August 13, 2009
As weather continues to snag progress on construction of Danville's new city hall, some design details also are complicating the process. It has taken several weeks to locate the custom bronze colored metal to match the windows to the roof, according to the steering committee that met Wednesday at the construction site. The bronze sample that was sent previously appeared to be a dark, almost black color. Monica Sumner with the architectural firm Brandstetter Carroll said the company working on the windows indicated it could take another six to seven weeks to get another metal that is a closer match.
September 10, 2008
With the a new city hall in the works, Nicholasville Mayor Russ Meyer and the city commission felt the need to update the city's logo. "The current logo we are using was intended to be a generic logo to get us through to when we could come up with one that we could be identified by throughout the region and throughout the state," Meyer said. Enter Nancy Wiser, of the Nicholasville-based Wiser, Hemlepp & Associates, who presented two choices for the Nicholasville City Commission to choose from at last Thursday's workshop.
May 7, 2008
Dear Editor, We have to be the most fortunate people in the country. While we read of many areas of the country being stagnant and having decreasing values on homes, we continue to dodge the bullet. Assessments on our homes in Boyle County continue to increase against the trend throughout the country. I have heard of property values increasing from 7 percent to a whopping 33 percent in Boyle County during the last three years. Now that's progress, when we hear from the news media that property values are decreasing in most parts of the country instead of increasing.
May 20, 2011
Concerning the performance of City Manager Paul Stansbury, there were several issues that were not considered by the commission in its action to dismiss. One highly publicized example is the questionable encouragement of Mr. Stansbury when he asked Ms. Hamner, a commissioner, to bid and ultimately furnish the window blinds for the new city hall without ever bringing the situation before the commission. The commission first learned about the contract after the reimbursement check had been written and was presented for approval.
July 22, 2009
Church to sell food St. James AME Church, 124 E. Walnut St., Danville, will have a fish fry and food sale beginning at 11 a.m. Friday. Fish and chicken plates include a choice of two sides and are $7. Sandwiches are $4. Baked goods also are available by the slice or whole. For information or delivery, call (859) 236-3241. Meeting Lincoln County/Cedar Creek Planning Commission - 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Lincoln County Courthouse, second-floor courtroom. Three public hearings are planned: proposed re-adoption of the Lincoln County Comprehensive Plan, proposed text amendment to the Lincoln County subdivision regulations regarding sidewalks, and proposed text amendment to the subdivision regulations regarding street rights-of-way and grades.
November 8, 2010
Dear Editor, With a loud voice, we say “Thank you” to Jamey Gay, Terry Crowley and Janet Hamner. We will miss their experienced leadership. They served with diligence, honor and dedication and sought no personal gain or glory. In their campaigns, they answered questions with specifics and minimized the political platitudes. The irony of their losing because of the new city hall and the expanded recycling program will be more evident as time passes. The entire local community will enjoy and benefit from the improved facility for the city government.
October 15, 2010
Dear Editor, It amazes me that a current commissioner would schedule a public forum in a location that sells alcohol. There are several citizens in our community who do not feel comfortable around alcohol. I realize that Danville is basking in the revenues the sale of alcohol has brought to our community, but the sale of alcohol was not voted on unanimously by the voters of our community. Have you been to a convenience store lately? Many of them don’t even fill their shelves, but they have beer trucks in front of them several times a week.
April 1, 2008
Dear Editor, The rebuttal of the editorial comment, appearing in the Sunday edition of The Advocate-Messenger, concerning the bulging cost of the new city hall was not surprising. The attempt to explain the approach to this project, the varying costs that might be encountered, and the manner in which future actions might be taken, was a restatement of reports that have already been published. It would not be prudent to analyze this article from some judgmental stance. It would be more logical to assume that elected officials are trying to do a good thing.
October 28, 2008
Dear Editor, I feel that it is vital that everyone go to the polls this November and vote for themselves. Let me elaborate on that statement. Starting from Washington politics down to Danville politics we are facing exorbitant waste in every level of our government. Everyone feels the squeeze of the prices we are paying - gasoline, food, new taxes, and with winter coming, heating our homes. We must vote people into office who want to put a stop to this excessive spending and help us keep money in our pockets and not the government's.
July 19, 2011
Oh my gosh! It looks like we have elected another spend and tax Danville City Commission. I guess we will have to vote them out of office at the next election. I must say, this City Commission is going to out-do the last by about 3 to 1. The new water treatment plant is estimated to cost about $20 million, (what will the nay-sayers say about this?) while the badly needed new city hall/police station was about $7 million. Water rates are going up $5.37 per month for only 4,000 gallons of water.