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JOHN PRESTON | August 24, 2007
The "Welcome Home" ceremony for the 410th Quartermaster National Guard Unit will now be held at Boyle County High School early Saturday afternoon. It was scheduled to take place at the Boyle County Fairgrounds, but excessive heat and the chance of rain forced organizers to reconsider the location. There will be a police escort down Main Street in Danville to the high school at approximately noon. The ceremony at the high school will kick off around 12:30. There will be 104 members of the 410 Quartermasters National Guard unit based in Danville returning home.
OPINION
August 9, 2006
Dear Editor, I grew up in Danville and it will always remain my home town, but I needed that room to grow so I moved to Louisville. I had to come back unexpectedly too soon due to a death in the family. A lot of drivers pulled over and stopped and waited for the funeral procession to go by out on the U.S. 127/150 bypass. I had not seen that done in awhile when there was no police escort all the way to the cemetery. So I wanted to say thank you to those who did so. Now I know that some people do still care and still have enough pride to do the right thing.
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October 28, 2009
The George Rogers Clark High School Marching Band received its highest score of the season while winning Grand Champion at the River Cities Classic at Boyd County High School Oct. 24. Twelve bands competed. The GRC band had not won a grand championship since 2006. The bus entourage received a police escort late Saturday when the band returned from Ashland. GRC will compete Oct. 31 in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Class 5A East Regional at Tates Creek High School in Lexington.
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Rhonda Dragomir | August 19, 2009
I grabbed my Kleenex, sopped my tears, blew my nose and re-applied a little makeup. The inspiring funeral of a very dear friend was over, and it was time for the drive down U.S. 68 to her burial in the Wilmore cemetery. Grief quickly turned to shock as I realized just how ignorant some people are of driving etiquette regarding funeral processions. The Kentucky State driver's manual states, "A funeral procession has the right-of-way at an intersection and may pass through the intersection if the procession is led by an escort vehicle displaying flashing yellow, red, or blue lights.
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TODD KLEFFMAN | August 23, 2007
Danville is hoping to provide a heroes' welcome on short notice Saturday for local guardsmen who are returning home after a year in Iraq. Plans call for a police-escorted parade down Main Street about noon, followed by a presentation of flags and remarks by dignitaries at 12:30 p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial at Boyle County Fairgrounds. "We just want to say thanks to these young people for doing such a great job," said Jack Hendricks, who is active in local military posts and is organizing Saturday's event.
OPINION
May 14, 2007
Dear Editor, I noticed a letter to the editor describing great disrespect to funeral processions within the city of Danville. Today I traveled in a funeral procession myself across the length of the city going to Bellevue Cemetery. During the entire trip I don't remember seeing over one vehicle, which traveled by us in the opposite lane, and there were certainly no vehicles attempting to pass us as we traveled. My experience was that the people of Danville pulled their cars to a stop on the side or in the road and sat respectfully while we passed.
NEWS
August 6, 2008
To the editor, This letter is directed to the dear residents of Jessamine, Garrard and Fayette counties. We would like to thank everyone who came to the viewing, the service or stood on the roadside and at Camp Nelson Ceme-tery to honor our son Cpl. Bill McMillan. The acts of kindness, support, love, and patriotism from the moment our son touched down at Blue Grass Airport with the police escort and Patriot Guard, to the Kerr Funeral Home, to the support at the viewing and the service was extraordinary.
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EMILY BURTON | April 8, 2005
STANFORD - Stanford Police Chief Keith Middleton is hoping for a financial "get out of jail free" card in the upcoming fiscal year, in the form of a budget increase to hire two officers and replace aging equipment. Because "if this year continues in the manner it has started, we're going to be pretty frazzled by fall," Middleton told the City Council Thursday. After numerous budget cuts, the department is two officers short of a full staff. Last month, vandalism and domestic disputes significantly increased, said Middleton.
NEWS
September 11, 2008
On Saturday, Sept. 13, law enforcement officers representing the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club and supporters will arrive at Shopville/Stab Fire Department to honor three fallen officers who ended their watch in the Commonwealth in 2007 and the 403 fallen officers in the Commonwealth that gave their all to law enforcement. The sixth annual Memorial Foundation Ride is sponsored by Blue Knights KY XI, located in Stanford. The proceeds from the ride are given to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation.
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CHARLIE COX | April 23, 2008
STANFORD - Loretta Adams of Lancaster planned her lunch break Tuesday around seeing the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial arrive in the area. What she didn't anticipate, however, was the magnitude of what she would see. "I think it's absolutely a great sight to see," said Adams, part of a crowd gathered outside Stanford's old Wal-Mart building looking on at the 144 motorcycles lined up to escort the memorial to Centre College, where it will...
