News Briefs for May 18

May 18, 2004

Paint recycled, disposed

A Boyle County man used 20 gallons of recycled paint, dropped off at a recent paint drive, to paint his basement.

Donna Fechter, solid waste coordinator, said 30 gallons of paint were recycled, and with help from Timberland employees, 200 more gallons were disposed of safely.

The paint was collected during the past two weeks. Night-shift employees from Timberland worked to harden the paint, and day-shift employees went to Perryville to split and cut firewood that is free to the public.


Last year, the county collected 1,100 gallons of paint, and Fechter thinks the low count this year is because so much was dropped off last year.

"I think we've tapped out on it, and that's a good thing," she said.

Manley appointed to housing authority

Fred Manley was reappointed April 27 to the Housing Authority by the Danville City Commission.

Casey fair pageants need contestants

LIBERTY - Pageants for the Casey County Fair are scheduled June 6-8 at Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center on U.S. 127 South. The fair will runs June 6-11 at the Ag/Expo Center.

Beverly Hoskins said the pageants are open to all counties. Applications are available at Kentucky Kandles in Liberty or call Hoskins at (606) 787-8272 for more information.

The Miss Casey County Fair pageant for ages 16-21 will be 7 p.m. June 7. The winner advances to the Kentucky State Fair.

Other pageants are:

2 p.m. June 6, baby and youth pageants for children from birth to 8 years old.

7 p.m. June 7, Little Miss and Mister for ages 5-7 years old and couples only. Winners advance to state competition.

7 p.m. June 8, Junior Pre-teen for ages 9-10 years old; Pre-teen for ages 11-12 yers old; and Teen for ages 13-15 years old. Winners in the Pre-teen and teen contests advance to state competition.

Private colleges to host tours

The first Kentucky Private College Week, a series of daily campus tours and financial aid sessions, is set for June 14-18.

High school students can learn about the 19 colleges participating and receive a waiver of the application fee at each school they tour.

Private College Week is a project of the Associated of Kentucky Independent Colleges and Universities, which represents the 19 schools participating in the week's activities.

At each campus, students and their families will receive a tour and information on admission, financial aid, academics and student life. For more information, visit

Panasonic Field to be dedicated Thursday

Panasonic Field at Millennium Park's softball complex will be dedicated at 5:30 p.m. Thursday by city and county officials and the Parks and Recreation Department. There will be a sign unveiling.

Boot Camp will start May 24

McDowell Wellness Center will have its next series of Boot Camp May 24 through July 5, with two sessions from which participants may choose.

Classes will be 5:30-6:30 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Exercises include push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, crunches, up-downs, running and a pool workout.

Class size is limited, so advance sign-up is recommended. The cost is $25 for members and $50 for non-members.

To sign up or for more information, call (859) 936-9355 or stop by the member services desk.

Danville to celebrate Heroes Day

Heart of Danville and volunteers are recruiting volunteers and vendors for the Sept. 11 Celebration of American Heroes Day.

Military performers and patriotic musicians are needed. The group wants parade participants to register. Veterans or those who have family overseas are needed to walk or drive a car in the parade.

The group also needs food vendors and people to display military collections.

The day will have flag raising and lowering ceremonies, speaker, music and a street dance.

For more information, call (859) 236-1909.

Racking horse show is Saturday

LIBERTY - Central Kentucky Racking Horse Association will hold its spring kickoff horse show at 6 p.m. Saturday at Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center on U.S. 127 South.

The show is for walking and racking horses and will have 30 classes.

Call show manager Willie Rigney at (606) 516-6907 or (606) 305-5651 for more information.


Danville-Boyle County Parks and Recreation Board - 4 p.m. Wednesday at city hall.

Stanford Elementary School Council - 5:30 p.m. today at the school for a special meeting.

Democratic Woman's Club - 7 p.m. Thursday at Western Sizzlin.' The speaker is Richard Campbell, Boyle County attorney and new chairman of the Boyle County Democratic Executive Committee. Dinner will be at 6 p.m.

Boyle County Board of Health - 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the health department on South Third Street.

Smaller Learning Communities Team - 7 p.m. Thursday in the Lincoln County High School library, Stanford. Anyone interested in the grant is welcome.

Boyle Fiscal Court - 9 a.m. Wednesday in the fiscal courtroom to discuss general fund and solid waste budgets.

Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning - 9 a.m. Wednesday at city hall. The agenda includes minor plats for Marlin Taylor on Webster Road, Marc Van Steenlandt on Maple Avenue, Chad Powell on Old U.S. 127 and Ila Avenue, and Herman Greene on Alum Springs Road; final plat for David Hatfield on Gwinn Island Road; preliminary and final planned unit development for David Barnett on War Admiral; zone change hearing for LGL Partnership on South Third Street; public hearing for text amendment to the 1988 zoning ordinance for Danville; preliminary plat renewal for Davco; and monthly financial report.

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