Local news briefs for October 13

October 13, 2004

Memorial service planned for Nickles

HARRODSBURG - A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday for Regina Nickles, a Harrodsburg police officer who died in the line of duty. The service, hosted by Harrodsburg Police Department, will be in front of the Mercer County Courthouse memorial, according to Detective Sgt. Garry Bradshaw.

Food and bake sale is Friday

St. James AME Church will hold a food and bake sale 11 a.m. Friday at 124 E. Walnut St., Danville. For more information or delivery, call (859) 236-3241.

Diabetes info available at CVS

A Diabetes Day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29 at CVS Pharmacy, West Martin Luther King Boulevard. The event includes free insulin, glucose meters, diabetes literature and self-care kits. Call the pharmacy at (859) 236-2314 for more information.


Cruising and barbecue planned

STANFORD - A Car Cruise-In will be Friday at the Historic L&N Depot in Stanford. Bring a toy for Toys for Tots and candy for the children. Local cooks will sell barbecue. For more information, call (606) 365-4518.

Church plans pumpkin festival

BUENA VISTA - A pumpkin festival will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Buena Vista Baptist Church, 3381 Kennedy Bridge Road. There will be a bake sale and $2 chili supper to benefit the youth group.

For more information, call (859) 548-3781.

Firefighters to host pig roast

LIBERTY - Brush Creek Fire Department will host a pig roast 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the headquarters.

Entertainment will be provided by "Last Time Around," a local band featuring Jerry Lucas, Mike Bastin, Bill Lester, Mike Sallee and Johnny Byrd.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 10 and under.

Energy bills could rise

The Kentucky Public Service Commission recently warned natural gas customers that they could expect a 10-15 percent increase in gas prices this winter. What the PSC didn't mention was that even non-gas customers could see an increase in energy bills as a result of spiking gas prices.

"The wholesale power we purchase for our members at Inter-County Energy is generated from two primary sources - coal in baseload units and gas in peaking units," said Jim Jacobus, president and CEO of Inter-County Energy.

"We have an innovative weatherization program called Button Up," said Jacobus. "A utility company representative works with homeowners to identify how to make the house more efficient and to improve its thermal integrity. Once the improvements are made, homeowners are more comfortable and they pay lower energy bills."

The Button Up program looks at ways to add insulation, seal cracks with caulking or weather-stripping, and to block holes where plumbing or other utility entrances come through walls or floors.

To find out whether you qualify for the Button Up program, contact Inter-County Energy at 1-888-266-7322 or (859) 236-4561.


Boyle County Public Library Board of Trustees - 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the library, 307 W. Broadway.

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