November 7, 2008
Salvation Army to hold 'special day of giving' The Salvation Army of Danville will hold a "special day of giving" on Saturday at Wal-Mart stores in the area, Lt. Dan Nelson, co-commander of the local army, announced Thursday. The army will have red kettles and bell ringers at the Wal-Mart stores from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, he said. "The Wal-Mart Foundation has invited Salvation Army units all over the country to set up kettles and have bell ringers at its stores as a way to encourage its customers to give early to the army and our Christmas campaign through the holiday season," Nelson said.
October 20, 2008
Here is a little great news for music lovers out there who use the Wal-Mart Music service. Wal-Mart has changed its mind about closing its DRM servers for its music service. The company originally was planning to shut down the DRM servers on Oct. 9. It decided to extend the service for DRM-downloaded music due to customer feedback it received after the initial announcement. Wal-Mart still, however, encourages its users to back up their music collections. Read more at http://checkoutblog.
October 5, 2008
Dear Editor, I would like to respond to the editorial written by Bob Martin, "A crisis of confidence," in which he talks about Congress having a low approval rating. He goes on to say, "The house was flooded by calls and e-mails from people opposed to the rescue plan. These calls represent an unholy alliance between unrepentant Marxists who hate Wall Street and free market extremists. " That was quite a mouthfull. Isn't it just possible that those calls came from hard-working Americans, working for very low salaries, who are at the point of screaming "Uncle"?
October 1, 2008
STANFORD - A Lincoln County grand jury indicted five people last week. They are listed below by name, age, address and charge. Bond information and grand jury witnesses also are listed. Christina McCune, 31, 110 Cotton Ave., Stanford, theft of more than $300 for allegedly taking merchandise from Wal-Mart on Aug. 31. Bond was set at $5,000. Trooper Paul Blanton testified before the grand jury. Jock E. Black, 22, and Heather E. Thomas, 18, both of 118 Circle Drive, Danville, burglary and theft of more than $300 for allegedly breaking into Richard D. Smith's residence and taking his property.
September 25, 2008
A Wednesday altercation between loss prevention officers and shoplifters yielded two arrests at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Danville. Charles R. Koon, 37, and Emma A. Koon, 34, both of Stanford, were lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center following the incident. Charles Koon is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking less than $300 and resisting arrest. Emma Koon faces charges with second-degree robbery, third-degree burglary, and theft by unlawful taking less than $300.
September 18, 2008
Ernest Allen Jackson, 18, Crab Orchard, has been arrested and charged with first-degree sexual assault stemming from an alleged incident with an underage child. Jackson allegedly grabbed and fondled a 9-year-old girl at 6:48 p.m. in the Stanford Wal-Mart on Saturday, Aug. 30, according to an arrest report by Dep. Sim Thacker of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department. Thacker arrested Jackson the following Friday, after viewing a Wal-Mart surveillance tape. "Good security is what will make the case," said Chief Dep. Donnie Gilliam.
September 16, 2008
STANFORD - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department has charged an 18-year-old man with first-degree sexual abuse after he allegedly touched a 9-year-old girl inappropriately at Wal-Mart. Ernest Allen Jackson was arrested Sept. 5 in Crab Orchard, the sheriff's department said Monday. Deputy Sheriff Sim Thacker said in a release that the alleged crime occurred Aug. 30. Wal-Mart personnel assisted in identifying the suspect by video. Jackson was arrested on a warrant and put in the Lincoln County Regional Jail.
August 21, 2008
WINCHESTER POLICE Charged - Savannah J. Hall, 24, of 12425 Irvine Road, was charged Saturday with fraudulent use of a credit card. - Winifred Havens, 57, of Mount Sterling, was charged Wednesday with driving through a no-through-trucks zone. - Andrew Lee Stokeley, 28, of 525 N. Main St. Apt. 6, was charged Wednesday with alcohol intoxication and resisting arrest. - Ernest Lee Campbell, 52, of 525 N. Main St., Apt. 10, was charged Wednesday with alcohol intoxication.
August 20, 2008
Jerry Bailey devotes his life to helping abused and neglected children. So when he saw two teen-aged girls soliciting money at Wal-Mart for abused children last Wednesday, he naturally gravitated to them. "I asked for a brochure and information and they had absolutely nothing," Bailey said. As executive director of CASA for the 28th Judicial Circuit, Bailey grew suspicious of the teens, who told him they were emissaries of an organization called Reach Family. CASA supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.
August 13, 2008
Ken and Joe Ann Dove, left, of Home Convalescent Aids, Gary Williams of Wal-Mart and RN Tukea Talbert of Clark Regional Medical Center have donated items to furnish the nursing classroom of the new Winchester/Clark County Bluegrass Community and Technical College campus, which opened to students in May. Accepting the donations is Dr. Augusta Julian, president and CEO of the college, right.