Around Town: A musical salute to his big brother

December 21, 2003|ANNABEL GIRARD

Aaron Greenleaf got an early Christmas present from his younger brother, Matthew.

Aaron, 20, is home on leave from the Marine Corps. Currently, he is based at 29 Palms, Calif.

Tuesday night, Matthew, 11, participated in the Christmas music program at Boyle County Middle School. Of course, his older brother joined parents, John and Sharie. Matthew had a piano solo and his teacher, Nancy Ward, gave him permission to say something before playing.

Matthew acknowledged his brother and Aaron got a standing ovation from those present. One parent said it was quite moving.

Aaron expects to be sent back to Iraq after the first of the year. His first tour with the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion saw him take part in the rescue of seven American prisoners of war.

Burgin filly comes in second at Breeder's Crown

Jack and Martha Gray of Burgin saw their mare, Delmartha, come in second in the 3-year-old trotting fillies race at the Breeder's Crown held two weeks ago at Meadowlands, N.J.


Last year, the filly came in third. The Breeder's Crown is the harness racing equivalent of the thoroughbred Breeder's Cup. They have owned her since she was a yearling.

The Grays have a training operation on Ky. 33.

Streckers featured on KET

The Strecker family of Harrodsburg will be featured in an upcoming KET "Mixed Media" program.

"The Streckers: A Family of Artists" can be seen at 8 p.m. Dec. 30 on KET1 and at 6 p.m. Jan. 3 on KET2.

The program will feature sculptures done by Zoe Strecker.

Random Act of Kindness

Random Act of Kindness: Clifton Whittaker gives his neighbors a Christmas present every week of the year.

He makes sure his neighbors' garbage cans get to the curb on Sunday afternoon for early Monday morning pick up. A reader said Whittaker has the cans back to the house "before some of those neighbors are up."

The reader who gave Whittaker praise said this is "more than a random act of kindness. ... Mr. Whittaker's deeds are genuine expressions of true neighborliness and helpfulness."

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