News Briefs for Nov. 14

November 14, 2004

Occupational tax dropping in Garrard

Monday night's fiscal court meeting in Garrard County included the first reading of the occupational license fee ordinance, which will lower the tax back down to 1%. The tax was increased to 2% in May of 2003 to pay off the $4.3 million debt remaining from the county's hospital loan. The ordinance will be amended after the second reading, scheduled for the next regular fiscal court meeting on Dec. 13.

Christmas comes early to Whitley House

The William Whitley House, located east of Stanford on William Whitley Road, will present "A Journey Through Christmas past" from 12-9 p.m. on Nov. 19 and 20.

The state historic site will feature displays of historic Christmas decorations and a visual tour of the evolution of holiday traditions from the 18th through 20th centuries. On Saturday night, visitors are invited to participate in a period dance.


Admission is $4 for adults and $2.50 for children. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call (606) 355-2881.

Vendors needed for Lincoln soccer bazaar

Lincoln County Soccer Booster Club will have a Christmas bazaar Dec. 4 at Lincoln County High School. All vendors are welcome. For more information, contact Liz Burke at (606) 365-3864.

Casey program gets housing boost

Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency, awarded over $7.5 million in the third quarter of 2004 to produce or rehabilitate 638 proposed units of affordable housing.

Among the 30 projects throughout the state receiving the funds is a tenant-based rental assistance project with the Adanta Group in Casey County. The project is funded under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, which empowers people and communities to design programs tailored to their own needs to provide affordable homes.

Boyle library hosts holiday eating program

The library will host a program on healthy eating for the holidays at noon on Wednesday at the Boyle County Public Library. The program is free and open to the public.

Nancy Ricker, a professional nutritionist and skilled cook, will discuss ways to pursue sensible eating while enjoying holiday festivities. She also will discuss tips for healthy eating, fad diets, and which diets are recommended. Healthy recipes will be available.

Community Ed courses offered

Danville/Boyle County/Kentucky School for the Deaf Community Education will be offering the following courses. For more information or to register, call (859) 239-8986.

Advanced Word - 8-11 a.m. Nov. 22 and 24 at Kentucky School for the Deaf. Instructor is Beth Hayes.

Advanced Excel - 1-4 p.m. Nov. 22 and 24 at KSD. Instructor is Tim Downey.

Intro to Windows - 6-8 p.m. Nov. 22 and 24 at Perryville Elementary School. Instructor is Beth Hayes.

Stained Glass - 6-8 p.m. Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 at Glass Mountain. Instructor is Ted Caldwell. Cost is $75.

Concealed Weapons - 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4 at KSD and 1:30 Dec. 5 at completion range. Instructor is Carroll Pixley. Cost is $75.


Lincoln County Fiscal Court - 9 a.m. Monday in the old K.U. building.

Casey County Fiscal Court - 5 p.m. Monday at the courthouse. Routine business is on the agenda.

Danville Board of Education - 7 p.m. Monday at Danville High School

Boyle County Fiscal Court - public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Junction City Elementary library to discuss the county's financial situation

Boyle County Board of Education - special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at high school library for an expulsion hearing.

Boyle County Board of Education - regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bruce Hall on KSD campus.


Due to a reporter's error, Nancy Etherton's name was incorrect in a story in Thursday's paper about new plans for KSD's campus.

Sixth grader Wilburn Dunn's named was inadvertently omitted from Bate Middle School's A&B honor roll for the first nine weeks. The school did not include the name on the list.

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