November 6, 2008
Ronald Howard Rousey, 61, of Versailles, died Wednesday, Oct. 29 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. A native of Casey County, he was born Dec. 2, 1946 to Howard and Helen Sharp Rousey of Danville (formerly of Casey County). He was a Baptist and a former partner of R & R Drywall and Acoustics, Inc. in Lexington. Other survivors include his wife, Jolean Warren Rousey of Versailles; one daughter, Brittany Jean Rousey of Versailles; one son, Michael Shane Rousey of Versailles; one step son, Dustin Allen Flannery of Versailles; and one brother, William L. "Billy" (Lois)
October 29, 2008
Dorothy Jean Simms Jenkins, 71, wife of Robert D. Jenkins and widow of Kenneth Scott, died Tuesday, Oct. 21. Additional survivors are three children, Kenneth Edward and wife Lisa Scott, Sherry and husband Joe Johnson and Bruce and wife Roberta Scott, all of Nicholasville, three step sons, Jeff and Calvin Jenkins of Irvine and Todd Jenkins of Lexington, seven grandchildren, three step grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, two sisters, Peggy...
October 19, 2008
Crystal Nicole Estes and Jeremy Greg Ellis were married May 31 at Perryville Baptist Church. Alyson Randolph of Florence served as matron of honor and maid of honor was Emily Best of Lexington. Bridesmaids were Marci Bennett of Harrodsburg and Hillary Dabney of Versailles. Best men were Jonathan Ellis of Savannah, Tenn., and Jordan Ellis of Lexington. Groomsmen were Scott Releford of Danville and Damon Releford of Versailles. The bride is a daughter of Lindon and Nancy Estes of Danville.
August 27, 2008
William P. Caise Sr, 80, widower of Carrie Mae Turpin Caise, departed this life on Friday, Aug. 22. Born to the late John Elmer and Katie Caise in Woodford County he accepted Christ at an early age; first at the First Baptist Church of Versailles and later at East Maple Street Christian Church where he served as an Elder. He retired from Greyhound TrailWays bus lines after 36 years and served as a bus monitor with the Jessamine County Board of Education. Besides his beloved wife he was preceded in death by three siblings, John Elmer, James Louis, and Robert Edward Caise.
July 9, 2008
Kentucky's Best Club hosted an outing to the hugely successful Broadway production Jersey Boys performing at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati. Bonnie Sousley of Paris and Sara Hellard of Versailles took time out for a photo. The group of fifty guests had lunch at the picturesque Mainstrasse Village in Covington. Future trips include Branson Oct. 13 through 17 and The Big Band Christmas Spectacular in Newport at The Syndicate on Dec. 9. For more information contact Kentucky's Best Coordinator Connie Elswick at 988-1369 or 1-800-467-1937 ext. 1369.
May 16, 2008
Mark A. Dunn, 45, of Nicholasville, husband of Paula Gaye Goforth Dunn, died Tuesday, May 6. He was the son of Tressie Lou Workman Dunn and the late Franklin R. "Sammy" Dunn. He was also the owner and operator of the Best Choice Furniture & Variety Store and a graduate of Woodford County High School. Besides his wife, mother and mother-in-law, survivors include one daughter, Brenda Dunn of Berea, two step children, Heather Abell of Lawrenceburg and Jonathan Hill of Alberta, Canada, a special "son," Ronald Lainhart of Applevalley, Minn.
April 25, 2008
The Joy-XYZ Group traveled to Versailles Tuesday for lunch at the Railroad Restaurant in the old depot. As the group enjoyed the spacious depot restaurant and the special, delicious and rare foods such as Derby pie and peanut butter pie, they learned that regular train service began in September of 1885 at this train stop. Before the group ate, Ethel Vance gave the blessing. Lunch was served to Vernon Shearer, Dorothy Foster, Louise Hll, Vance, Mary Rowe, Boo Baldwin, group coordinator, Bernice Roberts, and Judy Masters.
April 24, 2008
Jerry and Carole Moore and Bill and Sue Buckman, of Frankfort, spent several days in Gatlinburg last week. Despite the crowding in the area, they reported a truly enjoyable vacation. Betty Jean Robertson has been very ill this past week and a half with the unpleasant combination of pneumonia and shingles. She has our very best wishes for speedy recovery. We have learned of the death of Bob Perry, of Versailles. Few here know him, but many know his wife, Clara Mae, who was the oldest daughter of Elmer and Pansy Stull.
April 9, 2008
Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Blackmer has returned to Kentucky after being deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Blackmer, a senior artillery mechanic, is a member of Alpha Battery, 138th Field Artillery Battalion based in Carrollton, Ky. The guardsman has served in the military for nine years. He is the son of Janelle M. Bruner of King Arthur Road, Lexington, and L.D. Blackmer of Richmond Avenue, Nicholasville. His wife, Bobbie, the daughter of Michael B. Poor of Frankfort Road, Versailles, and Mary Ann Johnson of Richmond Street, Lancaster.