News Briefs for Nov. 1

November 01, 2004

Soldier wins marathon event

FRANKFORT - Cpl. Curtis Persinger has brought national attention to the Kentucky Army National Guard by winning the 10-mile Army Marathon at LSA Anaconda in Balad, Iraq.

The marathon was held in conjunction with the Army's annual 10-mile event in Washington, D.C.

A native of Bloomington, Ind., Persinger completed the 10-mile run in 56 minutes, defeating 1,300 other runners, including several relay teams.

The closest runner after him trailed three-fourths of a mile back, coming in six minutes later.

Persinger arrived at Anaconda the day before the event by convoy from Camp Babylon, three hours south through some of the most dangerous roads in Iraq.


Hours after the race, he was back on the road heading home with members of his unit.

Persinger's unit is the Kentucky Army National Guard's 1103rd Military Police Detachment, based in Harrodsburg.

GOP plans Election Night Watch

The Boyle County Republican Party will have an Election Night Watch beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Danville Convention Center.

Refreshments will be provided. The event is open.

Forensics team sells poinsettias

The Danville High School forensics team is taking orders for Christmas poinsettias. Proceeds will support the team.

The following varieties are available: red, Jingle Bells (pink and red), white, marble (white with pink centers- bunny ears), pink, and Silverstar Red (red with white spots).

Each plant comes with a dark green foil wrapper. Pots are 6.5 inches in diameter. White tends to be the tallest; reds are short and full. The cost is $8 each. Make checks payable to Danville High School.

The deadline to order is Nov. 19. Poinsettias will be delivered Dec. 7.

DHS performance rescheduled

The first public performance of the theatre production class, "Lord! M'kay," will be 7 p.m. Thursday in Gravely Hall at Danville High School. Admission is free.

The play had been scheduled tonight but was rescheduled due to the Lady Admirals-Woodford County soccer game.

The eight scenes are directed by class members Katie Nedvidek (Let's Murder Marsha), Ralph Morrison (Oedi), Kevin Smiley (Radio TBS), Mason Scisco (Dentity Crisis), David Stroup (Metamorphoses), Jennifer Ward (The Kissing Scene), Dawn Schulz (Angels in America), and Sam Pollom (Y'all).


Casey Fiscal Court - 5 p.m. today in the courtroom at Casey County Courthouse. The agenda includes awarding a bid on the Smith Ridge dump clean-up project and hiring personnel for the E911 emergency communications system.

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