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  • Fire destroys Alton Road residence

    A fire destroyed a woman’s home early Thursday night at 1636 Alton Road.

    The owner, Sherry Perry, could only stand and watch as firefighters battled the blaze that burned her home and almost all of her belongings.

    “I had only been gone about five minutes when it started,” Perry said as neighbors gave her comfort and hot coffee.

    Perry said she was preparing to move out of the home and had just recently rented it.

    “My furniture, clothes, TV and almost everything was still in there,” she said.

  • Tourney time teaches more than the game

    Before millions of people were filling out what are now busted brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament, seventh-graders at Anderson County Middle School were figuring out who those bracket-busters would be.

    It all came about as a class project sponsored by math teachers/basketball fans Leslie Edmondson and Michael Phillips to use March Madness as a way teach statistics, inferences from them and probability.

  • Fish fries combine food, music, fellowshp

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The Anderson News

    The family life center at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church was a hive of activity last Friday night.

    Food, music and fellowship mingled during the parish’s Lenten Friday night fish fry, and it was all for a good cause — to raise money to support the church, including planned improvements to the parking lot at the church, located at 120 Gatewood Avenue.

  • Tyrone Bridge’ is Custom Made on new CD

    One of the newest CDs on the market is bluegrass, custom made.

    Or more precisely, it is bluegrass band Custom Made Bluegrass with its new release, “Tyrone Bridge.”

    The group, which is well-known to bluegrass music fans in central Kentucky, features Anderson County resident Kevin Chilton on the banjo.

    Chilton wrote the CD’s title cut, “Tyrone Bridge,” which Chilton says he has been seeing nearly every day for over two decades.

  • Try beef and broccoli stir-fry tonight

    Kentucky is the largest beef cattle state east of the Mississippi River and ranks eighth nationally in beef cattle production. Cattle production represents a multi-billion dollar industry in Kentucky. Anderson County is one of the top 40 beef producing counties in Kentucky. I encourage all beef producers to join the Anderson County Cattleman’s Association.

  • Fort Harrod equine clinic is March 21

    Horse owners can prepare for spring riding season during Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen’s annual health clinic, slated for Saturday, March 21 at Big Red Stables, Harrodsburg, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Equine dentist Jon Jazdzewski will float teeth for $55 and veterinarian Justin Murray will offer the following vaccines:

    Vetera Gold (7 way), which includes West Nile Virus for $65.

    Rabies for $10.

    Coggins and health certificate for $30 each.

    Botulism booster for $25.

  • Things to do

    Relay For Life calendar

    The Relay For Life team with Commonwealth Credit Union in Lawrenceburg will host the following events to help raise money for this year’s Relay For Life, scheduled for June 12.

    April 13: Dairy Queen will donate 10 percent of proceeds from sales between 5 and 8 p.m. to Relay For Life

    April 14: CCU team meeting, 6 p.m., Patriot Hall, American Legion Park

    May 11: Dairy Queen will donate 10 percent of proceeds from sales between 5 and 8 p.m. to Relay For Life

  • ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’

    The Drama Club at Anderson County High School will present the musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” this weekend at the Bearcat Theater.

    Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

    Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Children 5 and under will be admitted for free.

    The play is described as a classic musical set during the frontier days in Oregon.

    It tells the story of seven lumberjack brothers as they search for wives.

  • Jeep rear-ends motorcycle on Fox Creek Road

    A motorcycle rider was injured around 5:30 p.m. Monday when his bike was rear-ended by a Jeep.

    The biker appeared to sustain a serious leg injury and was transported to an area hospital. The driver of the Jeep did not appear to be injured.

    The wreck occurred on Fox Creek Road in front of Wild Turkey Trace golf course.

    The names of those involved have not been released.

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

    More details to follow as they become available.

  • Stolen Wild Turkey found in Franklin County

    By Kristina Belcher
    The State Journal

    Sheriff Pat Melton said text-a-tips received over the last several days resulted in an investigation and the discovery of $30,000 worth of stolen bourbon from Wild Turkey Distillery allegedly found in the possession of a Buffalo Trace employee.