October 4, 2005
Dear Editor: As the head football coach at Boyle County High School, it is my privilege to recognize the generosity of the Southwestern High School football boosters and fans. After a recent article about our kicker, Patrick Barsotti, the boosters of Southwestern made the decision to donate their portion of the "split the pot" raffle to support Team Barsotti in the Light the Night walk for leukemia this Saturday night in Lexington. "Split the pot" is a fundraiser where boosters sell raffle tickets to fans who attend the game.
June 9, 2011
Former Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Rob Oney entered a guilty plea to misdemeanor theft on May 31. Oney was accused in February of using money from the Waynesburg Little League Booster Club for personal use. Several checks written on the booster club account were returned for insufficient funds which sparked the investigation. It was later discovered that Oney, who was also the former president of the booster club, had repaid all money he used. Sheriff Curt Folger suspended Oney in February, but Oney later resigned.
September 14, 2006
Dear Editor: In October of 2005, our son Nathan Bustle was diagnosed with leukemia. This was devastating news for our family. We were able to get through each day because of the support we received from the people in the community. My family and I would like to thank everyone for all of the cards, phone calls, donations, and above all, the prayers. We didn't realize just how kindhearted people in our community could be. The citizens of Lincoln County really stepped up and circled around our family to let us know that we were not going through this terrible time alone.
October 31, 2012
Term not meant to be negative In the Oct. 11 edition of The Jessamine Journal, Jonathan Kleppinger reported on the board of education's discussion of the West Jessamine Baseball Team's proposed trip to Vero Beach over spring break. The article quoted the term “funny math.” Unfortunately, some believed this term reflected poorly on the leadership of the team's booster club. Nothing could be further from the truth. The discussion never involved questions regarding the character or integrity of any individual or organization.
July 23, 2012
Nearly a year after the inaugural VisitNich.com Bowl, the Nicholasville Tourism Commission voted to donate money to boosters to make up for concession profits that boosters say they lost to free food in a hospitality area. During discussions about this year's bowl games last Thursday, July 19, commission member and school-district athletic director Ken Cox said the hospitality tent set up at last year's event fed many more people than intended. Commission treasurer Roberta Warren made a motion to donate $500 to the East Jessamine football boosters.
December 23, 2011
The state Department of Charitable Gaming is conducting a criminal investigation into the Winchester Lions Club and its bingo operation, said Deputy Commissioner Bob Sparrow, who is in charge of receiving complaints for the department. According to information obtained through an open records request filed by The Winchester Sun, the club's license expired Aug. 2. It was issued for the club to host bingo on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Winchester Bingo Hall, 840 Bypass Road. Through the open records request, the Sun obtained copies of documents showing that the Lions Club was subleasing the bingo hall from George Rogers Clark Athletics, Inc. George Henry II, the contact listed for the GRC Athletics gaming license, said the booster club is the “facilitator” of the Winchester Bingo Hall, acting as a manager of the building.
June 25, 2009
Will Weaver won't be Mercer County's football coach after all. One day after calling the chance to coach at Mercer "a special opportunity," Weaver was on his way back to Madisonville after deciding to return to the job he had left behind. Mercer principal Terry Yates said Weaver told him Wednesday morning that he had changed his mind about coming to Mercer and wanted to remain at Madisonville-North Hopkins. Weaver had spent the night in Harrodsburg and had met with the Mercer players, and Yates said it was after that meeting that the coach met with him. Yates said Weaver apologized, saying he had "a change of heart about coming to Mercer" and "felt it was in the best interest of him and his family" to remain at Madisonville, where he has coached for the past two years.
August 11, 2009
Aug. 11, 1984 A note-burning ceremony was Sunday at the Central Baptist Church to commemorate paying off indebtedness of the church's Family Life Center. Participants included David Griffith, Georgetown, chairman of the Construction Committee; Garrett Brown, chairman of the Together We Build Finance Committee and the TWB Debt Retirement Committee; Floyd Poer, TWB treasurer; G.T. Cowan, chairman of the Investigation Committee, which studied the feasibility of building the combination educational and activity facility; and Dr. Dan Francis, current pastor of the church.
April 20, 2006
The West Jessamine baseball team will play at home in memory of a fallen athlete at the Les Clem Memorial Classic this weekend. "He was just an outstanding young man, as well as an outstanding athlete in all three sports," said Richard Collins, treasurer of the Booster Club, about Clem, a WJHS student tragically killed in an accident in 2001. Collins said the Colts will battle some of the state's finest teams in the classic. Games begin tomorrow at 5:30 p.m., Boyd County against Louisville Eastern.
December 19, 2009
Boyle County High School's football team won state championship rings for all four fingers and the thumb from 1999-2003, now the school's booster club is asking for help buying the first piece of hardware for the other hand. Todd Tiller, head of the Quarterback Club, said the cost of state championship rings is around $300 per person and the group wants to purchase 135 for the 104 players, along with coaches and other staff. Tiller said the club hopes to raise the money by March.