August 8, 2003
"Celebrating American Heroes" will be observed Sept. 6 in Danville. A parade is planned in conjunction with a day-long celebration of those who have served in the military, from the Civil War to the present. Service men and women, veterans, former prisoners of war, military groups from all eras, re-enactors, families of servicemen currently overseas and anyone involved in serving our country are encouraged to participate in the parade at 10:30 a.m. Call the Heart of Danville office at (859)
November 12, 2008
Danville High School honored several generations of military veterans, including many of the school's alumni and staff, on Tuesday. Gravely Hall was packed for an assembly organized by the school's Junior States of America chapter for the second year. The national high school organization is for students interested in politics, foreign affairs, law and education. President Rhianna Miles said it is especially appropriate for Danville to host such an event. "I think there is a connection with the students here because we have a lot of students who go into some branch of the military," she said.
May 21, 2006
Bobby Burton was 19 and not afraid of anything when he was drafted into the military. Neither were his two friends. They decided to join him, knowing there was a possibility they would be shipped off to war in Vietnam. Burton had been friends with Garfield Jones and Michael Cooper since the sixth grade. "When I got drafted, they said, 'If you're going, we might as well go, too.'" Burton and Jones took basic training at Fort Knox, and Cooper went into the Marines. The three young men fought in the Vietnam War. Jones and Burton fought on land and Cooper served on a ship at sea. All three came home.
November 23, 2008
Army Kristopher S. Broadus has reported for duty at the Army recruiting station in Lansing, Mich. The sergeant, a recruiter operations supervisor with 13 years of military service, is assigned to the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion. He is the son of Jim W. Broadus of Richmond and Kathi L. Norvell of Bagdad. His wife, Tracy, is the daughter of Jimmy and Nancy Roning of Hustonville.
January 7, 2013
John Kimbrell, 84 of Winchester, passed away on Saturday at the Fountain Circle Health and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at Clarmont Memorial Gardens. Military service will follow. The online guestbook is available at www.scobeefuneralhome.com and the 24-hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 744-2122.
November 20, 2008
Kristopher S. Broadus has arrived for duty at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station, in Lansing, Mich. The sergeant, a recruiter operations supervisor with 13 years of military service, is assigned to the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion. He is the son of Jim W. Broadus of Autumnwood Drive, Richmond and Kathi L. Norvell of Christinaburg Road, Bagdad. His wife, Tracy, is the daughter of Jimmy and Nancy Roning of Hustonville. Broadus is a 1996 graduate of Shelby County High School, Shelbyville.
May 20, 2007
Dear Editor, Based on the Second Amendment, there seems to be some question about the right of individual citizens to bear arms, the feeling by some being that only members of an organized military have that right, and that all others do not. Since the Second Amendment references a "regulated militia" as being the reason for citizens being armed, the definition of militia is instructive: "1a: a part of the organized armed forces of a...
May 23, 2007
Dear Editor, It seems that many people are confused about Rep. Lonnie Napier's military service. Even his closest ally, Judge-Executive John Wilson is confused. He stated in the May 17 Garrard County Central Record that Rep. Napier is "the only veteran running in the Republican primary for state treasurer. " By official military definition, a veteran must have spent a prescribed amount of time in active duty. Representative Napier's time in basic training in the National Guard does not qualify him as a veteran.
September 6, 2007
Howard Brent Carman, 51, of Bulan, died Monday, Aug. 20 in Hazard. A native of Liberty, he was born Feb. 8, 1956 to Kathleen Carman of Stanford and the late Shirley Carman. He was a retired truck driver, an Air Force veteran, and a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Yosemite. He was also an organ donor. Other survivors include his wife, Lisa Crase Carman of Hardburly; a son, Matthew Staton of Stanford; one daughter, Amy Hensley of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two step sons, Mark Slone and Tyler Watts both of Hardburly; one step daughter, Leandra Adams of Hazard; one granddaughter, Amberly Michelle Adams; and other relatives.
August 28, 2007
Roy L. "Dickie" Bates will observe his 75th birthday Tuesday, Sept. 4, with a celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Church of God (gymnasium), 2500 Colby Road. Mr. Bates is a native of Winchester and is well-known throughout the community. From his previous work as the Clark County Jail chaplain, to his committed involvement with the Harold G. Epperson Marine Corps League Detachment, to his dedicated work as a Clark County constable, he has always found a way to give back. In 2006, he was celebrated as the hometown hero in honor of his military service as a combat-wounded veteran.