August 11, 2003
A lot of local service clubs, civic organizations and special-interest groups sponsor projects to help people in some kind of need. Some provide gifts and food to people with a financial need at Christmastime. Some buy eyeglasses or prostheses or pay the medical bills of people with a physical or medical need. Others contribute to foundations that meet a wide variety of personal and community needs. The Philanthropic Educational Organization, and PEO and its chapters, including the one in Danville, own and support Cottey Junior College, a fully-accredited liberal arts school for women in Nevada, Mo. The PEO has taken care of the college since 1927.
August 21, 2003
LIBERTY - Five young women will compete in the Casey County Junior Miss scholarship program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the high school gymnasium. The young women, all high school seniors, are: Rita Dixon, Malory Sara Wesley, Jessica Raye Payton, Brandy Ann Thomas and Jessica James. Dixon, daughter of Susan and James Dixon of Liberty, plans to attend college and major in journalism. She is a Governor's Scholar, has maintained a 4.0 grade point average through high school, is a member of the Casey County Leadership Council, secretary of the Student Council, president of the Art Club, and is involved in track and field.
August 19, 2009
Danville will host the 2010 Miss Kentucky USA and Miss Kentucky Teen USA pageants. The pageants also are seeking young women who think they have what it takes to bring the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA crowns home to Kentucky. The 2010 pageants, which will be held on Thanksgiving weekend, are official preliminaries to Donald Trump and NBC's national Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants. The young women who are crowned Miss Kentucky Teen USA and Miss Kentucky USA will embark upon a year of personal appearances, photo shoots, charity events, modeling and competing in the national competition.
April 13, 2007
Dear Editor, I must object to what's his face. As a woman, I am offended. As a retired reporter I am offended. As a human being, I am offended. Imus may be a shock jock, but he has no sense of sportsmanship. To use such a sleazy phrase to denigrate a band of young women who had just ended a basketball season demonstrating that they are among the best of the best in women's athletics was enough to leave me with my mouth wide open in astonishment. As the story unfolds, my astonishment continues.
September 16, 2004
LIBERTY - The 51st Miss Casey County Pageant Saturday night will feature eight young women in competition at Casey County High School. Sponsored by the Liberty Kiwanis Club, the pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. with a parade of the contestants, accompanied by 2003 Miss Casey County Laura Buchanan, as they perform "Let's Get Loud. " The young women, ages 15 to 18, will be judged on interviews, swimsuit and evening gown. Kay King, coordinator, said awards will be given to the winner, first and second runners-up, and Miss Congeniality.
September 9, 2007
STANFORD - Twelve young women will compete for $17,000 in scholarships on Sept. 17 and for the 2008 Miss Lincoln County Junior Miss title. The program will be 7 p.m. in the Lincoln County High School Stuart Underwood Auditorium. The 2008 Junior Miss will get $4,000; first runner-up, $3,000; second runner-up, $2,000; and third runner-up, $1,000. Admission is $7. To purchase advanced tickets, call Stuart or Sheila Underwood at (606) 365-9782. The candidates are: Christi Day, daughter of Sharon and Benny Day of Hustonville.
April 30, 2008
April 30, 1983 Joe F. Reed was honored as the citizen of the year by the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night, and some 270 people at the annual chamber banquet heard Dr. Carl Hurley recount humorous events from life. Battle lines were drawn between the Clark County Health Department and the WEDCO District Health Department Tuesday night when WEDCO demanded Clark County pay $73,108 that the county says it does not owe. Julie Ann Ledford, 21, was named winner in the first Miss Fayette County Area Scholarship Pageant Monday at Haggin Auditorium, Transylvania University, Lexington.
June 8, 2005
LIBERTY - A Green County teenager was named Miss Teen Casey County Fair 2005 Monday night when 32 young women competed for the honor. Ashley Dora Coomer, 15, won the honor. She is the daughter of Donnie and Judy Coomer of Greensburg. Runners-up are: Whitley Ables, 15, daughter of Greg and Tiona Ables of London, first. Victoria Alexa Cox, 14, daughter of Tibby Durham and Paul Cox of Campbellsville, second. Kelly Scrivner, 13, daughter of Tammy and Kenny Scriver of Richmond, third.
March 15, 2007
Three women in this area will be recognized Tuesday by the Bluegrass Alliance for Women. Anne Sleet of Perryville, Donna Murphy Powell of Lancaster and JoEtta Wickliffe of Harrodsburg will receive Impact Awards at a luncheon Tuesday at Holiday Inn North in Lexington. The Alliance for Women took nominations in each of the 17 counties in the Bluegrass Area Development District to recognize women during Women's History Month. One woman in each county was selected for the Impact Award.
March 11, 2009
The thuds, whacks, and thumps would have been worthy of an old-fashioned Batman cartoon. The energized woman knocked the Red Man down with furious force and then began kicking what was already writhing on the ground. And Nicholasville Officer Sam Wade just watched with satisfaction. Thankfully, this scene was not being played out in a poorly-lit parking lot or some back alley. The stage was the well-lit environs of West Jessamine High School, and the Red Man was an only slightly bruised volunteer from the NPD, thanks to his well-padded red suit.