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News briefs, May 9

Meeting

Boyle County Board of Education – 6:35 p.m. today (Thursday, May 9) for a special called meeting at the Boyle County High School Library.

Women’s Network offers guest speaker May 14

Lane Boldman, executive director of Kentucky’s Conservation Commission, will  speak at The Women’s Network’s next Open Meeting about the state’s environment challenges. The event will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 in the community room at Inter-County Energy, 1009 Hustonville Road, Danville. For more information, call (859) 236-9305.

Window Workshop

The final session of The Window Workshop will be held Saturday, May 11 starting at 9 a.m. and will last until around 1 p.m. There will be a break during the session. The workshop is being conducted by Kelsie Gray who is a professional with the Preservation Trades Network. Participants will see how window weights work and then learn how to re-glaze and work on the window frames. Everyone will have a chance to work on a window at the end of the presentation. This is free and open to all.

Pete and Barbara Chiericozzi honored with award

Former citizens of Mercer County, Barbara and Pete Chiericozzi are being honored with the James Harrod Trust, Jane Bird Hutton award for preservation. The couple’s commitment and dedication to the improvement, philanthropy and preservation of Harrodsburg / Mercer County is long reaching and is very much appreciated. A fund raiser buffet dinner is being held in their honor on May 14 at 6:30 p.m., for $50 per person, at Beaumont Inn, 638 Beaumont Inn Drive, Harrodsburg. Though seating is limited, spots are still available with reservations.

The James Harrod Trust is a 20-year-old Mercer County historic preservation group. The JHT is responsible for the preservation of Rocky Point, The Dedman Drug Store aka The Kentucky Fudge Company, The Pulliam Curry House and several other noted and important local sites.

For more information, call Jerry Sampson at (859) 734-7829 or email jsampsonantiques@bellsouth.net;  or Helen Dedman, 734-3381, helen@beaumontinn.com.

Second Street bridge update

The precast concrete box beams that will support the vehicle bridge being constructed on Second Street are scheduled to be installed by Jave Construction this week. There will be eight beams, weighing over 8 tons each.

After Jave’s crew uses a crane to lift and place the beams, they will form and pour the concrete deck slab that vehicles will drive on. The new pedestrian bridge will be next.

The existing pedestrian bridge on the west side will remain open to the public during all of construction.

The project is to replace the existing Second Street Bridge near J E Woods Drive and with a new 24-foot wide steel reinforced concrete vehicular bridge with bituminous asphalt approaches and a new 6-foot 8-inch wide steel reinforced concrete pedestrian bridge on its east side. Connecting sidewalks and landscaping will be added later by the City of Danville’s Public Works Department.