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BRENDA S. EDWARDS | March 13, 2005
A program at the Danville-Boyle County Gathering Place for Senior Citizens has won national recognition. The center was one of 17 senior citizens centers across the nation recognized Thursday by the U.S. Administration on Aging for its "You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging" program at the Joint Conference of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on the Aging in Philadelphia. The Gathering Place received a plaque, said Jackie Sims, executive director of the local center.
Michael Broihier | September 18, 2008
The Second Annual Fall Gathering and Worship Service at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Minister Jim Erwin will deliver an old-fashioned sermon and will lead the congregation in the singing of 200-year-old hymns. Refreshments will be served. Cliff and Joan Howard will be dressed as President Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, respectively, taking you back in time as they portray the President and First Lady. Additionally, a tour of the land that Lincoln County history buffs say was settled by President Lincoln's grandfather and father in 1781, near Stanford, will be the subject of a two-hour tour that day, said Eddie Carter, president of the Lincoln County Historical Society.
JENNIFER BRUMMETT | April 25, 2006
Members of Gathering Artists pooled their collective creative resources to mount a diverse exhibit in the grand hall at the Community Arts Center. Each piece in the exhibit was created by at least two artists. For example, "The Ball Dropper," a wire sculpture, was produced by Nicholas Daugherty and his father, Wayne Daugherty. "Reflections" is photography and poetry by Donna Clore and Joe Forgacs. Virginia Birney and her grandson, almost-4-year-old Ethan, created a mixed media collage.
Zoya Tereshkova | December 15, 2005
The annual Christmas dinner sponsored by Disabled American Veterans Chapter 168 is an event that many veterans and their family members look forward to all year. "Two or three weeks before the dinner, people start calling and asking whether we're still having it," said Jim Harrison, Nicholasville Police Department's chaplain and a Korean War veteran. All wars starting with World War II were presented at the gathering, and some wore their awards of merit. However, the dinner was far from being a formal event.
James Mann/ | February 25, 2008
Belinda Boyans of Africa, left, and Dorothy Johnson of Winchester, were the guest speakers during the annual Black History Program on Friday at The Generations Center. Virginia Morton wore original African clothing to the program. She joined other attendees singing the Negro National Anthem.
Mike Moore | October 19, 2006
Multiple public safety agencies will travel to Jessamine County Saturday for the third annual Public Safety Day at the Jessamine County Fire Department on South Main Street. The day is designed to help educate the public in an entertaining way about staying safe. "Last year's theme was child safety, and this year we're expanding it for all issues of safety," said Jessamine County fire-fighter Frank Ruggiero. "It's a general safety information fair. " Last year's event drew more than 700 people, including around 500 children who participated in Lowe's Great Safety Adventure attraction.
By JENNIFER BRUMMETT and | November 21, 2011
PERRYVILLE - Businesspeople here are gathering and purchasing toys for the second year during a holiday event, “It's A Wonderful Life on Merchants Row,” presented by Perryville Market. Vendors will be set up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in several Merchants Row businesses as well as the Chaplin Hills Mall. Pupils from Perryville Elementary School will be able to see Santa and receive gifts from noon to 5 p.m. in Baril Park, which will be illuminated at 6 p.m. Each child at Perryville Elementary will receive a gift.
By Rachel Parsons and The Winchester Sun | March 6, 2012
Local and national service and government agencies are partnering with Winchester's Rock Ministries to organize tornado relief efforts. “When a disaster takes place, a lot of people want to help,” said Robert Gayheart, Clark County coroner and director of Rock Ministries. Gayheart spent the weekend in Morgan County working with the Kentucky Coroners' Association, searching for victims, and seeing the devastation firsthand inspired him to get Rock Ministries involved. In addition to collecting donations locally, Rock Ministries is serving as a contact for national service organizations, like God's Pit Crew in Danville, Va., and Operation Compassion in Cleveland, Tenn.
By BRENDA S. EDWARDS and Contributing Writer | November 18, 2010
Ace Billiards Poolroom at 330 W. Main St. in Danville has closed, but memories remain from those who spent time there in its heyday. Guy Ingram Jr. remembers hanging out there in the 1950s while he was in high school and later when he was in college. “My daddy taught me to play pool when I was in my early teens,” said Ingram of his father, Guy Ingram Sr. Guy Jr. sometimes spent afternoons at the poolroom waiting for his dad to get off work. The family lived on Buster Pike, and Guy rode into town with his father and attended Danville schools.
By CAROLYN B. LEONARD | September 27, 2011
More than 80 cousins will be coming from about 20 different states to Harrodsburg this week, beginning Thursday for the fourth National Gathering of Low Dutch Cousins. The public is invited to many of the events, especially the 12:30 p.m. Sunday worship service at the Old Mud Meetinghouse near Harrodsburg, and a memorial ceremony for 35 Low Dutch Revolutionary War Veterans in the Old Mud graveyard immediately following. There is no charge. The Rev. Claude Westerfield of Farragut, Iowa, will be assisted in the worship by the Rev. Clinton Hayes, a Dutch Reformed minister from Tennessee.
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