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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Abigail Laub | October 26, 2006
The sleeping bags and pillows cluttering the couches at the Bluegrass Sportsmen's League hunting lodge were indicative of a regular kids' sleepover. But the rifle rack next to the fireplace of the authentic 1940s fox hunting lodge on the league's property indicated this was more. On Oct. 13, 10 area youth gathered for a weekend-long hunting adventure, and one local hunter shot his first deer. As the weekend was coming to a close, West Jessamine Middle School student, 11-year-old Hunter Richardson, was determined to get something, and on Sunday around 9 a.m., his time came.
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Zoya Tereshkova | February 16, 2006
Close to 150 people braved the winter weather as they took part in the Jessamine County Black History Celebration at East Jessamine High School last Saturday. In its ninth year, the celebration has continued to gain popularity. "It's getting bigger and better every year, and the upbeat part of it is the enthusiasm of people who come," said Jessamine County Judge-Executive Neal Cassity. The program included stories, music and dance performances. There were gospel groups and soloists from the First Baptist Church, East Maple Street Christian Church and Perkins Chapel.
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James Mann/jmann@winchestersun.com | 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.
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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.
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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.
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By JENNIFER BRUMMETT and jenb@amnews.com | 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.
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