Archive for November, 2010
There’s a special event coming up hosted by the Central Kentucky Regional Humane Society:
Central KY Regional Humane Society announces our 4th Annual “Paws for Cause 2010”, a day of giving held on Saturday, December 4th from 10AM until 8PM at 214 Richmond Street. Please join us for some light Christmas refreshments as we take in community wide donations for the animals in need. Donations including bleach, paper towels, laundry detergent, dish detergent, dry cat and dog food, cat litter, and anything you think is appropriate for the animals can be dropped off any day at CKYRHS.Santa Paws will be on hand to capture those precious Forever Friend moments. Photos of your pet with Santa Paws will be available by calling 859-792-4581 for an appointment. The M.A.S.H. Unit with Dr. Kevin Finn, DVM and Practice Manager, Bobbie Fortney will make a donation of $5 to CKYRHS for each distemper/parvo vaccination administered during the event.
Just got this news from Linda Wardlow at the Central Kentucky Regional Humane Society:
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has awarded Central KY Regional Humane Society a $2,000 grant. This funding is provided to CKYRHS who will spend the monies on improving and maintaining a healthy shelter environment for the rescue animals waiting for adoption or foster.
Central KY Regional Humane Society is proud to make “Adoption the Option” with animals that need a second chance on life. Come visit CKYRHS at 214 Richmond Street in Lancaster, KY and see what a difference you can make volunteering or donating a much needed supply of pet food, cleaning supplies, or a tax deductible monetary donation.
Here are some extra photos I took for my profile of the Garrard County Adult Education Center that ran on Sunday.
This morning, the Industrial Development Authority approved purchasing about 90 acres of land near U.S. 27 in north Lancaster. The land is part of the large empty space on the east side of U.S. 27, across the street from McDonald’s. There are two other pieces of the land that touch U.S. 27 — the IDA’s land is behind those parcels. This is the same land that has been identified as a potential location for a grocery store or county pool in recent feasibility studies.
Nathan Mick and David Land told me there are no specific plans for the land yet — it was bought opportunistically when it became available. They both said the land will be used down the road to attract businesses. In the meantime, it might be available for the public to use as a green space like a park or athletic fields, if details about that can be worked out. Read the Advocate story here.
Garrard/Lincoln Solid Waste got some brand new recycling equipment recently, and Karla Sefcak was on hand to take some photos of a tour given by Solid Waste Coordinator Chris Thomason. You can check out her full album of photos here. (All photos shown here taken by Karla)
The Lancaster City Council had a quick half-hour special meeting Monday night. The council reviewed its options for liability insurance for 2011 and voted to keep Travelers as its insurance provider over the Kentucky League of Cities. Travelers annual premium for the city in 2011 will be $79,438, compared to KLC’s offer of $91,857. The new premium is slightly cheaper overall than it was last year, which was the first year Lancaster switched to Travelers. Chris Ice, an executive with Neace Lukens who did the shopping around for the city, said the price dropped, even though some areas have increased coverage, partially because of the current insurance market and partially because the city had not made very many claims during its first year with Travelers.
Other random yet interesting notes from the meeting:
- Don Rinthen said if the city ever didn’t have liability insurance or somehow lost its insurance, it would immediately owe the full balance on all of its outstanding debts, which total around $9 million.
- The city has more than $1 million in grant funds awarded for various construction plans like sewer upgrades just sitting right now because it doesn’t have enough money beyond those grant funds to do the projects the grant money was awarded for. The council approved paying the Bluegrass Area Development District $50 from each fund in order to lock in the money, but Rinthen said that would probably only protect it for another year or so, and then the state will eventually ask for the money back since it’s not being spent. Rinthen said he has talked with Lonnie Napier and they think they can roll over the grants into one big grant that would go toward the city’s new water treatment plant. Lonnie said today Don had asked him about doing this, but he told Don they would have to talk about it later, probably after November is over.
- The city council approved a bond sale of $1.641 million to the USDA to fund the third phase of the city’s water system upgrades. It’s a 40-year bond at 2.652 APR.
I just got my hands on a news release from state police concerning some of the fires that have happened in Garrard County this year:
Kentucky State Police are investigating a series of suspicious fires that have occurred in Garrard County since May 2010, and are seeking the public’s assistance with any information that may help investigators solve these cases. The fires involve a barn, garage and two homes. On May 6, 2010 a residential fire occurred at 4480 Crab Orchard Road, Lancaster. The structure was a total loss. Other fires occurred on September 27 at 7762 Fall Lick Road, and on October 17 at 3316 Fall Lick Road. The former involved a barn which contained a tractor and other farm implements. The latter involved a detached garage which contained an automobile. Both fires involved total losses. The latest fire occurred on October 31, when a vacant home at 4489 Crab Orchard Road completely burned. Arson is suspected in all of these cases. If anyone has any information concerning these fires, they are asked to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or contact the arson tip hotline at 1-800-27-ARSON. There is a reward of $1000, if the information leads to an arrest in any of these cases. The investigation by KSP Arson Investigator Pat Alford is ongoing.
Also, I got in contact with the state police spokesman for post five up in northern Kentucky and he provided some details about Aaron Woosley’s arrest. The full story is here.
UPDATE: full story is now available from the Advocate-Messenger.
According to WLEX, Garrard resident Aaron Woosley was arrested Saturday for allegedly stabbing six people during a verbal argument at a party in Trimble County (located almost halfway between Louisville and Cincinnati).
I’m trying to get more information from the state police post covering Trimble County, but I haven’t heard back. I did check with the UofL hospital, and Woosley was apparently treated in the emergency room and then taken away. I haven’t determined what jail he’s lodged in yet, either.