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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • We live in a time and place where we are taught to be skeptical. We after all, are sophisticated, educated and enlightened. We don’t need myths or superstition, nor do we have a need to acknowledge a creator or a holy God.

  • 80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 22, 1937

    Three Anderson County students at the Kentucky Female Orphan School at Midway made the honor roll. They were Louise Catlett, Gee; Lorane Catlett, Lawrenceburg; and Worliaden Gillis, Sinai.

  • Paul Washer, to my mind, is one of the greatest evangelists of our time.

    His preaching and teaching with such great passion and conviction has had a great impact upon my own life.

    Paul is well represented on YouTube. I heard Paul speak at a church conference a few years back. He was giving a missions report to around 3,000 individuals, including many young missionaries.

  • 80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 15, 1937

    The seniors at Kavanaugh High School presented the play, “The Green Ghost.”

    Play-goers would be taken to an old haunted mansion where a tyrannical old woman invited all her relatives to help her make her will. The family pearls disappear and an old civil war ghost roamed wherever he wanted. Then the police were called and there was a certain showgirl and then there was the green ghost and the laughs.