Keepsakes, May 24

Published 8:49 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Alsips celebrate 45th anniversary

Bernard and Ruth Engle Alsip, of Perryville, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on May 30. They were married in 1972 at First Christian Church of Danville by Rev. Ivan Shelburne Jr.

They have a daughter, Julie Alsip; two grandchildren, Kendall Patterson and Kaleb Eastwood; and a great-granddaughter, Lily Ellen Eastwood. Ruth Alsip has three children from being previously married, who Bernard helped her to raise as his own. They are Anita Barlow of Lebanon, Sandra Smock of Mitchellsburg and Kenneth Smock of Perryville; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Mr. Alsip is a retired Army officer. His career spanned 30 years. Mrs. Alsip is retired from business management. Their daughter Julie will be hostess for a family dinner at their home.

Recent births

Recent births at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center include:

May 16 — A girl, Melody Alora, to Jessica Cordray of Danville and Shane Cumby of Lexington. A boy, Caleb Finnwick, to Cate and Caleb Milburn of Perryville.

May 19 — A girl, Nrayiah Arice to Makiah Garr of Danville.

May 20 — A girl, Anna Else, to Heather DeAtley and Scott Joseph Ratliff of Danville.

Student artists honored for EcoART Contest
FRANKFORT —The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) has selected its 2017 EcoART Contest student winners.

Pushing Up Daisies” by Heather Bensinger

The area winner is Heather Bensinger, at student at Mercer County High School.

“The Department for Environmental Protection congratulates all of the Kentucky students that participated in this year’s EcoART contest,” said Aaron Keatley, Commissioner of the Department. “Their artwork highlights the importance the next generation places on our environment and how they view its relationship to the health of our communities. These students can be an inspiration to all Kentuckians as we make decisions that define how we use and protect Kentucky’s natural resources.”

The annual contest is open to Kentucky high school students who create artwork in the categories of air, water, land and habitat. Students were instructed to use media types of drawing, painting, print work, digital artwork, mixed media, sculpture, pottery and photographs.

Artwork from the 2017 contest winners will be displayed in the 300 Office Building in Frankfort, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601.

The EcoART Contest is sponsored by DEP’s Division of Compliance Assistance. For more information about the contest, visit or call the Division of Compliance Assistance at 502-564-0323.

Morning Pointe moms

Morning Pointe of Danville residents treated moms to tea and appetizers during the annual Mother’s Day tea at the senior living and memory care community. Moms, grandmothers and great-grandmothers enjoyed pastries with a side of poetry, sharing heartfelt words with one another.

Dianne Oliverio, daughter of Jan Ingram, and Dawn Olive, daughter of Jan, celebrate Mother’s Day at Morning Pointe of Danville.


Kiwanis Club speakers

Recent speakers for the Kiwanis Club include:

Mrs. Pat Boatwright, President of The Garden Club of Danville shared the rich history of the club’s over 80 years of existence in Danville, as well as some of their ongoing projects.

City of Danville Mayor Mike Perros entertained many questions from the club as well as discussed a plethora of current issues regarding the City of Danville.

On Thursday, May 18 Boyle County Judge/Executive Harold McKinney was our guest speaker.

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