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News briefs, May 8

Meetings

Boyle County Fiscal Court Special Meeting — 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 8. Agenda includes: Budget workshop for 1. General Fund, 2. Appropriations.

Hogsett Primary School SBDM Special Called Meeting — 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Hogsett Primary School, 410 E. Main Street. Agenda includes: Closed session to discuss principal applicants; Return to open session;possible action item related to principal selection.

Junction City Council — 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at the Junction City Community Center. Items on the agenda include: public discussion of the use of municipal aid funds for the 2019-2020 fiscal year; first readings of ordinances enacting and adopting a supplement to the Code of Ordinances and an act relating to revenues and expenditures for the 2019-’20 budget year; public

Boyle and Mercer County Joint Jail Committee — 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 at the Boyle County Detention Center. Agenda includes: Shepherd’s House IOP Update, Jailers Report, Washing Machines, Kentucky Department of Public Health Strike Team, University of Kentucky Grant, 19/20 Proposed Budget Addition – Server Contract, Firewall Software, April Financial Statement, RFQ for Jail Facility A/E Services Update, April Financial Statement, April Claims Paid, Next Date for Joint Jail Meeting.

First meeting of climate group planned

The Danville chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will have its first official meeting 7 p.m.  Wednesday, May 8 at the Inter-County Energy community room, 1009 Hustonville Road. Don Addu, CCL’s southeast regional director, will be at the meeting to provide guidance and answer questions. The meeting is open to everyone.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is an international, bipartisan group of volunteers organized into chapters all over the U.S. and around the world who encourage Congressional leaders to support carbon fee and dividend, an effective way to reduce carbon emissions and help solve the climate crisis. CCL supports the Energy innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, a bipartisan bill that has been introduced in the House of Representatives. The bill would charge a fee for fossil fuels at the source and return that money to citizens in the form of a dividend. It is estimated that the implementation of this act would bring carbon emissions down by 40 percent over 12 years.

For more information about CCL, visit citizensclimatelobby.org.

Dinner with Democrats

Dinner for Democrats is having a potluck 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at Inter-County Energy’s community room, 1009 Hustonville Road, Danville.  All Boyle Democrats are invited to come and bring a dish. Children welcome, too.  For more information, call (859) 236-9305.