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CALL TODAY! 29 Packages start $ as low as month 270-628-3814 LARKINS SATELLITE SYSTEMS 364 HWY 51 N BARDWELL, KY 99 Your Local Authorized DIRECTV Dealer Y oman e ©2011 DIRECTV, Inc. DIRECTV and the Cyclone Design logo are registered trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc. SERVING THE TRI-STATE AREA SINCE 1880 T HE A DVANCE HE D VA N C E Sports Page B4 WEDNESDAY H JANUARY 4, 2012 In God we trust Ballard County river trails discussed at Fiscal Court VOL. 124 H H H 1 Ballard Chamber hosts Social Media Workshop Submitted by Jason Paul WICKLIFFE – The Ballard County Fiscal Court was held on Tuesday, December 20th. The meeting started off with Norma Pruitt of Kentucky Great River Region Organization (KY GRRO). Pruitt was there to discuss a $20,000 grant that was awarded by the State Tourism Department to create promotional brochures to help promote tourism within the four counties region comprised of Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman counties. KY GRRO wants to work with local communities to promote what they have to offer tourists. The Fiscal Court approved a resolution to designate Ballard County Roads in Mississippi River Bottoms as well as all other County Roads that the Fiscal Court may deem to be included as the Ballard County River Trails. Some of the magistrates voiced their concerns over the county road designation as to specific roads in the previous version of the resolution; however, the new version of the resolution allows Fiscal Court to name specific county roads as The Ballard County River Trails at a later date. Jason Enlow presented Fiscal Court with the generator installation bids and Fiscal Court awarded the bid to Rick’s Electric. Rick’s Electric has recently done some work for the City of Barlow. Ambulance Director Michael Clarke gave the Ambulance report. They responded to eighty calls and twenty-five of the calls were handled from the Wickliffe. One call that both stations responded to involved an individual that fell down a twenty foot hole. By the time the truck from La Center arrived at the scene, the Wickliffe truck was getting the in- The Fiscal Court approved a resolution to designate the County Roads located in the Mississippi River Bottoms as the Ballard County River Trails, together with all other County Roads in the River Bottoms which are located on or near the Wildlife Management Areas to be included in the River Trails System. dividual into the ambulance for transport. Clarke stated that the ambulance remount is ahead of schedule and should come back by next week. The ambulance will need to pass an inspection prior to being used. Clarke stated that the Wickliffe station needs four people and requested Fiscal Court to allow Clarke to hire two more full time employees. Fiscal Court passed the motion to hire two more full time employees. Clarke informed Fiscal Court that he would like to purchase a laptop computer for the paperwork he needs to fill out at each of the stations. Clarke said that the computer he currently uses in the La Center station would then be transferred to and used at the Wickliffe station (station currently does not have a computer). With the computer at the Wickliffe station, the employees will no longer have to drive the paperwork to the La Center station. Emergency Management Di- Wrights area 252 in Carlisle Co. borders part of Carlisle Co. Trails. Photos by Norma Pruitt rector Anita Bugg gave the Emergency Management Services report and stated that the Southern Foundation gave $2,951 to purchase ham radios. Fiscal Court passed a motion for the purchase of the ham radios. Bugg then explained to the court that, while backing up the truck to attach the boat to the trailer, she accidently hit the tongue of the trailer the rescue boat was on and damaged the skeg. The skeg is located below the boat’s propeller to help keep the propeller from being damaged. The Fiscal Court approved getting estimates for the repair of the skeg. Bugg attended a meeting with the University of Louisville to discuss the newly created CHAMP program. It will be used to get monies from the state for disaster relief after FEMA has assessed the disaster and awarded monies for disaster relief. Bugg stated that emergency management applied for a state rescue funding grant in the amount of $4,700. The search and rescue trucks are currently out of state compliance; they need longer ropes and flashlights. Bugg requested cold water extrication suits (two per vehicle) in various sizes, a total of six suits to be purchased for water rescue. Other • Treasure’s Report for November was approved • Library basement leaks, Fiscal Court getting bids for repairs • Still working on grant to purchase the Ballard Center • Pot holes will be repaired as they are reported. Ballard Memorial High School Baseball Team will be working to raise money on Monday, January 9 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Pizza Inn in Paducah. Come out and help our boys raise money and have a great meal too. LA CENTER- Ballard County Native Patsy Terrell, now residing in Kansas, presented a workshop about managing social media at the Ballard County Chamber of Commerce on December 29th. She presented statistics that backed up the notion that social media plays a big part in the success of today’s businesses. Her main focus was on that of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and on the advantages of blogging. This was just one of several workshops that will be offered by the Chamber of Commerce to boost the growth of Ballard Businesses. La Center City Hall in new location The La Center City Hall is officially open at its new location at 347 Broadway in the former USDA building.. This is right next door to the old location. Residents may pay water/sewer, gas and city taxes at the new location. City Hall is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Project Graduation 2012 publishes cookbook Project Graduation Class of 2012 has collected the best recipes from students, family, and friends and compiled them into an attractive keepsake cookbook. They are selling their one-of-akind cookbooks for $12.00. They may be purchased from any member/parent of the Class of 2012 or at several local businesses, such as Headlines in LaCenter, Sutton Drugs, Smokie D's, Professional Choice, Barlow City Hall, Ballard Rural Telephone and The Kevil Bank. All proceeds will go to The Class of 2012. The cookbook contains 461 well-loved recipes including appetizers, main dishes, 50 CENTS • THE ADVANCE YEOMAN • PUBLISHED WEEKLY •  50 CENTS desserts and many others. Recipes include the contributor’s name, enabling you to find the recipes of family and friends. Project Graduation is also selling Bomber Sweatshirts and TShirts. The purpose of Project Graduation is to ensure a safe and memorable evening for graduating seniors. If you would like to make a donation to Project Graduation, donations may be sent and checks made payable to: Project Graduation 2012 c/o Amy Myers, Treasurer 12917 Wickliffe Road Kevil, KY 42053

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