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  • What is love? Hope, humor and hard work

    My mom once sold tickets to allow neighborhood kids to watch my father plunge to his death.
    My parents don’t usually share the story of how they first met because I’m sure they don’t remember.
    Their worlds never existed without the other being there in the background, waiting in the wings.
    My dad, Brian, lived in an ordinary, Wonder Years home in Eagle Estates in central Long Island, New York.
    My mom, a year older, lived in an ordinary, middle-class home two houses down.

  • How they met

    An Hungarian tour guide and an American World War II history buff.
    A Lawrenceburg couple whose courtship started with a mother’s broken nose and survived 54 years of marriage and two open heart surgeries.
    A Kentucky boy and an Arizona girl who’ve laughed over ill-fated road trips and the darnest things their kids say for more than 13 years.
    Learn more about how a pair of newlyweds, two Lawrenceburg parents and two open heart surgery patients explain the ordinary and extraordinary ways they found each other.

    The Montgomerys

  • City council appoints Mefford to fill vacancy

    The city council unanimously voted Monday night to appoint Robert Mefford Sr. to fill the vacancy left by council member Larry Giles.
    Giles, who had been serving on the council for the last 15 years, died Saturday, Jan. 25 at the age of 74. He was re-elected in November 2012 to a two-year term.
    Prior to the start of Monday’s council meeting, a black table runner had been draped next to Giles’ nameplate over the spot where Giles typically sat during council proceedings.

  • Hatred is no respecter of age in Birmingham church bombing

    Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963.  
    It was Youth Sunday at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.  

  • Granny in child-tying case to be arraigned on perjury charge Tuesday

    Carolyn Case, the woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter, is scheduled for an arraignment in Anderson Circuit Court Tuesday on one charge of perjury after being indicted for allegedly falsifying her financial status to obtain a taxpayer-provided attorney.
    The Anderson Grand Jury indicted Case Wednesday with one count of first-degree perjury, a Class D felony, according to court documents.

  • Man helps rescue woman from fire

    Crawling on his hands and knees into the smoke, Jess Thompson of Lawrenceburg quickly noticed the unconscious woman.
    He helped to drag the woman out of her burning home last Wednesday afternoon with the assistance of a Frankfort police officer and a member of Thompson’s work crew, David Chadwell of Frankfort.
    Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton later commended Thompson and Chadwell for their bravery on the sheriff’s office Facebook page and in interviews with local media, saying he owed the two men a huge thank you for “their heroic actions.”

  • ‘Be the match’

    When friend and co-worker Laura Burke thinks about Friday’s “Be the Match” registry drive, she can’t help but think of her friend and fellow co-worker Donna Elam, a surgical scrub technician at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
    “In my heart (the drive is) for Donna,” Laura, a nurse anesthetist who had been working with Donna for almost three years, said. “But of course, I’ve been on the bone marrow registry for 15 years. I would gladly give my blood if it meant saving someone’s life.”

  • BREAKING: Granny in child-tying case arrested on perjury charge

    Carolyn Case, the woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter, was arrested Friday morning after being indicted for allegedly falsifying her financial status to obtain a taxpayer-provided attorney.

    The Anderson Grand Jury indicted Case Wednesday with one count of first-degree perjury, a Class D felony, according to court documents.

    Case was arrested Friday morning by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and taken to the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Two-vehicle wreck on US 44 sends three to the hospital

    Two Lawrenceburg men and one Lawrenceburg woman received minor injuries after two vehicles collided on U.S. 44 Tuesday afternoon.
    According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Jameson Stamper of Lawrenceburg was driving a Chevy Tahoe down US 44 eastbound just past Highway 395 at about 5:15 p.m. last Tuesday afternoon.
    Stamper was in the process of pulling a white Chevy S10 pick-up using the Tahoe as a makeshift tow truck, according to police.

  • Governor’s budget plan could add $1 million in SEEK funds

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s two-year budget proposal brings uncertainty, but also hope for school districts like Anderson County requesting additional funding from the state.
    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said the governor’s draft budget includes a significant increase for Support Education Excellence in Kentucky or SEEK funding for students and staff.