September 24, 2011
Early American families cared for their dead on their own. The deceased was “laid out” at home, the family kept a vigil for several days as visitors came by, then burial took place in a family or church graveyard. A carpenter or cabinetmaker was usually hired to make the coffin. That began to change in the mid 19th century when furniture dealers, who sold coffins as a sideline, began offering to “undertake” all the after-death responsibilities, first in the home and then in funeral parlors.
August 9, 2011
The Boyle County girls finished fifth out of 11 teams Monday in the Warren County Invitational at Bowling Green Country Club, the site of the state golf tournament. Caroline McDonald led the Rebels with an 80, followed by Rachel Pingleton (81), Alexis Draut (92), Michaela Jarman (99) and Brianna Cornett (107). Defending state champion Green County won the title with a score of 319, while Boyle finished with a 352. “We are playing a much more difficult schedule this year in order to prepare our team to compete at the Regional tournament,” Boyle coach Sandy Waters said.
May 6, 2011
Editor's note: Information in this article was researched by Carolyn Bost Crabtree, 2410 Chestnut Grove, Parksville, KY 40464. Lt. Robert Edward Craddock, who owned 9,000 acres across Kentucky in the late 1700s and early 1800s, was one of the owners of Danville's Grayson's Tavern which currently serves as offices for the local tourism organization. He also owned the Willis Russell House, a log structure which may have been built as early as 1794 or earlier and still stands just southeast of the tavern.
August 17, 2009
The last leg of a mission to track down information on Revolutionary War Capt. Robert Edward Craddock proved to be the most important for a distant relative. Thomas Bowling and his wife, Susan, of Chicago, recently decided to visit Danville to gather information on Capt. Craddock, who owned more than 10,000 acres in Central Kentucky. The Bowlings learned that some of the land Craddock got for serving in the war and some land he purchased from veterans who had no interest in coming into the wilderness across the Allegheny Mountains during the time Kentucky was being settled.
February 6, 2009
The Colbyville Tavern at Pine Grove will be the subject of the Feb. 12 Second Thursday program at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum. Dr. Marc Ford and Cindy Ford, current owners of the house, will speak. The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 217 S. Main St. Refreshments will be served. The Colbyville Tavern was built in the early 1820s and was a popular stagecoach stop during antebellum days. At the time it had 14 rooms with a large ballroom on the second floor.
August 23, 2008
Ms. Kim Kafoglis and Dr. Ron Thomason were married at sunset July 8 on Smather's Beach, Key West, Fla. The bride, the former Kim Rogers, is the daughter of the late Harold "Babe" Rogers and Joyce Rogers of Winchester. The groom is the son of David and Jean Thomason of Santa Fe, Tenn. The bride is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with degrees in advertising and middle grades education. She is employed as a teacher in the Warren County school system. The groom is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and the University School of Medicine in Memphis, Tenn.
June 30, 2008
Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed three new members to the Agricultural Development Board to serve for terms expiring July 6, 2011. Benjamin Samuel "Sam" Lawson, of Bowling Green, is the president and chief executive officer of Hartland Equipment Corporation. He represents the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The appointment replaces C. Richard Warner, who has resigned. Jim Sidebottom, of Greensburg, is the owner and manager of Sidebottom Farm. He represents active farmers.
June 19, 2008
The demand for the diversity of Kentucky Proud farm fresh products has grown across the Commonwealth in the last several years, but getting products from the farm to the markets has remained a challenge for many small farmers. Out of a shared frustration with distribution options for small farmers, a group of producers came together to create Grasshoppers Distribution, LLC to be that conduit between the farm and the consumer. A cooperative idea "The idea started three or four years ago when several Community Farm Alliance (CFA)
April 23, 2008
Jobless rates down in 99 counties Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between February 2007 and February 2008, rose in 18 counties and remained the same in three counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Education Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the commonwealth at 4.3 percent. Other counties with low unemployment rates were Fayette County, 4.5 percent; Warren County, 4.8 percent; Oldham County, 4.9 percent; Boone County, 5 percent; Madison and Scott counties, 5.1 percent each; Jessamine and Shelby counties, 5.2 percent each; and Campbell County, 5.3 percent.
January 31, 2008
Unemployment in Clark County edged up half a percentage point between November and December, according to new figures from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Education Cabinet. Clark County's jobless rate rose from 4.2 percent in November to 4.7 percent in December with 752 unemployed workers out of a civilian labor force of 17,750. Also, unemployment rates rose in 74 Kentucky counties between December 2006 and December 2007, fell in 33 counties and remained the same in 13 counties, according to the Office of Employment.