News Briefs for Nov. 4

November 04, 2004

Boyle Middle choirs to perform Sunday

The Boyle County Middle School choirs will present the annual HUGS concert 3 p.m. Sunday in the middle school gym. Admission to the concert are HUGS (hats, underwear, gloves or socks). All donations will be made to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree for holiday giving.

The "Singing Eagles" sixth-grade choir will make its debut, along with the 71-voices of "Una Voce," the seventh and eighth grade choir. The choirs will perform a variety of music for everyone's entertainment.

Nancy H. Ward, choir director, and Tyler Wash, a senior at Boyle County High School, will conduct.

Field hours for LINK program

Gov. Ernie Fletcher has announced November field hours for the Bluegrass region representatives of the Local Initiatives for a New Kentucky, or LINK, program. Frequent field hours for each of the LINK offices enable all Kentuckians to voice their concerns and share opinions and suggestions about how state government can improve.


The hours are:

Garrard County, 2-3 p.m. Nov. 18 in the county judge-executive's office at the Garrard County Courthouse.

Mercer County, 2-3 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Fiscal Court building, Harrodsburg.

Boyle County, 11 a.m.-noon Nov. 23 in the county judge-executive's office at the Boyle County Courthouse.

Lincoln County, 1 a.m.-noon Nov. 23 at the Harvey-Helm Memorial Library, Stanford.

Exercise program begins Monday

McDowell Wellness Center will offer a Boot Camp exercise program from 5:30-6:30 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from Monday through Dec. 17.

This is a basic training class comprised of exercises that are used to train military personnel, including push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, crunches, up-downs, running and a pool workout.

Class size is limited. The cost is $25 for members and $50 for non-members. Call (859) 936-9355 or stop by the member services desk for information.

Conservation program offered

LEXINGTON - Farmers in Kentucky can sign up at local Farm Service Agency offices to establish habitat buffers for upland birds, part of the Conservation Reserve Program.

The program will pay farmers to establish buffers around croplands to provide nesting and rearing habitat for northern bobwhite quail and upland birds. Sign-up incentives in the program can reach $100 per acre.

For additional information, contact your local Farm Service Agency or go online at

Coat donation drive begins

Country Hearth Inns has launched its 2004 Coats for Christmas campaign. The drive aims to keep the needy members of the community from being cold. The inn will accept donations until Dec. 15.

Contact Leon Catlett II at (859) 236-8601 for more information.


Heritage Festival XII Planning Committee - 4 p.m. Sunday at 1200 Glenellen Court to discuss plans for the festival scheduled for March 4-6. Anyone interested in helping plan the event may attend. For more information, call (859) 236-5818.

Board of Adjustments - 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at city hall to discuss Mark Privett's request for a variance from the front yard setback at 7305 White Oak Road, Junction City.

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