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Today's Features

  • Lauren Milburn of Lawrenceburg and Adam Beasley of Lawrenceburg were married June 18, 2011, at 5 p.m. at the River Stone Resort in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
    Parents of the bride are Joey and Erin Milburn of Harrodsburg. Parents of the groom are Jr. and Donna Beasley of Lawrenceburg. Curtis Hill officiated.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father. The flower girls were the bride’s nieces, Harper and Eliot Fredericks. The ringbearer was son Noah Beasley.

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    July 6, 1961
    Andrew Bird, Anderson County’s new school superintendent, was given the oath of office. Former superintendent Mrs. C.T. Ward and former Director of Pupil Personnel Ezra Sparrow were presented gifts in ceremonies at the superintendent’s office later that afternoon.

    Clusters of small tomato-like fruit appeared in a patch of Irish Cobbler potato vines in the garden of Marion Peach on Court Street.
    Peach said very few potatoes were in the patch. A cluster of the tomatoes was placed in the News window.

  • Music at Evergreen Baptist
    Musical group Brian Free and Assurance will perform Tuesday, July 5 at Evergreen Baptist Church.
    The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. The church is located on Evergreen Road in Franklin County.
    Freedom Baptist
    Not only is the 4th of July the birthday of our nation, but it was also on this day that Freedom Baptist church was established, church officials said.

  • Why did Jesus heal the sick and perform exorcisms? In one sense, we could rightly say that Jesus healed the sick and cast out demons because of his compassion.
    Matthew 14:14 says, “And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.”
    That is certainly one reason why Jesus healed. But the main motivation in scripture given for why Jesus healed the sick, cast out demons or performed any kind of miracle was to reveal something about who he was.

  • Community
    June 29: Pageants: 2-year-old Baby show, 3-year-old Wee Miss and Mister, 4-year-old Miss and Mister, 5:30 p.m., fairgrounds
    June 30: Little Miss and Mister Pageant, 8 p.m., fairgrounds
    July 2: KTPA truck and tractor pull, 7 p.m., Fairgrounds Motorsports Track
    July 4: Fourth of July, parade lineup will start at 5 p.m. at American Legion, parade starts at 6 p.m., festivities on the Green at 6:30 p.m., firework display at county park at dusk  

    Education

  • David and Judy Craft of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Craft of Mount Sterling, to TJ Lueker of Mount Sterling, son of Tom and Shirley Lueker of Mount Sterling.
    The bride-to-be’s grandparents are Lois Tinsley of Lawrenceburg and Dot Cox of Lawrenceburg, and Mickey Craft of Frankfort.  The groom’s grandparents are Virginia Lueker of Pickneyville, Ill., and Virginia Schwartzkopf of Nashville, Ill.

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    June 22, 1961
    Three young ladies were applicants for the title of the Anderson County Dairy Princess. Contestants were: Nancy C. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Romie Brown; Betty Frances Peyton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peyton; and Carolyn Casey, daughter of Mrs. Thomas Casey and the late Mr. Casey.
    Brown and Casey, both graduated from Western High in the spring. Peyton was a spring graduate at Anderson High.

  • Emily Drury of Anderson County Public Schools and Zachary Gray of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, each received High School Leader stars at the Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership 2011 Youth Salute at Eastern Kentucky University May 15, according to a news release.
    Drury also received a $100 leadership award, courtesy of Holifield Photography.

    Gilbert receives dance award

  • Church of God will host revival
    Lawrenceburg Church of God will host a revival June 26-July 1 with Jachin Dardar as evangelist.
    The revival will start at 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 on weeknights.
    Other speakers will be present, along with special music. Bro. Gene Chapman, the new pastor, said all are welcome.
    The church is located at 106 Hilltop Drive.


    Pigeon Fork to hold homecoming
    Pigeon Fork Baptist Church plans to hold its annual homecoming event June 26 at 11 a.m., according to a news release from the church.

  • Occasionally I clean out my column ideas folder and come across random notes and musings, sometimes written in the middle of the night, sometimes in the margin of a church bulletin during a song or sermon during a worship service.
    None of the ideas are big enough for a full-blown column, but they may be helpful to someone reading this. So, here are some random thoughts and miscellaneous musings: