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  • Fish on!

    One child landed a big catfish, thanks to a family friend’s “lucky pole.”

    Nearby, a pair of stepbrothers were dueling atop the leaderboard, each having hauled in a 5-plus pound catfish that were separated by just a few ounces and more than a little eager to share their fishing tale.

    A little further along, one young man hauled in a dandy catfish on his dad’s birthday, and just one day before his own.

  • New program will help seniors with pets

    Donna Callahan of the Anderson Humane Society told seniors about a new program the humane society is partnering with Bluegrass Community Action Partnership with that will help seniors care for their pets at the senior center Monday.

    She said the services provided will include delivering pet food, medicines, trimming pet nails, and vet visits.

    “It’s our way of helping you to keep your pet at home,” Callahan explained.

    She added that if seniors become hospitalized, their pets will be taken to a foster home, rather than a shelter.

  • Wilson earns conservationist award
  • News briefs

    Ride to Calvary planned June 18

    The Ride to Calvary, a 110-mile bike run, is slated for June 18.

    Sign in is from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with kickstands up at 11:40 a.m.

    The ride will start in the Save-A-Lot parking lot, 805 Bardstown Road, Springfield.

    Cost of the ride is $15 per person, with proceeds going to the Camp Calvary Scholarship Fund. The first 20 riders signed up receive a free T-shirt.

    Riders are asked to set their odometers from home. The biker who travels the longest wins a prize. There will also be door prizes.

  • For student, grandmother’s sign points the way home

    For Barbara McDonald, all signs point to grandma’s.

    McDonald, the 22-year-old granddaughter of Faye Murphy of South Main Street, is the intended audience of the sign prominently displayed in Murphy’s front yard. It reads: “Hey Barbara Turn Here Love, Memaw.”

    Murphy had the sign made when McDonald first started attending the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, four years ago.

  • America’s fallen soldiers honored during ceremony

    A few hundred were on hand Sunday for the Memorial Day Service at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    Guest speaker Col. Brian Wertzler of the Kentucky National Guard stressed the importance of Memorial Day, to honor those who have fought for our freedom.

    Congressman Andy Barr, also a guest speaker, spoke about the history of the holiday and why we need to remember those who came before us.

    Mike Schultz, American Legion Department Commander, led the crowd in the saying of the Pledge of Allegiance.

  • Rotary Club celebrates 90th anniversary

    “Service above self.”

    That is the motto that has remained at the forefront of the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club since the first meeting was held at the Lawrenceburg Hotel on Sept. 28, 1925.

    On Oct. 15 of the same year, the club charter was presented at a meeting at First Christian Church.

    Rotary is the oldest service club of its type in the United States.

    “Rotary today has 1.2 million members in over 200 countries worldwide,” Capp Turner, director of club service, said.

  • Kentucky State Police honors fallen troopers

    Kentucky State Police killed in the line of duty were honored Friday evening with a ceremony at Lawrenceburg and Sand Springs cemeteries.

  • WWI soldier to be honored on Memorial Day

    The name of an Alton Station soldier killed in France just weeks before the end of World War I will be added to a memorial at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort during an inaugural ceremony scheduled for Memorial Day, May 30.

    Pvt. James Norman Tucker, 21, died in a train wreck Oct. 26, 1918 in Gael, France, according to information provided by the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund.

  • Ribbon cutting, Memorial Day ceremonies set at Legion

    Memorial Day service is May 29

    American Legion Auxiliary invites the public to a Memorial Day and Healing Field service at 3 p.m. May 29.

    The auxiliary, Post 34, and the Department of Kentucky Auxiliary are hosting the event in remembrance of our fallen service men and women and for all who have served.

    All 118 soldiers who are honored in the Healing Field will have their names read and one more hero will be added to the Healing Field. All Anderson County soldiers “Hometown Heroes” who lost their lives while serving will also be read.