July 22, 2009
Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties began erecting the walls on Ronda Simmons' home this week. Terry Manges, construction manager of Habitat for Humanity, said it was nice to get things "going in Clark County again. " "Hopefully, this will generate enthusiasm in the community . . . ," he said. The walls of the house were placed Tuesday with the help of members of Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church of Lemont, Ill. Father Larry Lisowski said the project gave the church an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life by offering time and resources.
July 10, 2009
In 2008, both Indian Hills Christian on Grabruck Street and Gethsemane Baptist on Quisenberry Avenue, two of Danville's fastest-growing churches, announced plans for major construction projects. In the case of Gethsemane Baptist, at least a tentative timetable for the completion of the project was set. Together, the two projects represent construction costs estimated last year at $6.7 million and building space totaling nearly 50,000 square feet. But both projects are still many months, maybe even several years, away from being shovel-ready.
June 17, 2009
This is the second year in a row that the Centre College Youth Baseball Camp has gone off campus, because Centre's field is under construction for the second straight summer. Gary Wright Field has undergone significant changes over the last four years, and this is the second straight year that the diamond itself is being resurfaced, so the summer camp has once again found a home at Danville's Admiral Field. "(Danville) coach (Paul) Morse has been very good about allowing us to use the field," Centre coach Mike Pritchard said.
June 4, 2009
Christopher Webb, left, and Josh Harris of Myers Fencing of Nicholasville install a perimeter fence around the area where the new $3.3 million indoor pool next to College Park Gym is to be constructed. Work began this week on the project with construction crews renovating the basement of the gym for new locker and dressing rooms. Construction on the building and pool area is expected to begin in July. Codell Construction Company of Winchester is the construction manager on the project and MP Kelly of Richmond is the general trade contractor.
May 22, 2009
Two new generating units are expected to be built and online at East Kentucky Power Cooperative's J.K. Smith Station by the end of the year, cooperative representatives said this week during a community update in Trapp. The cooperative is constructing the two new units, which will be fueled by natural gas. Currently, about 100 construction workers are on site, including workers who are building two new warehouses, said Tom Edwards, construction manager. The on-site construction workforce will peak at about 150 to 170 workers by August or September, he said.
April 30, 2009
A construction worker suffered several injuries after falling Wednesday morning from scaffolding at Centre College. The worker was not identified by the construction company that his employer subcontracts for or by emergency medical services. According to Centre Director of Facilities Management Wayne King, the man fell six feet off a scaffold while laying brick for the new dining hall at the college. Boyle County EMS transported the man to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Cener, and he was taken from there to University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center for a CT scan.
April 6, 2009
Looking for Dix Dam pictures Curtis Keeling of Burgin is looking for a photograph of Dix Dam when it had a guard shack between 1941-53. He said the shack was torn down in 1953. Keeling worked on the dam when it was under construction, and has collected more than 300 pictures of the dam during construction and in later years. Anyone wishing to share photographs may call him at (859) 748-5758 or write to him at P.O. Box 307, Burgin, KY. Share your old photos If you have photos that are 25 years old, we'd like to display them on Looking Back.
March 23, 2009
Curtis Keeling of Burgin is looking for a photograph of Dix Dam when it had a guard shack between 1941-53. He said the shack was torn down in 1953. Keeling worked on the dam when it was under construction, and has collected more than 300 pictures of the dam during construction and in later years. Anyone wishing to share photographs may call him at (859) 748-5758 or write to him at P.O. Box 307, Burgin, KY.
March 2, 2009
The Heart of Danville announced the 2009 Downtown Revitalization Award recipients at its annual meeting on Thursday afternoon. Executive Director Julie Wagner said, "We are proud to name these individuals and businesses as the 2009 award recipients. The Heart of Danville cannot adequately express our gratitude to the businesses and individuals who contributed to the growth in jobs, which made investments in the local economy and to those who gave careful consideration to what is in the best interest of our downtown community.
March 1, 2009
LANCASTER - Design plans are under way for the new Garrard County Judicial Center, which is expected to open in 2010 and will house the county's circuit, district, family and drug courts. Garrard County Judge-Executive John Wilson said he and other members of the judicial center committee recently awarded a contract to Grant Excavating to demolish the vacant housing units that currently occupy the space where the center will be built, just south of the Garrard County Courthouse.