News Briefs for July 25

July 25, 2004

Bridge replacement starts near Salvisa

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways announces that the Ky. 1988, Varnarsdell Road Bridge over the Salt River will be closed beginning Monday. The bridge replacement project, located in Mercer County south of Salvisa, has been awarded to Haydon Bridge Co. of Springfield.

The project will include replacing the existing narrow structure with a bridge measuring 177 feet in length and 34 feet wide as well as rebuilding the current approaches. The bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic by Nov. 15 with the remainder of the project being completed by June 1, 2005.

Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling through this area. No detour will be assigned. Appropriate barricades, signs and other traffic control devices will be used to mark the closure.


Conservation district offers cost-share

The Boyle County Conservation District is offering cost-share assistance for the construction of heavy-use areas. The pads are constructed by using geo-textile fabric and rock to help control muddy conditions during winter feeding.

The cost-share will be 50 percent up to $800. Applicants who are approved will have until June 30, 2005, to complete the practice.

Sign up is at the Conservation District office on the bypass between Aug. 1-15. For more information, call 859-238-7461, ext. 3.

Local FSA elections approaching

Local farmers are encouraged to participate in the election of the Farm Service Agency county committees. Each county committee is composed of three to five elected members, each serving a three-year term. The committees make decisions on county commodity price-support eligibility, establishment of allotments and yields, conservation programs, disaster programs and other issues.

Any agricultural producer who resides within the local administrative area or who is participating or cooperating in an FSA program may become a nominee.

Sept. 3 is the last day to file nomination forms and Oct. 1 is the final date to register with local FSA office to vote. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters Nov. 8 and ballots must be returned to the local FSA office by Dec. 6.

DHS Class of '79 plans reunion

The Danville High School Class of 1979 will hold its 25-year reunion on Oct. 15-16. Friday night, interested classmates may attend the Danville High football game followed by an informal gathering at the Two Roads Cafe. Saturday events include an afternoon picnic at the park and a reunion dance at the Pioneer Playhouse. For more information or to register for the events, contact Laura Anderson Reeves at or (270) 362-9376.

Community Ed offerings listed

Intro to Access - 8-11 a.m. Aug. 2 and 4 at KSD; instructor, Tim Downey.

Intro to Internet - 1-4 p.m. Aug. 2 and 4 at KSD; instructor, Beth Hayes.

Intro to Word - 8-11 a.m. Aug. 3 and 5 at KSD; instructor, Beth Hayes.

Publisher - 12-3 p.m. Aug. 3 and 5 at KSD; instructor, Tim Downey.

Advanced Word - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and 5 at KSD; instructor, Beth Hayes.

Intermediate Access - 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Aug. 9 and 11 at KSD; instructor, Tim Downey.

Intermediate Excel - 1-4 p.m. Aug. 9 and 11 at KSD; instructor, Beth Hayes.

Intermediate Word - 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Aug. 10 and 12 at KSD; instructor, Tim Downey.

Publisher - 12-3 p.m. Aug. 10 and 12 at KSD; instructor, Beth Hayes.

Power Point I - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 12 at KSD; instructor, Tim Downey.

Concealed Weapons - 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 14 at KSD; 1:30 p.m. Aug. 15; instructor, Carroll Pixley. Cost is $75.


Danville City Commission - 5:30 p.m. Monday at city hall. Agenda includes: community arts discussion, fire station discussion, sanitary sewer consultant selection, fire department surplus, sign ordinance discussion, zone change approval, skatepark equipment bid award, capital project funding, cemetery committee appointment, auditor request-for-proposals and Fraternal Order of Police.

Logan's Fort Foundation - 7 p.m. Monday in the Historic Depot for a discussion with the public about options of preserving the battlefield.

Bate Middle School Council - special meeting to discuss personnel, 11 a.m. Thursday, at the school.

Crab Orchard Elementary School Council - 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the school

Lincoln Board of Education - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, a public hearing with the state to discuss plans for a new sixth-grade center at the middle school.

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