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Image 3 of The Advocate Messenger February 8, 2012

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 A3 THE ADVOCATE-MESSENGER WWW.AMNEWS.COM LOCAL Lancaster council proposes increase in water rates By STEPHANIE MOJICA LANCASTER  —  To  keep up  with  rising  operational expenses, members of Lancaster City Council have recommended  increasing water  rates  by  approximately 3 percent. An ordinance that would amend current city codes for water rates had its first reading  at  Monday  night’s  City Council meeting.  e proposal also would increase  the  fee  for  meter tampering from $75 to $100. e  current  reconnection fee of $30 would remain the same.  “With  the  economy  the way  it  is,  people  who  can’t pay their water bills on time already have enough problems,” said Councilman Bret Baierlein. “We don’t need to pile more costs onto them.” Stacy  Grow,  distribution director  for  the  water  department, said outside of the City  Council  meeting  that the rate increase should not cause  any  resident  undue hardship. “Most  people  will  see about 29 cents difference on their bills,” Grow said. Grow said the increase is necessary to keep water department operations funded and flowing smoothly. Typically,  the  City  Council  increases  water  costs  each year, he said. “Years ago, we didn’t increase the water rates regularly  and  had  more problems with funding our operations,”  Grow  said. “at’s why it’s a good idea to do modest increases each year to keep us in line with the increasing cost of doing business.” e  current  service  activation  fee  of  $50  will  not change, nor will the deposit of  $125  for  residences  and $150 for businesses. A  date  for  the  second reading  of  the  ordinance amendment  has  not  been set. DHS grad will read from poetry book February flowers Buds bloom despite freezing temperatures and a dusting of snow at a Danville residence Wednesday morning. By JENNIFER BRUMMETT Photos by Joanna King LEXINGTON —  A  2000 Danville High School graduate will read from his second book  of  poetry  at  a  book launch ursday in Lexington.  Jude Lally will read from “I’m  Fine,  but  anks  for Asking.” e evening also is the  five-year  anniversary celebration  for  Poezia,  a writers  group  with  which Lally is affiliated. Former  Kentucky  Poet Laureate Richard Taylor said of  Lally’s  book,  “Whether confrontational — addressing  ‘single-serving  friends,’ introspective — connecting to  parents  and  loved  ones, or quiet meditations on loss and  longing,  these  poems touch  the  reader  in  a  profound way. Jude Lally’s new collection tells heartbreak- IF YOU GO Poetry reading by Jude Lally 7 p.m. Thursday Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning 251 W. Second St., Lexington Free Information: ing stories with wry humor and  unflinching  honesty with a voice that deserves to be heard.” According to Lally’s father Mike, who lives in Danville, his son suffers from Friedreich’s  ataxia,  a  rare  disease that is passed down through families  that  affects  the muscles and the heart. e disease  has  left  Lally  confined to a wheelchair. Lally  plans  to  read  nine poems from his books, Mike Lally said. Lally’s first book of poetry is titled “e View From Down Here.” NEWSbriefs McDowell Health offers free health screenings LANCASTER  —  Central Kentucky  Regional  Humane  Society  has  several upcoming events in February. e humane society will participate in the PetSmart National  Adoption  Weekend event Saturday at Brannon  Crossing  in Nicholasville, where attendees can stop by to adopt a new pet. e humane society will also  participate  in  the PetCo  National  Adoption Weekend  event  Feb.  18  in Frankfort. A  low-cost  pet  wellness clinic will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25 at the humane society  building,  2114  Richmond St. in Lancaster. e clinic is being sponsored in collaboration  with  the ASPCA,  veterinarians Devin  Carlton  and  Jessie Lay  and  the  staff  of  the Stanford Veterinary Hospital. Ephraim  McDowell Health  is  sponsoring  free health screenings 8-11 a.m. and  4-6:30  p.m.  Feb.  28  at First  Christian  Church  in Danville.  Health  screenings  that will  be  offered  are  cholesterol,  glucose,  blood  pressure,  body  mass  index, colon cancer screening kit (take-home  kit  for  anyone over age 50) and stroke risk score card. After the screenings are complete, participants  will  have  the opportunity to discuss their results  with  a  licensed health professional. Participants  should  not eat  for  12  hours  prior  to their  screening  if  they would like to have the blood test  that  gives  them  a  full lipid panel, which gives the participant  detailed  information  including  their HDL,  LDL,  triglycerides and glucose.  e screenings are avail- able  for  anyone  18  and older.  Call  (859)  236-4006 Monday-Friday  for  an  appointment.  Walk-ins  are welcome. In the case of inclement  weather,  any changes will be announced on Hometown Radio. Garrard Youth Football offers vacation prize expenses.  For more information, or to purchase a ticket, email or call Jeff  Duggins  at  (859)  3388068,  Sara  Ousley  at  (606) 669-3902  or  Stasi  Smith  at (606) 669-0787.  Boyle County Public Library events e Boyle County Public Garrard Youth Football is Library  has  the  following selling tickets for a drawing upcoming events: for  a  seven-day,  six-night n is  month’s  ird vacation in Gulf Shores, Ala.  ursday Book Club selecA maximum of 100 tick- tion,  “Silver  Sparrow”  by ets will be sold. Each ticket Tayari  Jones,  will  be  discosts $25. Winner must be cussed at 10 a.m. and 6:30 25  or  older  to  be  eligible. p.m. Feb. 16 at the library. e drawing will be March Copies of the book can be 1. picked up at the circulation e  vacation  dates  are desk. April 1-8. Taxes and fees are n Friends of the Library included  in  the  prize;  the programs will host  the spewinner will be responsible cial  event  “Egypt-Spring for food and entertainment 2011: Religion and Revolu- T h a n k Yo u f o r V o t i n g U s BEST HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING BUSINESS IN THE REGION! Know someone with heating and cooling needs? Magoo Enjoy a $10 Speedway cash card for a new service referral or a $50 Visa card for a new system sale. We miss you and love you still. 132470 Your Family 12/21/26 - 2/8/07 202 FORD STREET • DANVILLE, KY 40422 CALL 236-5417 or 800-248-2498 TODAY! tion,”  presented  by  Jane Brantley,  7  p.m.  Feb.  20  at the library. Panel discussion set for Thursday A  panel  discussion  on community engagment in politics  will  be  7  p.m. Thursday  in  Vahlkamp Theater  in  Crounse  Hall on  Centre  College’s  campus. e panel will discuss the political responsibilities of a civil community, including questions like “what are the ethical obligations that we have?” and “how should we approach voting, our decisions  among  candidates and our role as members of a civil society?” Invited panelists are the Rev. Larry Blackford, former chairman  of  Woodford County  Human  Rights Commission;  Bardstown Mayor  William  Sheckles; professors  emeritus  Brian Cooney,  H.W.  Stodghill  Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill; professors Beau Weston, John M. Van Winkle and Louise Van  Winkle;  and  assistant professor Daniel Kirchner. Meetings Danville-Boyle County Airport Board —  7  p.m. ursday at the airport. Correction In a story Tuesday about Bluegrass Community and Technical  College,  former student  Chris  Asbery  was incorrectly  identified  as  a member  of  the  school’s board of directors. Asbery is a  member  of  the  Danville Campus Regional Opportunity Council. PROTECTING THE ONES YOU KY HVAC License #M00355 Upcoming Garrard humane society events Love IS OUR POLICY. Kentucky 1st Insurance Auto • Home • Life • Health • Cancer • Commercial Rick McCowan 1402 Hustonville Road Danville, Kentucky 40422 (859) 236-6677

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