News Briefs for June 16

June 16, 2004

Crab Orchard to break ground for industry

CRAB ORCHARD - The city of Crab Orchard will host a ground breaking ceremony 10 a.m. Thursday for ERJ Manufacturing Inc. on U.S. 150 East at city limits. CEO Joetta Young and the city invite the public to attend the historic event since it is the first factory in the city and also only the second metal-forming company owned by a woman.

Honored guests from the governor's office include Allyson Handley, secretary of the Executive Cabinet, and Tierra Turner, executive director of the Minority and Women's Empowerment of the Commonwealth.

Invited dignitaries include Senators Jim Bunning and Tom Buford, Congressmen Hal Rogers and Ben Chandler, state Representatives Lonnie Napier and Danny Ford; and local officials including Lincoln County Judge-Executive Buckwheat Gilbert, Rockcastle County Judge-Executive Buzz Carloftis, Crab Orchard Mayor Mike Ramey, Stanford Mayor Eddie Carter, Hustonville Mayor Larry "Pup" Doss and Brodhead Mayor Walter L. Cash.


For more information, contact Crab Orchard City Hall at (606) 355-2319.

Casey school property sold

LIBERTY - The sale of two properties near Middleburg Elementary School was approved Monday by the Casey County Board of Education.

John Cummins submitted the only sealed bids on the property. He bid $10,501 for the Helm property, which is less than an acre; and $16,501 for 1.87 acres for the McAninch property.

The Helm property had been appraised at $12,000 and the McAninch property was appraised at $10,000.


Junction City Council - 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Special meeting agenda includes discussion of budget and restrictions of manufactured homes.

Kentucky School for the Deaf Council - 1 p.m. Friday in the Brady Hall conference room. This will be the last meeting of the 2003-2004 school year.

Danville-Boyle County Airport Board - 7 p.m. Thursday at the airport to discuss general business.

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