Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Water District to reseal parking lot

J-E News Editor
Webster County Water District reviewed bids to reseal their parking lot in Dixon on Thursday. Only two companies submitted bids for the project.
Crowley’s Asphalt Sealing Company of Henderson submitted the winning bid, at $4,285. The other bidder was Hanson, KY based Hanson Sealcoat, who was slightly higher at $4,525.

Onton Hay Days this weekend

J-E News Editor
Onton Hay Days has been scheduled to take place on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20.
Event will include:
Friday 19th
5:00 p.m. Food booths open and Car Cruise-In starts.
5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony.
5:45  p.m. God Squad
6:00 p.m. Game and Craft booths open
7:00 - 9:00 pm. Just Us
9:00 p.m. Car Show awards
Saturday 20th
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 - 11:00 a.m. Health Check (fast for 4 hours)
8:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk
10:00 a.m. Baby Contest
11:15 a.m. Parade line-up
12:00 Parade
1:00 p.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull and Cornhole Tournament (for more info call 270-635-3200 or 270-884-3875)
5:00 p.m. Miss Teen Hay Days & Miss Onton Hay Days
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Zach Ashby

Clay residents facing one very foul smelling invader

J-E News Editor
The city of Clay is facing one very smelly problem.
“I’ve been talked to about a skunk problem,” said Mayor Rick Householder. “People want to know what we can do about it. We’ve even had a lady come to meetings and talk about that in the past, but there is nothing we can do as a city.”

The J-E purchased by Kentucky New Era

The Journal-Enterprise, which has been owned by the Hust family for the past 52 years, is being sold to a family-owned newspaper group in Hopkinsville.
Charlie Hust, managing editor, said the sale to the Kentucky New Era will be effective Oct. 1. 

Clay looks at job bids for new fire department generator

J-E News Editor
Clay city council members voted to award a bid on Tuesday night, only to call an emergency session only moments following the conclusion of their meeting to reverse their decision.

Providence native appointed to Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force

Senator Dorsey Ridley, a Providence native, was appointed last week by Governor Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force. The 22 member panel, which includes students, will study bullying in schools as well as recommended practices and policies to help foster safer, harassment-free school environments.
“I am honored that Governor Beshear named me to the Bullying Prevention Task Force,” said Senator Ridley. “Sadly, thousands of Kentucky students are victims of bullies – making it necessary to continually address this type of behavior.”

Sebree Mine’s saftey director honored at state competition

J-E News Editor
Coal mine safety is something that miners take very seriously, especially in recent years. Chris Williams, the Safety Director at Sebree Mine, was honored at  the Kentucky Mining Institute’s (KMI) 74th Annual Meeting in Lexington, KY.
Miners from nine different states took part in the two day event, which included safety competitions in Rescue, Benchman, Preshift and First Aid.