February 23, 2009
Zach Coyle of Gravel Switch is the winner of last week's Central Kentucky Plumbing Beat the Experts Basketball Contest. Coyle was one of three contestants who picked nine of the 10 games correctly, along with Charles Woodward of Hustonville and Butch Young of Mitchellsburg. Coyle won the $10 Marathon gas card because he was closest to the score of the tiebreaker game, Texas' 73-68 win over Oklahoma. Guest expert Tom Leach of the Big Blue Sports Network led the panel of experts with seven correct choices.
July 3, 2009
While the e-mail bag has not been quite as full with July 4 approaching, there's still plenty of information from readers to share. Ben Reeves of Lancaster enjoyed the story about Kentucky coach John Calipari's scheduling philosophy, as well as a reader's comment about players not being loyal to UK. "Tonight I would be satisfied just to know the date of this year's game at Freedom Hall. It seems to be a big secret. "(Reader) Charles Kelly talked about players who left not being loyal to the program.
January 8, 2008
I recently was contacted by a reader who was having trouble getting a wireless network set up. The reader had broadband access via the phone company and wanted to expand the network to include two additional computers used by grandchildren. Both computers were running the Windows XP operating system. The reader purchased a single Belkin wireless-G USB network adapter to make the wireless connection. A crossover wire would be used to share the connection. The pre-existing wireless network is running on a 2Wire HomePortal Router.
June 26, 2008
McKinney Elementary recognized the following students during its awards day. Kindergarten Mrs. Shelley Rousey Dedication to improve: McKenzie Carrier. Citizenship: Nicholas McKenzie, Daniel Stanley. Science: Johnathan Bishop. Social studies: Noah Malone. Spelling: Cara Henry, Conner Wilson. Reading: Kristina Hodge, Gentry Coulter. Handwriting: Andrew Jarrett. Creativity: Breanna Atkins. Overall improvement: Sean Richey, Nathaniel Akers.
December 18, 2005
Dear Editor: I read with interest the letter from the reader who was upset about the police running kids out of the Danville Manor Shopping Center parking lot. The reader seems to indicate that the parking lot should double as a recreation area. I make it a point to avoid Danville Manor on Friday and Saturday nights because of the teenagers. I may want to visit one of the Manor stores with my family but I cannot because, frankly, it is too dangerous. Teenagers are squealing tires, going way too fast, to the point that it's not safe to cross the parking lot onto the sidewalk.
September 8, 2003
The joke didn't last long, but a few people had a good laugh driving over the newly opened viaduct. Initially, the white lines were put down with tape that didn't stick all that well. The tape didn't stay in straight lines. A reader mentioned it could get dangerous if you actually tried to stay with the yellow lines, which went off at angles. Maybe drivers were being directed to look at the "church window" design that was put back in railings after an effort to retain the old character of the bridge was made by the Heart of Danville.
August 28, 2006
Dear Editor, I have been reading the comments printed about Herb Brock's article. I, for one, enjoyed the article. I do not agree with the responders to the article, but I figure to each his own. That is, until I read the comment in Thursday's paper. The reader responded by saying, "This is one time that censorship should be used. " Let me go on record by stating that the rights of the press and of the citizens of the United States are not a pet monkey to be called on when wanted and ignored when you don't agree with the subject matter.
May 31, 2011
Some recent information suggests that the demise of the book awaits mankind. Indeed the electronic book reader services consistently post increased usage, and more and more people are purchasing these readers. Added to this phenomenon is the reality of so many book stores entering into bankruptcy or closing stores, including Borders, Barnes & Noble and locally, Joseph Beth. Of course, the price one has to pay for a new hardback book doesn’t help much. Writing has been around for perhaps 9,000 years, and bound books since the fourth century, but it was not until after 1440, when the printing press was invented, that books really became a fairly common item available to a wider population, and it was no longer royalty or clergy alone who had access to the printed word.
June 13, 2005
A program that featured the construction of a Danville labyrinth is one of six KET programs that have been nominated for regional Emmy Awards from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. "Labyrinths of Kentucky" was a segment in a Kentucky Life production. This feature takes a tour of modern examples of the ancient meditation tool around the state. Robert Ferr and crew are shown in McDowell Park, next to The Presbyterian Church, laying out and constructing an example based on the Chartres pattern.
November 13, 2009
Hold them accountable, don't allow anonymity To the editor: I grew up in Winchester and have been a reader from a very young age. It has been disappointing to me to come onto the Sun's Web site and see some of the article response comments that end up on the site's home page. It is my opinion that these comments sometimes border on libel at times. Often, the comments are just plain rude or unfit to print for grammatical reasons. I think that this comes from the nature of these comments having the appearance of anonymity to the writer.