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Steer Clear

S. Limestone St. will be closed from Virginia to Leader avenues thru Friday, Aug. 6. There will be a modified blockage from 9pm to 6 a.m. starting July 6, and every weekday night thru Aug. 6, for pedway bridge construction. Detours will be in place.

Euclid Ave. still blocked 24 hours a day from Lexington Ave. to S. Limestone St., thru Aug. 31. Traffic will be shifted to two lanes on the south side, while workers install a utility tunnel under the street.

Green Acres Is The Place To Be

The Kentucky Sustainable Agriculture Community (KSAC), a non-profit organization committed to building an inclusive network of people who share a vision and kinship for sustainable agriculture in Kentucky, is presenting their second annual farm tour series.

On July 11, Firefly Farm near Mt. Sterling, KY, will be open to the public from 2:00-5:00pm Firefly Farm, owned by Steve and Anne Muntz, is a 17-acre grass-based farm pasturing Katahdin hair sheep and poultry for meat and egg production. Production, management and economics of their enterprises will be addressed during the field day. Berea College professor Dianne Hellwig, DVM, will be speaking about the FAMACHA parasite control system and other management practices. More information about the Firefly Farm field day is available by contacting Steve Muntz at ichairsheep@msn.net.

A fee of $5.00 per vehicle will be charged. Locally grown products will be available for sale during field days. A portion of proceeds will be donated to support KSAC. For more information about KSAC, see www.ksaconline.org or e-mail info@ksaconline.org.

Deadline Extended

The deadline for registering for the Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo has been extended to July 12. The Expo, scheduled for July 14 and 15 at Lexington Center, is designed to help Central Kentucky’s minority-owned businesses develop and prosper. The event will bring together minority business people and purchasing executives from major corporations, universities and government entities.

The Expo’s luncheon will feature nationally-known speaker and author Dr. Melvin J. Gravely. Those needing more information or wishing to register can call (859) 258-3155 or can download an informational brochure from www.lfucg.com.

High Water

Anyone interested in floodplain mapping of their neighborhood should attend a series of public meetings hosted by the Urban County Government’s divisions of Planning, Engineering, and GIS.

These divisions are in the process of revising the 1992 FEMA floodplain map. The new updated maps will show floodplains for the entire county, making them more accurate and easier to read. The new maps will be available after FEMA has reviewed and accepted them. The Urban County Government’s projected deadline for completing the work is September 2004.

The next public meeting will be July 13 at the Northside branch of the public library, 6:30 to 8:30pm.

To submit an advocacy/activism activity or event for Quickies, email rkirkland@aceweekly.com, or editor@aceweekly.com.

To submit an advocacy/activism activity or event for Quickies, email rkirkland@aceweekly.com, or editor@aceweekly.com.