May 15, 2013
William Edward “Speck” Lowry, 91, passed to our Heavenly Father on May 11. He was a farmer and native of Jessamine County. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha June Poor Lowry; daughters, Grace Anita Chatham Woods, Billie Lee Goodwill and Georgia Ruth Moore; granddaughters Margaret Gracen Chatham and Elizabeth Abigail “Bets”" Chatham; and grandson Jason Keith Goodwill and wife Heather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eliza McCauley and George Edward Lowry; his sister, Robin Anita Lowry; and sons-in-law Terry Goodwill, William Moore and Donald Woods.
July 18, 2011
Governor snubbed veterans Dear Editor: I'm a life member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Disabled American Veterans. Recently, about 15 veterans attended one of Gov. Steve Beshear's town hall meetings at the Knicely Center in Bowling Green. We sat together in the second row at the event, right behind the governor's staff, who took up the first row. We all wore our American Legion hats, so our status as veterans was very obvious to all, including the governor. We listened to the governor talk and open up the floor to questions.
November 12, 2008
LANCASTER - More than 200 local veterans visited Garrard Middle School on Tuesday to observe and share stories in a Veterans Day program organized by eighth-graders and math teacher Peggy Couch. The program began with an assembly featuring a speech by state Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville. "I'm proud to be here honoring those who served and sacrificed for our country," Buford said, noting that his father served in World War II and told him many stories from his experiences in the military.
October 7, 2008
Dear Editor, I have been hearing about the Wall Of Honor for veterans that was erected at the Boyle County fairgrounds. Just recently, I went to visit it, and I think Jack Hendricks, his wife, Jerry Abbott and so many others deserve a recognition of, "Well done. " For $10, you can recognize a veteran friend or loved one that is a veteran from Boyle County, from any period or era. The Wall of Honor for veterans is a reminder that we should support our veterans returning from Iraq, Afghanistan and past veterans of other wars.
July 24, 2008
Lester Henry Padgett, 85, of Wilmore, formerly of Waynesburg, died Tuesday, July 15 at the Thomas-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. A native of Waynesburg, he was born Dec. 27, 1922 to the late Lloyd Padgett, Sr. and Lula Elizabeth Hall Padgett. He was a carpenter, World War II Army veteran of the European Theater receiving a Bronze Star, a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, Disabled American Veterans, and American Legion, and was affiliated with the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Padgett; four brothers, Walter, Russell, Lloyd, Jr., and Howard Padgett; and a son-in-law, Robert Reynolds.
November 13, 2007
It was almost a day of mourning for U.S. Army veteran Walter Brown. Having served three tours in Vietnam, the themes, images and spirit of the Fifth Annual Veterans Day Celebration at Conkwright Middle School brought tears to his eyes. "Veterans Day is a sad day because if you have a lot of people die around you, it's emotional, it affects you," Brown said. He was among about 100 veterans and another 500 students and guests who gathered in the middle school gymnasium Monday morning for songs, prayer and special readings in celebration of the community's many veterans.
October 30, 2007
CLARK COMMITTEE TO MEET The Clark Middle School Curriculum Committee will meet today at 5:30 p.m. in the school library. Retired lunchroom workers to do lunch The Retired Lunchroom Workers will meet for lunch at Golden Corral at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Clarification Leeds Center for the Arts has updated its sponsors for this Thursday's hunting series, "The Outdoor Adventure Series: Tips for the Ultimate Hunter," featuring...
April 19, 2007
Members of five local veterans organizations gathered at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore last week to ask why available beds are not being filled with patients from the facility's waiting list. "Our main mission is to get those beds filled and to get our veterans what they need," said Jack Hendricks, a veteran from Danville who participated in the press conference, along with members of the American Legion, AMVETS, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and the Marine Corps League.
May 30, 2006
LIBERTY - Since the beginning of the Memorial Day tradition, Casey County has never forgotten its servicemen who made the supreme sacrifice for this country. The Casey County Post 78, American Legion; Post 5704, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Chapter 1, Disabled American Veterans; and the Funeral Squad sponsor the service annually on the Courthouse Squad with the doughboy statue in the background. More than 100 veterans and visitors gathered Monday to remember their comrades who made the supreme sacrifice on battlegrounds during World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Charles Derringer, who is retired from the Navy, read the names listed on the base of the statue.
August 7, 2005
Dear Editor: I am a Vietnam veteran, a lifetime member of Veterans for Foreign Wars, a member of the American Legion, a lifetime member of AMVETS and a member of Disabled American Veterans. Thirty-five years ago, I asked to be sent to Vietnam. I didn't have a death wish. I just felt that I wasn't better than anyone else. I was supposed to be a clerk typist so I didn't think I would see any action but because I had a Top Secret clearance, I was assigned to the 1st Calvary in Cambodia.