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© 2012 The Advocate-Messenger
By ROGER ALFORD
Law enforcement officers and emergency personnel, above and below, confer Friday outside the Burgin post office where a clerk was
robbed and beaten by an armed man wearing what appeared to be a wrestler’s mask. The same man is suspected of robbing Chill’s convenience store on Lexington Avenue in Danville hours earlier.
Masked suspect sought
in two armed robberies
Burgin postal clerk
beaten with gun,
suffers broken jaw
By STEPHANIE MOJICA
Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating the possibility
that the same masked man robbed
the Burgin post office and the
Chill’s convenience store on Lexington Avenue in Danville on Friday, according to Danville Interim
Police Chief Tony Gray.
About 1:10 p.m. Friday, an
unidentified white male entered
the Burgin post office, physically
assaulted a female clerk while
brandishing a firearm and demanded money, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Paul
The clerk tried to fight off the
robber by hitting him with a postal
box, said Burgin Police Chief Jim
Caldwell. The man then pushed
her down and hit her on the head
with the butt of a pistol.
The robber ran away with $300
and was seen driving toward
Danville in a green pickup truck.
Officials transported the clerk to
Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg for treatment of a broken
jaw and scalp lacerations. Blanton
and Caldwell did not know the
identity of the injured woman.
e man was in his mid-20s and
wearing a camouﬂage-style “hoodie,” A surveillance camera captured this image
of the masked man who robbed Chill’s consaid Blanton.
venience store on Lexington Avenue in
See ROBBERIES, on A6 Danville.
FRANKFORT — A furious Democratic Gov. Steve
Beshear sharply criticized
his chief Republican adversary Friday for “a ridiculous political maneuver”
that forced him to call a
special legislative session
to get two important bills
The governor called for
the special session to
begin Monday so lawmakers can finish work on
ended their 2012 session
late Thursday night without passing a transportation
prescription drug abuse
bill aimed at curbing overdose deaths in the state.
The second-term governor
blamed Senate President
David Williams, calling
him “the fly in the ointment.”
“Sen. Williams is so
wrapped up in winning
what he sees as a political
game here in Frankfort
that he’s willing to turn his
back on the needs of our
people,” Beshear said. “In
essence, he forgets why
he’s here. Yesterday, our
Senate president not only
refused to pass routine
bills to keep the state operational, but also torpedoed essential legislation
designed to protect the
health and safety of our
Williams pointed his
finger at Beshear earlier
Friday, blaming him for a
political stalemate that
brought the legislative sesSee BESHEAR, on A6
Heritage Hospice chaplain to retire after 20 years
By EMILY TOADVINE
He has been described by a coworker as the breath of Heritage Hospice Inc., but it’s Gary Story’s time to
exhale after serving 20 years as chaplain for the organization.
e public is invited to celebrate
Story’s retirement at a reception 2 to 4
p.m. April 22 at Heritage Hospice, 120
Enterprise Drive. For more information, call (859) 236- 2425.
Andy Baker, former director of Heritage Hospice, hired Story in December 1992.
From the moment Baker spotted
Story exiting his car, he knew Story’s
destiny was with Heritage Hospice.
“He hopped out of the car carrying
his briefcase. My ﬁrst thought was, ‘He
has his briefcase.’ His briefcase said,
‘I’m coming to work here.’”
A native of Texas, Story landed in
Kentucky when he came to study at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore. Story, who
earned his master of divinity degree
from Asbury, says he was hesitant to
become a minister.
“A pastor thought I should consider
going into the ministry, and I thought
he was crazy. I kind of resisted that.
Opportunities opened up for me to
speak at a couple of church gatherings,
Don’t just cover them, heal them!
See CHAPLAIN, on A6
Gary Story, chaplain at Heritage
Hospice Inc. for 20
years, poses with
director of clinical
services, at the nonprofit’s first Memorial Auction in 2011.
Story is retiring, and
a public reception is
planned for 2 to 4
p.m. April 22 at
We have all the latest technologies
including hyperbaric oxygen chambers,
but the thing people seem to remember
the most is our genuine caring attitude.
If you have a wound that won’t heal,
call us at (859) 239-1470 or ask your
doctor for a referral.
www.emhealth.org | (859) 239-1000 | 217 South Third Street | Danville, KY
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CRAB ORCHARD — A
Clay County man died Friday in a crash on U.S. 150 in
the Crab Orchard community, according to Kentucky
James Layton, 51, of Manchester was driving his 2001
Ford F-150 pickup truck
west on the highway about
10 a.m., police said. When
the truck went onto the right
shoulder of the road, Layton
overcorrected and the truck
traveled across two lanes of
traﬃc and ﬂipped over, police said.
Lincoln County Deputy
Coroner Donnie Gilliam
pronounced Layton dead at
the scene. Layton was not
wearing a seat belt.
Sunday, April 15, 2012