August 30, 2010
Aug. 30, 1985 The new 4,500-seat Cardinal Stadium will be dedicated today at the opening game of the 1985 George Rogers Clark High School football season. The ceremony will include hot air balloons and other pomp and circumstance. The August meeting of the Winchester Lioness Club featured a boat ride and floating picnic aboard the Shawnee Chief on the Kentucky River. Plans were discussed for a fundraising event to support the Licorice Lions distributed at the Clark County Hospital.
October 10, 2011
Some fellow called me the other day and asked me if I was going to vote in the upcoming governor's race. He said he represented the Republican Party in Kentucky, and what did I think about our present governor's policies for the last four years? I said most people of Biblical faith were turned off by his support of Obamacare and his failed attempt of putting casinos on the Kentucky River or slot machines at Keeneland. David Williams is a good ol' boy Republican, and we could tolerate and vote for him - except Richie Farmer is of questionable character, and should never have been chosen as Mr. Williams' running mate.
July 25, 2012
July 25, 1987 The Winchester Little League All-Stars downed Richmond 14-10 Friday in district all-star action at Lykins Park. Winchester broke a 10-10 deadlock with four runs in the top of the eighth inning, the second extra inning to record the win. The victory pits Winchester against Southeastern Lexington. Sharron Kirby was guest speaker at the July meeting of the Community Greeters Newcomers Club at the Clark County Public Library. Her topic was “Kentucky Life.” The Winchester Lioness Club held a swimming party and picnic Tuesday evening at the Rompf summer camp on the Kentucky River Tuesday.
January 25, 2005
Dear Editor: Well, it's about time Danville's U.S. 150 bypass gets widened. Two years ago, when Stanford's U.S. 150 bypass was widened I wondered why the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet did Stanford's first. I felt, and still feel, they should have widened Danville's U.S. 150 bypass first, but what's done is done. Once Danville's U.S. 150 bypass is widened, there will exist a continuous four lane road from south of Stanford to Frankfort and I-64 - it will be a very important event in Stanford's history.
October 5, 2011
Two people were injured Tuesday night when a large boulder bounded into the southbound lanes of U.S. 27 in Garrard County near the bridge spanning the Kentucky River. One car crashed directly into the boulder and was then rear-ended by a pickup truck. The drivers of both vehicles were transported to hospitals for treatment, said Garrard County Deputy James Napier. The conditions of the drivers, whose names were not available, were not known this morning, Napier said.
June 30, 2012
The Nicholasville water department is asking residents to take it easy when it comes to water usage until further notice. The recent bout of hot temperatures and dry weather prompted this measure. This is for city water customers who live in Nicholasville, other areas of Jessamine County and Fayette County. According to a news release from Nicholasville utilities director Tom Calkins, the advisory is necessary due to declining flows from the Kentucky River and long-range weather forecasts predicting minimal rain in the region.
January 5, 2009
A new book by Melissa C. Jurgensen, "River Towns of Central Kentucky," is a nostagic look at life along the Kentucky River, containing more than 200 vintage images. Incorporating oral histories from descendants of river community residents who helped the area prosper, the book is the story of the area on the banks of the Kentucky River, once home to bustling port villages and popular excursion destinations. "River Towns of Central Kentucky" presents a pictorial journey along the river through Tyrone, Oregon, Mundy's Landing, Brooklyn, High Bridge, Camp Nelson, Valley View and Clays Ferry.
October 13, 2010
The Jessamine County Fire District members were kept busy over the weekend as they fought a blaze on Camp Daniel Boone Road and rescued men who became stranded while fishing in the Kentucky River. Firefighters were called out around 11 a.m. Saturday morning for a log fire on Camp Daniel Boone Road, near Valley View Ferry. “Where the logs were washed up in a little cove, they were on fire and it was up in the woods, and we ended up calling the forestry department in on that one to assist us,” Fire Chief Mike Rupard said.
January 30, 2009
The Clark County Fiscal Court is supporting efforts by the Lower Howard's Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve to obtain state transportation enhancement grants for restoration of historic buildings in the preserve. Court members approved a letter-of-intent to apply for grant funding during a special-called meeting Friday morning. The meeting was originally scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed due to inclement weather. According to the letter, the preserve is expected to spend about $615,000 over two years to clear and restore sections of a historic road system within its boundaries to provide additional walking trails.
August 12, 2007
Dear Editor, The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. In Kentucky, they have accepted the challenge to preserve the Kentucky Palisades on the Kentucky River. They made the initial purchase of all of the land that makes up the Tom Dorman State Preserve, more than 800 acres. Working with land owners in both Jessamine and Garrard counties, they have protected a large percentage of land on either side of the Kentucky River.