July 22, 2007
The more David Anderson watched Edward Freeman swim, the more impressed he was with the 10-year-old Mercer Countian. It wasn't only because of his swimming prowess, even though Freeman did finish second in the points race in his age division that had more than 50 competitors from 13 teams at the Bluegrass Swim Conference Championships last week for the Danville Area Recreation Team. What impressed Anderson - and his daughter, DART Sharks coach Ashley Anderson - is the competitive sprit and sportsmanship this young man embraces every day. By the way, he's also deaf and has the added burden of having to deal with that limitation when he's competing.
August 23, 2010
The inmates file intermittently into the chapel, some in groups of two or three, others singly. It’s 4:50 p.m. Friday, and the staged readings of several inmates’ plays are set to begin soon. Terry Holt, volunteer chaplain at Northpoint Training Center, unlocks the door of the chapel and final preparations for the evening begin. A videocamera is set up, and the playwrights — inmates Calvin Sturgill, Nicklaus Murrell, Rick Cavins, Rob Daughenbaugh, Denny Holder and Jack Cook — seat themselves in the second row, settling in to see the words they’ve written brought to life.
September 12, 2006
Editor's Note: Mike and Nancy Rumping will give an oral history presentation on Squire and Jane Boone from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Historic Constitution Square Festival. Everyone has heard of Daniel Boone but Mike Rumping and his wife, Nancy, provide a glimpse of the other Boones. The Bethel, Ohio, couple portray Daniel's brother, Squire, and his wife, Jane. When Rumping decided he wanted to recreate this historical character, he wondered where to begin his research.
August 27, 2008
Long-time Jessamine County resident Elizabeth Hopper, widow of Glen Hopper, celebrated her 100th birthday on July 28. She's a mother to five children, one deceased. She has 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She has one brother and sister living, two brothers and three sisters deceased. She now resides at Sayre Christian Village Nursing Home, where she was surprised with a party of 51 family and friends. Some came from as far away as Utah, Florida and North Carolina.
March 25, 2004
Casper is one of three German short-haired, pointer-hound mix puppies available for adoption this week from the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society animal shelter. Casper and his brother and sister are beautiful, lively and sweet. There are many other puppies available for adoption, as well as several dogs, including a basset mix named Charlie and a husky mix named Dakota. There are also several cats and kittens. The animal shelter, located on the bypass beside the fairgrounds, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
September 24, 2003
Winnie, a beautiful white German shepherd, is among the dogs available for adoption this week at the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society Animal Shelter. Also available are the following adults: a medium-sized mixed breed brother and sister who are neutered, a beagle mix and a red heeler. Puppies include hound mix, chow-collie mix, Labrador retriever mix and many more. There is also a wide variety of cats and kittens. To view many of the animals available for adoption, check the DBCHS Web site at www.homes4pets.
August 25, 2010
Carolyn Frances VanCamp of Lexington died Saturday, Aug. 21, at home. She was the widow of John Kenneth VanCamp, who died in 2006, and the mother of Susan Lee and Victoria VanCamp. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Laura Free and husband Arthur Woll, Bradley Free and wife Heather, John Lossen and Katie Lossen; stepgrandson Joseph Lossen; a great-granddaughter, Lucy Woll; and step-great-granddaughter Abby Lossen; and sister Frances Lynn of Illinois. She was preceded in death by a brother and sister.
February 25, 2013
Roberta Castle, 80, of Winchester, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Bourbon Heights Nursing Center in Paris. Born in Clark County, she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Roxie Reed Castle. Roberta was a retired AT&T operator and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was a member of the First Church of God, Colby Road. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Bonnie Castle, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Roberta was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene C. White and Leverda Wilson; and her brother, Bascom Y. Castle.
February 13, 2013
Glenn Scott Brooks, 63, husband of Carolyn Sue Brooks, died Feb. 1. Additional survivors are a daughter, Traci Anne and husband Michael Brooks; two sons, Michael Kane and wife Erin Brooks, and Edward and wife Sonia Goforth; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers; and a brother- and sister-in-law. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Valeri C. Brooks and Vickie L. Fackson; three sons, William T. Brooks, William Todd Fackson and Sammy Dale Goforth; a sister; and a brother.
August 26, 2013
Injuries sustained in two-vehicle accident Police were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury collision at about 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 25 at the intersection of the danville bypass and Gose Pike. According to witnesses and those involved, a 2013 Toyota Corolla driven by Tzu-Hen Hso, 36, of China, was driving eastbound and attempted to turn north onto Gose Pike, failing to yield the right-of-way to a 1996 Chevrolet Prizm, driven by Tora Ison, 38, of Lancaster. When police arrived, Ison's vehicle was sitting in the intersection with severe front-end damage and the vehicle driven by Hso was in the grass on the northwest corner of the intersection.