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January 12, 2004

Grants available for cemetery preservation

FRANKFORT - The state Department for Local Government is accepting applications for grants from the Kentucky Cemetery Preservation Fund. The new Preservation Fund program has $423,000 in the second funding cycle for maintenance, preservation and restoration activities.

Examples of maintenance activities include initial cleanup and landscaping, purchasing equipment, fencing, signage and improving interior roads. Preservation and restoration work includes acquiring conservation easements, surveying boundaries and repairing and cleaning tombstones.

Funds also are available for historic research, archiving, training to support cemetery preservation and improving access roads. Counties may establish five-member county cemetery boards to apply for grants to oversee the program and make funding decisions.


Applications and instructions are available on a Web site at More information can be obtained about the cemetery board by calling Lee Creech at (502) 573-2382. Applications are due by March 31.


Deanna Baker's husband, William, not her son, pulled a 1971 Mustang from their burning garage on Ila Avenue in Junction City Thursday, as she told a reporter. William Baker restored the vehicle.

Applications for FEMA funds due Thursday

The deadline for nonprofits to receive part of $20,836 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area is Thursday.

Under the terms of the grant, organizations applying must be nonprofit, have an accounting system, conduct annual audits, practice non-discrimination, have demonstrated ability to deliver emergency food and shelter and have volunteer boards.

The selection is made by a national board assigned to distribute funds from Congress. That board is headed by Federal Emergency Management Agency. Previous recipients have been The Salvation Army, Family Services Association, Gathering Place, American Red Cross and Families First.

For more information, call Zachary Bell, Corps Officer at the Salvation Army, (859) 236-4473.

Health seminar offered

STANFORD - A free health seminar is being offered through the Lincoln County Extension Office from 10-11 a.m., Jan. 22, for those with health-related questions, such as what numbers for cholesterol, blood, glucose and blood pressure mean, the normal range, how to decipher test results or what the recommended levels of vitamins and minerals are needed per day. This is a free opportunity to ask an expert, Shirley Metker, with the Lincoln County Health Department, at the County Extension Office, 104 Metker Trail.

Make reservations by (606) 365-2447 before Jan. 16.


Housing Authority of Danville - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at city hall. The board will consider additional funding for the capital fund, new policies and financial audit.

Boyle Board of Education -7 p.m. Thursday at Boyle County High School in the library.

Casey County Board of Education - 7 p.m. Monday at the administrative offices. The agenda includes an update on renovation and construction projects, name consideration for new elementary school, discuss amendment to the district facilities plan, and budget work for the coming fiscal year.

Perryville City Council - 7 p.m. Thursday at city hall.

Lincoln County Fiscal Court - 9 a.m. Tuesday at the old Kentucky Utilities building on North Second Street.|None***

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