July 1, 2008
2008 GED graduate Jeremy Richardson of the Winchester/Clark County Literacy Council Adult Education Center, was the recipient of the $500 Eugene Woestman Scholarship from BB&T. Making the presentation was John Austin, BB&T vice-president. The scholarship was named to honor Woestman, a supporter of the literacy council, while he served on the board of directors of Peoples Commercial Bank before it became BB&T.
April 30, 2009
John Austin, manager of BB&T on West Broadway, talks to 28 students Tuesday from a financial services class at George Rogers Clark High School. Austin was among several speakers from the financial industry who spoke. Taught by Scarlet Ryan, the class is composed of juniors and seniors who operate a bank at the school with about $35,000 in deposits. BB&T sponsors the project and hosted the students at its branch.
November 8, 2011
Eighty Hannah McClure students enjoy popcorn and a movie in the school library as a reward for making the honor roll. The fresh popcorn was prepared by John Austin and Ben Little from BB&T. Fifty-seven percent of the Hannah McClure third, fourth and fifth grade students earned the movie reward. John Austin, BB&T vice president; Michelle Mitchell, FRC Director; Kathryn Howard, principal; and Ben Little, BB&T financial center manager, work together preparing popcorn to be served to honor roll students.
September 14, 2012
The following cases were resolved in Clark District Court Sept. 6 with judge Jean Chenault Logue presiding. - Larry Christopher Puckett, probation revocation, stipulated to probable cause, sentenced to one year. - Keithyon Nelson, first-degree wanton endangerment, pleaded guilty, recommended one year; tampering with physical evidence, pleaded guilty, recommended one year; sentencing Oct. 11, - Johnny Ray Ratliff, flagrant non-support, pleaded guilty, recommended one year; contempt of court, dismissed; sentencing Oct. 11, - Tommy Dale Martin, second-degree burglary, pleaded guilty, sentenced to seven years; possession of burglary tools, pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days concurrent; tampering with physical evidence, pleaded guilty, sentenced to one year concurrent; resisting arrest, pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days concurrent; first-degree persistent felony offender, dismissed.
September 27, 2006
The board of directors of First Federal Bank has named William W. James as president and CEO. Before joining First Federal Bank, James was president and CEO of Alliance Banking Company in Winchester. His previous positions in banking include senior vice president and city executive for BB&T in Winchester, president and CEO of the New Farmers National Bank (now BB&T) of Glasgow for more than 15 years and senior loan administrator for AREA Bancshares in Owensboro, the parent holding company for banks in 17 communities in Kentucky.
December 21, 2006
Joe Grey and Debbie Brewer of Winchester announce the engagement of their daughter, Jolene G. Brewer, to Ken Shaw, D.M.D., of Owensboro. He is the son of Peggy and Ken Webb of Owensboro and Ronald and Linda Shaw of Booneville, Ind. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, with a Bachelor of Science in business administraton. She is employed as a loan officer at BB&T in Owensboro. Shaw is a 1997 graduate of the University of Kentucky in Lexington with a Bachelor of Science in psychlogy and received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from The UK College of Dentistry.
December 27, 2006
Joe Grey and Debbie Brewer of Winchester announce the engagement of their daughter, Jolene G. Brewer, to Kin Shaw, D.M.D., of Owensboro. He is the son of Peggy and Kin Webb of Owensboro and Ronald and Linda Shaw of Booneville, Ind. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, with a Bachelor of Science in business administraton. She is employed at BB&T in Owensboro. Shaw is a 1997 graduate of the University of Kentucky in Lexington with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and received his doctorate in dental medicine from The UK College of Dentistry.
March 5, 2011
Nicholas Martin and Kimberly Nealis Stamper announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Lucy and Neth Jones of Mount Sterling and Emmitt and Elizabeth Nealis of Sharpsburg. She is a 1989 graduate of Montgomery County High School and is currently employed as a commercial lending assistant at BB&T in Winchester. The prospective groom is the son of Claude and Minnie Martin of Mount Sterling. He is a 1990 graduate of Montgomery County High School and is co-owner of Equipment Resources in Winchester.
August 7, 2007
Let's take a trip down memory lane and see if you can remember just some of the following places in Winchester. Can you remember diagonal parking in the middle of Broadway? York's Apple House on North Main Street? Carnivals on North Main Street on the lot where today's IGA is located? Pound Tire Supply and service station, complete with gasoline pumps, on the corner where Peoples Exchange Bank now stands? Street car tracks on Main Street? Main Street covered in brick?
September 30, 2011
Someone asked me a question today and I couldn't answer it. Of course there are lots of questions I can't answer, but this was so simple: “When did the Town Hall Theater close?” I have no idea, I wasn't in it but once and really didn't keep up with it. If you know, please let me know. Anyway, that got me to thinking of the changes made in downtown Winchester that I do remember. See how many you can recall? Do you remember diagonal parking in the middle of Broadway, or York's Apple House on North Main Street.