December 23, 2010
A couple of my favorite Christmas gifts I have received over the years were just cards. Not just plain greeting cards, they were actually gifts of time. One said that the sender would give me so many hours in the coming year helping me in any way I wish and the other stated that the sender would do yard work for so many hours. It takes time to think of something to give to friends and family, and I welcomed these two gifts. Most of us like to include our pets in the Christmas festivities and purchase a toy or something they need like a sweater so there is something under the tree for them.
December 21, 2009
Dear Editor, I was surprised and saddened to read that our long-time sheriff, LeeRoy Hardin has resigned from his job. He has spent a large part of his life in the sheriff's department serving in many ways. His knowledge and performance will be greatly missed. I have known LeeRoy for many years. I have known him to be honest in performing his duties and doing his job only the best he could do. He has hired the best men he could find to serve as his deputies. We have a sheriff's department that can be ranked with the best of any other department.
July 22, 2009
It's hard to believe I've already been sitting at this desk in The Journal newsroom for 10 weeks. And it's a little bittersweet to think this will be my last week here. Sitting in this chair, I've learned a lot. I learned things like how to avoid a stress ball flying over the cubicle wall, how to tell the best Michael Jackson jokes, how to translate handwriting from the police citations and eventually how to correctly use the words, "more than. " But throughout the past 10 weeks, I did the majority of my learning when I wasn't in my chair.
June 17, 2009
We all love our puppies and dogs, don't we? We like to brag on them, how they respond to directions, how they let you know they need to go out, how they like to love you and cuddle. So, what do we give them in return for all those good feelings? Well, some of us carry treats in our pockets and dole them out whenever the dog looks up at us. Others can't resist purchasing a toy whenever they go shopping; and a few owners glue their pets to themselves and never expect to be separated.
January 19, 2009
Four-year-old Lucas Pinckney and his father, Henry, spent some quality time together building a small snowman at College Park Sunday afternoon, top photo. The Pinckneys of College Street paused from their walk through the park to build the snowman. Alex Murray, 13, managed to hold onto the end of the sled and ride down the hill on her belly Sunday afternoon. Sledding with Alex at College Park were Constance Page, 11, left, and Katlan Hatton, 12. Winchester got just enough snow to provide for some great sledding.
July 21, 2008
Want a quick getaway to Mexico? How about an elegant evening with a loved one, a private lunch with co-workers, a dinner gathering for the family or an all-out party with some friends? Owners of Table 908 say they've got you covered. "It's a fun little location," said Jerry Houck. "We can make it look any way you want. " Table 908, located at 908 Perryville St. and operated by Houck and Lori Goggans, is an event planning and catering company that also offers design and decor consultation for your big event.
October 25, 2006
The "Nameless Film Series" continues at the Boyle County Public Library and two films of the 1980s are featured during the week of Oct. 23 through 29. At 7 p.m. Monday, a 1983 film starring Woody Allen will be shown. Much like the more recent and widely recognizable Forrest Gump, Allen's "average Joe" but chameleon-like character is seamlessly inserted into actual 1920s and 1930s newsreels and is seen "interacting" with many recognizable people from that era. Another 1983 film will be shown 7 p.m. Oct. 27. The Academy Award-winning star of this movie again portrays a cowboy-type, as he did earlier in a TV mini-series, which is a long way from the consigliere role he created in an earlier blockbuster movie.
September 3, 2006
The Danville boys finally got a good look at the Constitution Cup. Until Saturday night, they had only seen it from a distance, but the Admirals will be able to spend some quality time with the trophy after their win over Boyle County. The traveling trophy that goes to the winner of the regular-season meeting between the crosstown rivals is traveling to Danville for the first time since it was introduced in 2003 after its 4-1 win at Admiral Stadium. "We talked about that before the game in the locker room," said Danville's Matthew Schulz, who scored one goal and assisted on another.
July 27, 2006
What comes to mind when you ponder a 2.4 mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run? Pain, maybe? Or you might ask, "Why?" For triathletes Danny and Libby Barnes, owners of Nicholasville's The Alternative Jewelry Shop on Main Street, pain is a factor, but it's not enough to stop the couple from doing what they love. "It's very addictive," 40-year-old Libby said. Her husband, 43-year-old Danny, added, "We just eased into it. We couldn't swim 25 yards seven years ago, now we can swim 2.4 miles.
May 17, 2006
Most people expect to find Betty Crocker on a cake mix box. But members of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Centre College know they'll find her in the sorority house kitchen. Junior Sarah Langford is lovingly nicknamed Betty Crocker by some of her sorority sisters. Langford's cooking talent began in childhood. "I first became interested in cooking when I was old enough to read," says Langford. "I started planning meals with our cookbooks at home, especially the ones for children.