October 20, 2010
Charles Monroe, 87, widower of Elba Weldon Monroe, died October 12, 2010. He is survived by his brother, James Monroe of Evansville, Ind.; his son, Gerry Monroe and his wife Betty of Nicholasville; two grandchildren, Michael Monroe of Crown Point, Ind., and Renee Monroe of Louisville; and two great-grandchildren, Lilly and Griffin Monroe of Crown Point, Ind. Memorial Services were at Boyd’s Funeral Home in Salem, Ky., on Friday, Oct....
November 17, 2011
For the third year in a row, my retired Navy fiancé and I (an Army veteran) enjoyed the wonderful Veteran's Day free meal that Applebee's so graciously offers all Armed Forces vets and active duty personnel. The meal was delicious, the atmosphere was crowded with old and young military people - some in their uniforms, dressed from camouflage fatigues to full dress mess uniforms complete with bow tie. It was great to hear all the military people reminiscing about their military service, about friends sadly lost, about friends gratefully reunited.
June 22, 2012
June 22, 1987 The Sun received the general excellence award among small community dailies at the Kentucky Press Association's annual summer convention. In addition to the award for general excellence, The Sun received four first-place awards, eight second-place awards and three third-place awards. The state Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract to widen and resurface 1.9 miles of the Wades Mill Road. The Allen Company of Winchester received a $118,701 to widen and resurface Wades Mill Road from the Gay-Evans Road to the south end of the bridge over Stoner Creek.
August 15, 2007
PERRYVILLE - Military service personnel carry special things in their pockets, everything from a pocket knife and Bible to pictures of their sweetheart or spouse and family. Now they can carry miniature flags. Local veterans are taking part in the Pocket Flag Project that distributes miniature flags to servicemen around the world. Auxiliary members of American Legion, Battlefield Post 301, have taken on the project and will attempt to get miniature flags into the pockets of as many front line military personnel as possible, according to Sue Milburn, auxiliary member.
August 23, 2004
Dear Editor: Recently, a group of President Bush supporters began airing a television commercial in battleground states that bashes John Kerry's military record through completely unfounded mudslinging. In the ad, veterans claimed to have served under Kerry (when in fact they had not) and made outrageous claims that Kerry had faked his injuries and betrayed his troops while in Vietnam. Even Sen. John McCain, a Bush supporter, called the ad "dishonest and dishonorable," and urged Bush to condemn it. Bush has refused to make any comment about this ugly lie propagated by a small group of his allies.
July 9, 2008
Recruitment for the military remains strong despite decreased support for the war in Iraq. Many recruits come from small towns and rural areas, where economic opportunities are limited and military service has "always been a ticket up and out," Dee Davis of the Kentucky-based Center for Rural Strategies told Gloria Hilliard of National Public Radio, who visited Hemet, Calif., at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains 80 miles east-southeast of Los Angeles. In Kentucky the counties with the top five enlistment rates are Hardin (home of Fort Knox, 12.56 percent)
October 9, 2006
The sound of cannon and musket fire will be heard Sunday afternoon in Stanford when six Civil War veterans are honored. Military tombstones for Richard Faulkner, Isaac Hayes, Spencer Higgins, Rhodes Lackey, Waller Lackey and Allen Smith will be dedicated at the Barrows Cemetery in a ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m. For all but Faulkner, this will be the first time their grave has been marked with anything other than a field rock. Faulkner had had a military stone but it had deteriorated over the years and has been replaced.
October 5, 2006
The six Union soldiers all enlisted into military service at Camp Nelson. Some took their family with them, but the soldiers and their families were not always welcomed with open arms by Union officials. Gen. Speed S. Fry ordered troops in November 1864 to expel the refugees from camp by force. As a result, many died from exposure. At least one Lincoln Countian was witness to this. Joseph Miller, a former Lincoln slave, was one of the refugees who offered testimony against those who had forced them from camp.
October 22, 2010
Dear Editor Some residents of Danville ask, who is Bernie Hunstad? Bernie graduated from Danville High School in 1969, where he played football for the Admirals under Coach Pat Dale. His father LaVern owned and operated a business in Danville, and Bernie is following in his footsteps by investing in Danville as a local business owner. He spent 30-plus years serving our nation in the United States Army, where he was recognized for his leadership skills, policy guidance, regulatory compliance, teamwork development and bringing inclusion to frequently divisive situations.