June 12, 2006
Winners have been drawn for the "Walk-It-Off" program grand prize drawing sponsored by Boyle County Cooperative Extension Service, McDowell Wellness Center, Danville-Boyle County Parks and Recreation Department, Heart of Kentucky United Way and the Boyle County Health Department. Winners of prizes that are compliments of The United Way Heart of Kentucky are: Anjel Ausherman, Hibbett Sports gift card; Carole Burns, Danville Bike and Footwear gift certificate; Chrissy Cummins, Hibbett Sports gift card; Teresa Goggin, Hibbett Sports gift card; JoAnn Gumm, Danville Bike and Footwear gift certificate; Dennis Harris, Danville Bike and Footwear gift certificate; Fox Hutt, Danville Bike and Footwear gift certificate; Nadene May, Danville Bike and Footwear gift certificate; James Sigar, Danville Bike and Footwear gift certificate; Diane Will, Danville Bike and Footwear gift certificate; and John Zinner, Hibbett Sports gift card.
September 10, 2007
The annual Constitution 5k Run/Walk will be in downtown Danville on Sunday. The course is basically the same as last year except that the race will start at 5 p.m., closer to Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church on Main St., and the finish will be closer to the Boyle County Courthouse.The race also has a new sponsor, Danville Bike and Footwear. Weisiger Park at the courthouse will be the location for registration, awards and the kids fun run. "This year's race T-shirt will be a high tech, long sleeve wicking shirt," said Ernst Crown-Weber.
March 5, 2006
A group is forming to discuss how to make Danville a more walkable, bicyclist-friendly city. To join, call Ernst Crown-Weber at 238-7669. Pleasant Hill Pacers run three to five miles along the rock fences of Shaker Village at 5:30 p.m. Monday. The group meets at the main village parking lot by the duck pond. The group does speed work at the Harrodsburg High School track at 6 p.m. Thursdays. The distance is 200- or 400-meter repeats. Danville Moms on the Run meets in front of Main Street Furniture at 5:20 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
May 31, 2006
Experienced and novice cyclists will gather for a casual-paced ride, less than 10 miles, at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Danville Convention Center parking lot. The ride is being organized by the cyclists group that meets on Wednesdays. Ernst Crown-Weber, one of the ride organizers, said many people have requested a more casual ride. The group still will meet Wednesdays, too. They gather at 6 p.m. every Wednesday between Danville city hall and Danville Bike and Footwear. Crown-Weber said if people enjoy the Thursday ride it may be added to the schedule of weekly group rides.
November 23, 2005
Three Danville runners were among the 951 who finished the JFK 50 Miler Run Saturday in Maryland. "The race starts with about 15 miles along the Appalachian Trail and then proceeds along a towpath for 27 miles before ending on eight miles of roads," said David Anderson. "There were over 1,300 entrants. " Anderson, 41, finished the race in 9 hours, 47 minutes, 37 seconds. Ernst Crown-Weber, 50, completed the course in 10:54:35 and Daniel Wells, 58, finished his run in 12:32:45.
August 27, 2010
Red Wing Shoe Co. will keep some operations in Danville after all. The company announced Thursday afternoon that the factory will employ about 75 people full time with the possibility of increasing to 100 employees. Red Wing had announced last November that the facility would be shuttered by June of this year as part of restructuring efforts that would include the Potosi, Mo., factory absorbing Danville’s production. The local plant employed more than 200 people at the time.
August 24, 2005
A listing of participatory sporting events in and around the area: GOLF Oct. 1 - Lincoln County Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble at Dix River Country Club in Stanford. Begins 9 a.m. Prizes to top three teams, car awarded for hole-in-one on 18th hole, $2,500 putting challenge. Fee $62.50 individual, $250 team, includes breakfast and lunch. Limit 25 teams. RUNNING Through Sept. 1 - Registration open for Wilderness Trace 5K Running "Serres.
November 25, 2007
Recently I was noticing that the Rocky boots I was wearing were wearing out and were squeaking pretty badly. Every time I took a step, the boots gave out with a loud squeak, rendering my sneaking ability useless. I couldn't have snuck up on a deaf person making that much noise. The vibration of the soles rubbing together internally would have given me away. If the boots were the slightest bit wet, they would make more noise; and I also noticed that the waterproofing was giving way. Hence, I was getting a little bit of moisture on the internal parts of the boots.
May 4, 2008
Dear Editor, Most of us have a possession we can use to save money and have fun at the same time. When we do, we feel more in touch with our neighborhoods and the sights, sounds and smells of our natural environment. It helps us relieve stress, lose weight and add years to our lives. It easily bridges the age gap between members of our families. Sound too good to be true? Not at all. It's your bicycle. Celebrate National Bike Month by pumping up those tires and experiencing the satisfaction of a bicycle ride.
November 18, 2008
Dear Editor, Danville's Starbucks is closing due to insufficient sales. In this economy we must support establishments we hold dear or more will be lost. Local offerings, including the Hub and the Bluegrass Beach House will not disappoint Starbucks castaways, and offer benefits chains do not. When it comes to buying locally, what goes around comes around. Local establishments support the community and keep profits close to home, unlike popular online or Lexington alternatives.