May 13, 2013
Annette “Ann” Duff Combs, 75, of Winchester, wife of Carl Combs, passed away on Sat., May 11, 2013, at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Combs was born in Owsley County, Ky., on Feb. 4, 1938, to the late George and Edna Moore Duff. She was retired from Sylvania. She was a homemaker and enjoyed making crafts and sewing. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, George Kevin Combs (Trina); her daughter-in-law, Lisa Combs Soto; three grandchildren, Carl Keith Combs Jr. (Kim)
February 4, 2013
Kiwanis meeting time set The Winchester Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Wednesday at Taste of China. Michael Collins of the Thessenkrupp Elevator Co., will speak. Dr. Steve Dotson will be program chair. Open house date changed The open house at Winter Cottage at 208 Old Garden Court has been moved to Feb. 17. The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Homemade bread and hot chocolate will be served. Sylvania retirees to meet Winchester GTE/Sylvania/Osram/UAW retirees will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Union Hall.
February 1, 2013
Vickie Ellen Tipton, 61 of Winchester, wife of Robert L. Tipton, passed away on Fri., Feb. 1, 2013, at the Clark Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Tipton was born in Richmond on March 11, 1951, to Erma Hampton Patrick and the late Marvin Patrick. She was retired from Sylvania and was a member of the Central Baptist Church. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her son, Ike Tipton of Winchester; her daughter, Allie Tipton of Winchester; and her brother, Tim (Rosanne)
November 21, 2012
Nov. 21, 1987 Former Clark coach Letcher Norton was among the 26 inducted into the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Hall of Fame Friday. Norton won more than 600 games, including the 1951 state title at Clark County. “Twelve Reasons Why Women Fail” was the topic of a presentation by Nancy Skiba at the Nov. 10 dinner meeting of the Altrusa Club at Bud's Beef 'n More. Mrs. Skiba, human resources director-G.T.E. Sylvania, was introduced by Betty Berryman, program chairman.
October 29, 2012
Sylvania retirees meeting Thursday Winchester GTE/Sylvania/Osram retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Jade Garden in the Winchester Kroger Plaza. All Sylvania retirees and former employees are invited. Farris is guest speaker at Kiwanis Dr. Elaine Farris, superintendent of Clark County Public Schools, will speak at Wednesday's luncheon meeting of the Winchester Kiwanis Club at Taste of China. Betty Berryman will be program chair. Clark Republicans meeting Saturday The monthly meeting of Republicans will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Steakhouse on Lexington Avenue.
April 23, 2012
James H. Gregory, 90, of Winchester, husband for 60 years to Eileen Ferrell Gregory, passed away Friday at the Clark Regional Medical Center. A native of Gadsden, Ala., he was born Sept. 21, 1921, to the late Harvey L. and Charthline Riley Gregory. He retired from Sylvania after 40 years of service, he was a United States Marine Corps veteran serving during World War II and member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter-in-law, Sandra Gregory; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
August 13, 2011
Emma Dora Fuller Hunter, 80, of Winchester passed away on Fri., Aug. 12, 2011, at the Fountain Circle Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Clark County on June 26, 1931, to the late Earl and Clara Howard Fuller. She was a retired factory worker at Sylvania and a member of the Grace Baptist Church. Survivors include three children, Debbie Hunter of Louisville, Jimmy (Connie) Hunter of Winchester, and Donald (Jo) Hunter of Winchester; five grandchildren, Darla Martin, Jimmy Ray Hunter, David Hunter, Scott Hunter, and Colby Noland; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Shirley)
July 1, 2011
Winchester GTE/Sylvania/Osram/UAW retirees met June 14 for their monthly meeting and then traveled to Ryan's in Richmond for lunch. Attending were members Sallie Moberlie, Rose Mary Keller, Lenora Adams, Anne Berry, Mae Epperson, Garnetta Parker, Faye Hulette, Sally McVey and Vinnie Blakemore, along with guests Ronnie Blakemore, McKinley Miller and Jon Vickery. The retirees will meet July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Union Hall, then gather at Hall’s on the River for lunch.
June 30, 2011
With funding for transportation and lunch provided a School-To-Careers mini-grant from Community Education, 21 students from Rebecca Ison's chemistry and AP chemistry classes visited OSRAM Sylvania in Versailles on May 20. The plant makes glass tubing for fluorescent light bulbs. Students toured the plant and learned the chemistry of making glass and were able to see the process. Employees Carolyn Carrus, Dave Burge, Cindy Sandefer, Tom Hoffman, John Cory, and Bobby Thomas provided information on their various areas of expertise.