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  • 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.

  • Fire leaves family of six homeless

    Joey and Chelsey Bast didn’t have anything to smile about as they stood watching their home at 1069 Herndon Road burn nearly to the ground last Tuesday afternoon.

    That is until Maj. Amy Womack with Anderson County EMS walked up their driveway and handed them a pillowcase filled with photo albums and other family mementoes.

    Those objects, along with their dog, six newborn puppies and a pot-bellied pig were all that was left of the home that housed them, their four young children and would have been home later this year to the twins Chelsey Bast is carrying.

  • Man’s art collected around world

    By Nancy Royden

    Special to The Anderson News

    Some folks excel in business, and some succeed in creative pursuits.

    Lawrenceburg’s James Kessinger, 70, is one who is passionate about, and accomplished at, both undertakings.

    One thing that sets him apart from many other artists is his blindness. Kessinger began to lose his sight in his 30s to macular degeneration, he said.

  • Hume graduates high school

    Stazia Hume, shown here in her graduation photo, was among those who graduated last Wednesday from Anderson County High School. She plans to attend Paul Mitchell School this fall to pursue a degree in cosmetology. She willed her love to her little sister, Trinity. Hume’s photo and information was not submitted in time for the recent graduation section published in The Anderson News.

  • Magistrates bicker over how to pick roads for repair

    County highways again took center stage during the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s meeting last Tuesday, including when one magistrate rejected a previous suggestion that she shouldn’t be allowed to participate in deciding which ones should be resurfaced.

    Magistrate Juretta Wells represents the 3rd magisterial district, which has no county highways. During a meeting last month, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton suggested because of that, Wells should be the only of six magistrates not to get to place a road on the county’s priority road list.