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Today's Features

  • Donald Lee and Mary Jane Cox of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 29.
    Donald and Mary were married Aug. 29, 1963, at the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in Danville by the Rev. Elroy Lamb. Mary’s mother, Elizabeth Curtsinger and Brenda Rankin were in attendance with Donald and Mary.
    Mary is the daughter of Elizabeth Curtsinger and the late Raymond Curtsinger.
    Donald is the son of the late Irene Dale and the late Lenious Cox.
    Mr. and Mrs. Cox are both enjoying retirement and spending time with each other.

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Aug. 15, 1963
    Joseph Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Cook, received a hand and wrist injury at football practice Monday night. A bone above the thumb and across the wrist was fractured.

    Paul Simpson sustained a cracked bone in his right elbow Saturday night while participating in a practice game at the Ruritan Recreation field between church teams.

  • The Gilkerson and Gilkison family reunion will be held Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Legion Hall on Legion Road in Paris.
    Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.
    Reunion organizers ask that attendees bring a covered dish to share and soft drinks of their choice. Utensils, plates, napkins, lemonade and coffee will be furnished.
    “Bring your family tree information and anything you’d like to display for others to enjoy,” organizers said.

  • Keaton Todd, a 16-year-old junior at Anderson County High School, recently qualified to compete with a vocal acoustic performance in the 2013 Coca-Cola Talent Classic Semi-Finals competition at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 17, according to a news release.

  • A reception is set to be held in honor of Ethel Robinson Puckett in celebration of her 90th birthday on Aug. 25 from 2-4 p.m. at the Anderson County park building.
    All friends and relatives are invited to come visit and join the celebration. Event organizers request no gifts.
     

  • A celebration in honor of Elizabeth (Mrs. Willard) Bryant’s 90th birthday will be held Sept. 1 in the fellowship hall of the Lawrenceburg First Christian Church.
    Friends and well wishers may pay their respects from 2:30-4:30 p.m., event organizers said in a release, and cards and good wishes are also appreciated.

  • 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.

  • Salvisa Christian Church
    to sponsor Make-A-Blanket Day
    Salvisa Christian Church will sponsor a Project Linus Make-A-Blanket Day on Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Participants should feel free to come and go as they are able, event organizers said.
    A potluck lunch will be served. Event organizers ask that participants bring 1.5 yards of fleece in any color or characters pleasing to children aged infant to 18.

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Aug. 15, 1963
    A series of mysterious explosions early Friday injured a woman, destroyed a storage building, damaged several homes and automobiles and set fire to a 12,000 gallon kerosene tank at the Gulf Oil bulk plant at Princeton.
    “I yelled at my granddaughter to get out — I thought we were being bombed,” said Mrs. L.C. Holt, 68, who said three explosions rocked the area near her home.