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By STEPHANIE COLLINS and scollins@amnews.com | May 22, 2013
A U.S. Marine veteran walking cross-country made his way to Danville on Tuesday with a police escort all the way from Harrodsburg.  Lance Robinson, 55, of Export, Pa., said Frankfort was the 28th state capital he has visited on his personal mission. News reports state Robinson wept on the steps of Kentucky's state capitol building Thursday. Robinson served in a non-combat role during the Vietnam era as a military police officer in the 1970s. On Aug. 1, 2010, he said he began a journey from his home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a 300-mile hike, to honor the fallen heroes of 2010.
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By Casey Castle and The Winchester Sun | September 5, 2012
The Winchester Board of Commissioners approved an order that solidifies the police escort services policy for the Winchester Police Department. The order doesn't change how police operate when on escort duty but puts the department in regulation by having a written policy in place. “This is a straight-up regulation requirement,” Chief Kevin Palmer said. “We're changing nothing in how we escort winning football teams, funerals, Marathon Oil or the various people we escort.
NEWS
October 28, 2009
The George Rogers Clark High School Marching Band received its highest score of the season while winning Grand Champion at the River Cities Classic at Boyd County High School Oct. 24. Twelve bands competed. The GRC band had not won a grand championship since 2006. The bus entourage received a police escort late Saturday when the band returned from Ashland. GRC will compete Oct. 31 in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Class 5A East Regional at Tates Creek High School in Lexington.
OPINION
Rhonda Dragomir | August 19, 2009
I grabbed my Kleenex, sopped my tears, blew my nose and re-applied a little makeup. The inspiring funeral of a very dear friend was over, and it was time for the drive down U.S. 68 to her burial in the Wilmore cemetery. Grief quickly turned to shock as I realized just how ignorant some people are of driving etiquette regarding funeral processions. The Kentucky State driver's manual states, "A funeral procession has the right-of-way at an intersection and may pass through the intersection if the procession is led by an escort vehicle displaying flashing yellow, red, or blue lights.
NEWS
September 11, 2008
On Saturday, Sept. 13, law enforcement officers representing the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club and supporters will arrive at Shopville/Stab Fire Department to honor three fallen officers who ended their watch in the Commonwealth in 2007 and the 403 fallen officers in the Commonwealth that gave their all to law enforcement. The sixth annual Memorial Foundation Ride is sponsored by Blue Knights KY XI, located in Stanford. The proceeds from the ride are given to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation.
NEWS
August 6, 2008
To the editor, This letter is directed to the dear residents of Jessamine, Garrard and Fayette counties. We would like to thank everyone who came to the viewing, the service or stood on the roadside and at Camp Nelson Ceme-tery to honor our son Cpl. Bill McMillan. The acts of kindness, support, love, and patriotism from the moment our son touched down at Blue Grass Airport with the police escort and Patriot Guard, to the Kerr Funeral Home, to the support at the viewing and the service was extraordinary.
NEWS
CHARLIE COX | April 23, 2008
STANFORD - Loretta Adams of Lancaster planned her lunch break Tuesday around seeing the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial arrive in the area. What she didn't anticipate, however, was the magnitude of what she would see. "I think it's absolutely a great sight to see," said Adams, part of a crowd gathered outside Stanford's old Wal-Mart building looking on at the 144 motorcycles lined up to escort the memorial to Centre College, where it will...
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STEPHANIE SCHELL | September 30, 2007
The walk in only a bit more than a mile, but many hope the trek will be enough to make a difference. On Oct. 5, Danville's East Main Street will be blocked off as members of the community unite to rededicate and celebrate the Heather Hills property with a prayer walk. Diego Miron of Louisville took ownership of the property this summer. With new ownership came a makeover complete with new lease guidelines and renovation of all units as an attempt to rid the area of crime and drugs.
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JOHN PRESTON | August 24, 2007
The "Welcome Home" ceremony for the 410th Quartermaster National Guard Unit will now be held at Boyle County High School early Saturday afternoon. It was scheduled to take place at the Boyle County Fairgrounds, but excessive heat and the chance of rain forced organizers to reconsider the location. There will be a police escort down Main Street in Danville to the high school at approximately noon. The ceremony at the high school will kick off around 12:30. There will be 104 members of the 410 Quartermasters National Guard unit based in Danville returning home.
OPINION
August 24, 2007
Saturday will be a great day. The 410 Quartermasters National Guard unit is coming home. The community has appropriately planned a heroes' welcome, including police escort, a parade and speeches at our newest monument to veterans, the memorial at Boyle County Fairgrounds. Organizers are keeping it short so the members of the unit can get to their families as quickly as possible, so the 12:30 p.m. ceremony should take less than an hour. No matter how you feel about the conflict in Iraq, these fine young people who have chosen to serve their country have to make you proud.
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