This Year's Models—our annual profile of Model Citizens making a difference in the bluegrass—will be on stands December 22.

Please send nominations (500 words or less) to:


Be sure to check out page 19 for the official Blegrass Bachelors nomination form.

The More You Know

Quote for this week (in honor of the Holiday MoviePalooza coverstory and the Ocean’s 12 release): “Personally, I think I’m going to adopt a couple of 22-year-old rich kids that I hope will just sort of carry me into my retirement.”—GEORGE CLOONEY, when asked by Diane Sawyer for his thoughts about having a family.

As Oxford is foremost in the literary news with the recent death of author Larry Brown, readers may be consoled to learn that the Oxford American has been re-tooled and is back in business. 2005 Winter edition on stands December 2004.

In other media news, a local pub for animal lovers launches this week: Pet Paws, published by Jennifer Miller.

If you haven’t already booked your flight, you’re too late, the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on Friday in Stockholm.

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Rush Hours

Downtown traffic and traffic near Rupp Arena is likely to be congested during the rush hour Wednesday, December 8, for the UK Morehead match up.

W. Main St. will be blocked at Price Rd./Leestown Rd. from through Friday, December 10, to install a water main under the sidewalk.

One side at a time of Cooper Dr. will be blocked from Tates Creek Rd. to University Dr. from through Friday, December 10, to upgrade street lights.

DLC Awards

To Downtown Lexington Corporation announced this year’s winners of the 2004 Success Showcase and Annual Meeting. Recipients include: Urban Innovation Award: Churchill-McGee, LLP for renovation of an office building into housing, the Gratz Park Loft project. Urban Innovation Award is presented to the Community Action Council for moving offices to the central business district renovating an office building to house operations. The Perfect Partner Award for consistent financial and technical support of many downtown activities went to Kentucky Utilities Company. The Leadership Achievement Award is presented to the Lexington Center Corporation Board of Directors and to Bill Owen, President and Chief Executive Officer, for the redesign and expansion of the entire Lexington Center. The Smiley Pete Award went to Alfalfa for moving to Main Street. The Community Contribution Award, originated for 2004, is given to Fire Station No. 3 in recognition of their100 years of service to Lexington.

Water Wait

Special Judge Larry D. Raikes has decided to reschedule the hearing on the pending motions in the ongoing condemnation of Kentucky American Water, till the new Council takes office in January. The new council is expected by many to halt the condemnation process.

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