News Briefs for May 6

May 06, 2004

Gathering Artists to have reception

The Gathering Artists, a local group of visual artists and craftspeople, will have its monthly meeting during the reception for its "All Member" Exhibit Saturday in the lobby of Commonwealth Cancer Center on the bypass next to Shoney's.

The public is invited to drop in for the reception and view the exhibit between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Refreshments will be served. The reception is an Arts Passport Event.

The Gathering Artists meet at various locations on the second Saturday of each month and begin with social time at 9:30 a.m. A short business meeting begins at 10 a.m., followed by members sharing their art, techniques and resources. Membership is free.


For more information, contact Fox Hutt at (859) 332-7046.

Liberty street closed for construction

LIBERTY - A street leading from Beldon Avenue to Hustonville Street has been closed for construction.

Tons of fill dirt will be placed on Post Office Street, in back of City Hall and behind the post office, to prevent water from running across the street. Once the dirt is settled, the street will be blacktopped.

Reopening date of the street is uncertain. City street department workers are in charge of the work.

The street is beside a vacant lot where the old skating rink was located. The lot is currently owned by the city, which plans to make a portion of it into parking spaces.

Casey accepts recyclables free

LIBERTY - Casey Fiscal Court set prices Monday for dumping garbage and other items at the county Recycling Center, but is still accepting small items that can be recycled.

Residents can drop off free of charge glass (bottles, etc.), plastic (milk jugs), newspapers, cardboard boxes and magazines. Metal appliances also can be dropped off without charge at the center.

The center is off Campbellsville Street.

Red Cross offers disaster training

Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross will begin local implementation of the national Red Cross "Together We Prepare" effort in early June.

The campaign by more than 1,000 American Red Cross chapters nationally encourages residents to better prepare for disaster, such as a terrorist attack, natural disaster or everyday emergencies.

The approximately two-hour presentation will be available to church, civic, business, or other groups upon request in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. Materials also will be distributed to the public during the summer by youth volunteers.

Citizens who wish to become more involved in disaster preparedness are encouraged to join a local Disaster Action Team. Team members are trained to respond to disasters in their neighborhoods. For more information, call (859) 236-6538.

Lincoln school registration under way

STANFORD - The Lincoln County preschool and kindergarten registration and developmental screening for next year is under way through May 13. For more information and to make an appointment, call (606) 365-9371.

Fire department plans fish fry

MORELAND - Moreland Fire Department and ladies auxiliary will have an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at 4430 Ky. 2141 (intersection of Ky. 2141 and Ky. 1194). The meal costs $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children 6-12. To call in an order, phone (606) 346-2391.

Letter carriers to collect food

National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its yearly food drive Saturday. Non-perishable food items can be left in or on mailboxes for the carriers to pick up. Everything collected will go to the Community Food Bank in Danville.

Last year, carriers collected 6,800 pounds. That was slightly lower than the previous year's collection, and local coordinator Dale Joslyn hopes that this year's collection will be higher.

For more information, call (859) 236-6634.

Paint Lick reunion set for May 29

PAINT LICK - Paint Lick High School Alumni Association will hold its annual banquet at 5:30 p.m. May 29 at Paint Lick Elementary School. Fellowship time is 5 p.m., and dinner is at 6:30 p.m.

The class of 1954 will he honored, and classes of 1964, 1944, 1934 and 1924 will be recognized.

Make reservations by May 22 by calling Ramona Collette at (859) 271-6311, Virginia Ferring at (859) 792-9615, E.J. Jennings at (859) 986-7455 or Beverly Tussey at 792-1703.

Swim team needs members

The Dart Sharks swim team is accepting sign-ups for the summer season. The cost for children ages 4-18 is $70 and for additional siblings is $60. Swimmers must have basic freestyle skills. Sign up at the Danville-Boyle County Recreation Department or call (859) 238-1233 for information.

Car wash planned for Saturday

Autowash Express and PBK Bank will sponsor a car wash benefit Saturday, with half of all proceeds going to Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. Located at 155 Jane Trail, the car wash is open 24 hours a day.


In a story in Wednesday's Advocate, James Houston was incorrectly identified by his middle name in one reference, due to a reporter's error.

The time of the opening of the new Save-A-Lot grocery on Lexington Road was incorrect in Monday's Advocate, due to incorrect information in a press release. The store will open at 10 a.m. The downtown store will close at 4 p.m. Monday.

The Advocate-Messenger corrects all significant errors that are brought to the editors' attention. If you think we have made such an error, please call our newsroom at (859) 236-2551 or 1-800-428-0409 after 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

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