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Published 4:34 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Past Kentucky Masonic Lodge Grand Masters and the current Grand Master joined Danville’s Franklin Masonic Lodge member, Kevil Chinn, far left, and other members of the Lodge at the Heritage Hospice Veterans Appreciation event on Monday. The group helped serve veterans and their families the free meal, while Chinn and local members kept busy in the kitchen preparing the food. Former State Grand masters, from second from left include Gary Rose, Darren Wilson, Geary Laird who is the current Grand Master, James Gibson, Tim Sanders and Cloyd Bumgardner. (Photo by Robin Hart)


Volunteers improve grave markers on Boyle farm

A local group recently spent a Saturday uncovering and re-setting 16 grave monuments on a farm owned by Cortney Shewmaker.

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The project was sponsored by the Michael W. McHolan Family and Walden Funeral Home.

One of the monuments is for Henry Clay Whitehouse, who was Abraham Lincoln’s first cousin.

All of the monuments had fallen over and many were buried in the earth up to a foot deep.


Frazier inducted into Order of the Gown at Sewanee

SEWANEE, Tennessee — Zachary Robert Frazier of Danville was inducted into the Order of the Gown at the University of the South during the Foundation Day Convocation on Sept. 20. Frazier is the son of Kimberly N. Frazier.

The Order of the Gown is an academic honor society and a unique student government body among U.S. colleges and universities. Since 1875, the Order of the Gown has remained the body responsible for maintaining the spirit, traditions and ideals of the University of the South. The wearing of the gown is both a sign of academic achievement and a promise to continue the ideals and traditions of the University.

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