June 29, 2010
HUSTONVILLE — A Liberty woman and her four passengers, three of them young children, remain hospitalized after a four-car crash Sunday afternoon on U.S. 127 in Lincoln County. State police said John Robbins, 24, of Waynesburg was headed south on U.S. 127 about 2:15 p.m. near the intersection with Ash Road when his Jeep struck the rear of a southbound silver Pontiac driven by Melissa Silvers, 28, of Liberty. After the initial impact, both vehicles went into the northbound lanes where Silvers collided head-on with a Dodge truck driven by Albert Harris, 47, of Harrodsburg that was pulling a trailer.
May 14, 2006
NICHOLASVILLE - A Moreland man was killed Friday evening in a collision with another vehicle on U.S. 68 near Spring Mint Farm in Jessamine County. Eugene Paul Martin, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 8 p.m., police said. A 28-year-old man, who wasn't identified by police, was riding with Martin and injured in the crash. He was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center for treatment, according to a press release from Jessamine County Sheriff's Department.
April 14, 2004
By JIM CLARK Contributing Writer Tornado season is here, reminding me of a harrowing experience 30 years ago, April 3, 1974. At the throttle of engine 3003 on that beautiful, unseasonably warm day, I had had one of those great runs the dispatchers rarely handed out, on Train 172 at about a mile-and-a-quarter long. I'd left Oakdale, Tenn., about 2:30 p.m. and was slowing on the steep grade approaching Moreland, some 125 miles and three hours later, when things came unglued.
August 30, 2007
Edith Marie Hogue Bodner, 84, of Moreland, died Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation in Danville. A native of Lincoln County, she was born Sept. 18, 1922 to the late Richard Hallis and Bertha Ann Shelton Hogue. She was a homemaker, a member of Harris Creek Baptist Church where she was the past secretary, treasure, and song leader, and the widow of Clarence Bodner. Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Ann (Ray) Grubbs of Moreland; two grandchildren, Nelson Ray Grubbs and Tanya Leanne Martin; and five great grandchildren, Evan, Seth and Adam Martin and Colton and Madeline Grubbs.
September 13, 2007
MORELAND - A fire gutted a Moreland family's home early this morning, sending a woman to the hospital with burns to her hand. Pattie Phelps' home at 240 Fairlane caught fire around 1:05 a.m. today. "From all indications ... it seemed to come from a candle burning in the bedroom. It could have stemmed from smoking," said Lincoln County Fire Chief Danny Glass. "It's not suspicious; accidental in nature. " Glass said Phelps and her son were home at the time. He said Phelps tried to control the flames herself before calling 911, which caused her to burn her hand.
December 22, 2004
A break in a water main has caused customers in Junction City and Moreland to be without water this week. Leon Collins, manager of the Hustonville Water Department, says service was restored to some people Tuesday night, but many others are without water. "We've got a main break someplace that we're not able to find. We worked through the night trying to find it," he said. The problem has affected the whole system from Junction City to Hustonville, Collins said. "We started losing water Sunday and have been hunting for it ever since," he said, noting that Kentucky Rural Water was called and is assisting in the search.
November 21, 2004
MORELAND - A 12-year-old Moreland girl has been missing from her Lexington residential care center for a week, and in desperation, her family is asking for the public's help in finding her. Amanda Abshear was last seen at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 around Fourth Street in Lexington. Police confirmed that a missing person report has been filed, but Abshear is a suspected runaway, not an abductee, so an Amber Alert was never issued. "I just need to know if she's alive," her mother, Teresa Pike, said Friday during an emotional call to The Advocate.
September 10, 2009
Moreland District Fire Chief James Lane is pleased with the timing of the awarding of a grant for more than $78,000. "We were desperately in need of some new air packs," he said. The grant, awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will allow Lane to purchase not only seven sets of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, but fifteen full sets of turnout gear and nine new radios. Lane said the district applied for the grant at the beginning of 2008 and had not been on the original list of recipients.
October 3, 2005
MORELAND - For two years, Cindy Staton hooked up her "produce stand on wheels" to a pickup truck every day and made the 7-mile trip to Danville where she parked the stand behind Cutters Restaurant on Hustonville Road. Her long wagon with a tin roof was quite a sight as it made its way up the highway stacked with fruits and vegetables. "Everybody knew me when I was coming down the road with that big trailer every morning," Staton said. "People would say, 'How do you keep that stuff on without it falling off?
April 10, 2006
MORELAND - A couple of years ago, Tony Floro was playing Santa while his son, Gabriel, was checking out a bunch of dancing sugar plums. As the clock was about to strike midnight, Floro was assembling toys for his toddler. Then the phone rang. "It was a call from authorities about a fatal accident," said Floro. "I had to put down the toys and respond. " Floro put on three hats as he went out the door - one as a Lincoln County deputy coroner, another as a certified West Lincoln County emergency medical technician and the other as a Moreland funeral director.