News Briefs for Dec. 12

December 12, 2004

Fire damages Moreland residence

A kitchen fire in a trailer was a close call for one Moreland family, though help wasn't far away. The Black Pike residence of Moreland Fire Department volunteer Shane Stevens sustained heavy smoke damage Wednesday after fire broke out about 4:30 p.m.

Assistant Fire Chief Todd Boyd said he believed cooking caused the fire that burned the stove and cabinets.

West Lincoln County EMS personnel were first on the scene and helped knock out the blaze with a fire extinguisher, said Boyd. Lincoln County Fire Stations No. 1 and No. 4 were also on hand.

No injuries were reported, Todd said, but the trailer was severely damaged by the smoke and it was unclear if the structure was still inhabitable.


Wet leaves slow pickup effort

Danville is behind on picking up leaves because of the damp weather, City Manager Darrell Blenniss said. The machine that sucks up the leaves is easily clogged by wet leaves.

Blenniss said that the public works employees would "keep plugging ahead," but that there were delays.

Locals earn Farm Bureau awards

Individuals and agencies were recognized last week at the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Convention at the Galt House in Louisville.

Ron D. Catchen, agricultural and natural resources agent for Montgomery County, won the 18th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Farm Public Relations Award. He was honored during the annual meeting in Louisville last week and received a plaque and $300. He is a graduate of Eubank High School and the University of Kentucky.

Marcus Green, a business reporter covering agriculture and the horse racing industry for The Courier-Journal, received the communications award for writing. Green, a native of Louisville, is a Centre College graduate.

Lincoln County Farm Bureau in Stanford was one of 10 agencies to receive district awards. The agency was named Outstanding County Farm Bureau.

Lincoln and Mercer County Farm Bureau agencies also received certificates for having effective information programs.


Danville City Commission - 5:30 p.m. Monday at city hall to hear an address by Boyle Judge-Executive Tony Wilder, Victor Kushnirenko's request for 1317 W. Walnut St., Hugh Commer's easement request, and to discuss the parks and recreation board appointment, Denyo request, surplus police bid awards, Caterpillar economic development grant, Hillard Lyons resolution, Danville sewer interceptor, fire department surplus request and LGL Partnership zone change.

Danville Board of Education - 7 p.m. at Toliver Elementary School. Agenda items include decision on achieving target scores by closing achievement gap; declaration of mission statement; CATS reports from Bate, Hogsett and Jennie Rogers; Bate Safe Schools audit report; purchase of maintenance vehicles; and formation of Future Teachers Association

Casey County Board of Education - 7 p.m. Monday at Casey County Middle School. The agenda includes academic recognition, update on construction projects, consider audit and technology activity reports, set salary schedule and hear superintendent's report. The Casey School District Finance Corp. also will meet.

Lincoln County Fiscal Court - 9 a.m. Tuesday in the old Kentucky Utilities office on North Second Street.

Boyle County Fiscal Court - 10 a.m. Tuesday at the courthouse to hear a representative from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and discuss sign amendment to planning and zoning ordinance, ambulance finance agreement, joint jail meeting update, sheriff special bond order, request to bid cruiser, Judge Darren Peckler's security order and the personnel ordinance.

Boyle County Board of Education - 7 p.m. at Perryville Elementary School. Agenda items include recognition of outgoing board members Ed Sleet and Tommy McGirr, and retiring teachers Jeanne Switzer and Larry Lyons. Switzer will also be honored as Kentucky Elementary Counselor of the Year and Barbara Eisenbeis as Boyle Middle School Teacher of the Year.

Boyle County Democratic Women's Club - meeting in December has been canceled. The meetings will resume in January. The date will be announced.

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