Local news briefs for September 10

September 10, 2004

Mercer County farm field day set

HARRODSBURG - The annual Mercer Agricultural Field Day will be 6 p.m. Thursday at the Fred Rice Farm at the corner of U.S. 68 and Handy Pike.

Wagon tours will begin a little after 6 p.m. and will include soybean and corn test plots, conservation practices and farm health and safety. A free meal will be prepared by the Mercer County Cattlemen's Association.

The field day is sponsored by the Mercer County Conservation District, Extension Service, Farm Bureau, Central Kentucky Ag Credit, and Farm Credit Services. All farmers, ag business and other business personnel are welcome to participate.


Junction City sets tax rates

JUNCTION CITY - The City Council passed a real estate tax rate Thursday of 13.6 cents for every $100 of assessed value and 17.94 cents for tangible property. The rates are nearly the same as last year's.

Council members also:

* Passed a personnel policy and pay plan ordinance.

* Agreed to send six firefighters to fire school in Louisiville to be certified trainers. Total cost of the trip will be $475 and includes tuition and travel.

* Decided to take bids on surplus property, bicycles, blacktop roller and trailer, used van, used police cruiser, cola machine and some games.

* Set trick-or-treat hours for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30.

* Voted to buy two used buckets for the backhoe for the cemetery and to clean ditches. Mayor G.G. Harmon and Public Works Director Tony Wesley were approved to spend less than $1,000 a piece on the buckets and will shop for a public works truck.

Durham named to housing board

LIBERTY - Diana Durham of Liberty was named Wednesday to the Liberty Housing Authority board by the City Council.

Freshwater prawns to be harvested

Fishmarket Seafoods Inc. will pick up freshwater prawns from farms throughout the state today through Sept. 26.

The prawn tails will be available frozen in 1-pound bags at select Kroger stores along with fine restaurants beginning in early October.

For more information on harvests, contact Steve Smith with Fishmarket Seafood Inc. at (502) 589-6636.

DHS homecoming is tonight

Danville High School will have homecoming tonight at its football game.

The homecoming dance will be from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. after the game.

Homecoming queen candidates are Joelle Robinson, Sara Peavler, Courtney Givens and Tamara Hughes. The winner will be crowned at halftime at the Danville-Somerset game, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at Admiral Stadium. Homecoming king candidates are David Stroup, Ronnie Hawkins, Kelvin Turner and Blake Turner.


Boyle County Board of Education - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a special meeting at Boyle County High School for an expulsion hearing.

Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning Commission - 9 a.m. Wednesday at city hall to discuss minor plats for Bill Engle on Stewarts Lane, Tim Underwood on Quirks Run Road and Dennis Palmer on Baughman Avenue; zone change hearing for American Legion in Perryville; Central Kentucky interpreter; August financial statement and payment of bills.

Clarifications and corrections

A story in Tuesday's paper about two residents in Advocate Homes' residential program for mentally-disabled people may have left the impression that one of the two men, Rick Betz, had lived at least part of his earlier life in an institution. Betz has never lived in an institution.

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Due to a reporter's error, Garrard County Sheriff's Deputy Bobby Amon's name was misspelled in Thursday's article regarding the capture of Benji Stout.

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