News Briefs for Aug. 6

August 06, 2004

Donations sought for fire victims

HUSTONVILLE - A Hustonville family lost their belongings Wednesday night in a fire on Willow Springs Road.

Neighbor Penny Worthington is collecting items for the family, which includes a couple, a 15-month-old boy and 3-year-old girl. Worthington's phone number is (606) 346-3317, and items can be dropped off at her house.

Worthington said the family lost everything and is staying with relatives.

Worthington said her 10-year-old daughter, Katie West, was trying to go to sleep Wednesday night but kept telling her that she heard unusual noises coming from the neighbor's house. Worthington said they looked outside and discovered the two-story house was on fire. Occupants were still inside.

Worthington said her daughter called 911, and Worthington helped get the youngest child out.

Bridge to be replaced

The Dry Fork Creek Bridge on U.S. 68 at the Boyle-Mercer county line will be closed beginning Wednesday for bridge replacement.


The state Transportation Cabinet said Ford Contracting Inc. of Lancaster will do the work for $276,936.

The existing narrow structure will be replaced by a bridge measuring 26 feet long by 34 feet wide. The bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic by Nov. 30.

A detour has been assigned using U.S. 127 and U.S. 150.

Stop smoking classes offered

Boyle County Health Department is considering offering free daytime Cooper/Clayton smoking cessation classes beginning Aug. 26. Class times will be either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Nicotine replacement products will be provided free for the first 30 Boyle Countians who sign up. Call the health department at (859) 236-2053. The classes will meet 13 weeks.

First aid classes planned

Boyle County Red Cross is offering a standard first aid class, to include adult cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $35. A baby-sitting class also is offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 14, for $35. For more information, call Karen Taylor at (859) 238-7325 or the American Red Cross at (859) 236-6538.

Car wash set for Saturday

The Boyle County Middle School basketball team will have a benefit car wash to refurbish the gym wall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Automate Auto Supply store on the bypass and Stewarts Lane. The cost is a donation.

Floyd-Hasty reunion is Saturday

CRAB ORCHARD - The Floyd and Hasty reunion will be noon Saturday at William Whitley House State Historic Site off Old U.S. 150. A potluck lunch will be served at noon.


Boyd Wesley of Denmark Drive was one of the drivers in a three-car injury traffic accident Tuesday. Gayle Atkins of Nancy Avenue, who was injured, was driving alone.

Wesley's name was wrong and information about Atkins was unclear in the police report concerning the crash. The news item about the crash appeared in Wednesday's paper.


William Parker paid $8,000 for a city business license, a state fee and insurance cost to start up his taxi service, Danville-Boyle Taxi. Information provided by the source was unclear in a story Wednesday.

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