Keepsakes, Oct. 25

Published 11:10 am Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Wilkersons announce birth

Jessica Lee and William Bradley Wilkerson, of Lancaster, announce the birth of a son, Waylon Bradley Wilkerson, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Lexington. Waylon weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces and measured 20 inches.

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Maternal grandparents are Teresa and Jay Mobley and Jeff Harmon all of Harrodsburg. Paternal grandparents are Sondra and Eddie Townsend and W. C. and Regina Wilkerson all of Danville. Great-grandparents are Sarah Mills and Judy Harmon both of Harrodsburg and Sophia Gilbert of Danville. He joins a brother, Bennett, age 1.

DHS reunion

Danville High School Class of 1965 class reunion held a reunion at the Danville Country Club on October 14, 2017. We celebrated our 70th birthday and our 52nd reunion. We were the first class to graduate from the new high school on Lexington Avenue.

GOP Meeting

Speaking is Boyle County Fire Chief Don Sexton as Danville Fire Department Chief Ken Pflug, left, Tom Tye GOP Chairman and Danville Mayor Mike Perros listen.

The regular meeting of the Danville/Boyle County GOP meeting was held at Mallard’s recently and featured Danville Fire Department Chief Ken Pflug and Boyle County Fire Department Chief Don Sexton.

About 30 local residents attended, hearing the breadth of responsibilities from each chief and remarkable shared services among their respective entities.

Issues covered included fire safety and prevention, areas of deficiency in terms of water hydrant and line supply, the potential dangers that NGLs could pose to our community and emergency medical runs each provide in our community. The level of shared, cooperative efforts the departments conveyed in their talks was a major element appreciated by those in attendance.

Rotary report


Danville Rotary

Photo by Dave Fairchild
Alexandria Watson presents to Danville Rotary.

Alexandria Watson and Kaylee Lanigan are sophomores at Boyle County High School who were selected by their teachers to attend a three day leadership training program sponsored by Danville’s Rotary Club. The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) training program emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth. District 6710’s RYLA is a three-day camp for high school sophomores who show great potential toward leadership. The purpose of the program is to develop the student’s leadership skills and give them some experience in leadership roles.

The RYLA program is conducted at the Regional Training Center in Greenville. The curriculum covers leadership fundamentals, leadership communication skills, problem solving, self-confidence and self-esteem.  

Group work is the cornerstone of RYLA. Working in a group encourages young people to voice their opinions, take initiative, and put their leadership skills into practice.

Action is another way ideas are conveyed to the participants. Experiential learning, or learning by direct experience rather than through instruction alone, complements the messages of informative speakers.   

By including activities such as group tasks or role-playing scenarios, participants can practice the skills they have learned in a supportive environment.

Each RYLA event is followed by a short debriefing session that focuses on what the participants learned about leadership, citizenship, or personal development. The participants are asked about the challenges, their feelings, frustrations, etc.. How did the team manage those emotions? How did you find ways to communicate with one another as a group? Did any one person come up with all the solutions? If not, what does that tell you about the benefits of seeking help and cooperating when you have a problem to overcome?

“On the last day, before the awards ceremony, we were given a Rotary Coin,” Watson said. “I have never had anything like that; I keep it with me all the time. It is a brass coin with the Rotary wheel on the front and the FOUR WAY TEST on the back.”

“The last event at RYLA was the awards ceremony,” Watson said. “… In addition to the individual winners, there was an award for Overall Best Team … and our team won it.”

“I couldn’t believe how close my team became in three days,” Watson said. “We all felt like family and cried when we had to leave. I’m going back next year to be a Junior Leader at RYLA and I also have volunteered to help out at our church camp next year.”

Heritage BPW Honorees for Kentucky Professional Women’s Week (KPWW)


News release 

The Heritage Business and Professional Women’s Club, composed of women in Boyle and Lincoln counties, recognized women in the area for their achievements at the club’s annual banquet. The banquet and other club events are held during Kentucky Professional Women’s Week.

Baughman and Hastings

The Business Promoting Women Award was presented to Genesis Hair Salon in Danville. Dawn Hastings, owner, accepted the award. All operators/stylists in the shop are independent operators, and all are women.

A Woman of Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Jannice Aaron Baughman of Stanford. She is a semi-retired radiologist who was one of the first in her field to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). When serving as chair of University of Louisville School of Medicine Radiology Department, she was one of three women in the United States serving in that capacity at the time. She still works with rural medical facilities.

Dr. Baughman was guest speaker for the banquet. A cancer survivor, Baughman gave advice that all women could follow to stay healthy and possibly prevent cancer.


Angela Correll was honored as Woman of the Year. She is a Stanford resident, author, and business owner. Pioneer Playhouse has presented two plays adapted from her books, Grounded and Guarded, and her third book, Granted, will be out next month. She also is owner of Kentucky Soaps and Such, a shop that makes and sells goats milk products that are manufactured at the business. All employees are female. She and her husband, Jess, are co-owners of the Bluebird Restaurant, as well.