May 20, 2007
Dear Editor, It's a shame that one city commissioner is using his elected office to push for what appears to be a personal agenda. Terry Crowley was elected by the people to serve in their best interest. I have not read or heard where the good people of Danville have requested the City Commission to push for Sunday sales of alcohol. Crowley has taken it upon himself to "lead the charge" for this change, under the guise of increasing city coffers and improving business development.
March 29, 2007
Brandy Simpson Ison had no drugs or alcohol in her system when she died in an auto accident, according to a report from the Office of Forensic Toxicology, office of the Kentucky Medical Examiner. Lincoln County Coroner Bill Demrow said the findings prove with certainty that Ison had not had beer or the anti-anxiety drug Klonopin the day of the wreck, as Carolyn Foley had alleged. Foley, driver of the pickup in which Simpson was riding, is in the Lincoln County Regional Jail charged with the death of Ison and Ison's unborn baby, who was stillborn as a result of the wreck.
October 15, 2008
Dear Editor, I am writing about the way things are going in our so called perfect city - talking about the alcohol sales and smoking ban. You know, a lot of people complain about the secondhand smoke killing people. But what they don't realize is that a person going into these restaurants and sitting down to eat and drink a little bit of beer, or whatever their preference is, and then getting behind the wheel of a car, can kill you a lot faster than someone going in that same restaurant and lighting up a cigarette.
March 24, 2008
BRYANTSVILLE - A two-vehicle collision Sunday night resulted in the death of a 33-year-old Nicholasville man. Police said Stephen H. Moberg was traveling east on Ky. 753 about 9:40 p.m. when his 2000 Nissan Frontier left the roadway, overcorrected and crossed the centerline. Moberg's vehicle struck an oncoming Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Scottie Sizemore, 33, of Lancaster. Police said Moberg, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by the Garrard County coroner.
April 26, 2007
A 15-year-old sophomore at Lincoln County High School was killed early Sunday when the truck he was riding in left Shake Rag Road and struck a tree. Scotti Joe Perkins, who was a sophomore at LCHS, was thrown from a pickup driven by Christopher Upton, 21, Stanford. Another passenger, Josh Gerkey, 20, Stanford, was also thrown from the truck and was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Tuesday. Trooper Rodney Wren charged Upton with first-offense driving while intoxicated, failure to wear a seat belt, having an open alcoholic beverage container in his vehicle and providing alcohol to a minor.
October 5, 2011
• Thomas C. Walters, 46, 2751 Wilmore Road, was arrested Sept. 11 at that address and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. • Deana L. Kinison, 39, 3720 Combs Ferry Road, Lexington, was arrested Sept. 22 at 108 Keene-Troy Pike and charged with alcoholic intoxication. • Rodger M. Maze, 71, 2615 E. U.S. 60, Owingsville, was arrested Sept. 30 on U.S. 27 and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and resisting arrest. • Gregory L. Smith, 1749 Liberty Road No. 36, Lexington, was arrested Oct. 1 on southbound U.S. 27 at the Garrard County line and charged with driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
April 29, 2013
The following people were booked into the Jessamine County Detention Center between April 26 and April 28, 2013, according to jail records: April 26 • Ronald C. Potter, 25, charged with receiving stolen property, under $500 • Rondale Mccann, 31, charged with violation of conditions of release • Jeremy Ramsey, 27, charged with contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order • Tamitha L. Himes, 29, on a warrant ...
March 2, 2006
Dear Editor: In response to the letter entitled "Danville needs more 'family' restaurants," has the writer actually counted the number of non-alcohol-serving restaurants in Danville? In the newest phone book, I counted more than 20 restaurants in Danville that don't serve alcohol. There are only seven restaurants that serve alcohol at this time. That's approximately 35 percent of the restaurants in town. If you do the math, the majority don't serve alcohol. So, where's the problem?
March 21, 2005
Tobacco the leading cause of death Dear Editor: Tobacco use is the current leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, alcohol is the third cause of preventable deaths in the nation. In the Jan. 19 issue, the journal states that tobacco causes 18.1 percent of American deaths, and alcohol causes 3.5 percent. Tobacco is also the leading cause of preventable death for Kentuckians. There is no way that alcohol use could be blamed for causing more deaths than tobacco.
March 22, 2005
Dear Editor: Tobacco use is the current leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, alcohol is the third cause of preventable deaths in the nation. In the Jan. 19 issue, the journal states that tobacco causes 18.1 percent of American deaths, and alcohol causes 3.5 percent. Tobacco is also the leading cause of preventable death for Kentuckians. There is no way that alcohol use could be blamed for causing more deaths than tobacco.