June 8, 2008
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jo L. Preston, daughter of Helen J. and Edward C. Coffman of Harrodsburg, and approximately 400 sailors were mobilized and deployed to the Middle East while assigned to Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Forward Hotel, based at Yorktown Naval Weapons Station-Cheatham Annex, Williamsburg, Va. Preston is a 1979 graduate of Harrodsburg High School and joined the Navy in May 1979. Preston's unit deployed to relieve Navy Customs Battalion Tango to perform customs inspection missions in Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
June 4, 2008
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David M. Treadwell, whose wife, Stacey, is the daughter of Linda and Charles Crabb of Nicholasville, and approximately 400 Sailors were mobilized and deployed to the Middle East while assigned to Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NAVELSG) Forward Hotel homebased at Yorktown Naval Weapons Station-Cheatham Annex, Williamsburg, Va. Treadwell's unit deployed to relieve Navy Customs Battalion Tango to perform customs inspection missions in Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
April 27, 2004
Seven members of the Danville-based 217th Quartermaster Detachment Water Purification Unit of the Kentucky National Guard are coming home after serving a one year tour of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Guardsmen are scheduled to arrive at 7:40 p.m. today at Bluegrass Field in Lexington on a flight that will have originated in Seattle. The other eight members of the unit are scheduled to return home in mid May. The unit was divided into two groups and assigned to two different commands but had the same general duties and supported the same Army division.
December 11, 2012
The veterans memorial at the Boyle County Fairgrounds soon will get another piece of military artillery, a 105 Howitzer. “We have received a letter from the Army saying they have one reserved for us at the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Ala. As soon as we complete all the paperwork, they will release it for pick up,” said local veteran Jack Hendricks. The city and county have approved the loan of the equipment to enhance the display at the Veterans Wall of Honor alongside the tank.
May 18, 2012
Charles Andre Everett II, 25, a native of Clark County, also known as “Scooby,” died Tuesday, May 15, 2012. He resided in Columbia, S.C., with his wife Lindsey Flood-Everett. Charles was born in Detroit, Mich., on Dec. 10, 1986, to Charles and Glyness Everett, and when he was 5 he and his family came to live in Winchester, Ky. Charles graduated from George Rogers Clark High School and attended Western Kentucky University. PFC Charles Everett II was active in the U.S. Army and recently served a tour in Kuwait. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his son, Andre Malachi Everett; stepson, Elijah Flood; brother, Daniel Everett; sister, Marissa Everett; and a host of other relatives and friends.
November 21, 2007
PAINT LICK - Last year, a sergeant stationed in Kuwait after a stint in Iraq wrote back to some Garrard County students, telling them how much their correspondence meant to him while he was on duty. Tuesday, he made the trek from South Carolina to Paint Lick Elementary to tell them, and their teacher, in person. "I was really, really overwhelmed," Army Master Sgt. Eric Dellenger told the crowd. "It meant so much to me that you guys took the time out of your day to write a letter.
March 26, 2008
A Winchester family is left wondering if their cousin is alive or dead, after hearing word Tuesday that his could be one of three bodies found in Iraq. Paul Reuben, a contractor from Minneapolis, was one of six men abducted more than a year ago while working for a Kuwait-based private security company. The disappearance of the men received new attention this month when the severed fingers of five of the men were sent to the U.S. military in Iraq. The FBI confirmed Monday that the remains of Ronald Withrow of Roaring Springs, Texas, and John Roy Young of Kansas City, Mo., had been found.
April 6, 2007
Dear Editor, The OPEC nations are selling U.S. treasuries at the quickest pace in more than three years. Concerned analysts predict a dollar selloff coupled with rising interest rates. In the three months ending in November 2006, oil exporting nations, including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, sold 9.4 percent of their U.S. government debt. A very significant amount. These countries own more than $100 billion worth. Most oil is sold in dollars. Rising oil prices balloon OPEC countries' dollar reserves.
August 5, 2011
As of this morning, Fort Campbell had lost 32 assigned soldiers in 2011, all serving in Afghanistan. One was 27-year-old Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers of Mount Olivet, who died July 14 - the first casualty from Kentucky since Staff Sgt. Alan L. Snyder, whose last address was Winchester, died of injuries in Afghanistan in late June. Fort Knox has lost seven soldiers so far in 2011, according to the Department of Defense's archived news releases. This year's numbers compare to the total 103 soldiers Fort Campbell lost in 2010, 37 of whom were before August.