February 2, 2012
Petty Officer Second Class Taylor Gallant, 22, of Winchester, passed away Jan. 26 during a training exercise with the Navy off the coast of North Carolina. He was a 2008 graduate of George Rogers Clark High School and member of The Vineyard Community Church in Lexington. Taylor enlisted in the United States Navy in 2008, and was assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12 in November 2010. He was awarded the following medals: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Expert Pistol Shot Medal. He is survived by one son, Ethan B. Gallant of Virginia Beach, Va.; mother, Elizabeth “Beth” Taylor Gallant of Winchester; brother, Kyle William Gallant of Winchester; father, Joseph P. Gallant of Richmond; maternal grandparents, William C. and Barbara C. Taylor of Winchester; paternal grandmother, Bernadette Gallant of New Hampshire; three maternal aunts, Karen T. Taylor of Lexington, Amy (James)
December 12, 2011
Lt. Junior Grade Travis M. Douglas, 32, died Dec. 10 as a result of a car accident in New Hampshire. He was the son of Juliana Cecil and Doug Stallard. Arrangements are pending. Vivian Sanders, wife of Roger Sanders, of Lexington died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home, Harrodsburg.
March 2, 2006
Juanita Gaines, 86, formerly of Stanford, died Sunday, Feb. 26 in Hamilton, OH. She was born Jan. 11, 1920 to the late William and Aretha Helton. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Survivors include sons, Bobby Gerald Noe of Milford, OH., and Donnie Lee Gaines of New Hampshire; four daughters, Dorothy Statham of Somerset, Charlotte Burmmett of Goshen, OH., Watha Lean Roark and Willia Dean Isaacs both of Groseback, OH.; 11 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and six great, great grandchildren.
January 8, 2008
It's time America stopped letting a bunch of cob cultivators and sap suckers decide who our presidents are going to be. It's time to let a bunch of booze distillers and burley growers get in on the act. Iowa produces great corn. But why should a state of only two million, mostly white people, have such a big say in our presidential elections? And when you get down to the real numbers involved in Iowa's caucuses, only 10 percent of the state's population shows up at those complicated caucuses where the votes are weighted so that a tiny burg's results are valued the same as larger towns'.
January 10, 2008
It's been said elsewhere, albeit jokingly, that two small states with mostly white voters shouldn't be the lead off batters in the presidential election cycle, and that Kentucky should move its primary forward because it usually votes for the inevitable winner. However, the record turnouts in the first two primary states bode well for the democratic process. Whether it's the unseasonably favorable weather or unusually exciting candidates or issues, turnouts at Iowa's first in the nation caucus or next in line New Hampshire were unprecedented.
September 5, 2007
Madelyn Helen Lane, 81, of Royal Manor Nursing Home died Wednesday, Aug. 29. She was a native of Endicott, N.Y., and was born Sept. 25, 1925, to the late John and Mary Rok Leney. She was retired from the Department of Social Services in New York where she was a social worker. She is the widow of John C. Lane who died in 1990. She is survived by her son Thomas Lane and his wife Charlene, a sister Ann Decker and her husband Robert E. of New Hampshire, three grandchildren Kristina Madelyn Lane, Stephan Thomas Lane both of Illinois, and Kevin D. Sproles of Nicholasville, a niece Linda Hale of Florida and a nephew Robert F. Decker of Indiana.
June 27, 2007
Destiny Marie Levasseur Shawn and Sarah Levasseur announce the birth of their daughter, Destiny Marie Levasseur. She was born at Central Baptist Hospital on April 17 at 4:16 p.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18 inches long. She was welcomed home by her big brother Charles Burton and her twin sister Hayley. Her maternal grandparents are Georgia and Roger Riddell of Nicholasville. Her paternal grandparents are Robert and Diane Levasseur of Lowell, Mass.
November 8, 2007
GOFFSTOWN, N.H. - The strangest thing about John McCain's campaign for president is that it's supposed to be dead, but it isn't. This is a real nuisance for his competitors. The comeback is not showy or dramatic. And it's true that while McCain is better off than he was in July, when his campaign imploded in a dazzling display of financial mismanagement and staff recriminations, he still faces a more difficult route to the GOP nomination than his well-financed rivals, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney.