LANCASTER - Imagine, for just a moment, that you're a member of a family that's eager to know what your neighbors think your yard should look like this summer. You invite everyone over, but only one person shows up, and she's convinced you're going to tell her what kind of yard she will have.
If you can picture that, then you have some idea what it's like to be on the Garrard County Planning Commission.
The panel held its first meeting two weeks ago to gather opinions on the county's future from residents. Attendance was modest. A good chunk of the time was spent trying to explain that its members only wanted ideas, and had no interest in telling people what they could do with their property.
So the commission has decide to come to you.
Starting March 8, the panel of volunteers will meet in each of the Fiscal Court's five districts, starting with Magistrate Joe Leavell's in Lancaster. After that, the commission is planning to meet on successive Monday nights in the districts of Marvin Conn, Larry Teater, F.C. Foley and Walter "Tiddle" Hester. Times and locations have yet to be decided.