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March 09, 2004

Mercer industry leaders praise Cardoni

HARRODSBURG - Harrodsburg/Mercer County Industrial Development Authority met in closed session for more than an hour Monday, but when the members returned to the open meeting, they took no action.

The special-called meeting was held to discuss personnel. The only employee of the authority is Executive Director Lori-Ann Cardoni.

Before the executive session, representatives of two local industries, Dale Kihlman and Larry Carter of Trim Masters and Pete Chiericozzi of Bay West, told authority members they highly value the work Cardoni has done in helping existing industries.

Cardoni could not be reached for comment this morning. She attended at least part of the closed-door session, but did not return to the meeting room with the members of the authority.


Casey teens get awards at theater fest

More than 14 schools, including Casey County, took part in Somerset Community College's annual Teen Theatre Festival Feb. 28.

Students were treated to an array of theatrical activities, including a presentation of the play "The Kentucky Marriage Proposal"; a performance from area juggler/comedian/magician Scott Sullivan; workshops in stage combat, monologue techniques, theater games, improvisation and juggling; and a screening of SCC Theatre Cheap Video Productions film, "Bad Day at Summer Rock."

Casey County students Elizabeth Turner, George Bennett, Meredith Coffey and Tiffany Spaw won special merit awards. Tara Bragg, also of Casey, scored high enough to make the finals.

Fish fry, bake sale set

The 49'ers will hold a fish fry, chicken and bake sale beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at 357 Swope Drive. For deliveries, call (859) 236-2774.

Casey school calendar amended

MIDDLEBURG - Casey County Board of Education amended the 2003-2004 school calendar Monday after missing eight days of school because of weather and illness.

In-service days will be moved to make up a couple of days. Graduation and the final day for students will be May 21, according to Dale Wilson, director of pupil personnel. May 24 will be a planning day for teachers, and the closing day for teachers will be May 25.

Classes were dismissed due to illness Dec. 12 and 15 and for inclement weather Dec. 18 and 19, Jan. 9, 28 and 30, and Feb. 5.

Middleburg students get trophies

MIDDLEBURG - Students at Middleburg Elementary School were presented trophies Monday night by the Casey County Board of Education for distinguished scores and good citizenship. In addition, a banner with the students' names will be displayed at the school.

Receiving trophies for distinguished scores were: fifth grade, Kaleb Chansler, Bradley Myers and Bethany Short; and sixth grade, Jessica Bennett, Jacob Board, Amber Cox, Kaleb Durham, Cody Lynn, Dustin McQueary and Samantha Myers.

Citizenship awards went to Nicole Luttrell, Shelby Willoughby, Blake Durham, Lauren Curry, Kyndra Cochran, Christina Dalton, Olivia Gilpin, Kaitlyn Todd, Laura Parris, Jerika Durham, Collis Brooks, Jonathan Hackerson, Luke Roy, Robin Joscelyn, Aaron Moberly, LeAnn Crew and Draken Haggard.

Board member Mike Davis also received a certificate for completing Level 2 of studies offered by the Kentucky School Board Association.


Boyle County Board of Education - 5 p.m. Thursday at Boyle County High School. The agenda includes an expulsion hearing and a work session.

Casey County Hospital Board of Trustees - 7 p.m. today in the hospital conference room. The agenda includes a report on the financial statement, update on the CT scanner, and expansion and renovation of the Primary Care Center.

Danville City Commission - 8 a.m. Wednesday at city hall. The agenda includes second reading of a sign ordinance.

Junction City Council - 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. The agenda include surplus property, bids for community center heat and air, municipal aid funds, annexation of Jerry Tomlinson property, authorization for lead cleanup and executive session.


Kari Leonard's first name was misspelled in Monday's paper due to incorrect information in a press release from state police. The 8-year-old Casey County girl died in a fire Sunday. She is survived by other relatives, including her father and siblings, in addition to those listed in the article.

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Everyone who attends Forkland Community Center's first annual old-fashioned pie supper and spaghetti dinner Saturday is expected to bring a pie. Admission to the dinner, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is: adults, $5; children, ages 3-10, $3; under 3, free. The pie auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the community center. The event includes a pie-eating contest. The center is on Ky. 37. Information was incorrect in Monday's paper, due to incorrect information in a brochure.

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An open house to celebrate Social Work Month will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 31 at Eastern Kentucky University's Danville Center in Danville Manor Shopping Center. The date was wrong in Sunday's paper.

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The television program "Lexington in the '40s: Swinging in the Bluegrass" can be seen at 10 tonight on KET1 and KET2. The time was wrong in Sunday's paper.

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Ticket prices for the Ben Folds concert at Centre College recently were reduced to $30 and $40 for the two tiers of seating for faculty, staff, and the community. The ticket prices were incorrect in Sunday's paper. Tickets may be purchased at the Norton Center box office on campus or by calling (859) 236-4692.|3/9/04|***

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