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Today's Features

  • Lawrenceburg United Pentecostal Church has several special events planned for April, including Easter Sunday service.

    “Please come and help us celebrate the resurrection power of Jesus,” organizers said.

    The church will also have a candy hunt for children and other giveaways that day.

    A three-day revival with Bro. Darren Burton is scheduled for April 17-19. A pre-service prayer will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the service at 7.

  • On Oct. 26, a woman named Terri married the man of her dreams, and on Nov. 12, her new husband, Mike, went in for surgery for a lump on his jaw and had 9/10 of his tongue removed.

    Mike is dying from oral cancer, slowly and painfully.

    I’ve been following their saga on Facebook. It is both incredibly sad and filled with sweetness and an ultimate happily-ever-after ending.

    Here are some of Terri’s most recent Facebook posts:

  • 80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 1, 1937

    Paul Waddell and Edward Sweasy, who went on a jaunt to Miami, Florida, Feb. 14, were to return on the upcoming Sunday.

    Lin Mountjoy reported the sale of 10 Kelvinators in the month of March. Local buyers included E. B. Cartinhour, Mrs. Lucien McBrayer, Blakemore McBrayer, Kerb Woods, Jim Goff, John Edd Sweeny, Frank Donnell, Marvin Gaines, Walter Smith and one out of town.

    A county committee on 4-H Club work was organized.

  • This week is a very special week for me. Approximately one year ago, Ben Carlson came to my house and interviewed me about my new business and put me on the front page.

  • Anderson Community Education will present an “Evening of Harps,” with Jane Bennett and Sheila McFarland, local instrumentalists and members of the Heartland Harp Ensemble.

    The presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 28 at the Anderson Senior Center, located at 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg and will feature sacred, Celtic and popular tunes.

    Bennett is a native of Harrodsburg, but currently lives in Anderson County. She is a graduate of Transylvania University and received a master’s degree from Western Kentucky University in psychology.

  • 80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 25, 1937

    A price war among the barbershops in Lawrenceburg started yesterday afternoon, and little by little the price of shaves and haircuts went down until they reached 10 cents for a shave and 15 cents for a haircut.

    Looking into all the shops in town, it was found they were all well filled and doing a thriving business. One shop in particular was doing so well that it looked like it would pay them to keep the prices down.

  • Central Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg has started its annual Soles4Souls shoe drive to provide shoes to people in need around the world.

    “This is our seventh year,” said Pastor Rick Clark. “Two years ago we passed 10,000 from just this church. Last year we added 3,200 pairs. We are hoping that we can exceed 15,000 total [this year] since we started the collection. The event runs through March 28, and we have received 400 pairs already.”

  • By Nancy Kennedy

    With apologies to Charles Dickens, it truly was the best of times and the worst of times.
       I had just learned I was pregnant with our now 25-year-old daughter. We had wanted another child, and the news was definitely in the best of times category. It remained best and blissful for about a month until the worst of times began.

  • 50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 24, 1966

    First Lieutenant Chester G. Cox, son of Frank P. Cox, Route 1, and the late Mrs. Cox, received the Army Commendation Medal while serving with the 1st Calvary Division in Vietnam.

    The Alton Grocery was purchased by Haskell Gregory and his son Billy John Gregory of Sinai.

    Clarence Sparrow formerly owned the grocery.

    Mrs. Walter Smith suffered a severe cut over her left eye and numerous bruises all over her body when she fell down the basement steps at her Stringtown home.

  • 50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 17, 1966

    Mayor John Giles received a check for $700 from 20th Century-Fox studio, payable to the city for 22 days of filming of “The Flim Flam Man” movie here.

    In a letter to the council, Lew Tate, location department head for the studio, said the check represented 22 days of filming at $25 a day plus six construction days for interfering with parking on the streets, loss of revenue and inconvenience to the city.