News Briefs for Sept. 2

September 02, 2004

Danville sets tax rates

Danville property tax rates were set at $0.131 per $100 of assessed value. City Commissioners approved the rates Wednesday, which are lower than last fiscal year's but are expected to bring in a 4 percent revenue increase for the city. Commissioners expect to collect $1.1 million this fiscal year.

The rate last year was $0.139 per $100 assessed value.

The tangible rate will stay the same at $0.188 per $100 of assessed value.

Centre students to clear damaged trees

Centre College students have volunteered to split, chop and stack wood Saturday. Most of the wood comes from trees damaged by recent storms. The wood will be given away to the public.

The Boyle County Solid Waste and Centre College Freshman Service Plunge will be 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Students also will help clear an open dump on Ky. 52, just past Hubble Road and a house on Beech Street in Danville that burned. Students will also be working at the animal shelter, Charleston Health Care, Salvation Army, Woodland Children Campus and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.


Herrington Lake level being lowered

The annual fall lowering of the water level at Herrington lake to the normal winter pool began Wednesday. The target level of 725 feet should not be achieved until about Nov. 1. The drawdown will be done slowly over the next 60 days, assuming normal rainfall and power plant operating conditions.

The lake drawdown is normal procedure for Kentucky Utilities every autumn. KU will begin raising the level in April, as rainfall permits.

Information about current Herrington Lake level may be obtained by calling (859) 748-4498.

Boyle school board to consider expulsion

The Boyle County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the middle school library for an expulsion hearing.

Motorcycle and car show event set

The Agape House Jelly Bean Run and car and bike show will be held Sept. 18 at the Boyle County Fairgrounds.

Registration for the jelly bean run is 10:30 a.m. to noon. Awards will be at 2:30 p.m. Cost is $15. Contact Lynn Keppy-Montgomery at (859) 236-7352 or (859) 583-5647. On a jelly bean run, riders draw a jelly bean from a jar at designated locations. Each jelly bean has a numeric value. The person with the highest score wins.

Registration for the car show is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entry fee for the car show is $10. For additional details, call (859) 236-7243.

The Motor Maids are sponsoring a women's division with first- through third-place trophies for people's choice in each of the sport, cruiser and touring classes.

Trophies will be given for the top 10 people's choice and the club with most in attendance.

Agape House ministry of Southside Christian Church provides personal care items, clothing, furniture, appliances and other household goods to those in need.


Stanford City Council - 6 p.m. today at the Historic Stanford Depot for a public hearing for 4 percent property tax increase.

Stanford Board of Adjustments Commission - 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Historic Stanford Depot, to discuss property on 324 West Main St. and 717 East Main St.

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