Mercer discusses hiring, no action taken
HARRODSBURG — During Tuesday’s regular Mercer County Fiscal Court meeting, the court went into executive session to discuss a hiring issue. No action was taken.
In other business, the court:
* renewed its joint jail contract with Jefferson Audio/Video Systems for $750, effective Nov. 1; and
* approved a payment to Boyle County Fiscal Court of $39,000 for jail operations.
Garrard extension sponsors events
LANCASTER — The following events are being sponsored by the Garrard County Extension Service office, 1302 Stanford Road. For more information and to register, call (859) 792-3026.
Fall Financial Workshops: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, classes will be held at the First Southern National Bank Community Room. Call the extension office for reservations. The workshops include Trusts, Oct. 26; and Insurance, Nov. 9.
Quilting Class: 5 p.m. Oct. 20, Mitered Corners, at the extension office. Kits provided. Fee is $10. Participants will construct a reversible table mat and learn three mitered corner techniques. Call the extension office for a reservation.
Barn Quilt Trail Tour: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 22. Fee is $14 and includes lunch and transportation.
4-H country ham auction set
LIBERTY — Casey County 4-H will auction off four country hams that students cured this year at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Casey County Farm Bureau annual meeting at the Pork Producer’s building. All four hams received blue ribbons at the Kentucky State Fair.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the individual student and the other helps fund the 2011 4-H country ham project.
The 4-H’ers began curing these hams in the cold months of January and February by applying a cure mixture of salt, brown sugar and black and red pepper to the surface of the ham. The cure mixture penetrated the fresh hams during the cold months and by March the hams were fully cured. Country hams develop their characteristic flavor and aroma during the warm summer months, sometimes referred to the summer sweat.
The 4-H Country Hams are approximately 9 to 10 months old, weigh around 13 to 15 pounds, and do not require refrigeration.
Rodeo planned in Casey Friday
LIBERTY — The Kentucky Junior Rodeo Association will hold a roping fundraiser Friday through Sunday at the Ag Expo Center. On Friday, warm-up starts at 6 p.m. and roping starts at 7 p.m. The Liberty Rodeo will be Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. Sign-in will be 8-9:30 a.m. A cowboy church will be 8 a.m. Sunday and the rodeo will be 10 a.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $6 for an individual or $10 for two people. Tickets at the gate are $8. Children under 12 are free. A portion of ticket sales will go to Casey County 4-H.
For more information, call the Casey County Extension Office at (606) 787-7384.
Fish dinner set at lodge on Saturday
Danville’s Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 28 will serve fish from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic building, 400 N. Fourth St. The menu will be fried Icelandic cod, cole slaw, baked beans, corn on the cob, french fries, hushpuppies, pulled pork barbecue, blackberry cobbler and banana pudding.
The lodge is working extra hard this year to make the fish dinner a success because all proceeds will go to the Community Assistance Fund. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat dinner are $6 for adults and $3 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from a Mason.
The Danville school district will be recognized with the Harshaw Trane Environmental Stewardship Award at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Mary G. Hogsett Elementary School, 300 Waveland Dr. The meeting location was incorrect in a news release given to The Advocate-Messenger and printed in Tuesday’s paper.