Free energy audits for commercial buildings
Due to an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant received from the Kentucky Department of Local Government, the City of Danville is offering an opportunity for commercial property owners to complete free energy audits on their buildings.
Anyone who owns a commercial building that is more than 40 years old may stop by City Hall beginning Monday to receive further information and pick up an application. Funds are limited and applications must be returned prior to Aug. 10 to meet the city’s deadline for this grant.
Bluegrass singing event planned
Waynesburg Bluegrass Singing will be 6 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Waynesburg Fire and Rescue building. Bands include the Lincoln County Bluegrass Boys, Level Green, Living Water, String Mountain Express and New Dawn. For more information, call Leland Turner at (859) 262-5753.
Hustonville Elementary School will have an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. For more information, call the school at (606) 346-3831. The date of the open house was incorrect in a previous edition of the newspaper.
Ky. ended fiscal year with $46 million surplus
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky had a surplus of about $46 million to the 2011-12 fiscal year and officials say revenue trends are looking up for the current two-year budget cycle.
State Budget Director Mary Lassiter told the interim joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue on Thursday general fund revenues jumped 3.8 percent in the fiscal 2012 year that ended in June.
The Courier-Journal reported Kentucky collected more than $9 billion in tax revenue last year, up $331.5 million from fiscal 2011. The increase resulted largely from revenue increases from sales taxes and individual and corporate income taxes.