News Briefs for Aug. 31

August 31, 2004

Donations sought to help mow cemetery

MITCHELLSBURG - Jackie Lamb has been mowing the Chambers Cemetery off Scrubgrass Knob all summer at his own expense, mainly because he has family buried in the graveyard.

"I've been doing this all summer, and I need a little help," Lamb said. The help he's referring to is to purchase gasoline for the mower he uses about three hours each week.

The cemetery has more than 100 graves of people who have lived in the community. He's also found additional graves and stones in the woodlands nearby that he wants to uncover this winter.


"It's a pretty place, but people toss out a lot of trash that has to be picked up," he said. His wife and a friend help with that job.

People with relatives buried in the cemetery used to hire someone to keep the site mowed, but in recent years, Lamb said some people mowed a few gravesites and left the others. He also said a few people have helped with the expenses, but more help is needed.

Anyone who wishes to help with the expenses may send donations to Lamb at 295 Whites Ridge, Parksville, Ky. 40464.

Citizens academy seeks applicants

Danville Police Department will hold a citizens academy starting Sept. 14. Interested residents will learn more about the job of police officers during the 10-week course. It will be held from 6:30 -9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For more information, call (859) 238-1220 or visit

DHS yearbooks available

Danville High School yearbooks are available and may be picked up from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the book room.

Danville Schools to release early Friday

The first early release day for Danville Schools will be Friday.

Classes at Toliver, Jennie Rogers and Hogsett elementaries and Bate Middle School will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. while classes at Danville High School will be dismissed at noon.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all elementary students prior to dismissal, Bate Middle School will serve brunch, and Danville High School will serve breakfast only.

Bus transportation will be provided for all students.

For any additional information, please contact the schools directly.


Boyle County Board of Education - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, special meeting in the library for an expulsion hearing.

Boyle-Danville Parks Committee - 9 a.m. Wednesday at the city hall conference room to discuss youth ball field name, security concerns at the park, information for pond fountain, trails grant and financial statement from Preston Osborne.


Mildred C. Durham of River View Drive, Liberty, who works at the NAPA Auto Parts store in Liberty, is not the Mildred G. Durham listed in the Casey County indictments Sunday.


Anyone who wants to help Jeff Wilson pay his medical bills and refit his house can send a donation to: Jeff Wilson Trust Fund, Farmers National Bank, P.O. Box 592, Junction City, Ky. 40440. The name of the bank was wrong in Sunday's paper.

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