Friday news briefs 112803

November 28, 2003

Singer to be downtown

Eddie Montgomery of country music duo Montgomery Gentry will be on Main Street from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. People can tour his bus. Bring $5 or a toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

Berggren attends convention

Kay Berggren, executive director of the Danville-Boyle County Convention & Visitors Bureau, attended the National Tour Association Marketplace Convention Nov. 7-11 in Charlotte, N.C.

While there, she talked with companies from across the United States and Canada who operate bus tours to introduce them to Kentucky's Bluegrass region as a destination for tour groups.


"The group tour business is a very competitive market as the benefit of just one tour bus in a community can mean an economic impact of more than $5,000 per day for a destination," Berggren said. "Thus, it is important to reach those planners who do business in the southeastern United States in order to keep these bus tours coming into our region."

Extensive tour itineraries, planning materials and videos have been developed as a follow-up to each of the appointments.

Christmas brochure available

A Christmas brochure for Boyle County has been published by the Danville-Boyle County Convention & Visitors Bureau and is available at the Visitors Center at McClure-Barbee House, 304 S. Fourth St., or by calling (859) 236-7794.

Holiday event schedules for Harrodsburg, Berea, Bardstown, Burnside Christmas Island, and Georgetown also are available at McClure-Barbee House.

McKinney plans community meeting

McKINNEY - McKinney will have a community meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the old school gym to elect three board members of McKinney Area Rescue. Anyone interested in serving on the board should attend the meeting.

The McKinney area includes Geneva, Jumbo, South Fork, New Salem, Mount Salem, Blue Lick, Chicken Bristle and Turnersville.

Another election will be held during the meeting for people of the community to serve on the Station Days Committee for 2004.


Boyle County Board of Education - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Boyle County High School cafeteria. Items on the agenda include a working session on the budget, first reading for grants, facility requests and a lease for a high school copier.

Burgin City Council - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the new fire department. This is a change from the usual meeting location.

Casey Fiscal Court - 5 p.m. Monday at the Casey County Courthouse. Routine business is on the agenda.

Garrard County Long Term Care Facility Board - 9 a.m. Thursday at the hospital. The tentative agenda includes reports from the administrator, board chairman and finance officer.

Perryville City Council - 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.|None***

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