. There will be a pig roast and prizes will be given away.

Casey school design group to meet

LIBERTY - The building design committee working on plans for a new elementary school for the eastern portion of Casey County will meet 6 p.m. Monday at Casey County High School cafeteria.

Larry Schwering of Lucas/Schwering Architects in Lexington will provide two designs for a new elementary school to be considered.

The committee is open to public comment on the new school that will replace the Middleburg and Garrett elementary schools.

Haunted Barn open during Halloween

DUNNVILLE - The Dunnville Volunteer Fire Department and local Relay for Life organizers will host a Haunted Barn.

The barn will be open 7-10 p.m. today through Sunday; 7 p.m.- midnight Oct. 31; and 7-10 p.m. Nov. 1-2. Cost is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit both groups.

To reach The Haunted Barn take Ky. 70 West, go five miles turn right on Ky. 1547, and go one mile.


Information concerning a probation revocation in Casey public record Sunday was incorrect. Steve Ellis, who was on probation after he pleaded guilty to an arson charge and sentenced to one year, had the probation revoked after he was arrested on another charge, according to circuit court documents.

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Monday's article regarding a Lincoln County motorcycle accident incorrectly named Will Burkhart, of Middleburg, as an additional passenger on the motorcycle. Burkhart was not involved in the accident, he was the owner of the motorcycle. The information the Advocate received was incorrect.


Danville Board of Education - 7 p.m. Monday at Toliver Elementary School. The agenda includes consideration of Schools of Promise and Board of Promise applications, the board's 2003-04 goals and objectives, and a bond issue.

To arrange for an interpreter for the deaf to be at the meeting, call the board office at 238-1300.

Investment in Youth Livestock Sale Committee - 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Boyle County Extension Service office basement meeting room. For more information, call (859) 236-4484.|10/21/03***

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