Wednesday news briefs 1210

December 10, 2003

Lincoln bridges

to be replaced

STANFORD - Bridges on Hawkins Branch and Slate Branch roads will be improved by the state before the end of next month, due to a state-sponsored $30,000 bridge improvement project.

The Transportation Cabinet will construct the raised bridges, which will help alleviate the flooding of roadways that wet weather often brings.

Fiscal Court approved the project Tuesday.

According to Judge-Executive Buckwheat Gilbert, the current bridges are "big dams with holes in them" that stop up the waterway more than they let the water through the small culverts.


"The water just runs right over the road," said Gilbert.

During the next 45 days, the low-water bridges will be raised and redesigned to allow water to flow freely beneath them. The Transportation Cabinet also will raise and repave the roadways approaching the bridges.

"I'd like to have it done in a month, or a month and a half," said Gilbert.

The $30,000 from the state will be matched with an estimated $7,000 to $8,000 in county funds.

Breakfast set

with Santa

Knights of Columbus will host breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Main Street.

All-you-can-eat breakfast is $3 for adults and $1 for children. Prizes will be given.

Christmas bazaar

planned at BCHS

A Christmas bazaar, sponsored by Jobs for Kentucky Graduates Career Association, will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Boyle County High School.

The bazaar will feature several area vendors and wares ranging from purses, plants, floral design works from Kentucky School for the Deaf students to works by art students, Pampered Chef items and jewelry.

For more information, call (859) 236-5047.

Lincoln County

Farm Bureau honored

STANFORD - Lincoln County Farm Bureau received an award for being outstanding at the Kentucky Farm Bureau convention in Louisville.

Outstanding county Farm Bureaus, including Lincoln, were designated in each of 11 districts. Lincoln County also was given a certificate for effective information programs.

The Fayette County Farm Bureau won top honors.

With more than 442,000 member families statewide, Farm Bureau is the state's largest farm organization. More than 1,200 members attended this year's 84th annual convention to recognize the year's achievements and adopt policy for 2004.


Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Dec. 18 at city hall. The date was incorrect in Sunday's paper.

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The Boyle County Public Library bookmobile schedule that was published in Sunday's bulletin board was incorrect. The bookmobile runs on an alternating weekly schedule, and the wrong week was used.|None***

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