The 2011 Pike Soil and Water Conservation District Photo Contest is underway once again. This time they are looking for that great photo of a winter scene in Pike County. The 2010 photo contest was of wildlife in Pike County. The winners of that contest from first to third place winners are: Frieda Hopkins, Tracy Darst, and Chance McNelly. So, get those cameras handy and take that special winter photo. They will accept photos until July 1, 2011.
E-mail your photos to email@example.com (on the subject line put photo contest) or drop your photos off at the office located at 11752 Ohio 104, Waverly.
First place winner will receive $75 plus a ticket to the Pike SWCD annual meeting in September. And, $50 plus a ticket second place $50, and $25 plus a ticket for third place.
If you need more information, phone (740) 947-5353 and ask for Mary.
Clothing give-away is Friday
The monthly clothing give-away to the needy will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at the New Boston First Church of the Nazarene, 3962 Rhodes Avenue, next to the community center in New Boston. For clothing, enter the fellowship hall by the side entrance on Center Street across from the apartment complex.
There will be clothing in all sizes for the family. No proof of income is needed. The clothing is free for your family’s use and not to be resold.
Bring plastic bags to take clothing home.
Ky. 2 improvements is meeting topic
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will host a public information meeting this week on proposed improvements to Ky. 2 in Greenup County.
Through its consultant engineers, THE Engineers Inc., the Transportation Cabinet is considering ways to improve driving conditions on Ky. 2 between U.S. 23 at Greenup and the Little Sandy River crossing at Alcorn Road.
Three alternative designs for improving the roadway, as well as a no-build alternative, have been developed and will be on display from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Greenup Christian Church, 711 Main St., Greenup.
The designs propose a new route either slightly north or south of the existing route that would correct roadway deficiencies – narrow lanes, lack of sight distance, excessive curves and eroded embankments – and that would increase safety by providing a highway built to current standards.
Detailed maps and plans showing the path of each alternate route and the proposed roadway corrections will be available at Thursday’s meeting.
It’s important that the public attend this meeting because comments and other information gathered there will guide the Transportation Cabinet in its effort to improve Ky. 2 in Greenup County. The meeting will follow an “open house” format with Transportation Cabinet officials and project consultants available to receive comments and answer questions. Questionnaires will be distributed.
For more information, write to Department of Highways District 9, P.O. Box 347, Flemingsburg, Ky., 41041, or call toll-free (800) 817-2551.