News Briefs for Sept. 5

September 05, 2004

Cingular network troubles under repair

Network problems caused local Cingular Wireless cell phone customers headaches on Friday afternoon, as calls were dropped or never went through, and voice mails delayed.

According to Cingular customer care representatives, the cell phone snafus were due to unspecified network issues in the Kentucky region and were being addressed by technicians Saturday morning. Representatives could not say how long the repairs would take, but estimations ranged from a few hours to days.

The network was operating on Saturday morning.

Red Cross calling for volunteers, donations

The Daniel Boone Chapter of the American Red Cross will remain open during the holiday weekend in order to take health and welfare requests, accept donations, and sign up volunteers willing to go to hurricane damage sites on the East Coast.


The Red Cross is strongly encouraging and recruiting workers trained in casework or damage assessment to help respond to this disaster. They are in particular need of mental health workers, doctors, nurses and medical personnel who are willing to go down to the affected areas. The Red Cross will be responsible for all travel, food, lodging associated with volunteering.

Donations and other requests can be made by calling the Daniel Boone Chapter at (859) 623-1336 or by e-mailing information to The office will open daily Saturday through Monday from 8 a.m. 4 p.m.

Reservations due for DHS class of '94 reunion

Information on the Danville High School class of 1994 reunion is available from the high school secretary. The reunion will be held Sept. 24 and 25. Reservations are due Wednesday. For more information, call Ann Goodwin at (314) 605-0088

Harrodsburg native named to cabinet post

FRANKFORT - Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Harrodsburg native Jennifer Parks as the deputy executive director of the Office of Communications and Public Outreach for the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet). EPPC Secretary LaJuana S. Wilcher created OCPO during the reorganization of the cabinet earlier this year.

Parks most recently worked for Clear Channel Communications as an account executive for the company's seven radio stations in Lexington. Parks previously worked as the national marketing director and executive director for Maxxis Communications in Atlanta and has held marketing and outreach positions with other communication companies for more than 10 years.

Parks will work with EPPC agencies to create outreach activities and offer marketing advice to promote the cabinet's programs and services.

Parks is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and lives in Lexington.

Net'work to perform at Weisiger

Local band Net'work will perform at a street dance set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Centre College. The performance is part of the Whimsy in Weisiger concert series. For more information, call (859) 236-1909.

Report tobacco damage before harvest

Producers who have suffered a burley tobacco disaster loss should file a report with the Farm Service Agency prior to harvest to retain their eligibility to lease quota away under the disaster lease provisions.

The disaster lease provision was implemented to provide relief to producers that suffer a disaster loss and are unable to produce and market the farm's effective quota. To be eligible for a disaster lease and transfer, the transferring farm must have:

1. A crop acreage report on file with the Farm Service Agency.

2. Planted an acreage sufficient to produce the farm's current year effective quota.

3. Made a reasonable and customary effort to produce the effective farm marketing quota.

4. Suffered more than a 20 percent crop loss.

5. Met all price support eligibility requirements.

Farms that fail to report losses before harvest will be a required check. Producers with questions may call the office at (859) 236-4062, ext. 2.


Stanford Elementary School council - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school.

Hustonville City Council - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall

Burgin City Council meeting Tuesday has been canceled.

Boyle County-Danville Park Committee - 9 a.m. Wednesday at Danville City Hall to discuss youth ball field name, security concerns at park, fountain at pond, trail grant and financial statement from Preston Osborne.

Perryville City Council - 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

Lincoln County Board of Education - 7 p.m. Thursday at the Central Office

Stanford Board of Adjustments Commission - 7 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Stanford Depot.

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