December 15, 2010
Earl D. Darland, 68, Nicholasville, widower of Ann Miller Darland, died Wednesday, Dec. 8. Born in Harrodsburg to the late Benjamin Franklin and Ray Evelyn Devine Darland. Survivors include two children, Trish and husband Gerald Claunch, and Doug and wife Jamie Darland of Harrodsburg; two grandchildren, Jeremy and wife Stephanie Claunch, and Celess Darland; two great-grandchildren, Landan and Kinsley Claunch; two step-grandchildren, William Troy Riley and Gary Dale Cox; two step-great-grandchildren, Emelie and Danielle Cox; three sisters, Margaret Ward, Gloria Jean Murphy and Ruth Hatter; and five brothers, Connie, Dale Thomas, Marvin, Floyd and George Darland.
May 8, 2012
HARRODSBURG (AP) - City Commissioners in Harrodsburg are planning a special meeting to discuss what to do about trash recently found buried in a cemetery. Commissioner Marvin Isham told WLEX-TV that the Environmental Protection Agency was called in after oil bubbled up during flooding at Spring Hill Cemetery. He says he was with an EPA representative when digging at the site began and they found dozens of old tires, scrap metal, fencing and car parts while searching for the source of the oil. Isham says some of the items are from as far back as 2007.
June 12, 2012
HARRODSBURG - City Commissioner Bubby Isham got what he was after Monday night when his fellow commissioners voted unanimously to fire cemetery sexton Jerri Carter. The 4-0 vote following an executive session terminated Carter, who had been previously suspended twice this year, for the stated reasons of unsatisfactory work performance and lack of supervision, Mayor Eddie Long said this morning. Isham made the motion for Carter's dismissal, Long said. Last month, Isham briefly resigned his commissioner's post when his motion to fire Carter failed to get a second from any of the commissioners.
September 24, 2010
Dear Editor, Thank you for your support for the seventh annual James Harrod Trust History Underfoot Cemetery Tour. We were very pleased with this year’s tour, which featured the talents of Doris Bartleson, Richard Stallings, Amalie Preston, Annie Denny, Gary Moore, Bartley McQueary and Louise Dean. Other volunteers, including Riley Stallings, Nancy Ross Stallings, Bonnie Moore, Phillip Crump, Pat Linton and Helen Dedman, also helped to make this event a success. We could not have done it without any of these folks.
May 11, 2012
HARRODSBURG - Drama hung in the air as Mayor Eddie Long gaveled Thursday night's called meeting of the Harrodsburg City Commission to order. Three items were on the agenda: accept the resignation of Commissioner Bubby Isham; appoint interim commissioner for the cemetery and fire departments; and discuss potential appointees to replace Isham. Isham's seat at the commissioners' table was vacant. Long told the audience that no questions would be fielded until after the meeting.
October 27, 2005
HARRODSBURG - Just as the sun sets Friday and Saturday, seven of Harrodsburg's famous or infamous figures will be conducting tours through Spring Hill Cemetery to relive a little history. Actually, the historic characters will not be conducting the cemetery tour, hosted by James Harrod Trust, but interpreters bring to life the color and history of some of this community's forefathers. The tours will be guided by James Harrod Trust members and will feature visits to seven gravesites.
October 6, 2006
HARRODSBURG - More history will be available after the re-enactors leave the battlefield outside Perryville this weekend. Because of inclement weather, the second night of a cemetery tour here was postponed and will be held 8:30-10 p.m. Oct. 14 at Spring Hill Cemetery on Greenville Street. This is the third year for the James Harrod Trust for Historic Preservation's History Underfoot Cemetery Tour. It was originally scheduled for Sept. 22 and 23 and the first night the tour was cut short because of lightning.
September 11, 2011
HARRODSBURG - Just before the sun sets on Friday and Saturday, history will come to life at Spring Hill Cemetery here. On those two evenings, James Harrod Trust will host the eighth annual “History Underfoot” Cemetery Tour. The focus of the event will be on education and entertainment - edutainment - while “visiting” with some of Harrodsburg and Mercer County's ancestors. The early residents of Harrodsburg and Mercer County - some of whom may be infamous - will share stories and relive a little Mercer County and Kentucky history.
June 24, 2009
Kenneth Neal Owens, 54, of Nicholasville, died Friday, June 19 at his home. He was born April 2, 1955 in Lexington, to the late Cornelius and Beatrice "Bea" Cosby Owens Ransdell. He served in the U.S. Army and was a truck driver for R & T. Survivors include a brother, Tex and wife JoAnn Cosby, of Nicholasville and step-father, Ralph Ransdell, of Salvisa. Graveside services were conducted at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, at the Spring Hill Cemetery, by Dan Barnes and burial followed in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.
May 27, 2007
The Advocate-Messenger will not publish a paper Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday. The newspaper office also will be closed. Most county, federal and state government offices will be closed Monday as well. Memorial Day observances Harrodsburg: 2 p.m. today at Spring Hill Cemetery. Lancaster: 2 p.m. today at Lancaster Cemetery. Perryville: Open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at the Legion Hall, Springfield Road; flag-raising ceremony at noon at Hillcrest Cemetery and the Legion Hall; reflections and roll call for the more than 300 veterans in Perryville cemeteries at 1 p.m. Liberty: 10 a.m. Monday near the doughboy statue in front of the courthouse.