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  • Hodge joins News staff

    Thank your lucky stars that the first face you will see when you step into The Anderson News office will be that of Kimberly Hodge.

    Her smile is sure to brighten your day.

    Hodge said her interest in journalism led her to apply for the job left vacant by the retirement of Janie Bowen.

    Hodge caught the writing bug while taking a journalism class at Eastern Kentucky University. Her efforts led to an article on endometriosis being published in the Eastern Progress.

    Her predecessor, Bowen, also speaks highly of Hodge’s skills with a pen.

  • Barker joins News staff

    The Anderson News welcomed new reporter Ricki Barker to the newsroom last week.

    Barker will be covering education and the school board along with general assignments for the paper.

    Barker, a native of South Georgia, began her career as a graphic designer for the Thomasville Times-Enterprise.

    While at the Times-Enterprise, she served as art director and wrote columns for the newspaper’s local arts and entertainment magazine.

  • Four Roses celebrates $54M expansion

    Jim Rutledge sounded like a proud parent Thursday morning while addressing the crowd assembled to celebrate a $54 million expansion of Four Roses, including $34.1 million at the distillery in Lawrenceburg.

    “This means a lot to me,” Rutledge said, moments after detailing how, 20 years ago, the brand was nearly taken off the shelves permanently.

    When he arrived in 1994, Rutledge said the plant was then part of Seagram’s and that there were discussions among the ownership group of shutting it down and using other distillers.

  • Annual Relay for Life scheduled for Friday

    Sitting in her office at the Commonwealth Credit Union, Branch Manager Kim Jennings’s eyes mist with tears as she explains the art of puzzle assembly and the importance of having the right pieces first.

    The puzzle Jennings is trying to solve: cancer.

    As the chair for the Anderson County Relay for Life event, Jennings is tasked every year with trying to place the right pieces together to form one of the biggest events that benefits the American Cancer Society.

  • THE WAY WE WERE: Ben Wilson appears on The Quiet Kentuckians TV show

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 10, 1965

    Competes for Dairy Princess

    Gloria Sea and Paula Monroe were the two contestants for Miss Anderson County 1965 Dairy Princess. The contest was to be held at the annual Dairy-Pasture Tour.

    Monroe, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kisle Monroe, was a graduate of Anderson High School.

  • Wheels of Time to host cruise-in

    Wheels of Time will host its next summer Cruise-In on Friday, June 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

    The event is held once a month on Main Street and features dozens of classic cars, food and music.

    Traffic on Main Street will be blocked off during the event.

  • Pig roast to assist ailing cop

    A fundraiser to assist officer Kenny Goodlett of the Lawrenceburg Police Department is scheduled for Saturday, June 13.

    The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Eddie Carey’s new building, located at the corner of US 127 and Gilbert’s Creek Road near the Bluegrass Parkway.

    There will be a pig roast, and live music will be provided by Courtney Milam. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help Goodlett and his wife, Debbie, offset medical expenses.

  • DUI suspect could face stiffer charge

    The Frankfort man charged with DUI and other violations after his pickup truck slammed into a car Sunday afternoon on Versailles Road could soon be facing felony charges.

    Roberto Montalvo, 47, of 241 Landings Drive was scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning in Anderson District Court, but it was delayed until Thursday as authorities consider charging him with what court records indicate are at least a Class C or possibly B felony.

  • Woman’s skull fractured in wreck

    A Lawrenceburg woman sustained serious injuries when the minivan she was driving slammed head-on into a pickup truck pulling a pontoon boat Sunday afternoon on Bardstown in western Anderson County, near Aaron Barnett Road.

    Michelle Barnett was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday afternoon for a fractured skull, family members said. Her daughter, Georgia Bell Judge, was shaken up but uninjured in the wreck.

  • She’s daddy’s little hero

    Move aside, Superman. Step back, Captain America. Thor, put down that hammer.

    There is a new hero in town.

    She’s a little short to be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound and prefers a pink sundress to a red cape, but Kylie Craig, 8, is exactly the hero her father needed last Tuesday.

    On the morning of June 2, Kylie’s father, Josh, went into cardiac arrest in the master bedroom of the Craig’s home in Lawrenceburg.