News Briefs for Aug. 18

August 18, 2004

Tobacco compensation forms to be mailed

The Kentucky Tobacco Settlement Trust Corp., chaired by Gov. Ernie Fletcher, said applications for compensation from the National Tobacco Growers Settlement Trust are being mailed out this week to about 112,000 Kentuckians.

Tobacco state governors and the four largest cigarette manufacturers established the fund in 1999 to provide direct cash payments to tobacco quota holders and growers to offset income losses they incur as the tobacco industry changes.

An estimated $130 million will be distributed in December of this year, according to Keith Rogers, president of the corporation.

The payments are made to quota owners, tobacco growers and tenants who share in the risk of producing tobacco.

The application will be mailed to the crop year 2003 farm operator of record according to the USDA-Farm Service Agency. In addition, all basic quota owners who are not listed as a farm operator will receive a letter indicating who received the application form for their farm.


For more information and assistance in completing the application, call 1-877-549-2537.

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, and anyone who taught at the school.

The cost is $15 for a catered meal. For more information, contact Dr. Jim Baughman, chairman, at (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.

Church to sell barbecued chicken dinners

JUNCTION CITY - Junction City United Methodist Church will sell barbecued chicken dinners during Railroad Days.

Dinners will be sold at the church on School Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Walking program to begin

A 10-week fall Walk-It-Off program begins Sept. 19 and ends Nov. 21.

Every participant selects his own location and/or method of walking. It could be in a neighborhood, a park, walking track, etc. The basic requirement is to walk at least 30 minutes, three times a week for 10 weeks.

Everyone who enters will receive a water bottle and either a T-shirt, cap or gym bag. There will be weekly drawings for prizes such as pedometers and one-month memberships to McDowell Wellness Center and William E. "Bunny" Davis Recreation Center.

Those who complete the 10 weeks and turn in walking logs become eligible for the grand prizes such as four sessions with a personal trainer at Davis Recreation Center, three-month memberships to Davis & McDowell wellness centers, gift certificates to Wal-Mart, Office Depot, Danville Bike & Footwear, and more.

Free health checks will be available to participants at the Boyle County Health Department. The checks are for cholesterol, blood pressure, body fat, weight and blood sugar.

The $10 registration fee is due before Sept. 16 to one of the following sponsors. Call or stop by their locations for a flier or to ask questions: Boyle County extension service, (859) 236-4484; McDowell Wellness Center, (859) 936-9355; Danville-Boyle County Parks and Recreations Department, (859) 238-1233; Heart of Kentucky United Way, 236-8686.

If you have difficulty walking and want to participate in another physical activity program that counts other movements, contact the extension office to sign up.

Mosquito spraying set for today

Danville will be sprayed today for mosquitoes. People who don't want their property sprayed, or who have questions, can call Tom Broach, director of codes, at 238-1200, ext. 2117 or Ag Division of Pesticides at (502) 573-0282.


Boyle County Board of Education - 6:30 p.m. Thursday for a tax rate hearing followed by the regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at the Boyle High School library.

Along with setting the tax rate, other items on the agenda include bids for three buses and a truck; prevention and control of head lice; discussion of restrooms at Junction City Elementary School; and contracts with Wilderness Trace Family YMCA for after-school child care programs for Woodlawn and Perryville elementaries.

Danville Architectural Review Board - 1 p.m. today at city hall to discuss a sign for Rebecca Lynn's Beads and Gifts.


A portrait painted by Diane Carey of Ellen Mariah Ellis was created from a composite of the woman's parents and daughter. Due to a reporter's error, information was incorrect on Page E1 Sunday.

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