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January 02, 2004

Stanford council meets on holiday

to discuss health insurance

STANFORD - City Council members met on New Year's Day to ring in 2004 with discussion on health insurance bids.

The city's contract with Bluegrass Family Health ends Feb. 1, and council members voted last year to bid out the 2004 contract after the company increased its price by several thousand dollars per month.

The lowest bid was $6,977 per month, still $400 more than what the city is currently paying. Mayor Eddie Carter estimated it to be about a 6 percent increase.

The bid will be discussed further and voted on during a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Stanford Fire Station.


Also to be discussed is the possible purchase of a new pumper truck for the fire department and an expected grant for the parking garage and museum project on Main Street.

Whitfield's rep to be in area

Sandy Simpson, a field representative from Congressman Ed Whitfield's office, will be in Hustonville and Liberty Monday.

She will be at Hustonville City Hall from 11 a.m. to noon and at the Casey County Courthouse from 1:30-2:30 p.m. to assist residents with questions about federal agencies, Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits or other federal programs.

Comments on issues before Congress are welcome. |None***

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