Around Town: Centre artist inks Derby book cover

March 14, 2004|ANNABEL GIRARD

At least one Kentucky Derby item will have a local touch. Paul Sirimongkhon, who does graphics for the communications office at Centre College, has done the artwork that will be the cover for the 2004 Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine.

Some of Sirimongkhon's art was eyed by a free-lance photographer who does work for Centre. He liked the style and mentioned the work to the magazine publishers. And the rest is history, as they say. Sirimongkhon describes his Derby scene as abstract/cubist.

Sirimongkhon also has a musical side. He and his son, Dillon, have performed twice at Two Roads Cafe open mic nights. Both play acoustical guitar.

Her father and son wore the same number

Emma Shannon knew her father, Paul Routt, played football for old Bate High School in the 1930s and her son, Michael, played football at Danville High School in the 1970s.


However, it was just recently that she learned both wore the same number - 33.

Shannon, as a member of the Bate Alumni Association, has worked on a project to publish the school history, yearbooks and newspaper. One of the pictures she came across was of a team her father played on. There he was wearing number 33. "I had never seen a picture of him in uniform."

Help needed with planting trees

A grant from Bluegrass Pride means a lot of hands will be needed in April to plant trees along Clark's Run Creek.

Former Danville resident Malissa Lynn Mcalister , who works at the University of Kentucky with special watershed projects, called to say volunteers will be needed.

The grant will provide about 3,000 trees. The planting involves 17 partners, including Centre College, the Danville-Boyle County Recycling Center, Danville and Boyle County schools, Kentucky Natural Resources and the city of Danville.

The plant date is April 24 beginning at 10 a.m. If you would like to volunteer, go to Web site or call Mcalister at (859) 257-8637.

Great Outhouse Blowout on Turner South

Jean Lane of Penn's Store was excited to learn that the Great Outhouse Blowout 2003 is being featured on "Legends and Liars" on Turner South. While the channel isn't seen here, information is available at the Web site

The store, which straddles the Casey-Boyle border, also will get some mention in the April Southern Living magazine.

Pet Peeve

A driver who uses North Fourth Street wishes vehicles would quit parking in front of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

"This makes it very difficult to see on-coming traffic, when turning on Lexington Avenue from the Smith Street area."

The reader also doesn't like the fact people park on the church side of North Fourth, making it difficult coming from Lexington Avenue to North Fourth. "There is adequate parking available, and I see no excuse for this on-street parking."

Contact Me

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