March 6, 2008
City Manager Ken Kerns and County Judge-Executive Henry Branham, center, declare March 2008 as Severe Storms Preparedness Month and Clean-up Clark County Month. Attending the proclamation were, from left: Officer Frank Kennon, Sheriff Berl Perdue, Branham, Winchester Public Works Director Pat Clark, Harold Ballard from the Clark County Road Department and Clark County Rescue, Kerns, City Commissioner Kenny Book, Sam Robinson from the American Red Cross, Magistrate and Bluegrass PRIDE Coordinator Pam Blackburn, Meteorologist Mary Katherine Wasson, County Fire Chief Ralph Ladsen and Gary Epperson, director of Winchester-Clark County Emergency Management.
April 12, 2012
Now that there is no local Red Cross chapter, who will set up a disaster shelter when needed? J.D. Germann Danville - - - Editor's note: In an August 2011 letter to the editor, Terry Burkhart, regional CEO for the American Red Cross, stated that an office would still be maintained in Danville and that the organization would continue to provide disaster service. He wrote that questions could be directed to him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (859)
April 16, 2013
Milton “Dan” Daniel Redding, 73, of Clark County, husband for 15 years to June Dame Farris Redding, passed away Saturday at his home. A native of Lexington, he was born July 28, 1939, to the late George and Marjorie Bolden Redding. He retired from the West Orange Consolidated School District in Orange, Texas. He was a United States Navy veteran, member of the Christ Church, and was active in the American Red Cross since the 1960s, helping during national disasters. He also taught at the Red Cross.
September 9, 2005
Dear Editor: We would like to thank the numerous individuals, families and businesses in our community who donated to the American Red Cross over the Labor Day weekend. With your gifts, we were able to raise more than $5,000 for the American Red Cross to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Thanks also to all of the volunteers from Centenary United Methodist Church, who donated their time in this crisis situation. The monetary response in this community reinforced what we already knew to be true about central Kentuckians; they are good people who want to help others less fortunate in some way. So many individuals came up to our table to not only make a donation but also to unload about the magnitude of the situation and the shocking images on TV. High school and college students constantly stopped by to give what money was in their pockets at the moment and to express their concern.
July 10, 2008
The Daniel Boone Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking contributions to continue helping prevent, prepare for, and recover from emergencies. The chapter, headquartered in Richmond, provides disaster relief to seven counties including Lincoln. From 2006 until now, Red Cross volunteers have responded to 37 house fires in Lincoln County and helped 115 displaced family members surmount the physical and emotional turmoil that follows personal disaster, according to a Red Cross news release announcing the call for contributions.
September 26, 2006
Harrodsburg Christians and the American Red Cross fed and attended to 350 evacuees from the Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, who were rescued after the bloated Chaplin River stranded them at the organic farm Saturday. Backyard Ministries, a local Christian non-profit, cooked hot dogs and french fries for the festival attendees who came to the shelter at Lions Park in Harrodsburg. The American Red Cross operated the shelter and helped many find motel rooms or call for a ride home.
August 8, 2008
Aug. 9, 1958 Fire destroyed the Gibson Lumber Company's mill between Main and Maple Street late Friday afternoon with an estimated damage at $50,000. While fighting the sweeping conflagration, several firemen were overcome by smoke and injured, none critically. Officials of the Bundy Tubing Company, located on the Paris Road, today announced the recall of 28 employees who have been inactive since a layoff on June 25. They will return to their jobs Monday on the afternoon shift.
August 17, 2004
Red Cross seeks funds for disaster relief The American Red Cross has opened shelters for more than 46,000 residents who sought refuge from tropical storms in Florida. Immediate disaster relief to victims of these disastrous storms also involves distributing meals, snacks, and clean-up and comfort kits. The Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund is critically low because the Red Cross has stood by its promise to assist the nation's disaster victims. Its response is immediate, but it must rely completely on public support to provide these life-saving services.
February 23, 2009
Dear Editor, Now that the ice storm disaster situation has passed, Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross wants to thank all of those who helped run the shelter during that trying time. The Centenary United Methodist Church, Boyle County High School and Bunny Davis Recreational Center opened their facilities to us. Many local grocery stores, restaurants and businesses sent food and supplies to the shelters. Even a local satellite company supplied a dish so that the shelter residents could watch the Super Bowl.