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April 15, 2004

Relay for Life benefit auction is Saturday

A benefit auction for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will begin 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boyle County Fairgrounds. Items including desks, chairs, cabinets, VCRs, microwave oven, file cabinets, a lawnmower, sports equipment, and many others will be available for preview at the Fairgrounds prior to the sale. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Charles Wilkerson will serve as auctioneer.

Phelps students recognized

LIBERTY - Students at Phelps Elementary School received trophies Monday from the Casey County Board of Education for academic performance.

Recognized were: Project Citizen students, Ryan Clements, Vanessa Abston and Kayla Lynn. Stock market regional winners, Kayla Lynn, Vanessa Abston, Michael Luttrell and Richard Andrews. Distinguished students, Vanessa Abston, social studies and practical living; Kayla Lynn, math and social studies; and Bobby Simpson, science.

Liberty to honor former mayor

LIBERTY - The city plans to honor former mayor Alene McAninch by placing a photograph of her in the City Council meeting room.


Mayor Steve Sweeney told the council Tuesday that he has talked with her daughters, who are helping with the project.

"We hoped to have the dedication by the end of this month," he said. "I wish we had honored her before she passed away," he said.

McAninch served for many years as city police judge, mayor and member of the council.

Sweeney said each former mayor will be honored separately. He wants to get photographs and place a plaque by each photo.

The city has already recognized the late John Grider, who was mayor and councilman for several years.

Liberty sewer projects progressing

LIBERTY - The sewer line project along U.S. 127 South is moving along smoothly, said Mayor Steve Sweeney.

He said there have been few problems with the exception of rain on the project that goes to the south city limits.

The city still is working on a project that will provide sewer services along U.S. 127 that will cross to Ky. 70 and east the Casey County school bus garage. He said the city applied for the funds two years ago and indications have been made that the city will eventually get the money for the project.

"We want people to know we will get the project done in the not too distant future," he told the council Tuesday. "People can rest assured we'll get that."

A third sewer line project to Tarter Gate Co. in Dunnville also is in the works. The gate company needs a sewer system for its operation and has offered to help finance the project.

"We're pretty confident we will receive enough funding to do it."


Lincoln County School Board - 7 p.m. tonight at the central office.


Theater actually began outdoors pre-ancient Greece, not in ancient Greece, as was written in an article on page A1 Tuesday. While Greece arguably is the birthplace of Western theater, there is evidence other "theaters" and dramatic works predated the rise of famous Greek playwrights such as Aristophanes, Sophocles and Euripides.

According to, "The world's earliest report of a dramatic production comes from the banks of the Nile. It is in the form of a stone tablet preserved in a German museum and contains the sketchy description of one, I-kher-nefert (or Ikhernofret), a representative of the Egyptian king, of the parts he played in a performance of the world's first recorded 'Passion' Play somewhere around the year 2000 B.C."

Additionally, ancient Chinese emperor Hsuan Tsung, also known as Ming Huang, "established a school in the gardens of his palace to teach young men and women the arts of dancing and music, and probably chose his court entertainers from this group" circa the eighth century B.C., according to It also is of note that Ming Huang performed upon his own stage.

The ancient Athenians "created a theater culture whose form, technique and terminology have lasted two millenia, and produced plays that are still among the greatest works in theater," between 600 and 200 B.C., according to This period is known as the Golden Age of Greek Theater.

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