May 1, 2013
Fifteen Clark County youth participated in the Bluegrass Area Communications Festival last weekend in Powell County. Participants presented speeches and demonstrations in the eight county contest. Congratulations to the following individuals for an excellent job! Champion youth will compete in the State Communications Contest in Lexington Saturday, July 13. Speeches 9-year-olds: Payton Losh and Kaitlyn Wiseman, blue ribbons 10-year-olds: Hayden Turley, champion and blue ribbon: Hannah Brandenburg, blue ribbon 11-year-olds: Kasey Embry and Channing Mae Taulbee, blue ribbons 12-year-olds: TJ Svoboda, champion and blue ribbon 14-year-olds: Dahlia Svoboda, blue ribbon 16-year-olds: Alexa Turner, champion and blue ribbon 17-18-year-olds: Cory Parr, blue ribbon Demonstrations Junior Foods: Breanna Burkhead, champion and blue ribbon Junior General: Bethany Mohr, champion and blue ribbon Junior Horticulture: Abby Rank, champion and blue ribbon Junior Presentation Software: Maddy Williams, red ribbon Three Senior Mock Interview: Alexa Turner, champion and blue ribbon Senior Performing Arts: Seth Turner, champion and blue ribbon.
April 24, 2013
Dorothy “Dottie” F. Shanks, 82, of Winchester, wife of Earl Shanks for 60 years, passed away Monday at her home. A native of Morgan County, she was born Aug. 2, 1930, to the late E.L. and Ethel Keller Miller. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Noah (Brenda) Hysell of Middleport, Ohio: three granddaughters, Mrs. Russell (April) Nail of Pomeroy, Ohio, Martha Stienhausen of Torrington, Wyo. and April Cochran of Utah: two grandsons, Christian and Daniel Hysell of Middleport, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; brother, L.B. “Buck” Miller of Winchester; sisters, Beula Cox of Oklahoma and Freda Crawford of Winchester; and several nieces and nephews.
April 15, 2013
Randy A. Baber, 51, of Paris, formerly of Winchester, husband of Jennifer Edwards Baber, passed away Saturday in Bourbon County as the result of a motor vehicle accident. A native of Clark County, he was born July 27, 1961, to Daniel and Margaret Bond Baber. He retired after 20 years of service from the City of Winchester Fire Department and has worked at UK since 2006. Other survivors include a step-daughter, Raegin Johnson of Paris; brother, Michael Baber of Powell County; niece, Kelsey Baber of Winchester; aunts and uncles, Alice and Marshall King, Charlie and Terrie Bond, and Robert and Juanita Burkhart, all of Clark County; cousins, Eddie and Denisa King, Oliver Bond, and Whitney Bond, all of Clark County; and brothers and sisters of Fire and Iron. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 16, at 1 p.m. at the First Church of God, 2500 Colby Road, with Chapelman Bryan Basford officiating.
March 16, 2013
Kelley Nichole Robinson, 24, of Winchester, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Clark Regional Medical Center. She was born in Lexington on Dec. 13, 1988, to Dewayne and Alta Elkin Robinson of Winchester. She was a Direct Support Professional for CAKY of Winchester, a full-time nursing student, and was baptized at the Ark of Mercy Church of God. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, Damian Nathaniel Poole of Winchester; stepdaughter, Edith Poole of Winchester; fiance, William Poole of Winchester; two brothers, Jacob Robinson and Caleb Robinson of Winchester; grandparents, Wayne and Linda Clark of Winchester, Bonnie Townsend of Winchester, Pete and Linda Elkin of Winchester and Ralph Robinson of Powell County; two uncles, Mark Palmer of Winchester and Eric Elkin of Florida; and her aunt, Jami McCue of Winchester.
March 11, 2013
Mervin Eugene Baker, 86, husband of Dolly Jordan Baker, passed away at 2:26 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at his home. A native of Powell County, he was the son of the late James and Nancy Tipton Baker. Eugene was a retired Clark Energy lineman and electrician, an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Ruckerville Church of Christ. Additional survivors include two sons, Larry Wayne (Sandy) Baker and Michael T. (Renee') Baker; two daughters, Betty (Robert) Martin and Kathy Jo (Ronnie)
March 6, 2013
Geraldine Wells, 78, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at the Sunrise of Raleigh Nursing Home. She was born in Powell County on Jan. 22, 1935, to the late Lloyd and Mabel Martin Wells; however, she grew up in Winchester. She was a graduate of Georgetown College and Winchester High School. She worked for many years at IBM and retired from there in Raleigh. She was a longtime member of Hayes-Barton Baptist Church in Raleigh. Survivors include three brothers, Jack Wells and James Donald Wells of Winchester, and Harold Wells of Maryland; a sister, Norma Bailey of Iowa; a number of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Nancy and John Stainback and family of North Carolina.
January 28, 2013
Jan. 28, 1988 Larry Potter, 34, was apppointed fire chief by the Winchester Board of Commissioners. Potter filled the void created by the resignation of Robert. M. Monroe. Potter is a Winchester native and 1971 graduate of George Rogers Clark High School. An overview of the Clark County School System's new middle school was presented at a Winchester Kiwanis Club luncheon meeting. The plan offers a new 85,500-square-foot middle school to accommodate up to 750 students. Powell County was forced to cancel classes due to 14 percent of its student population having the flu. Clark County school officials say the spread of infuenza hasn't affected attendance here.