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December 16, 2003

Heart of Danville has

new awards program

The Heart of Danville will accept nominations through Jan. 7 for a new awards program. Forms and criteria are available at the Heart of Danville's office.

Here are the categories:

n Heart and soul, person, organization or business that puts their heart into preserving downtown.

n Pulse or business of the year, business who keeps downtown alive by having a "finger on the pulse" of downtown activities and contributes to the health of the downtown business climate. The business should be a "mainstay of Main Street," but doesn't have to be on Main, just in the downtown district.

n Big Heart award or volunteer of the year, person or group who has a "real soft spot" for downtown activities.


n Heartbeat award or best window displays and merchandising, for the business that excels in visual merchandising, window displays, color, design and signage.

n King or Queen of Hearts award, outstanding historic preservation project completed within the past year.

n Heart of Gold or investment award, to the person or business that invested in downtown by undertaking a project within the past year.

Mercer Habitat to

dedicate house

HARRODSBURG - Habitat for Humanity Mercer County will dedicate its new house in Quail Run subdivision at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The house is being purchased by the Julie Sallee family. All volunteers, donors and interested persons are welcome attend the brief outdoor event.

In the event of bad weather, the service will be moved to a nearby church. The house will be open for visitors afterward.

The entrance to the subdivision is opposite the Warwick Road/North College Street intersection, near the Shell station. Dove Court is the second court on the left.

Professors explore 'Lord of Rings' trilogy

Anticipation is high for the third and final installment of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, due in movie theaters Wednesday.

The blockbuster-hit series has brought J.R.R. Tolkien's works back to the mainstream, but Jennifer McMahon, assistant professor of philosophy at Centre College, hopes viewers take more away from the movie than just an appreciation of its imagery and special effects.

McMahon and Steve Csaki, visiting assistant professor of philosophy and Japanese, have co-written an article titled "Talking Trees and Walking Mountains: Buddhist and Taoist Themes in The Lord of the Rings."

The article is published in the recently released book "The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy" (Open Court Press).

Liberty, Casey form

industrial authority

LIBERTY - Casey County joined Liberty Monday to establish a city-county Economic/Industrial Development Authority.

Casey Fiscal Court gave final approval to an ordinance related to the authority.

The new organization will develop and carry out an economic development program to upgrade gainful employment opportunities and render advice and assistance to existing and new industrial, commercial, professional and tourism businesses wishing to locate or expand in the city and county.

The authority will have eight members appointed by Mayor Steve Sweeney and four appointed by county Judge-Executive Ronald Wright.

Cookbook sales

benefit Relay for Life

STANFORD - All First Southern National Bank locations in Lincoln County have cookbooks for sale.

Proceeds from the sales will benefit American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Cookbooks cost $10 each.

For more information, call (606) 365-2137.

DHS to honor students

The Danville High School annual holiday program will be 1 p.m. Friday in the school's performing arts center.

Students will be recognized for outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievements.

Crab Orchard plans

Christmas events

CRAB ORCHARD - The annual Crab Orchard Country Christmas will be 5-9 p.m. Friday at City Hall. A visit with Santa is planned from 7-9 p.m. |None***

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