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Today's Features

  • From our readers
    I just wanted to make you aware of a correction in this week’s “Way” column.  
    Under the obituary of Mrs. Lucille Gordon DePoyster, what is now Dowling Hall was never the Gordon-Gash Funeral Home.  It was only the old Gordon Funeral Home until it closed in the late 1970s.  There were new owners in March of 1961 who purchased the home from the Gordon family.  My uncle, Gordon Jenkins, was one of those owners.  I worked there under the guidance of the late Vernon Record until it closed.  

  • Last Tuesday, a New York appeals court ruled that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s effort to place a size limit on non-diet sodas, which had in turn been imposed by the local board of health, was unconstitutional and an excessive use of power.
    This determination to curb the city’s obesity epidemic brings up the question: “How much control should our government have over the lives of the citizens?”

  • Kelsey Lauren Young Richardson of Lexington and Patrick Michael Richardson of Lawrenceburg were married May 4, 2013, at the Rotunda at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown.
    Will Briggs officiated the wedding, and the bride was given in marriage by her father, Berry Young.
    The bride’s parents are Berry and Barbie Young of Lawrenceburg. Her maternal grandparents are Raymond and Rachel Peak and her paternal grandparents are Larry and Georgia Young.

  • Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.

    Fifties Fun Night fundraiser to benefit adult education

  • Mom2Mom group
    kicks off with bubble party
    Mom2Mom, a faith-based group for Lawrenceburg moms and their children, will kick off the year with a bubble party Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Legion park in Lawrenceburg.
    Those interested are asked to bring a towel and swimwear; bubbles and snacks will be provided. All mothers and their children from Lawrenceburg and surrounding areas are invited.

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, July 25
    Garry Willard Gillis received a four-year scholarship from Transylvania College. He is a son of Willard Gillis and the late Mrs. Gillis. He was to enroll at Transylvania in the fall.

    John Denton of Alton was named to the Lawrenceburg police force.

    Timothy Darrell Stratton, 2, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bronson Stratton, was a patient at the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of a viral infection.

  • Last week a Louisville area same-sex couple filed a federal lawsuit challenging Kentucky’s ban on recognizing same-sex “marriage.”
    According to their attorney, theirs is just the first of many to come.

  • Alison Von Bergen and Caleb Ryan Wells, both of Houston, Texas, were married May 18, 2013, at Saint Michael Catholic Church in Houston, Texas.
    Father Leon Strieder officiated the ceremony and the bride was given in marriage by her father, Clarence Von Bergen.
    Parents of the bride are Clarence and Leslie Von Bergen of Sherman, Texas. Parents of the groom are Stephen and Sherry Wells of Lawrenceburg. The groom’s grandparents are Sue Grafton and James R. and Rita Nowlin.
    The maid of honor was Beth Von Bergen, sister of the bride, of Houston, Texas.

  • Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.

    Western High School committee meeting