Local farm news

March 16, 2004

Local solid waste departments are sponsoring Tire Amnesty Days in conjunction with Commonwealth Clean-Up Week. People can bring tires to designated points to be disposed of for free.

The program is open to homeowners, farmers/landowners, gas stations, auto and truck repair businesses who repair and change tires, auto body shops, trucking companies and delivery companies. The program is not available to tire or motor vehicle retail stores or farm equipment sales companies.

Boyle County Tire Amnesty Days will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 15-17 at the state highway garage off of Stewarts Lane. Anyone who has questions or a large quantity of tires may call Donna Fechter at (859) 238-1116.

For exact times, locations and details of other county Tire Amnesty Days in the area, call: Garrard County, (859) 792-1868, March 25-27; Lincoln County, (606) 365-9779, April 1-3; and Mercer County, (859) 734-4754, April 22-24.


Writing and Art Contest winners are honored

Winners of the Jim Claypool Conservation Writing and Art Contest were honored Feb. 24 at the annual Boyle County Conservation District awards banquet.

Art contest

County winners: Clint Riggle, first; Ellie Graham, second; and John David Robertson, third.

School winners: Danville Christian Academy, John David Robertson, first; Rachel Ditto, second; and Taylor Turner, third. Kentucky School for the Deaf, Arielle Plummer, first; David Gonzalez, second; and Ethan Tichenor, third. Toliver Elementary, Ellie Graham, first; Courtney Ballard, second; and John Kenyon, third. Junction City Elementary, Clint Riggle, first; Hagan Wesley, second; and Jacob Godbey, third. Hogsett Elementary, Trevor Coyle, first. Woodlawn Elementary, Zachary Hester, first.

Writing contest

County winners: Kathryn DiMartino, first; Amber Wood, second; and Paul Anderson, third.

School winners: Boyle County High School, Landon Berry, first; Hayley Barbato, second; and Liz Congleton, third. Danville High School, Amber Wood, first; Miles Garriott, second; and Stephan Crown-Weber, third. Boyle County Middle School, Kathryn DiMartino, first; Rebecca Ayers, second; and Mitchell Warner, third. Danville Christian Academy, Johnathon Baker, first; Michael Cooper, second; and Matthew Robbins, third. LIGHT Homeschool Organization, Paul Anderson, first.

BCHS had the most entries in the writing contest, and Junction City Elementary had the most entries in the art contest. Outstanding teachers who were recognized were Yvonne Oliver from BCMS and Sherrie Davis from Junction City Elementary.

Mercer County Conservation DIstrict

Mercer County Conservation District will give away free tree seedlings Wednesday through Friday to Mercer County landowners. Seedlings include white ash, cherry bark oak, white oak, pin oak, redbud, yellow poplar, and white pine. The bald cypress has been delayed until late March. The seedlings are one to two years old. The office is at 227 Morris Drive in Harrodsburg. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (859) 734-6889 for more information.

Farm Service Agency

Farm Service Agency has been notified that due to statewide download delays, the 2004 tobacco notices will not be mailed Friday. At this time, FSA is uncertain of the mailing date.

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