News Briefs for Nov. 11

November 11, 2004

Library celebrates 111 years today

The Boyle County Public Library marked its 111 years of service to the community today by adding the 111,111th item to the library's collection of materials.

The facility began in 1893 as a subscription library with only 300 books. The local library association charged $1 a year for the privilege of reading its books. Throughout the 20th century, the library grew enormously and became a free, public library in 1969.

It was known successively as the Danville Library, the Young-Rodes Library, the Danville-Boyle County Public Library, and now simply as the Boyle County Public Library.


The library currently holds 100,179 books and 10,932 items in various media.

The 111,111th item to be added to the collection is an acclaimed reference book, the "Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture."

Eating healthy program is Wednesday

Nancy Ricker, a professional nutritionist and skilled cook, will give a program noon Wednesday at the Boyle County Public Library, North Third Street, about healthy eating for the holidays. The one-hour program is open to the public at no cost.

With holidays just around the corner, Ricker will discuss ways to pursue sensible eating while enjoying holiday festivities. She also will review tips for healthy eating, how to avoid fad diets, and which diets are recommended and why. Ricker also will distribute healthy recipes.

Ricker said she encounters many people who are confused about what is right and wrong to eat. Other people are uncertain as to whether the food guide pyramid remains legitimate.

Educated as a nutritionist, she holds a bachelor's degree from University of Kentucky, and she enjoys sharing knowledge of food. Ricker says that as a teenager she dreamed of becoming a chef, and she still likes the challenge of preparing great-tasting meals for guests.

Entries needed for Christmas parade

LIBERTY - A Christmas Celebration with a theme of "Country Christmas" is planned Dec. 3 by the Liberty/Casey County Chamber of Commerce.

The celebration will include a lighted Christmas parade at 7 p.m. Schools, businesses, churches, clubs and civic organizations are invited to participate. Deadline for parade entries is Dec. 1. Parade line-up will be 5:30 p.m. on Randolph Street. Prizes will be from $50 to $300 for the top float winner. Business division winners will receive trophies and ribbons.

The floats will be judge on use of lights, theme, originality, creativity and overall.

Santa will arrive in time for the parade and be available for photographs with children at the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center.

A window decorating contest will be judged at noon Dec. 3. Register for the contest with Chandra Godbey at (606) 787-9707 or the Chamber of Commerce at (606) 787-6463.

Call the chamber office for more information.


Junction City Council - 7 p.m. today at City Hall to discuss Christmas with Santa, after school funding and the second reading of an ordinance amending the previous manufactured home ordinance.

Casey Extension District Board - 8 a.m. Tuesday at the county Extension Service office on U.S. 127 South. The county Extension Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled.

Casey County Agriculture Development Council - 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kentucky Tech Vocational School. Maggie May, who works in the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy, will be available for questions.

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