News Briefs for July 29

July 29, 2004

FSA election set in Lincoln

STANFORD - Lincoln County Farm Service Agency is accepting nominations for 2004 County Committee Elections. Nomination forms can be obtained from the FSA office. The deadline for submitting nominations is Sept. 3.

The election is in Local Administrative Area 3. The area begins at the intersection of U.S. 27 and old U.S. 150 at Builders Supply and includes all farms south of U.S. 150 and east of U.S. 27 to the Rockcastle and Pulaski county line.

Open house at Social Security office

The Social Security Administration of Danville will celebrate the opening of its new office at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 103 Belinda Blvd., behind Applebee's restaurant. The office serves Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties.


Ag conference seeks participants

Kentucky Women in Agriculture will hold a public policy institute as part of its annual conference Nov. 3-5 in Louisville.

The conference is for anyone who makes a living from Kentucky agriculture and wants to learn how important decisions and policies are made. The 25 participants will be selected from the applications submitted.

Registration information and forms are at The deadline for applying is Aug. 13. Kentucky Women in Agriculture has received a special grant to cover expenses for those selected for the public policy institute.

Contact Gae Broadwater, (502) 597-6325, for additional information.

Danville teacher attends summit

Patti Rowland of Hogsett Elementary School participated in the U.S. Department of Education's first-ever Research-to-Practice National Summit July 19-20 in Washington, D.C.

The summit brought together teachers and education researchers to demonstrate strategies in the fields of reading, mathematics, science, and the arts. Attendees learned about the latest research-based methods to raise student achievement.

Commodity distribution is Friday

Commodities distribution will be 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the National Guard Armory, 482 Stanford Ave. Roger Trent, director of the Boyle County Health Department, said volunteers are needed to assist with loading boxes.

Aug. 9 is deadline for disaster assistance

Aug. 9 is the deadline to file physical disaster loan applications from the severe storms, tornados, flooding and mudslides that occurred between May 26 and June 18.

Interest rates for homeowners and renters can be as low as 2.875 percent and 2.75 percent for businesses. Loan terms on all loans can be up to 30 years.

Call the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 1-800-621-3362. This one call will get people referred to the agency that can best help with their disaster-related needs.

Written inquiries and completed applications should be mailed to: the U.S. Small Business Administration, Disaster Area 2 Office, 1 Baltimore Place, Suite 300, Atlanta, Ga. 30308.


Don Story's new job was wrong in Wednesday's paper due to incorrect information provided to the newspaper. Story is the new assistant principal at Stanford Elementary School.

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