Wednesday news briefs 122403

December 24, 2003

Casey courthouse

offices spruced up

LIBERTY - Renovation on new offices for Casey County Clerk Eva S. Miller has begun at the courthouse, according to county Judge-Executive Ronald Wright.

The offices, vacated by Circuit Clerk Craig Overstreet when he moved to the new Judicial Center adjacent to the courthouse, will house property transfers, marriage licenses, wills, settlements and various other documents.

Miller moved her office to the old Casey County Bank building, across the street from the courthouse, a few years ago due to dampness.


Health screening

et at KSD

Kentucky School for the Deaf and Life Line Screening will hold a health screening Jan. 5 in Brady Hall, 309 S. Second St.

For more information, fees, or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 679-5609. Tests include screening for blocked arteries, aortic aneurysms, hardening of the arteries and bone density.

Each test is $45 with other options available.

Imported pine cone

products recalled

FRANKFORT - Officials urge consumers to be on the lookout for imported pine cone products that are infested with a wood-boring pest that has the potential to cause millions of dollars of damage to Kentucky forests. The federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issued a limited recall on the products Dec. 5 and expanded the recall nationwide Dec. 12.

The product - a decorative cinnamon-scented potpourri mixed with India pine cones, sold under the brand name "Candle-Lite Potpourri" - may be infested with a type of long-horned beetle that feeds on pine cone seeds, lowering seed production and reproductive potential of the pine trees, according to APHIS.

The recall applies to infested pine cones sold in Target, Wal-Mart, JoAnn Fabrics, Lowe's, Dollar Tree, Safeway Frank's Nursery, and K-mart stores nationwide.

The UPC numbers for the affected products are: 009134052930, 024709122192, 071716018702, 076001708344, 076001708337, 076001708269, 076001708245, 076001708252, 076001707415, 076001707408, 076001707422, 076001708306, 0760017083201 076001708559, 076001708542, 076001708560, 076001708566, 643727307450, 721366827680, 750197869675, and 826214004241.|None***

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