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Today's Features

  • Van Buren Baptist Church is starting an archery program for boys and girls 11 to 15 years old, the church announced.

    The program will kick off June 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, and begin June 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every other Saturday until completed.

    The archery program is a non-denominational outreach program that shares the gospel of Jesus through archery, organizers said.

  • Do you remember the words of Carrie Underwood in her song, “Jesus Take the Wheel?”

    It is a song about a desperate young mother who is overwhelmed with life, and doesn’t know what to do next.

    She is at the end of her rope.

    The words are: “Jesus take the wheel, take it from my hands, ’cause I can’t do this on my own. I’m letting go, so give me one more chance, and save me from this road I’m on. Jesus take the wheel.”

  • 80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 27, 1937

    Seventeen students graduated from Kavanaugh High school.

    In addition to the high school students receiving their diplomas, there were a number of eighth grade graduates on the stage, who also were given their diplomas by Mrs. Kavanaugh.

  • A night full of music, food and fine art will benefit the furry friends in life. Lawrenceburg’s Annual Garden Party is set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday and will host special celebrity guest Jon Carloftis.

    Hosted by Becky and Gene Wilhoit, 524 South Main Street, this marks the 10th year for this event and is the single largest fundraiser for the Anderson County Humane Society, according to Karen Tucker, the organization’s president. Anyone who wishes to attend can do so by registering on the humane society website.

  • 80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 20, 1937

    The “Major Bowes” night given Saturday at the courthouse by the local chapter of the Eastern Star was a grand success. There were two sets of prizes — first, second and third for adults; and another set for performers under 16.

    First prize was won by a quartet with singers and instrumentalists composed of Paul Husband, Paul Perry, Floyd Moffett and Lucian Young. These boys really put on an act, and their rendition of “When My Dream Boat Comes Home” was a masterpiece.

  • 80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 13, 1937

    Bettie Gilbert, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Gilbert, a freshman at the Law College of the University of Kentucky, was imitated in Phi Beta Kappa, a national honorary scholarship fraternity. Gilbert was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, a national social sorority.

    Baseball in Lawrenceburg started out with a flourish last Sunday when the Stringtown Shamrocks nosed out Lawrenceburg by a score of 3 to 1 at Lyen’s Park.

  • From staff reports

    Respects were paid April 23 to an Anderson County soldier from the Revolutionary War.

    The Shelby County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored Reuben Boston with a 21-musket salute and grave marking ceremony at Salt River Baptist Church and sang “The Parting Glass,” a song dating back to the 1700s, organizers said.

    Some of Boston’s relatives were on hand for the ceremony, including Luther and Dudley Davenport of Anderson County and Kimberly Boston Ries, who traveled from Virginia.

  • Soles4Souls shoe drive

    ends May 29

    Central Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg has announced that they are nearing the end of their Soles4Souls shoe drive.

    The collection is set to end May 29. The church said it is nearing 2000 pairs of shoes collected thus far, and needs the help of locals to finish strong. A 24-hour drop off box is available at the Church which is located at 1958 127 Bypass North.

    Those who wish to participate can also arrange to have their donations picked up by calling 502-319-0903.

    New series to start

  • 80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 6, 1937

    Forest Shely won a $20 prize in Lexington for a contest conducted by the Robert Company, jewelers in Lexington.

    The contest consisted of the counting of a large number of small dots placed in a good sized circle, which was a very difficult task.

  • 80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 29, 1937

    Walter Major was in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington with an infected arm. He was working on his farm when he injured his arm on a nail.

    Mrs. Major McBrayer was hostess to her bridge club and three tables of guests, in compliment to Mrs. Walter Major, Friday at her home on South Main. Mrs. Jerome Robinson won the club prize. Mrs. Ben Bond won the guest prize and Mrs. Walter Major the guest of honor prize.