News Briefs for Oct. 1

October 01, 2004

CD release party set

Popular local band Billyblues will perform at a CD release party Saturday at Natasha's Cafe, 112 Esplanade, Lexington. The event marks the release of the band's third recording, "Third Shot."

The band - Mark Lucas, Mike Norris and Colin Raitiere - will perform songs from the new CD as well as older radio hits. "Third Shot" is a combination of original material and blues classics.

Space is limited. The music begins at 9 p.m.; cost is $3. For reservations, call (888) 901-8412.

Citywide yard sale, cleanup planned

CRAB ORCHARD - A citywide yard sale and cleanup will be held next week in Crab Orchard. The city-sponsored cleanup will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and the yard sale will be Friday and Saturday. Dumpsters will be located behind City Hall for city residents only. No tires, paint cans, dead animals or appliances will be accepted.


Funding to combat drugs approved

Boyle and Mercer counties will benefit from $1 million in federal funds that have been awarded under the Drug-Free Communities Support Program.

The Boyle County school system and James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Mercer County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition each received a $100,000 grant.

The program provides grants up to $100,000 to community organizations that serve as catalysts for citizen participation in local drug prevention efforts, according to an announcement by U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning.

Free obedience class for dogs

Anyone who has adopted a puppy or dog from the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is encouraged to attend the free canine obedience class Saturday at the Boyle County fairgrounds.

The class, which begins at 1 p.m., will last about 90 minutes. Trainer Cheri Carbone will teach basic commands, give tips on understanding and communicating with your dog, and answer questions about problem behaviors.

For more information, call the Humane Society at (859) 238-1117.

Church plans Men's and Women's Day

Christ the Head Missionary Church, East Main Street, will host Men's and Women's Day Sunday.

The 11 a.m. speaker will be Jesse Morris of Nicholasville. Anna Breaux of Lafayette, La., will preach at 3 p.m. Music will be by the Inspired gospel group of Vision of Holiness Church in Danville.

Garrard OKs school tax rates

LANCASTER - Garrard County Board of Education held a public hearing Thursday to hear comments about a proposed general tax fund levy of 58.8 cents per $100 of property valuation for real estate and 61.5 cents for personal property.

The board approved the proposal after no one showed up for the hearing before the meeting at Christian Appalachian Project. The General Fund tax levied in the fiscal year 2003-2004 was 58.3 cents for real estate and 61.5 cents for personal property.

Taxes are expected to produce $3,385,507 for the district this fiscal year.

The board also created a half-time special education teacher position at Camp Dick Robinson Elementary School due to increased enrollment.

Family reunion set

The Bradley reunion will be held Sunday at Mercer County Senior Citizens building at Anderson-Dean Community Park, Harrodsburg. A potluck lunch will be served at noon. Relatives and friends are welcome.

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