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February 17, 2004

P&Z gets allotment from Junction City

JUNCTION CITY - The City Council recently voted to give Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning $2,750, which would account for the city's 2003-2004 allotment.

The city held off on its contribution because of its financial problems, but Mayor G.G. Harmon said it had recovered sufficiently to contribute its share to P&Z. Harmon said that the taxes passed had helped the city's situation, but that it would still have to be careful not to become strapped again.

Sparrow to speak at club meeting

David Sparrow, Democratic candidate for the 54th District House of Representatives, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Boyle County Democratic Women's Club at Western Sizzlin' restaurant on the bypass. Dinner is at 6:15 p.m.


CDC elects officers

The Boyle County Community Development Council has elected Debra Sebastian as its new chairperson. Other officers elected were Harry Nickens, vice chairperson; Jim Jacobus, secretary ; and Brad Underwood, treasurer.

Sebastian is the owner/manager of Carlson Wagonlit Travel/Thomas Travel Inc. She was the CDC secretary and chairs Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Nickens is the president of Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation and vice-president of Ephraim McDowell Health, Community Relations and Development.

Before relocating to Danville, Nickens was the president of the Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Va.

Jacobus is president/CEO of Inter-County Energy. He served as an instructor for vocational agricultural education at Garrard County High School from 1978-1983.

He is secretary of the Boyle County Industrial Foundation and is a lifetime member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, University of Kentucky Agricultural Alumni Association and National FFA Alumni Association.

Underwood is a financial services professional with MassMutual Financial Group and is treasurer of The Heart of Danville, a board member of the local Crime Stoppers and assists with the National FFA Career Show.

Taxpayers asked to file electronic returns

FRANKFORT - The state Finance and Administration Cabinet's Department of Revenue encourages taxpayers to file electronically this year. Benefits of using the e-file method can result in reduced tax preparation time, accuracy of returns, acknowledgment of the receipt of returns and faster refunds. Taxpayers using e-filing along with direct deposit may receive refunds in fewer than 14 business days.

"Revenue receives in excess of three million pieces of mail between January and May of each year and paper returns must be opened, sorted and manually entered," Secretary Robbie Rudolph said. "Electronic filing allows your information to go directly into the system, reducing error and delay and allowing your refund to be direct deposited to your financial institution."

If a person does not file electronic returns, revenue says that you choose tax preparation software that prints a 2-D barcode in the upper right hand corner of the return. This barcode allows your tax information to be scanned directly into Revenue systems, alleviating the need for data entry and reducing error or delay. A list of tax software companies offering 2-D barcoding for Kentucky is available on Revenue's Web site at

All Kentucky income tax forms are available by accessing Revenue's Web site under the heading Need forms? or by calling (502) 564-3658. Forms may also be obtained through the Fax on Demand system by calling (502) 564-4459 and follow directions.

Forms are also available from any of the 10 field offices located throughout the state, which are listed at and most local post offices, financial institutions and libraries.

Free cholesterol screenings planned

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is offering free cholesterol screenings 9-11 a.m. Feb. 26 at MedSource, 326 W. Walnut St. in Danville. Appointments are not necessary.

Cholesterol is a substance that your body needs in small amounts to build cell walls and make certain hormones. Individuals should strive to maintain a total cholesterol level of less than 200 mg/dl. .

For more information about the free cholesterol screenings, call (859) 239-1691.

Boyle fiber artist to exhibit work

Fox Hutt, of Boyle County, will exhibit at Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2004 selling her hand-woven rag rugs, table rugs, handbags and pillows in South Wing A of the Kentucky Craft and Exposition Center Feb. 28 and 29 in Louisville. Hutt has owned her weaving business, Lacetree Weaving, for more than 20 years and is participating in theMarket for the second time.

The market will feature 307 Kentucky exhibitors of contemporary and traditional crafts, two-dimensional visual art, books, musical recordings, and food products, along with children's craft activities and cultural entertainment.

The product showcase area will feature, "The Nature of Kentucky," and focus on newly-created works related to nature and garden art. Hutt will have a hand-woven tote handbag in the product showcase. It also will feature the Kentucky Collection, a kiosk display of crafts, visual art, music, food and books, found in select stores throughout the state.

Hours for the Market are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 28 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 29. Admission is $8 for adults; children (ages 6-12), $4. For children under 6, admission is free. For a $1-off coupon on adult admission, visit the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program Web site: Parking is $5.


Hustonville Elementary School council - 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the media center, to discuss over cap size and CSIP.|2/17/04***

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