News Briefs for Dec. 20

December 20, 2004

Casey commodities to be distributed

LIBERTY - Commodities will be distributed to income-eligible Casey County residents 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Casey County Recycling Center, 1175 Campbellsville St. Recipients are asked to bring containers for their commodities.

Mercer farmers get ag money

FRANKFORT - Mercer County farmers will share $75,750 for two farm programs approved Friday by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board. The board approved $824,438 in agricultural diversification projects across the state.

Mercer County got $25,750 of $52,500 allotted for an agricultural diversification program designed to assist in the transition into 11 areas of agriculture including dairy, aquaculture and horticulture.


Mercer farmers also will share $50,000 of the $91,588 allocated in the cattle handling facilities program that assists in the implementation of best management and health practices that augment efficient production and marketing opportunities for beef and dairy producers.

Casey library gets early Christmas gift

LIBERTY - Fifty children's books have been donated to the Casey County Public Library by the Friends of the Library.

The books were donated to Casey Friends of the Library by the Book Wholesalers Inc. in Lexington.

Friends President Tom Ellis said the books were given to the library. "We gave them to the Casey library and they have already been processed and ready for the shelves and the young partons," Ellis said.

The 80-member Friends of the Library has fundraisers to help purchase books and other needs for the local library.


Casey Fiscal Court - 5 p.m. today in the Casey County fiscal courtroom. The agenda includes considering bids for bridge beams.

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