The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

October 31, 2012

Gateway heavy-use area cost share sign ups open

RICHMOND — The Madison County Conservation District is expanding a new initiative of local cost share to assist Madison County landowners.

The Conser-vation District has set aside cost share funds for a gateway heavy use area protection program. The purpose of the program is to help Madison County farmers with the necessary means to repair gateways to reduce degradation, soil erosion, and pollution. The signups begin Nov. 7, and continue thru Nov. 14, at the conservation district office located at 1024 Ival James Blvd, Suite A-1, in Richmond.

There is a limited amount of funds set aside for this program and approval will be on a first come- first serve basis, for those who have not received CAIP or State Cost Share for conservation practices in recent years.

Landowners receiving CAIP or State Cost Share last sign-up period (year) will NOT be eligible to receive cost share for this practice. Those receiving CAIP or State Cost Share assistance for conservation practices two sign up periods (years) ago will go to the bottom of the list.

The program will be carried out subject to the conservation district board of supervisors review until designated funds have been allocated. This conservation practice may be applied in gateway areas for movement of livestock and agricultural equipment.

The Conservation District will provide 50 percent cost share to Madison County landowners to a maximum of $250 per gateway protected. Owners are limited to one gateway per farm (FSA farm number and social security number) per sign up year.

Continued and extensive use of gateways on agricultural operations may lead to extensive reoccurring pollution problems. Installation of filter fabric and rock will assist in soil stabilization, help prevent future soil degradation, and reduce water pollution.

Eligible items for cost share include a minimum of 50 feet of filter fabric and up to 30 tons of rock. Filter fabric will be a minimum of 12.5 feet wide by 50 feet long; covered with 25-30 tons of dense grade or No. 2 rock approximately 6 inches deep. Participants agree to prepare the site, lay filter fabric, and properly distribute the rock. A receipt for the filter fabric and rock along with a photo of the completed conservation practice is required to obtain cost share.

Signups for the heavy-use area protection for gateways cost share will be at the Madison County Conservation District Office located at 1024 Ival James Blvd., Suite A-1, Richmond. Signups will begin Nov. 7 and continue through Nov. 14 on a first-come, first-serve basis, for those who have not received CAIP or State Cost Share funds for conservation practices in recent years.

For more details, call 624-1981, Ext. 3.

(Source: Jimmy Marcum, Conservation Education Liasion, Madison Conservation District)

Educational programs of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

Text Only
Lifestyles & Community
  • 7-29 Nostalgia-Glenmore.jpg Paper boys learned life, business lessons

    I often flash back to the days from the mid to late 1930s when I was a paper boy.
    There were 10 or 12 of us who rolled out of bed at 5 a.m. every day, jumped on our bicycles and headed downtown to the Glyndon Hotel and picked up our papers for delivery.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dick-Ham.jpg Here’s why teachers aren’t paid enough

    The following were included in last year’s exams and were answered by 16-year-old high school students. The answers are genuine, and we must remember that these youngsters will grow up to vote, marry and become parents. It’s a scary thought.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-24 4-H Entries 1.jpg 4-H exhibits are family affair for the Houstons

    Five children from the same family were the first to bring their 4-H exhibits Wednesday to the Madison County Fairgrounds.

    July 24, 2014 5 Photos

  • 7-22 Band Camp 1.jpg Band students ‛take over’ MCHS campus

    The Madison Central High School campus has been “taken over” for two weeks by 170 students attending band camp.

    July 21, 2014 6 Photos

  • Dr-Jack-Rutherford.jpg Warning labels needed on energy drinks

    The popularity of energy drinks has soared since they entered the marketplace, but at least one consumer group wants the FDA to order warnings on product labels.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donna-Moberly.jpg Full Gospel ‛Back to School Bash’ is Aug. 2

    Hello everyone.
    I guess everyone is asking, “How much rain did we get?”

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Katie-Rollins.jpg Thank the Lord for the rain

    Hello readers, it’s a stormy Monday evening as I write this, and I’ve been thanking the Lord all day for the good rain – over an inch in the gauge now, and it looks like more before morning.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Paula-Jones-c.jpg Rain has helped lawns, gardens

    Hello from Baldwin.
    How is everyone’s week going? I hope everyone is having a great one.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Can you believe such cool weather in mid July?

    Refreshing. That’s the word one TV weatherman described the upcoming days when temperatures will be in the 70s with virtually no humidity and lots of sunshine. Can you believe that in the middle of July? We can live with that, can’t we? We may even get close to setting a record for morning lows later this week. This has certainly been the year for strange weather!

    July 17, 2014

  • Tim-Jones.jpg Union City Baptist VBS July 20-25

    Union City Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school July 20-25, 6 to 9 p.m., with classes from age 3 through high school. The theme is “Agency D3 Needs You.” Contact Brenda Parke, or call the church at 623-2845 for more information.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Should Madison County’s three local governing bodies ban smoking in indoor public places?

     View Results