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  • News Briefs for April 22, 2015

    Poker run to benefit Healing Field

    A poker run to pay for maintenance and upkeep of the Healing Field is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, the Legion Auxiliary announced.

    The Healing Field, located on Broadway, honors all Kentucky soldiers killed in the war on terrorism.

    The poker run will be at Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg and will be between 80 and 100 miles. Poker hands are $15.

    Two extra cards are available at $5 each. Riders are $10.

    Registration is at 10 a.m. and the ride begins at noon.

  • Police called when church hoops game turns violent

    By Ben Carlson and John Herndon

    News staff

    Police were called after a men’s church league basketball game ended in what a 911 caller described as a “riot” last Tuesday night at First Baptist Church on Main Street.

    Witnesses offered varying accounts of what happened when a team from Tyrone Baptist Church played a team from First Baptist, including differing views of which side started an altercation between a player who was ejected from the game for dunking and the game’s time keeper.

  • ‘Oh, my God, Daddy!’

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    Ethan Sizemore was already busting at the seams.

    While he and his second-grade classmates at Emma B. Ward Elementary School were busy making American flags out of construction paper last Wednesday afternoon, Ethan made it clear why he was making his.

    “My dad’s in the military and he’s coming home this weekend,” he said, nearly bubbling over with enthusiasm. “I can’t wait to see him.”

    He didn’t have to wait nearly that long.

  • Readers wish moms happy Mother’s Day

    Dear Mother, (Iris Case)

    Hello, mother, just wanted to let you know that I am truly blessed to have you as my mother.

    You will always be my Mother Bear and I will always be your baby boy.

    I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

    Love,

    Adam Case

    Dear Mom, (Amanda Case)

    Mom, I want you to realize that my sister and I are very lucky to have you as our mother.

  • Soilder surprises son upon return from Middle East

    Watch this incredibly emotional video from this afternoon (Wednesday) when a second grader from Emma B. Ward Elementary School is surprised by the return of his father, who just completed nearly a yearlong tour of duty in Iraq and Kuwait. The student’s name is Ethan Sizemore. His father is Sgt. Brad Sizemore, a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief stationed at the Boone Center in Frankfort. Thanks for your service, Sgt. Sizemore, and welcome home.

  • Councilman escapes serious injury when garage bursts into flames

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    It could have been worse. Much worse.

    City councilman Bobby Durr narrowly escaped serious injury when his garage at 1031 Indian Trail caught fire Saturday afternoon while he was working to repair his lawnmower.

    “I was very blessed to get out,” Durr said following the fire that singed his hands, eyebrows and hair. “I could have been very easily laying in the funeral home.”

    Contacted Monday by phone, Durr said he was OK and thankful that he wasn’t seriously injured.

  • A humbling surprise

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    He processes hundreds of deer each year, but none give Denny Markwell as much pleasure as those he cuts and wraps for children who participate in the annual youth hunts organized by officers with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.

    Markwell, owner of Markwell’s Deer Processing on Bruner Road, doesn’t charge a fee for processing those deer but was rewarded for his efforts recently by being selected the 6th District Sportsman of the Year.

  • Firefighters douse trailer fire

    Firefighters were able to douse a trailer fire that broke out around 8 a.m. today at 1141 Versailles Road, lot 43. Chief Bobby Hume of the Lawrenceburg Fire Department said the cause of the fire, which filled the trailer with smoke and forced firefighters to break out several windows, was likely electrical. A woman was home at the time and appeared uninjured. For a full report, see Wednesday’s edition of The Anderson News.

  • Team Blake adds an all-American

    By Ashley Wilkins, Landmark News Service

    In 2012, Blake Hundley – just 6-years-old at the time – was diagnosed with brain cancer.

    And in the last three years he has battled and beat cancer time and time again.

    A great-grandson of Mt. Eden residents Junie and Phyllis Temple, Shelby County’s poster boy of inspiration has been in our thoughts for several years, but more recently he’s captured the heart of his own hero, University of Kentucky basketball all-American Willie Cauley-Stein.

  • Church continues to rebuild in wake of tower collapse

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    After eight months of hardship, the congregation of Waddy Baptist Church is finally beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.

    Since the church suffered substantial damage from the collapse of a water tower on its property last summer, members have been deprived of their fellowship hall and dining area and their youth have no place to meet because a house next to the church that accommodated their Sunday school classes was also destroyed.