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Three people were injured in
a four-vehicle accident Sunday
on the Danville bypass, police
Four people were driving in
the eastbound lanes of the bypass at the Skywatch Drive intersection about 5:15 p.m.
Tabitha Schmiers, 29, of
Stanford, hit the rear of a 2008
Ford F-150 pickup truck with her
2002 Dodge Ram truck, police
The driver of the F-150 was
Ernest Arnett Jr., 74, of Harrodsburg, according to police.
Schmiers also hit the rear of
a 2011 Dodge Ram operated by
John Havens, 44, of Harrodsburg.
When Schmiers struck Arnett’s truck, the vehicle was
pushed forward and collided
with a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Ronda Davis, 46,
of Junction City, police said.
Arnett, Schmiers and her passenger Dedra Shipp, 23, of Stanford, were all transported to
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Boyle County EMS and
Danville Fire Department personnel helped police at the scene.
Danville police officer
Christopher Wentz is investigating the cause of the accident.
Monday, April 16, 2012
H’burg plant helped launch iPhone
By CHRIS OTTS
HARRODSBURG (AP) — One of the
most innovative gadgets in a generation — the Apple iPhone — would not
have hit the market in 2007 were it not
for a 60-year-old glass factory in this
central Kentucky town of 8,300 people.
The plant — owned by the New
York-based conglomerate Corning
Inc. — has been a longtime fixture in
Harrodsburg. But its pivotal role in enabling the worldwide sale of millions
of iPhones was not widely known until
October, when a biography of Steve
Jobs, the late Apple co-founder and
chief executive, was published.
In fact, most people in Harrodsburg
still aren’t aware of it, according to locals such as Jerry Sampson, who has
owned a book and antiques shop in
the heart of town for 20 years.
“I think it’s a pretty cool feature that,
in little Harrodsburg, Ky., that glass is
made,” he said. “All over the world, this
iPhone, it’s revolutionary. It changed
In his best-selling biography, journalist Walter Isaacson tells how Jobs
challenged Corning to begin churning
out a durable, scratch-resistant material called Gorilla Glass for the
Apple originally had planned for
the iPhone to have a plastic screen,
Isaacson wrote. But Jobs decided the
device would “feel much more elegant
and substantive if the screens were
According to a separate account in
The New York Times, Jobs resolved to
See CORNING, on A6
Gov. Steve Beshear examines some Gorilla Glass with Corning’s chief technology officer, Dr. Peter Book, at the Harrodsburg facility in this file photo.
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Jay Creech has been running competitively since his 40s when he took up the activity again that he had loved as a sport while attending
the University of Kentucky. Creech still has his lettered UK sweater he wore proudly in 1957 as a part of the team.
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ay Creech has a garHe and Nemo are rungoyle he calls Nemo. ning buddies in their Old
Don’t worry, he
keeps it on a leash.
With the exception of
He claims it is a 4-yearan 18-month grounding
old, part Shar Pei some— mostly by his wife of 51
body found nearly
years, Merideth —
dead as a pup and
due to what he calls
pressed him into taka “ﬁve-way” bypass,
ing home. He says
Creech has been
Nemo’s favorite bedrunning competitime story is “Go,
tively since his 40s
when he took up the
He says when he
activity again that
takes Nemo with him Joanna King he had loved as a
to run, the animal just @amnews.com sport while attendignores everyone they
ing the University of
pass, but if someone
tries to come through his
Creech still has his letdoor uninvited..
tered UK sweater he wore
Well, it is a gargoyle,
proudly in 1957 as a part
of the team.
Besides his playful lie
“E.G. Plumber was a
about the dog being a gar- legend in this town, a state
goyle, Creech, 76, seems
like a pretty decent fellow.
See PEOPLE, on A6 Jay Creech’s dog, Nemo, is his running buddy.
Due to continued state
budget cuts and declining
availability of federal funding, the Danville school system expects to cut about
three positions at the secondary school level next
e councils at Bate Middle School and Danville
High School will decide
which positions to cut, said
that no departments such as
art or music will be cut and
that likely the classroom
sizes will be slightly increased to make up for a
$120,000 cut in state funding. e reduction in revenue places Danville back at
2007-08 funding levels.
Also, the state cut
$112,000 from the district’s
budget in the middle of this
Danville educators have always budgeted conservatively, no programs were
impacted and the school
system simply absorbed the
cost, according to Coleman.
“We’re trying to be very
careful,” Coleman said. “We
don’t want to do anything
that impacts the students.
We like giving intensive individual attention as part of
But the General Assembly
is putting more of a burden
on local school districts to
become more self-suﬃcient,
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