March 6, 2013
Beatrice G. Hopson, 76, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Lincoln County, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, at her residence. Born Friday, Sept. 18, 1936, in King Mountain, Beatrice was a daughter of the late Harvey and Rosetta Privett Hopson. She was an administrative assistant and a member of Summerside Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Myrtle Bell Staples. Survivors include two special cousins, Karen (Thomas) Flinn and Jan McConnell; and two special friends, Cheryl (Roy)
February 13, 2013
Thelma Cantrell Dick, 91, of Science Hill, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, at Cumberland Nursing & Rehabilitation. Born May 6, 1921, in Pike County, Thelma was a daughter of the late William Patrick and Vesta Alice Stone Cantrell. She was a housemother, a homemaker, a World War II Army veteran and a retired administrative assistant from the University of Kentucky. Thelma was baptized into the Baptist faith and was a staunch believer in Jesus Christ. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Columbus C. Dick, whom she married on Feb. 13, 1957 and who died on Oct. 14, 2002; three brothers, Curtis, John Albert and Ernest; and two sisters, Mildred Cantrell Sandusky and Mary Cantrell Faust.
October 15, 2012
Danville resident C.C. Payne appears a confident adult on the outside. However, laughingly, she says, “I'm still 12 on the inside.” “People with hormonal mood swings and bad skin, those are my people. I'm good with those people. Plagued by insecurities? I totally understand you. We could be friends,” Payne said. She uses this inside understanding to help her write books geared toward this group of people. Recently, Payne released her second book, “Lula Bell on Geekdom, Freedom and the Challenges of Bad Hair” and says she was like Lula Bell in that she wanted to fit in so badly.
July 25, 2012
Ruthe Ballard Figart Sphar died in her home in the early hours of Tuesday, July 24. She was born in Clark County, the daughter of the late Frank Lunsford Ballard and Nellie Adams Ballard. She was the widow of William R. Sphar Jr. and F. Ross Figart Jr. She is survived by a daughter, Frances Ruthe Figart of Winchester. Ruthe was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was an active part of Woman's Missionary Union and taught the adult ladies Sunday school class. She was music director and adult choir leader at Corinth Baptist Church, Clark County, for 15 years and director of the Boone's Creek Associational WMU for eight years.
July 16, 2011
FRANKFORT - Louellen Turner, administrative assistant for Danville Independent Schools, has been selected as Kentucky Association of School Administrators 2011 winner of the Wanda Luttrell Support Personnel Advancing Excellence in Education Award. Named in honor of KASA's longtime officer manager, the award has been presented annually since 1981 to a member of Kentucky's educational support staff who has contributed significantly to the efforts of the administrative team and who exhibits resourcefulness, commitment, professionalism, and a positive attitude. Turner was nominated by Danville Independent school leaders and selected by a statewide judging panel. She was recognized Thursday at KASA's Annual Summer Institute at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in Louisville. Turner's nominator describes her as a tireless employee with exceptional people skills despite having an illness that the nominator says, “would have made others seek disability.” She is known for creating community-building programs both in and out of school, including staff and teacher appreciation ceremonies and community service initiatives. In her letter of recommendation, Danville Schools Superintendent Dr. Carmen Colemen said, “No matter what she is doing, she will stop right in the middle to help someone, and never does she make anyone feel as though they have been an interruption. Instead, Louellen makes each person feel as if she has been awaiting...
December 10, 2009
The Winchester Public Works Department reported that the city incurred little damage from Wednesday's blustery conditions. Crews removed downed tree limbs from Meadowbrook Road and repaired damaged stop signs. Several banners hanging on Main Street also were repaired, according to administrative assistant Beverly Ackerman. Ackerman said Public Works officials received reports of slick conditions on Rolling Hills Lane, near Martek and Winchester Farms Dairy. The Clark County Road Department spent Wednesday clearing downed trees on Morris Road, Old Ruckerville Road and Wades Mill Road.
August 30, 2009
The wedding of Alexandra Van Hudson and Joseph Scott Tucker took place at 6 p.m. May 30, 2009, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Ala. Whitney Crowninshield Jordan of Los Angeles, Calif., served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Amelia Croft, Vestavia Hills, Ala.; Anna Cook Cunningham, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Terri Long Donaldson, Trussville, Ala.; Eliza Mood Hudson, Columbia, S.C.; Erin Veazey Hudson, Lexington, Ky.; Traci Danee Long, Bessimer, Ala.; and Debra Lynn Tucker, Birmingham, Ala. Adrian Praytor Tucker of Foley, Ala., served as best man. Groomsmen were Jeb Wallace Golden, Birmingham, Ala.; Joshua Jennings Hudson, Lexington, Ky.; Mark Jonathan Hudson, Sherman, Texas; Tyler Banks Hudson, Columbia, S.C.; Robert Todd Key, Homewood, Ala.; Jeffery Guy Long Sr., Hoover, Ala.; Jevon Matthew Place, Birmingham, Ala.; Kevin Marc Reinecke, Atlanta, Ga.; and Michael Geoffrey Thames, Atlanta, Ga. Ring bearer was Tyler Banks Hudson Jr., Columbia, S.C. Bible bearer was William Mood Hudson, Columbia, S.C. A reception followed the ceremony at the Matt Jones Gallery in Birmingham.
June 19, 2009
The Kentucky Assisted Living Facility Association (KALFA) honored Mary Jo Hilen, administrative assistant of Rose Mary C. Brooks Place, this week. Pictured are Winchester Retirement Place directors and staff, from left, front row: Nancy Keffer; Rick Calvert, executive director; Hilen; Chet Mitchell, KALFA awards chairman; Holly Van Meter; Liz Borden; Winchester Mayor Ed Burtner; and Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham; back row, the Rev. Ed Mesta; Mike Caudill: and Ed Mastrean.
June 15, 2009
Dear Editor, When I read of Carolyn Crabtree's resignation as the administrative assistant for the Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau, my first thought was, "Who will be able to fill her shoes?" She has such an outgoing spirit with everything that she does or says. She has always been helpful when asked a question about Boyle County or the surrounding area. As a person and as a genealogist, she wrote much of the genealogy for the new Lincoln book "Roots, Trunks and Branches" published by the Forkland Community Center.
June 4, 2009
Mary Jo Hilen, administrative assistant at Rose Mary Brooks Place, was recently presented the Caregiver of the Year Award in Cave City at the Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association Conference. Presenting the plaque is Rick M. Calvert, left, executive director of Rose Mary C. Brooks Place and Jeff Reed, environmental services director of Brooks Place. A reception will be held in her honor 10 a.m., June 17, at Brooks Place. (Photo submitted)