Archive for May, 2010
A few pieces of information concerning flood recovery:
1. Judge-Exec John Wilson is asking everyone who suffered major or minor damage from the flooding to call and report their damage to the EMA. The amount of reported damage can have an effect on how much assistance Garrard County receives. The number to report your damage is 792-4786. You can leave a message.
2. Herrington Lake Conservation League President Linda Alexander is putting out the call for donations to the league to support clean up of the lake in the wake of the flooding. I drove out to Pike Valley Farms on Friday and crossed the Kennedy Bridge to get there, and from what I could see the lake looked like it was in pretty bad shape, with branches and such everywhere. Linda’s statistics on the flood’s impact on the lake are impressive: the water rose 40 feet in one day, 20 inches an hour, and got up to 757 feet deep, just 3 feet below the spillway. If you want to donate to the league’s clean-up efforts, you can send a check to HLCL Inc., P.O. Box 404, Burgin, KY, 40310.
3. Just a reminder about the upcoming potluck in Paint Lick to support the recovery efforts there. 6-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Paint Lick Fire Station. The event is free, but you donations to support Paint Lick will be accepted. Bringing a dish is optional, but if you bring a hot dish you should bring it in an insulated container. Also bring your own plate, silverware and chair. Drinks and napkins will be provided.
Just got this brief from Kentucky State Police:
(Richmond, Ky.)- Kentucky State Police Post 7 Richmond is currently investigating a residential fire that occurred at 2254 Fall Lick Road in Lancaster. The Garrard County Fire Department responded to the fire on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 11:23 p.m.. After the fire was contained, the KSP was asked to assist in the investigation. Evidence at the scene suggests that the fire was intentionally set by unknown persons. The KSP is encouraging the public to contact authorities with any information which may be helpful in identifying suspects in this case. They may contact the KSP at 1-800-222-5555 or the Arson Tip Line at 1-800-27-ARSON. There is a reward of up to $5000 with any information which leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. The investigation by Detective Pat Alford continues.
Just got an announcement giving all the details about the upcoming job fair for Mine Shields. Here it is:
LANCASTER, KY (MAY 12, 2010): Mine Shields, Kentucky’s only manufacturer of mine refuge chambers, is opening a new manufacturing facility in Lancaster this June. This new employer to Garrard County brings 35 new positions offering a minimum of $16.00 an hour. With the opening of the plant only weeks away, Mine Shields is holding a job fair.
The Central Kentucky Career Center will facilitate the job fair to assist in locating ideal candidates for these positions. The job fair will take place Thursday, May 20th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 322 Crab Orchard Street in Lancaster, the site of their new plant and former location of the Christian Appalachian Project.
If you are seeking employment in the manufacturing field be sure to attend the Mine Shields Job Fair, Thursday, May 20th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Lancaster. Applications will be taken onsite.
All applicants need to be registered with the Central Kentucky Career Center. Visit us online at: www.ckycareers.com and choose EKOS Registration under the Resources tab or register the day of the event.
For more information contact: Lori Collins at 859/269-8021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a story in today’s paper about Paint Lick businesses trying to clean up and recover from the flooding earlier this month. I’ll post some photos at the bottom of this post.
There’s a potluck event to boost morale coming up in Paint Lick on May 22, from 6-8 p.m. at the Paint Lick Fire Department. Everyone from everywhere is invited to the event, which is being coordinated by the Sportsman’s Club Chair Deborah Messenger. You can bring a dish if you so choose, and you should bring a plate and silverware to eat with. Deborah said she hopes to have music and entertainment during the event, and if anyone wants to perform they are welcome to. Donations will be accepted to help support the families and businesses in Paint Lick trying to recover from the flood.
My mono took over just before I was able to go cover a prom held for senior citizens at the Garrard Senior Citizens’ Center, but Karla and Gary Sefcak were there, as was Emily Toadvine from the Advocate. Based on their photos, video and story, it looks like it was a great event.
You can read the Advocate story and views photos and video here.
You can see a full album of photos uploaded by Karla here.
I wrote a story that’s in today’s Advocate-Messenger about Rocky Top Furniture making a pitch for its own reality TV show. You can read that story here.
In the middle of last week I began getting sick, and by the end of the week I couldn’t do much except shift from my bed to my refrigerator to my couch. They tested me and discovered that I have mono. Today is the first day I am feeling well enough since then to come in for a full day of work, which is excellent news because apparently it can take months for some people to recover from mono.
Anyway, I’m not 100 percent yet, but I’m getting there, and I’m getting back into the swing of things. If anything big happened over the weekend (besides the flooding) or if anything is coming up that you think I might not know about, feel free to drop me an e-mail or a comment and let me know.