Happy 100th birthday
Above, Lawrenceburg resident Jason Denny, right, hugs his great uncle Ernest Denny moments after he and other family members traveled to Ernest’s home in Aberdeen, Md., for a surprise 100th birthday party. Ernest was born and raised in Burgin (Mercer County) and retired as a bookkeeper for a grocery store chain in Woodbine (Whitley County). After his wife passed, he moved back to Burgin to be closer to his older brother (Jason’s grandfather) and his younger sister (Jason’s great aunt). Ernest moved to Aberdeen seven years ago to live with his daughter and son-in-law. Jason said Ernest is a veteran of the US Army, an avid sports fan (especially the University of Kentucky) and is in great health.
Pictured, from left, are Jason’s nephew, Clay Denny, Ernest Denny, Jason’s great aunt Lucille Hawthorne of Carrolton, Jason’s father, Joe, and Jason. Also traveling to Maryland from Lawrenceburg were Jason’s wife, Debbie, and his mom, June. Jason serves as Anderson County Clerk.