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November 26, 2003

Wilder elected to KACo office

Boyle County Judge-Executive Tony Wilder was sworn in as first vice president of the Kentucky Association of Counties at its 29th annual conference & exposition last week in Lexington.

Wilder is chairman of the KACo All Lines Fund program board and the KACo board of directors. Also, he is secretary of the Kentucky County Judge-Executive Association and is on its legislative committee.

More than 1,100 participants attended the conference at Lexington Convention Center. Participants could earn up to 11 training hours certified by the Department for Local Government, as mandated by KRS 64.5275 by attending workshops on issues affecting counties.


Mercer resolves to end loitering

HARRODSBURG - Mercer County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Tuesday morning to end excessive loitering at three county work sites.

Judge-Executive John Trisler defined excessive loitering as 15-20 minutes or longer at the road department, animal shelter and convenience center. He said the county is not trying to deny anyone service at the sites.

"We just want people to be safe," he said, explaining that large equipment makes it unsafe for people who are unfamiliar with the work sites. He said signs will be posted that will warn visitors that they are not allowed to stay there more than a few minutes and the resolution will be enforced. There was no written resolution.

Mercer Habitat for Humanity needs workers

HARRODSBURG - Habitat for Humanity Mercer County needs construction volunteers for work 9 a.m. -noon and 1-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Skills needed are semi-finish carpentry and general clean-up. Half-day workers are also welcome. The site is at 609 Dove Court in Quail Run subdivision, Harrodsburg, opposite the intersection of North College Street and Warwick Pike. Everyone on the site must be over 18.

Call (859) 734-5086 for information.

Growers should return marketing cards

STANFORD - Lincoln County burley tobacco producers should return their marketing cards to the Farm Service Agency as soon as they complete their sales of tobacco, said Paul E. Hall, the agency's county executive director. For more information, call the FSA office at (606) 365-2588.

McKinney Elementary names honor roll

McKINNEY - Students named to the honor roll at McKinney Elementary School include:

Fourth grade: A's and B's, Mechele Watkins, Douglas Robbins, Mary Beth Hogue, Curstain Lopez, Chelcie Hogue and John Baker.

Fifth grade: All A's, Carol Lykins.

Sixth grade: All A's, Jacob Ruhe, Heather Romo, Chelsea Wethington and Kayla Roberts. A's and B's, Stephanie Champion, Ashley Smith, Dylan Allison, Levi May, Kaytee Richey, Jerri Lynn Moore, Raeann Martin and Adrian Coffman.


Ralph T. Brock of Lancaster received a sentence of 23 months for his role in a drug trafficking ring headed up by former Mount Vernon police officer Larry Gene Thompson Sr. The sentence was incorrect in a story published Nov. 2, due to a reporter's error.|None***

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