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Today's Features

  • Melinda and Tim Sparks of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Sparks of Lawrenceburg, to Derek Turner of Frankfort, son of Sterling and Carla Turner of Frankfort.
    Grandparents of the bride are Wendall and Virginia Lawson of Versailles; Bonnie McDowell of Lawrenceburg; and Jim and Lynn Sparks of Margaret, Ala.
    Grandparents of the groom are Dorothy “Tom” Turner and late Bobby Lee Turner of Lawrenceburg; Carolyn Prater of Frankfort; and Cornelius Manns of Owington.

  • Correction
    In the picture of the students at the Marlowe School last week, the last student in the third row should have been listed as Donnie Stratton.
    The News regrets the error.

    50 YEARS AGO
    September 28, 1961
    Brenda Cammack, daughter of Mrs. Allen Cammack and the late Mr. Cammack, was crowned homecoming queen before the football game between Anderson High School and the Lancaster Green Devils.

    Billy Crawford and Allen Hutton were enrolled as freshmen at Eastern State College in Richmond.

  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located on Highway 53 on Willisburg Road, will hold a revival and homecoming Sept. 28-30.
    The speaker will be Bro. David Collier from Grace Baptist Church.
    The service begins at 7 p.m., with special music each night.
    On Wednesday night the Rainy Day Band from Springfield will be playing; on Thursday Judy Grewell of Springfield will be the special music and Friday night will feature the Heritage Trio of Lexington.
    The homecoming on Oct. 2 will be the church’s 167th anniversary.

  • Does a person who claims to be a Christian have to attend a church?
    I have encountered numerous people who say they don’t believe in organized religion or that they have “church time” alone at home. I do not buy into this line of thinking, but let’s remove my opinion and consult with the inspired word of God.

  • Community
    Sept. 23-25: Civil War re-enactment, Anderson County Middle School, Fri. at 3 p.m., Sat. and Sun. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sept. 24: Historical society’s bourbon and wine tasting fundraiser, Ripy House, Main Street, 6:30 p.m.

    Education
    Sept. 21-23, Sept.26-27: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day

  • Murray and Ann Cleveland announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Ellen Cleveland of Waddy, to Michael Joseph Ricke of Versailles, son of John Ricke and Kim Mattingly.
    Judge Thomas D. Wingate will officiate the wedding.
    The bride received a master’s in rehabilitation counseling, and is currently employed as an adult day training manager at Quest Farm, Inc.
    The groom received a master’s in rehabilitation counseling, and is currently employed as a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Cabinet for  

  • Kevin Michael Burke, son of Michael and Joan Burke of Lawrenceburg, and Sarah Baker Stewart, daughter of Mark and Ginger Johnson of Lexington, and Bill and Ginger Stewart of Berea, were married Aug. 5, 2011. The ceremony and reception took place at the Bell House in Lexington.
    Kevin Burke is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and is employed at Longley Marketing. Sarah Burke is a graduate of Spencerian College and is employed at Bluegrass Contracting Corporation.
    The bride and groom spent their honeymoon in Naples, Fla. The couple will reside in Lexington.

  • Henry and Opha Sebastian of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 24.
    Their children are Tim (Lisa) Sebastian, and Shirley (J.R.) Huff.
    Their grandchildren are Matthew (Sandra) Sebastian, Aaron (Ashley) Sebastian, Heather Sebastian, Logan Sebastian and Taylor Huff. Their great-grandson is Judah Sebastian.
    The couple will spend their anniversary with their children and grandchildren.
     

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    September 21, 1961
    Jimmy Phillips, 8, son of Mr. aThe Junior Eagle Club of Western met for the first time this year, according to reporter Edwinna Cook.
    Officers elected were: Jane McGuire, president; Loretta Hupp, vice president; Shirley Wilson, secretary; Edwinna Cook, reporter; Mary Lou Corley and Ira Lee Blakeman, song leaders; Earl Puckett Jr. and Elizabeth Satterly, recreation.

  • Salt River Independent will host a revival Sept. 18-21 at the church campus, located at 1126 Salt River Road.
    On Sept. 18 guests will be the Sammy Glass family from Decatur, Tenn., at 6 p.m.
    On Sept. 19 Bro. Josh Rucker from the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church will be speaking at 7 p.m.  
    On Sept. 20 Bro. Dallas Daniels from Hebron Baptist Church will be speaking at 7 p.m.
    On Sept. 21 Bro. Jesse Thomas from Ellers Memorial Baptist Church will be speaking at 7 p.m.
    Contact Bro. Carl Bush at 502-600-2261 for more information.