News Briefs for Aug. 12

August 12, 2004

Key family reunion planned

PERRYVILLE - The annual Key family reunion will be all day Sunday at Shelter I at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. A potluck meal will be at noon.

Call Ruth K. Brackett at (859) 236-4139 for more information.

Tobacco cutting contest set

LANCASTER - The 23rd annual Garrard County Tobacco Cutting Contest is scheduled for Aug. 23 on Wayne and Junior Doolin's farm on Fisher Ford Road.

Activities will begin at 10 a.m. with a men's health fair. A beef burger cookout will be served at noon with the competition set to begin about 1 p.m.


The event is conducted by the Tobacco Advisory Committee of the University of Kentucky/Garrard County Cooperative Extension Service and is sponsored by contributions from local businesses, financial institutions and area tobacco warehouses. Cash prizes totaling $1,150 will be awarded with distribution as follows:

Champion: $500 and plaque

Runner-up: $250 and plaque

Third place: $150

Fourth place: $100

Fifth place: $50

Rookie-of-the-year: $100 and plaque

Runner-up rookie: $50 and plaque

The farm is about 10 miles northwest of Lancaster and about 21/2 miles off of Ky. 34 on Fisher Ford Road.

Fraternity honors Danville man

Former Beta Theta Pi general secretary Jerry M. Blesch, a 1960 graduate of Centre College, was presented the Francis Wayland Shepardson award Sunday at the 165th General Convention of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity in Atlanta, Ga.

Blesch and his wife Karen live in Danville where he is on the Centre College Alumni Board. He is active with Habitat for Humanity and is a frequent lecturer and motivational speaker.

Commodities to be distributed

LIBERTY - Commodities will be distributed to income-eligible Casey Countians from 9 a.m-4 p.m. Wednesday at Casey County Recycling Center, 1175 Campbellsville St. Recipients should bring their own containers.

Stanford High plans reunion

STANFORD - In observance of the 100th anniversary of the first graduating class of Stanford High School, a school reunion is being planned for 5:30 p.m. June 25, 2005, at Danville Convention Center for everyone who attended the school and their spouses.

The cost is $15 for a catered meal. For more information, contact Dr. Jim Baughman, chairman, (606) 365-2305.

Classes 1905-1950 may contact Roberta Hester Buchanan at (859) 236-3030. Classes 1951-1959 may contact Irene Snow Jaggers at (859) 299-4379. Classes 1960-1969 may contact Sandy Hall Dishon at (606) 365-7512. Classes 1970-1977 may contact Marvin Marshbanks at (606) 365-3767.


Stanford Planning and Zoning Commission - 7 p.m. today at the Historic Stanford Depot.

Stanford City Council - 6:30 p.m. today at the Historic Stanford Depot. The agenda includes a resolution for Presbyterian Meeting House/Mary Bruce Helm Museum; discussion of trading surplus fire truck; executive session to discuss pending litigation; and possible action on a contract.

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