December 21, 2012
Dec. 21, 1987 Jim Bennett, manager of McDonald's of Winchester, presented a check for $1,000 on behalf of the restaurant to Janie Johnson, representing the Winchester Council for the Arts. The home of Lorraine Hudson was the scene of the Dec. 14 meeting and Christmas auction of the Clark County Woman's Club. The devotional, “O Holy Child of Bethlehem”Â¿by Phillips Brooks was given by Marianthy Ducas and the secretary and treasurer's reports were given by Mrs. Ducas and Debbie Sainte, respectively.
December 20, 2012
When I asked two of my elderly friends what their first Christmas memory was, I could tell it was a question they had never thought about before. I posed this question to Verne Orndorff, who is closer to 100 years of age than 90. He told me that every year his father would go out on Christmas Eve and cut down a Christmas tree. He said he usually went alone to get the tree. It had to be a fir tree. He would climb to the top of a very tall fir tree, cut down the tree, then bring it back to the house.
November 28, 2012
TODAY - Winchester Kiwanis Club meeting, noon, Taste of China. Gary Epperson, director of Clark County Emergency Management Agency and solid waste coordinator, will be the guest speaker. - Bluegrass Heritage Museum Holiday Trolley Tour, 5:30 p.m., $20. For reservations, call 745-1358. There will be refreshments served. THURSDAY, NOV. 29 - Harold G. Epperson Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1113 officers meeting, 5 p.m., City Hall. FRIDAY, NOV. 30 - Winchester Empty Bowls Project, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Windridge Drive.
November 14, 2012
The Telephone Pioneers conducted their November luncheon at Applebee's in Winchester. Those in attendance were Kay and Bob Hellman, Alma Jones, Edna Witt, Mary Rupsis, Wayne Altom, Phyllis Castle, Bob Berryman and Bill and Nancy Thiry. The Pioneers will host their Christmas luncheon at The Steakhouse on Lexington Avenue on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 11:30 am. Each member is asked to bring a toy for Operation Happiness. The Pioneers' luncheon schedule for 2013 is as follows: Jan. 10, Applebee's; Feb. 14, Jade Garden; March 14, Golden Corral; April 11, Applebee's; May 9, Sammy's; June 13, Puerta Grande; July 11, Golden Corral; Aug. 8 Applebee's; Sept.
November 7, 2012
Storyteller Hamilton to visit East Middle On Monday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m., East Jessamine Middle School will be hosting Mary Hamilton, a professional storyteller and author of “Kentucky Folktales,” University Press of Kentucky. Hamilton will be telling stories and talking about how to write a short story in the style of a folktale. For more information, call Dorie Raybuck or Lynn Lindle at 885-5561. East Middle hosts math carnival Students and parents of students at East Jessamine Middle School are invited to the school's math carnival Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Games, prizes and food will be providedat the evening all about probability and statistics.
September 20, 2012
STANFORD - State Auditor Adam Edelen found little to complain about in the Lincoln County sheriff's 2011 financial statements. Edelen's office released earlier this month its audits of the sheriff's office and the sheriff's tax settlement, finding in both cases the financial statements were accurate. The sheriff's office ended the year on the positive side, financially. It took in $773,052 in revenue in 2011 - $120,086 more than the $652,966 it spent, according to auditors. Edelen's office did note $919 in “disallowed expenditures” made by the sheriff's office for advertisements, candy and a Christmas party.