News Briefs for Nov. 22

November 22, 2004

Farm programs OK'd for Boyle, Mercer

Farmers in Boyle and Mercer counties will get a portion of the $1.6 million approved Friday for agricultural diversification by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board in Frankfort.

The Agricultural Diversification program is designed to assist in the transition into 11 new areas of agriculture, including dairy, aquaculture, and horticulture.

County agricultural diversification programs approved for the two counties include $15,450 for Boyle County and $25,500 for Mercer County.

Boyle County also got $61,800 for forage improvement programs and $30,900 for cattle handling programs.

Mercer County also got $82,500 for the hay, straw and commodity storage programs which allow producers to increase quality and marketability of products to improve overall farm income.


Liberty church to host bake sale

LIBERTY - A bake sale is planned 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall at First Christian Church, Middleburg Street. Items to be sold include homemade pies, cakes, cookies, candy, soups and relishes.

Proceeds go to Casey County Relay for Life.

S&S Tire collects toys for children

Local tire retailer and wholesaler S&S Tire is partnering with Bridgestone to support the Marines' Toys for Tots program. Each of the 13 central Kentucky S&S Tire locations is a drop-off point for new, unwrapped toys. The program will run through Dec. 22. The toys will be distributed to needy children in the community.

The local S&S Tire store is at 521 S. Third St.

Casey library buys children's books

LIBERTY - Casey County Public Library raised $312 from its recent chili supper fund-raiser. The money was used to purchase children's books and programs.

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