Sunday news briefs 113003

December 01, 2003

Cub Scouts need help with bell ringing

Cub Scout Pack 327 will ring the bells for the local Salvation Army fund-raiser Dec. 13 in front of the Kroger store.

The Cub Pack will work with the Salvation Army to earn two hours of community service toward a patch.

The Scout Pack invites volunteers to help with the bell ringing, since there are not enough Scouts to fill the time slots. Call Heidi Baker at (859) 236-6897 after 4 p.m. for more information.

Perryville school plans holiday bazaar

PERRYVILLE - The fifth annual Holiday Gift Bazaar will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Perryville Elementary School.

The event includes a silent auction of gift baskets, local vendors, a Kids Corner and door prizes. Santa also will be available for photographs with children.


Proceeds go to the school PTO.

People needed to help with bird count

Volunteers are needed for the 104th annual National Audubon Society bird count, scheduled 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 20 in the Danville area. This will be the 56th consecutive year that Danville has participated in the count.

Anyone interested in helping with the bird count is asked to call Neil or Ginny Eklund at (859) 236-8807 and leave message, or e-mail at The Eklunds said newcomers are welcome.

"We try to get at least one veteran participant in each group of counters and each group will do its count in a particular sector of the count area, " Neil Eklund said. The Danville count area includes the interior of a circle extending 7.5 miles from the Boyle County Courthouse.

Membership in the Audubon Society is not required, but a $5 participation fee is required of all participants over the age of 18. The fee helps defray costs of compilation and publication of the international data. The count includes provinces of Canada and some areas of the Caribbean.

Last year, the 23 participants tallied 12,993 birds that represented 57 species. Two species - muscovy duck and rufous hummingbird - are rare for this area. The large number of birds was due to the almost 10,000 starlings counted.

Meetings set for 6th District

A field representative for the 6th Congressional District will be in the following counties this month:

Dec. 11 - 2-3 p.m. in the Garrard County judge-executive's office, Lancaster.

Dec. 16 - 2-3 p.m. in the Mercer County judge-executive's office, Harrodsburg.

Dec. 17 - 11a.m. to noon in the Boyle County judge-executive's office, Danville; and 2-3 p.m. in the Lincoln County judge-executive's office, Stanford.


Crab Orchard City Commission - 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.

Hustonville City Council - 7 p.m. in City Hall.

Lincoln County/Cedar Creek Planning Commission - 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Old KU building.

Stanford City Council - 6:30 p.m. in the Historic Depot.|11/30/03***

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