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Fire Equipment: Three triple combination motor engines,
. one two-way combination motor engine, one gas-electric aerial
>* truck, one motor car for chief, three horse-drawn combination
»_ chemical, two h0rse—drawn hose and lineman’s wagons, 12,000
. feet of 2% inch hose. 1,100 feet of chemical hose, six stations,
_ fifty men.
V Parks and Playgrounds: Four parks for white, two for
‘ colored, three of which are equipped for playgrounds. Band con-
1 certs furnished by city during summer. Two athletic fields and
` a summer amusement park. with dance hall. amusement con-
S cessions, boating and swimming facilities.
» I Post Office Receipts for 1918; Postage, $2I2,580.49; War
Savings Stamps, $521,357.19; \Var Revenue Stamps, $1,495.03;
- Money Orders issued, $281,912.21; cashed, $403,356.77; Money
_ ` Order receipts from sub-offices, $619,722.62. Head office and
», · distributing center for 58 other post ofiices in Kentucky.
Y I 1 Temperature: Ideal climate. U S VVeather Bureau report:
i_ Annual normal temperature, 55 degrees. Monthly normals——
I . ‘ Ian., 33i Feb., 36; Mar. 43; Apr-. 54; May. 64: Juris. 73; July.
77; Aug., 75; Sept., 68; Oct.. 56; Nov., 45; Dec., 36 degrees.
.- ‘ Precipitation: Well distributed. U S \\;`eather Bureau re-
* . port: Annual normal precipitation, 42.08 inches. Monthly nor-
i mals——]an., 3.83; Feb., 3.23; Mar., 4.72; Apr., 3.34; May, 3.52;
5. june, 3.99; july, 4.44; Aug., 3.57; Sept., 2.42; Oct., 2.22; Nov.,
. 3.48; Dec., 3.32 inches.
l Fifty—five miles of improved streets, 27 of which are paved;
5 j _ wide streets, paved with wood blocks in business section and
T I asphalt in residential districts; extensive modern whiteway light-
T_ ` ; 1 ing system; three re-enforced concrete viaducts. total length 2,710
E feet; 58.6 miles of sanitary and storm sewers, and a $211,000
_ at 1 sewage disposal plant.
i Water System: Investment of $1,500,000; four large reser-
, __ `· voirs, covering 410 acres, with capacity of one and one-third bil-
3. _,j _ lion (I,340,000,000) gallons per day. Pure water, gravity filtered
‘, 7 and chlorinated; average hardness 6.5 grains per gallon. ·
° Eighty—seven miles of water mains and 661 fire hydrants.
_, Total pumping capacity of water plant, l.3,000.000 gallons per
t ’ . day; average consumption, 3,200,000 gallons per day; 50 cents [
. minimum monthly rate (lowest in United States fixtures not con-
_; _ sidered); 4207,, of all consumers pay minimum bill. - .
- Two daily newspapers both Associated Press subscribers `
5 _~ with private wires and circulating throughout Kentucky. Both
;_ I newspapers occupy new, fully equipped, fire—pr0of buildings.
Y iZ_ Y M C A costing with equipment $150,000. Complete
Y _"_ general and physical departments and 55 bedrooms.
? n , Y W C A centrally located with all departments and
`_ cafeteria. Additional buildings under construction.