December 14, 2012
Frances S. York, 93, of South Carlisle Street in Greencastle, Pa., and formerly of Kentucky, died Thursday, Dec., 13, 2012, at her home. There will be no viewing. A memorial service will be Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Greencastle Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle.
March 25, 2012
There was a time when almost everything was made by hand - from shirts and dresses to curtains and toys. And when fabric items became worn and frayed, they weren't discarded. Instead, they were stitched into comfortable quilts. Our ancestors were early recyclers, using every piece of cloth they owned to make one-of-a-kind coverlets. But as time and technology moved forward, people no longer were limited to sewing little cotton and wool squares into neatly patterned bed covers.
February 3, 2012
Former Greencastle, Pa., resident Tiffany Webb Porter, 24, died Wednesday in a car crash in Tompkinsville, Ky., where she had lived since 2008, according to family members and Kentucky State Police. Tiffany Porter and her husband, Joshua Porter, 22, were driving north on Ky. 163 in a 1998 Ford at about 9:42 a.m. when the vehicle hydroplaned and slid into the path of a southbound 1995 Chevy pickup truck, police said. Tiffany Porter was transported to the Monroe County Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead by the Monroe County coroner, police said.
September 22, 2011
Angela Nicole and Bobby Lee Thomas of Martinsburg, W.Va., announce the birth of a son, Brandon Levi Thomas , Aug. 19, 2011. Maternal grandparents are Deborah Painter of Montgomery, Texas, and the late Paul Painter Jr. Paternal grandparents are Patricia Horn of Inwood, W.Va., and Claude Thomas of Kentucky.
August 3, 2011
Richard Young, founding member of the Kentucky Headhunters, was taking a quick stop Monday afternoon at a cigar shop while on his way back to his hometown of Edmonton, Ky. The Headhunters just came back from touring Canada - making a stop at home before going back on the road again. The Kentucky Headhunters will perform at 7 and 9 tonight at the Clear Spring Volunteer Co. Carnival. The concert is free. Young said on this morning he was making his way back to the Headhunters' famous Practice House, an old farmhouse given to him and his brother, Fred, by their grandmother when they were in their teens.
January 30, 2011
After reading Allan Powell's "Kentucky Edutainment" op-ed piece, we found it remarkable that a professor (albeit retired) simply did not do his homework. He appeared to write knowledgeably about our future full-size Noah's Ark in northern Kentucky, but his starting point was wrong. We hope he was more careful when imparting knowledge to his students. Powell evidently based his column on second-hand information (i.e., using other newspaper columnists, bloggers, etc.) rather than confirming with original sources.
January 22, 2011
For those who thought the creationist frenzy had reached its peak with the construction of the "Answers in Genesis" museum in Petersburg, Ky., there is now information to show those people are mistaken. On Dec. 1, the same promoters of religious "edutainment" announced their plans to build a much larger creationist project (Ark Encounter) in Williamstown, Ky., less than 50 miles away. The new theme park will occupy 800 acres of space and feature a 500-foot-long interpretation of Noah's Ark, a Tower of Babel and other biblical accounts.
July 14, 2010
A Kentucky woman was critically injured Wednesday morning when steel beams hanging from a crane drifted over an eastbound lane of Interstate 70 and collided with her tractor-trailer, Maryland State Police said. Evonne J. Whalen, 45, of East Bernstadt, Ky., was a passenger in the rig near the Md. 66 exit when two large support beams that work crews were using to install signs spun into the roadway, pierced the cab and struck her legs, according to a state police press release. Police said emergency personnel spent about 40 minutes freeing Whalen from the vehicle.
April 29, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Little Antietam Creek Inc. and Antietam Historical Association will host a Kentucky Derby party on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. The party will be held at the 1912 Hoover House on West Main Street in Waynesboro. Activities will include a recorded presentation about the history of horse racing, a hat parade contest, and the televised running of the 136th Kentucky Derby at approximately 6:15 p.m. Dinner will be served immediately following the race. There are three levels of admission at $15, $45 and $75. The $45 admission includes a buffet supper, and the $75 one includes an "Old Kentucky dinner.
October 31, 2009
SEPT. 14, 1928-OCT. 30, 2009 Ann S. Ausherman, 81, of Hagerstown, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born Sept. 14, 1928, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Gertrude A. (Blankline) Schoolden. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, David William Ausherman Jr. Ann is survived by three daughters, Sundra L. Ware of Bedford, Pa., Patricia A. Stivell of Virginia Beach, Va., and Cathy L. Vitti of Whiting, N.J.; one son, David R. Ausherman of West Virginia; two sisters, Edna Abel of Kentucky and Audrey Salvato of Brooklyn, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Candace C. Bennett, Melissa A. Ware, Katharine Sahene, Benjamin Bean, Sarah Shumaker, Tyler Ausherman and Ashley Riffe; and seven great-grandchildren.