Counties receive tobacco settlement funds
Projects in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties were approved Thursday by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.
The counties will receive a total of $548,200 of the $5,469,440 in agricultural diversification projects approved by the board.
Garrard County got $300,000, including $35,000 for agricultural diversification programs, $105,000 for fencing improvement programs, $65,000 for cattle handling programs, and $95,000 for county hay, straw and commodity storage programs.
Lincoln County Farm Bureau Federation got $10,000 for a livestock cost-share program for youths. The county got a total of $245,000 for farm projects, including $35,000 for forage improvement, $50,000 for cattle genetics improvement programs, $20,000 for goat diversification programs, $80,000 for cattle handling programs, and $50,000 for hay, straw and commodity storage programs.
Boyle County got $60,000 for fencing improvement programs, and Mercer County got $3,200 for forage improvement programs.
Info sought on Lincoln superintendents
STANFORD - The Lincoln County Education Program is asking the community to help it gather information on individuals who served as superintendent for Lincoln County Schools in the early 1900s.