Cornerstone to be placed
Lancaster Lodge No. 104 Free and Accepted Masons is scheduled to lay the cornerstone for the Garrard County Judicial Center at 3 p.m. Sunday. Officers of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky of Free and Accepted Masons will perform the ceremony.
This ceremony dates back to “the 18th day of September, 1793 in the first year of the second term of the presidency of George Washington” when Masons and government officials gathered to lay the cornerstone for “the Capitol of the United States of America in the City of Washington.”
The public is invited and urged to attend the ceremony. Lancaster Lodge will serve food.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is asking for local input for the fiscal year 2013 program. NRCS administers the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, a federal program that provides technical and financial assistance to land users to address natural resource concerns.
For fiscal year 2013, EQIP will be administered in Kentucky using four ranking areas across the state. The ranking areas consist of multiple counties that have been determined to have similar farming operations and resource concerns. Applicants within each ranking area compete only with others in that ranking area. NRCS has asked for local input from each of these areas.
A local working group meeting consisting of Boyle, Casey, Garrard and Lincoln counties is scheduled for 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Lincoln County Extension Service office community room in Stanford.
Recommendations from this group will be provided to NRCS to be used in developing the criteria used to award EQIP contracts during fiscal year 2013.
This is an opportunity for the public to give input regarding the ranking criteria for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
For more information or if you have questions or require special accommodations, call Bo Renfro at (606) 365-2214.