Friday, October 25, 2019

No Regrets



I read an article recently that really hit home. I want share some of it with you. It was about living life with no regrets, and about living for things that matter, not about filling our lives with distractions that keep us from being who we are really meant to be. This is exactly what we need in our society, and our local community, now more than ever.

We all need to be a no-regrets neighbor. Engaging our community in a creative way. Here are ten things the original article listed as "things you will not regret as you seek to bring meaning to your neighborhood."

1. You will not regret spending time with your neighbors. There are so many amazing people who live nearby, invite them over and find common connections as you get to know them.

2. You will not regret exploring your neighborhood. Go for walks, find pathways, visit a local shop, attend community events, and sit for awhile on a bench. Memories are made when we go on small adventures.

3. You will not regret speaking kindly of others. No neighborhood has ever benefited from drama and gossip. Make it your goal to create a healthy culture everywhere you go.

4. You will not regret being yourself. There’s no need to keep up with the Joneses. In fact, it would be great if you had the Joneses over for coffee sometime.

5. You will not regret creating fun for kids. Go and play, go to the park -it is good for you and the kids in your life.

6. You will not regret starting a group for people who share your interests. Be a gatherer, because if there is something you enjoy doing, you will likely find others in Burkesville who enjoy doing it, too.

7. You will not regret learning about other cultures. Meeting people from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds can be exciting and it offers new experiences and stories.

8. You will not regret growing trees. You may not be around in 40 years, but others will. Give the gift of a big tree for some future kid to climb, it’s a gift to the future of our city that raises value and makes our city beautiful for generations to come.

9. You will not regret throwing a block party. Block parties are one of the few times that all of your neighbors gather together. Organize a party, it is easy and creates an amazing sense of community.

10. You will not regret visiting with other leaders in our city. Sharing your hopes and dreams about Burkesville, and listening to others, builds common ground that helps us weather the storms, take steps forward on big projects, and fosters trust.

When we become neighbors who are courageous, kind, and bold in our passion, we not only give meaning to our community, but we find meaning for ourselves. May we be a city without regrets and neighbors who make the most of every moment.

Monday, October 7, 2019

County Burn Ban Lifted!

County Burn Ban Lifted!!!
Due to the amount of rain we received, the County Judge has lifted the county wide burn ban. However, remember the state burn ban started October 1st and is in effect until December the 15th, you can burn after 6 pm till 6am.

Bridge closure delayed until Tuesday, October 8th.

KY 90 closure in Cumberland County postponed to Tuesday night
Closure part of bridge rehabilitation project

SOMERSET, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2019) – Due to the forecasted weather the temporary closure of the KY 90 bridge (Cumberland River) in Burkesville originally scheduled to take place on Sunday night has been postponed for Tuesday, Oct. 8.

The closure will begin at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Oct. 8, and will reopen approximately 5 a.m. CT on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Motorist will detour via KY 449.

The date and duration of closure may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.


Friday, October 4, 2019

Bridge Closure Sunday night

The Highway 90 bridge here in Burkesville will be closed on Sunday night as they pour the conrete decking on the south side. Here is the details from the KYTC.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Recycling Bin Location

Just a reminder to everyone. The city does have a recycling bin located behind the fire station on Upper River Street, adjacent to City Hall.


Help Wanted - Water Department - City of Burkesville, Kentucky

Here's a GOOD JOB opportunity with the City of Burkesville!!
Help Wanted: The City of Burkesville is accepting applications for a full-time position for the water department. Applications can be picked up at City Hall at 214 Upper River Street.
The qualifications are a high school diploma or equivalent, ability to work well with others, must complete the required Kentucky Division of Water Plant Operator Certification, perform manual labor and subject to be on call at anytime for various problems, alternate shifts, which may occur due to, leaks, sewer blockages and etc.
The City of Burkesville is an equal opportunity and does not discriminate against race, color, creed, national origin or handicap status.
A drug test is required before employment and an aptitude test will be given.
Please send resume with application to the City of Burkesville, P.O. Box 250, Burkesville, KY 42717. Applications must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 28th, 2019.


Census Jobs Available!

Hey Folks! Here is a great opportunity to make good money for this area!
The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring locally NOW! The job will last the next 15 months, till October 2020. $14.00 an hour plus .58 cents a mile, and what you get paid for mileage is not taxed. Must be able to work 30+ hours a week.
If you are on Social Security and between the ages of 62 and 66, this income WILL NOT count against you. Also Section 8 Low Income participants can work and it WILL NOT be counted as income by HUD.
Training is paid also. And this is not what most people think of as a census taker. Mostly done in your vehicle on an iPad/tablet that will be provided to you.
The only people NOT eligible for this job are elected officials and those that are sworn officers.
Folks, the census of 2020 is very important to our county and city, as the numbers are used for the next ten years for determining eligibility for grants, loans, etc. The Census Bureau needs workers for this area to make sure everyone is counted!
Please don't call me asking any more about the job, as what I've stated is all I know. It's a federal job.
2020census.gov/jobs
or 1-855-JOB-2020


No Regrets

I read an article recently that really hit home. I want share some of it with you. It was about living life with no regrets, and about l...