News Briefs for Aug. 10

August 10, 2004

Casey to add 40 beds to jail

LIBERTY - Casey Fiscal Court approved a design Monday night for an $800,000 expansion of the county detention center.

The 40-bed addition will be built on the north side of the jail.

The plan includes five eight-bed cells, two isolation cells and two dormitories that are handicapped accessible. The current recreation area will become a hallway to connect the addition to the existing building.

Wright said the 911 emergency communications center in a portion of the old jail will not be affected by the addition, which will be located to the left and behind the center. The L-shaped addition will run south along the wall in the parking lot and go behind the current jail.

The parking lot will remain intact; the only thing that has to be moved is the dispatcher tower, said Wright. The recreation area will be moved to the back of the jail.


Jailer Tommy Miller and the architect have gone over and approved the schematic design prepared by CMW Inc. of Lexington, Wright said.

In other matters, Fiscal Court accepted last year's financial settlement after the auditor noticed the matter had not been approved. Wright said the court presented the settlement but failed to approve it.

Shaker Village craft fair draws thousands

PLEASANT HILL - A crowd of more than 5,000 visited Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill last weekend to attend the ninth annual Pleasant Hill Craft Fair.

The fair, chosen by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of its Top 20 August Events in the Southeast U.S. and by the Kentucky Tourism Council as a Top 10 Summer Event, featured 71 highly skilled artisans from across Kentucky, the Southeast and Midwest, demonstrating and selling high quality hand crafted products. Participating artisans are carefully selected through a jury process.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is owned and operated by Shakertown at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky Inc., a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational corporation. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designed a National Historic Landmark.


Casey County Hospital Board of Trustees - 8 p.m. today in the hospital conference room. The agenda includes an update on expansion and renovation of the primary care building, and financial statement.

Railroad Days Planning Committee - 6:30 p.m. today at the Junction City Community Center.

Garrard County Board of Education - 7 p.m. today at the Christian Appalachian Project Training Center, 322 Crab Orchard St. The agenda includes hearing from delegations, member discussion, calendar and other items.

Lincoln County Board of Education - 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Danville Street. The agenda includes recognition of volunteers, discussion of vandalism at the high school, a Red Cross presentation and other items.


The location of a concert by the Advocate Brass Band was incorrect in a cutline on the Sunday page in Sunday's paper due to a reporter's error. The concert was in the St. Stefan Church courtyard in Randersacker, Germany.

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