October 17, 2007
Local residents are warned not to open their doors to strangers who are selling magazines or any other product. Danville Police Department got several calls Tuesday from residents in the St. Mildred's Court, Cecilian Terrace and Lexington Avenue area about magazine salesmen who were rude when people refused to make a purchase. Chief Jay Newell said most door-to-door salesmen do not have a business license. When they are told to buy a license, they usually move on. Residents should take caution before opening their door.
February 16, 2009
Mark Vanderpool ponders the enduring popularity of Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" after 60 years of productions. It's a play with a lot of philosophical grit to it, he says. "It's the standout play from one of the great American playwrights. ... It is Arthur Miller's home run play," explains Vanderpool, who plays Biff, the favorite son, in the Ragged Edge Community Theatre production. Director Ryan Briggs, who also is portraying younger and less-favored son Happy, agrees.
October 7, 2007
PERRYVILLE - This year marks the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville. Once again the site was time-warped back to 1862 for a commemoration of that day on Oct. 8 when Union and Confederate soldiers clashed just west of Perryville. The Battle of Perryville was one skirmish that helped determine Kentucky's position in the war, and where it became evident that the South would not take Kentucky after all. But it was a safe bet that regardless where the troops went, traveling snake oil salesmen weren't far behind.
January 30, 2009
Clarence "Bud" Hardin King Jr., 86, husband of Marjorie Davis King, died Saturday, Jan. 24. He was born May 28, 1922 in Crab Orchard, to the late Clarence Harden and Minnie Mae Green King Sr. He was a retired salesman, member of the Nicholasville United Methodist Church and a World War II Army Veteran. Additional survivors are a daughter, Holly and husband David Piscatelli and two grandchildren, Heather and Gary Piscatelli. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Contributions are suggested to Nicholsaville United Methodist Church.
August 19, 2009
Harlet Curtsinger, 83, died Aug. 7. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired Borden salesman, member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church and member of Wilmore Lions Club. He is survived by his daughter, Becky Arvin, sisters, Onita Curd, Shirley Locker, brother, William J. and wife Betty Curtsinger, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife June Curtsinger, son, Bruce Curtsinger, and two brothers. Funeral Services were 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Mt. Zion Methodist Church.
May 29, 2008
Michael Gene Lucas, 56, of Stanford, died Tuesday, May 20 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. A native of Lincoln County, she was born Jan. 16, 1952 to Matrie Estes Lucas and the late William Ress Lucas. He was a consultant and salesman for 20 years at Stanford Wood Products, member of Freedom Baptist Church, and veteran of the Vietnam War. Other survivors include his wife, Donna Allen Lucas of Stanford; two sons, Brian Shane Cook and William Grant (Kristen)
September 25, 2008
Ben "Benny" William Gabbert, Jr., 63, of Waynesburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 16 at his residence. A native of Lexington, he was born Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1944 to the late Ben W. and Helen Broaddus Gabbert. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors degree in animal science, was a farmer, employed as a feed salesman and territory representative of Burkmann Mills, an avid UK sports fan, and an active member of Waynesburg PTO, Lincoln County Cattleman's Association, and St. Mildred's Catholic Church in Somerset.
August 20, 2007
Lew "Johnny" Purdy and K.R. Gordon have walked a long path together. Purdy, a salesman for Wisconsin-based Mason Shoes, sold Gordon his first pair of Mason wing tips, style No. 524, 50 years ago, and Gordon has been a loyal customer ever since. Purdy started selling Mason shoes in 1957 in Cincinnati after he received a card in the mail asking if he'd like to make some extra cash. At the time, Purdy was a foreman for a tile company. At first he wasn't interested but decided to give it a try part-time.
July 15, 2008
Class of 1973 to have reunion LANCASTER - The Garrard County High School class of 1973 is hosting a Weekend to Remember from Friday through Sunday. As part of its 35-year reunion, a picnic will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Logan-Hubble Memorial Park, shelter 4. Members of the class of '73 invite all who were in school at GCHS (classes of 1970-1976) while they were there to come join them for the afternoon. Those attending will need to provide their own food and beverages. Guests are welcome.