News Briefs for Oct. 10

October 10, 2004

Skatepark hosts fall break activities

The Danville-Boyle County Parks and Recreation Department will host a Skateboard Park Fall Break Party at Millenium Park. The park will open the baseball concessions stand adjacent to the skateboard pad from 12 -5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

The staff encourages parents of skaters to assist in some of the supervision tasks that may occur during these afternoon activities by spending an hour at the park with their children. Complimentary fountain drinks will be provided for those participating and watching at the skateboard pad.

For more information, contact the Parks Department at (859) 238-1233.

Stanford council sets higher tax rate

Stanford City Council members approved new tax rates Thursday, asking citizens for a 4 percent increase. Real Estate tax has been increased to $0.126 per $100 of taxable property, and personal property tax rates were increased to $0.151 per $100 of property.


The first reading for the rates was held in September. At that time, Mayor Eddie Carter said he didn't want to raise taxes, but the city's budget belt had been tightened as much as possible. Without a raise, civic services faced crippling budget cuts.

Fort Harrod presents Haunted Frontier

Old Fort Harrod State Park is hosting the Haunted Frontier just in time for Halloween.

The event features Indians hunting for "skin walkers," settlers looking for witches among the audience and ends with ghost stories in the historical cemetery on the park ground. It is not recommended for children younger than six years old.

The Haunted Frontier will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 28, 29, and 30. The cost is $5. For more information, call (859) 734-9614.

Deadline for ACT registration is near

The next national testing date for the ACT Assessment for college-bound high school seniors is Dec. 11. The cost is $28.

Deadline for postmark registration is Nov. 5. Late registration, which costs an additional $15, is Nov. 18.

Registration materials are available at school guidance counselors' offices or online at


Danville City Commission - 5:30 p.m. Monday at city hall to discuss employees, Lincoln County sewerage request, police, update on cab company, planning and zoning ordinance, St. Mildred's court request, Hugh Commer's right-of-way request, salt bids and fire department grant.

Casey County Board of Education - 7 p.m. Monday at Casey County High School. The agenda includes academic recognition, update on renovation/construction projects, consider the high school industrial arts house construction project, staff reports, and personnel.

Lincoln County Fiscal Court - 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Courthouse Annex.

Boyle Fiscal Court - 10 a.m. Tuesday at the courthouse to discuss bond refinancing, sheriff's quarterly report, courthouse clock, Millennium Park resurfacing and emergency management deputy director.

Junction City Council - 7 p.m. Tuessday for a special meeting at City Hall to discuss railroad days, maufactured homes ordinance, zone change request, removal of tree behind caboose and Housing and Urban Development grant.

Lincoln County Board of Education - 7 p.m. Thursday in the central office.

Harvey Helm Memorial Library board - 6 p.m. Tuesday at the library.


Because of incorrect information supplied to the newspaper, the address of Michael Lavar Woods was incorrect in a story Thursday about Boyle County indictments. Woods' last known address is 100 Shakerpoint Drive, Apt. 25, Danville.

The Advocate-Messenger corrects all significant errors that are brought to the editors' attention.

If you think we have made such an error, please call our newsroom at (859) 236-2551 or 1-800-428-0409 after 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

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