Technology changes so rapidly with new gadgets invented every day. Many of us get caught up with purchasing the latest advances and do not think about how or when the device’s predecessor will be disposed.
Estimates show Kentuckians annually dispose of about 40,000 to 80,000 tons of electronic waste.
Fortunately, many Kentucky counties offer recycling programs for this waste, also known as e-scrap.
Electronics contain valuable materials including copper, precious metals or engineered plastic.
Joel Ray Sprowls’ Lincoln Jamboree hosted an evening of Gospel singing. Proceeds were donated to the Newspapers in Education, which provides newspapers to LaRue County classrooms. The groups performing were the Heartland Quartet and Redeemed.
The “101 Must Places to Visit in Kentucky Before You Die!” contains information about points of interest across the state. It includes Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace near Hodgenville and the Zachary Taylor Cemetery in Louisville as well as natural wonders. West provides historic detail and stories that enhance a cross-state adventure or provide arm-chair entertainment.
The Department of Revenue will hold a statewide Property Valuation Administrator exam for anyone interested in running for PVA in 2010 in any county in the state.
The test will be 9 a.m. Nov. 5 at Eagle Lake Convention Center, 1000 Eagle Lake Drive, Lawrenceburg. Individuals who pass this exam will be eligible to seek election in the 2010 primary and general elections.
The Kentucky State Parks are celebrating their 85th anniversary this year and is offering a poetry contest for visitors who like to write about outdoor experiences.
The contest has three age categories – 11 and younger, 12-18 and 19 and older. Any style may be used but poets are asked to use a theme that is some way related to the natural, cultural or historical aspects of the 52 state parks.
Ancestral Trails Historical Society met earlier this month with Steve Mather presenting a program on grave dowsing. He illustrated how it was done by using a male and female to lie on the floor and let the dowsing rods indicate the sex of the person. The dowsing rods can determine the height of the person also. The society hopes to have him return next spring and illustrate the art of grave dowsing at a local cemetery.
The next meeting will be Nov. 6 at the public library in Elizabethtown.