Keepsakes, Aug. 23

Published 8:22 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Danville kids win Little Miss, Mr. Kentucky, at state fair

Kinley Marie Tompkins, 5, and Karson Everett Emmons, 7, both of Danville, won the 2017 Little Miss and Mr. Kentucky at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 17, while competing against 66 other entries. This is the first time Boyle County has ever won the pageant, which began in 1982.

Kinley is the daughter of Andrea and Ahntoan Tompkins and sister to Taylor, Kamden and Brennan. She is a first-grader at Toliver Elementary School and loves to swim, cheer for CATS team in Harrodsburg, dance, skate, and play sports.

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Karson is the son of Rheanna and Randy Emmons and brother to Kaden. He is a second-grader at Toliver and enjoys playing baseball, football, soccer and basketball and riding his dirt bike.

Kinley and Karson also won the Little Miss and Mr. Boyle County pageant at the Boyle County Fair earlier this summer.

They each won $150, a sash, crown and trophy and will appear at the Pre-teen, Teen and Miss Kentucky pageants throughout the year, as well as many parades.

Kinley and Karson’s fans at the Kentucky State Fair pageant.

Gray, Harmon and Pipes families gather for 2017 reunion
The Gray, Harmon and Pipes families gathered for a reunion August 13 with 39 people attending.
Attendees included Marian Gibson, Dennis Gray, Verna Newton, Eileen Sheperson Ella Mae Pendygraft, James D. Pendygraft, Peggy Edgington, Tom Cox, Joyce Cox, Bill Pipes, Hellen Pipes, Fred Cox, James Cox, James W. Cox, Jr., Audrey Lanham-Smothers, Ricky Brady, Robby Mayes, Sue Evans, Chris Whitehouse, Dickie Mayes, Mary Lou Mayes, Mary Margaret Rall, Stephen Mayes, Megan Mayes, Addie Mayes, Silas Mayes, Sutton Mayes, Mike Crain, Tom Cockerham, Debbie Morris, Monty J. Bryant, Ken Harmon, June Harmon, Rita Satterly, Jennifer Bodner, Brian Bodner, Avery Bodner, Austin Bodner, and  Aniston Bodner.
The Harmon, Gray, Pipes Family Association cares for the property at the Old Union Cemetery near Perryville and Gravel Switch. The graves of these and many other families are in the cemetery.
Next year’s reunion will be on the second Sunday in August in Perryville.
The Harmon Gray Pipes Family Association can be reached at P.O. Box 124, Perryville, KY 40468.

Recent births at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center include:

August 2 — A boy, Colton Jayce Blake King, to Cortney Boswell and Blake King of Harrodsburg. A girl, Sadie Grace Hoskins, to Mikki and Devin Hoskins of Danville.

August 3 — A girl, Josephine Margaret Elaine Muller, to Tracey Beals and Steven Muller of Springfield.

August 4 — A boy, Garrett Bryce Eicher, to Susan and Timothy Eicher of Kings Mountain.

August 8 — A girl, Tatum Brooke Gadberry, to Samantha and John Timothy Gadberry Jr. of Liberty.

August 11 — A girl, Emmalie Mattix Dawahare, to Caressa and Matthew Dawahare of Harrodsburg. A boy, Keegan Floyd Kidd, to Madison Dobson and Andrew Kidd of Liberty.

August 13 — A girl, Emilia Lee Lindon, to Erin and Eric Lindon of Danville. A girl, Alexandria Gail Smith, to Jennifer and Reno Smith of Yosemite.

August 14 — A girl, Azariyah Zaterra Young, to Michelle Brand of Danville.

August 16 — A girl, Khaleesi Menkira Charlene Hall, to Jenny Hall. A girl, Emma Lynn Dunaway, to Reba P. Phipps and Evan Dunaway of Parksville. A girl, Makani La’Dell Kinley, to Kayla Preston of Danville.

August 18 — A girl, Kamden Lynne Wiley, to Amber Lynne Wiley of Harrodsburg.

August 19 — A boy, Christopher Josue Calderon Martinez, to Reina Elizabeth Martinez and Alvaro Antonio Calderon of Danville.

Bate students compete

Students at Bate Middle School took runner-up out of 76 teams in the Questions Unlimited Junior National Tournament in Chicago. It’s a competition for academic teams across the country.

“I just want to say how very proud I am of our kids, as they played their hearts out and never quit,” said Coach Anthony Carney. For more information about the competition, visit

First row from left, Ethan Scott , Sofie Farmer, Amal Gondal; second row, Assistant Coach and Technology Specialist Shelby Cameron, Emma Webb, and Ben Haskett; Coach Carney is in the back.