In other business, the council also gave its approval for city officials to pursue a new 41-year agreement to sell water to the city of Crab Orchard.
Lancaster sells Crab Orchard 3 million to 31/2 million gallons of water a month for $1.70 per 1,000 gallons, said Millard Rose, the city's interim utilities manager. Rates are negotiated every three years.
The current rate is locked in until 2006.
Casey Recycling Center charges fees
LIBERTY - When Casey County opened a recycling center a few years ago, the service was free to county residents who wanted to drop off white metal goods. Later, residents were allowed to drop off garbage free of charge.
Casey Fiscal Court decided Monday to impose a fee for dropping off everything except white metal, which can be sold for recycling.
"We want to treat everyone the same," said Judge-Executive Ronald Wright.
"People on garbage pickup pay ($10 per month). Those not on pickup can bring garbage and dump it at the recycling center for a fee."
Fees will begin immediately: Pickup truck load, $10; household garbage, $1 per bag; tire, $1.50 each; truck tire, $5; furniture such as a couch, mattress and box springs, $5 each; non-metal appliances such as televisions, microwave, VCR, plastic and glass, $3.
Blood drive is Friday
Central Kentucky Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Friday at McDowell Wellness Center.