News briefs/meetings, June 8
Economic Development Partnership — executive committee, 8 a.m., in -person at Schoolhouse Conference Room at Constitution Square. Items on the agenda include: debriefing with consultant for the talent attraction campaign; status report of members; reports for contiguous/regional county economic data comparison and business development; election of officers; EDP budget 2021-2022 review; Heart of Danville report.
Junction City Council — 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10 at City Hall. Items on the agenda include: Junction City Fire Department requests; second reading and passage of the 2021-20211 budget and code enforcement board; funding request from Magistrate Ron Short for the Gathering Place Senior Citizens Center.
Replacement to begin for bridge in Perryville
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that the bridge over the Chaplin River on US 68/150 is being replaced.
The project was awarded to Jave LLC on May 3 for the amount of $1,387,142.66. Work began Monday, June 7, with an anticipated completion date of Thursday, Oct. 14.
Barrier walls and traffic control was set up on Monday and the removal of the bridge will begin.
One lane will remain open with temporary signals in place.
Wide load trucks will need to take the posted detours (signage is in place) to avoid the construction site with reduced lane width.
All work, and closures are scheduled on a tentative basis, and subject to change depending on weather, emergencies, and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways.
Women’s Network to discuss climate change initiatives
The Women’s Network of Boyle County is holding a program on Climate Action Initiatives with speaker Sarah Lynn Cunningham, environmental engineer and educator, on Tuesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. The open meeting will be in-person and on zoom. For more details, phone 859-236-9305.