News Briefs for April 27

April 27, 2004

State inmates provide services in Casey

LIBERTY - Casey County saved $289,912 in labor costs last year by using state inmates housed at the detention center, according to a report by Jailer Tommy Miller.

The county saved $71,552 on state road repair and trash removal. The figure is based on $8.60 per hour and four inmates per day, 52 weeks per year.

The county saved $87,360 with six inmates working at the recycling center, road department and doing courthouse janitorial repair. The figure is based on $7 per hour. The four-member road crew picked up 3,717 bags of trash along 647.6 miles of county roads.


Five inmates working for the city of Liberty saved $78,000 by helping on the garbage truck and at the street department and water and sewer plants.

Another $53,560 was saved with five inmates working at Gate Way Park, the Senior Citizens Center and the Gathering Place.

Four inmates worked 1,092 hours serving meals. That saved $89,980 with food preparation and cleaning the kitchen area. Two inmates per day worked in the laundry room and saved the county $21,424.

Five inmates per day saved the county $74,984 cleaning the jail halls, windows and doors, passing meal trays, assisting deputies in collection of laundry and assisting with maintenance repairs.

Seminar for athletes offered tonight

Eating for Athletes, a seminar for athletes, coaches and parents, will be 7-9 p.m. today at Woodlawn Elementary School. The cost is $8, and proceeds benefit the Central Kentucky Soccer Club. The speaker is Curt Thompson, a longtime soccer player and coach and certified nutritionist.

Run for the Son is Saturday

El-Shaddai Charioteers, the Stanford chapter of Christian Motorcyclists Association, will hold "Run for the Son 2004" May 1. Proceeds from the annual motorcycle ride will support missions and domestic projects. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Danville. The ride begins at noon and is a 100-mile trip. Door prizes will be given. For more information, call (859) 885-6460.

Cothran also is Governor's Scholar

Thomas Cothran, a home-schooled student from Boyle County, has been chosen for the Governor's Scholars program. His name was omitted from a list of Governor's Scholars that ran Sunday.


Junction City Railroad Days Committee - 6:30 p.m. today at the city community center.

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