June 29, 2006
The city of Wilmore will celebrate Independence Day next Tuesday with the Festival of the Fourth downtown and at Wilmore Campground. The day starts with a parade at 10 a.m., and is followed by the festival at 11 a.m. Amy Fitch, director of Parks and Recreation, said she expects approximately 25 to 30 floats and the same number of additional participants in the parade. "It's a pretty decent sized parade," she said. The festival will feature crafts, contests, games and food, including 15 cent hot dogs.
February 1, 2007
Jan. 31, 1982 First grade students at Becknerville School portrayed their favorite letter of the alphabet as part of their reading program. Portraying the alphabet were Chris Alexander, Bernard Watkins, Dawn Miller, Chris Byrd, Shannon Smith, Renee Parmley, Shawn Brown, David Ferguson, Danny Estes, Jennifer Deaton, Chris Callaway, Donnie Castle, Brenda Schave, Ramsey Flynn, Robyn Collins, Brian Ockerman, Danny Mansfield, Kim Baber and Julanne Cravens. The students are taught by Becky Hall.
July 6, 2006
July 4 results for Lincoln County Fair events are: Lincoln County Miss Pre-Teen - McKenzie Goens, daughter of Jeff Goens and Paula Brown. First runner-up - Gabby Gabriel, daughter of Scott and Amy Isaacs and Philip Gabriel. Interview - Carrie Smith, daughter of Cathy Smith. Lincoln County Miss Teen - Jessica McClure, daughter of Terry and Ellen McClure. First runner-up - Brooke Combs, daughter of Sandy and Tim Combs. Interview - Julia Mullins, daughter of Dexter and Gina Mullins.
November 5, 2008
Victor Comley, son of Calvin and Nola Johns Comley, was born in the small Jessamine community of Pollard on Sept. 25, 1919. At age 89, he accepts that he is one of the World War II veterans all too rapidly becoming statistics. Physically, he admits that he, too, is "fading. " "My memory is still good," he said, proving it by recalling in detail one of the highlights of his young life at Pollard Elementary School. "I spelled down my classmates in every spelling bee we had, 6th through 8th grade.
September 25, 2008
LIBERTY - This year, the Casey County Apple Festival might be serving up its biggest treat since the world's largest apple pie was introduced 34 years ago. Country singer Ronnie McDowell, whose tribute to Elvis Presley, "The King is Gone," has sold 5 million copies around the world, gets Saturday night going with a free performance at 5 on Stage 1 at the Courthouse Square. "He's the biggest name they've had to date. I'd say he's the biggest name to come to Liberty in a long, long time," said Raymond Overstreet, whose consulting firm helped put the deal together with financial backing from Monticello Bank.
June 5, 2007
Mary G. Hogsett Elementary School recently announced the award recipients for the 2006-2007 school year. The President's Education Awards Program recognizes students who maintain a 3.5 grade point average in fourth and fifth grades and score in the 85th percentile or higher in math and/or reading on standardized achievement tests. The following fifth-graders received the President's Education Award: Stephanie Cisneros, Cheyenne Cooley, Antony Damico, Jawan Grey, Heather Grizzell, Amber Holly, Keneisha Johnson, Haley McCowan, Katlyn Parks, Josh Portwood, Kyaira Prewitt, Deanna Rehberg, Haley Richter and Kyle Wylie.
March 8, 2007
Caitlin Gooch of Crab Orchard has been declared eligible to compete in the Kentucky State Spelling Bee, scheduled Saturday, March 17 at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Gooch is one of approximately 75 Kentucky and southern Indiana youngsters who will compete for a trip to the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee later this year in Washington D.C., as well as other prizes. This is the 14th year that the bee is being held as part of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Kentucky Farm Bureau is sponsoring the bee in conjunction with Churchill Downs, Insight Communications and 84WHAS Radio.
March 12, 2008
All public and private schools in Clark County were invited to participate in the Clark County Spelling Bee on Feb. 28. Winners and runners-up from nine schools competed to be the best speller in the county. Photos: Group: Front row: J.J. Smith (Strode Station Elementary), John Satterwhite (Trapp Elementary), Andrew Wilson (Hannah McClure Elementary), Cara Raney (Providence Elementary), Laurel Omohundro (Providence Elementary), Sarah Beatty-Sparks (Strode Station Elementary)
February 13, 2008
Hannah McClure Spelling Bee Finalists are: back row, from left: first-place winner Tyler Chamberlain, Zoe Miller, first runner-up Andrew Wilson and Bryah Campbell; front row, from left: Jacob Wilson, Hillary Thomas, Jacob Vaughn and Sarah Sibert. Chamberlain is in Mrs. Jennifer Watson's fifth-grade class. Wilson is in Cynthia Franklin's fifth-grade class. Diane Akers presents the Hannah McClure Spelling Bee Champion certificate to Tyler Chamberlain. Also pictured is Andrew Wilson, first runner-up and Principal Kathryn Howard.