Graduations, promotions, deployments and homecomings of Central Kentuckians in all branches of the United States military.

Benjamin W. Engelbrecht
Benjamin W. Engelbrecht


Zackery D. Lewis has been awarded an Air Force ROTC s cholarship to attend a host college or university.

Most scholarships cover full tuition, provide a textbook allowance and pay most laboratory or incidental fees. This scholarship program also pays a $350 tax-free monthly allowance to each student during the academic year, which increases to $500 by his or her senior year. The value of a scholarship may exceed $100,000, depending on the student's choice of school and type of scholarship offered.

Upon graduating from college and completing the ROTC program, the cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Air Force.

Lewis is the grandson of Bernice and Gary Preece of Stamping Ground. He is also the grandson of Connie Lewis of Somerset and Larry Lewis of Largo, Fla.

Elizabeth Minor, a student at Henry Clay High School, will participate in the U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program. She is one of 2,550 young men and women from around the world selected to attend.

The six-day seminar is for rising high school seniors who are considering applying for admission to the academy.


The Cpl. Bill McMillan, Blue Grass Chapter of The Association of the United States Army, is sponsoring a gala and golf event May 17 and 18 in support of Kentucky soldiers, veterans and family support groups. Dinner, with music by the Torques, and a live and silent auction will be 6:30 p.m. to midnight May 17 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort. The golf event begins at 8 a.m. May 18 at Connemara's Golf Course in Nicholasville. Go to for more info.


Air Force Airman Benjamin W. Engelbrecht graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. earning distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Paul Engelbrecht of Winchester.