Tuesday, 23 November 2010 21:14
Hospice of the Bluegrass-Mountain Heritage. will hold their 3rd annual Holiday Hope Memorial Service at Grace on the Hill Methodist Church located in Corbin, Kentucky. The service will begin at 6:00 on December 7th, 2010.
This special gathering provides an opportunity for families and friends of our Hospice patients to remember with us their loved ones who have died this past year. Anyone who has lost a loved one is welcome to attend. For more information or directions please call HOB office at 606-523-3090.
Each Year, Hospice of the Bluegrass-Mountain Heritage displays a Memorial Tree in our office to honor the patients we cared for during the past year. The tree is decorated with beautiful pewter ornaments, which are available for family members to purchase in their loved ones name for a cost of $7 each. The ornaments will be displayed on our Memorial Tree from the end of November until the Holiday Hope Memorial Service. To order an ornament please contact our office at 606-523-3090
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 21:17
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 16:24
The federal tax credit, up to $1,500 for certain energy-efficient items, expires December 31, 2010, so consumers need to purchase and install quickly if you plan to take advantage of it.
“This is a great time to install extra insulation, energy efficient windows or make other upgrades to your home,” said Jackson Energy Director of Public Relations Karen Combs. “The upgrades will make your home more comfortable and help lower your energy expenses, and the government will help you pay for it.”
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included tax credits for energy efficiency upgrades. The legislation established programs designed to help consumers make major appliance choices, and established tax credits to encourage owners to make other purchases that would help make their homes more energy efficient.
Here’s a quick explanation of programs designed to encourage homeowners to make upgrades:
Tax credits are dollar-for-dollar reductions of the amount of money individuals pay for their income taxes. People who do not pay income taxes do not benefit from federal tax credit programs. Income tax-paying homeowners who purchase and install energy saving items, such as heat pumps, insulation, metal and asphalt roofs, nonsolar water heaters, windows, and doors for their primary residences during 2009 and by December 31, 2010, may qualify for tax credits of 30 percent of costs up to $1,500.
Rebates are direct payments made to you after a purchase and not connected in any way to your taxes. The Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP) offers help for consumers interested in participating in energy incentive programs. Go to www.energytaxincentives.org to learn more.
Jackson Energy also offers a rebate for energy efficiency upgrades through a program called Button-Up. Members can receive up to $400 for improvements to their home that make them more energy efficient, such as adding more insulation or installing new windows.
“We have members who have lowered their electric bills by several hundred dollars a year simply by adding more insulation to their homes,” Combs said, “and with the savings on their electric bills and their Button-Up rebates, they have recouped their expenses in a year or less.”
For more information on Jackson Energy’s Button-Up program, log on to the Jackson Energy web site, www.jacksonenergy.com, and check under the residential section, or call 1 800-262-7480.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 16:29
Friday, 19 November 2010 20:00
A 12-year-old boy is recovering from a gun shot wound after he was accidentally shot Friday.
Kentucky State Police Post 11 was notified by the Clay County 911 center of a gunshot victim at the Manchester Memorial Hospital at around 2 PM Friday.
Kentucky State Police Detective Donald Wilson discovered that a 12-year-old boy was being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.
Detective Wilson was able to determine that while being shown a handgun by one of his parents, the firearm accidentally discharged, resulting in the injury.
Wilson, who is in charge of the investigation, was assisted by KSP Trooper Jeff Senters and Trooper Nick Metcalf.
Wilson says no charges have been filed at this time.
“The boy did not receive a life threatening injury,” says Wilson. “He was flown to UK to be fully examined, but he came home Friday night after it was determined that the bullet did not hit any bones.”
Wilson says that the boy is at home now and is expected to make a full recovery.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 November 2010 20:00
Friday, 19 November 2010 19:57
County Judge/Executive Carl “Crawdad” Sizemore recognized several people at Thursday’s Fiscal Court meeting.
Sizemore, on behalf of the county and the Fiscal Court, presented “Country Earl” Owens with the Man of the Year award, a custom began several years ago by Sizemore.
Judge/Executive Sizemore said that the Fiscal Court thought he should be recognized for his support of the county.
“Just like this Fiscal Court, I love everything about the county,” said Owens.
Also recognized at the meeting was Carl Ray Rice with R&S Variety and Smith’s Whole Sale Auto Parts, as Businesses of the Year.
Sizemore also prepared a reward for Woman of the Year, which this year went to Henria Bailey, who could not be there to accept her award.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 November 2010 20:02
Friday, 19 November 2010 19:51
PRIDE has honored Manchester Elementary School (MES) for outstanding achievements in environmental education during the 2009-2010 school year.
MES won PRIDE’s Champion of the Earth Award, which distinguishes the region’s most accomplished environmental education programs. By cultivating exceptional programs and facilities, the winners have shown a long-term commitment to equipping students to transform their community and world.
The award was presented last Friday during a ceremony at MES. The school received a trophy and $750 for its environmental education program.
“Every year, Manchester Elementary finds new ways to get students excited about the environment and community service,” said PRIDE’s Mark Davis. “Clay County is so beautiful, the students have a lot to be proud of. The school is opening their eyes to that, and preparing them to take care of their community. Also, the hands-on nature of environmental education is just a great way to learn. We thank Ms. Joyce Ohler and Ms. Sally Sizemore for sponsoring the school’s PRIDE activities.”
At MES, all students enjoy learning in the outdoor classroom, which includes a wetland, greenhouses, rain gardens, vegetable garden, animal tracking station and animal habitat. The service-oriented PRIDE Club, which is open to fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students, takes on many responsibilities, such as running the school-wide recycling program and volunteering for local cleanup activities. Community members have been guest speakers for the club meetings.
Last year, former principal James Samples helped the students collect sap from maple trees and turn it into home-made maple syrup.
“What a great experience for the students to witness and take part in the entire process, from start to finish,” Davis said. “They will remember that forever, and it will help them appreciate our natural resources as a part of our daily lives.”
On Nov. 12, Manchester Elementary School received PRIDE’s Champion of the Earth Award for the 2009-2010 school year. In this photo, left to right are: Principal Harris, Vicki Jones, Sally Gibbard, Megan Wombles, Mark Davis (PRIDE Field Representative), Ramona Hibbard and Joyce Ohler.
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