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  • Lincoln Presenters plan multiple appearances throughout April

    Fans of Abraham Lincoln are in for several treats.

    The Association Lincoln Presenters, which features about 50 Abe and 20 Mary Lincoln look-alikes have several presentations scheduled in the coming weeks, according to a news release.

    On Friday, April 21 the association will travel to Frankfort and spend time at the State Capitol and the Kentucky History Museum. Stuart Sanders of the Kentucky Historical Society will speak to the association in the Old Capitol.

    The group will eat lunch in the Old Governor’s Mansion.

  • Corned beef, venison make great St. Paddy’s meals

    The modern world has no shortage of stereotypes and misconceptions. When it comes to religions, nationalities, race, social status, the information or lack of is astounding. What complicates this situation is the extreme sensitivity and ability to be offended.

    I’m a pretty easy-going person and it takes a lot to get my dander up. Speaking of which, I’m of Irish decent which I am very proud of. Part of my family arrived on Ellis Island in New York in the late 1800s.

  • Taylor with Rotary, Masons, wife more than 50 years

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 18, 1937

    Paul Weekly purchased the Warren restaurant and pool room from Taylor Brothers and took possession last Saturday.

    Lee Britton, game warden for Anderson and Mercer counties, distributed 28 pairs of quail into different sections of Anderson County. About 50 more pairs were to be distributed within the next two weeks.

    Britton said he would not put any quail on farms that were posted, but only on farms that hunting would be allowed.

  • Gaines meets gospel star

    Anderson County resident Alonzo Gaines hams it up with award-winning gospel singer Ronnie Booth following The Booth Brothers concert at Sand Spring Baptist Church last Thursday. The group is known for its harmony-drenched vocals and warm, easy voices, according to the group’s website. The group has earned awards including album, son and trio of the year and favorite artists of the year.

  • If you’re going to Heaven, better be able to prove it

    Several years ago, I met a most interesting man camped alongside the roadway. His name is Randy Boehmer and he travels across the country with his two covered wagons, four very large maules and one small dog.

    Randy is sort of a typical cowboy type of good humor, and could do a few rope tricks. On the side of his covered wagon in large red letters is painted “Jesus Saves, Ask Him.” My curiosity overcame me and I simply had to stop and check this guy out.

  • Ag Credit celebrates grand opening in Frankfort

    A sizeable contingent of Anderson County officials were on hand last Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of Ag Credit in Frankfort.

    Ag Credit, which previously serviced Anderson County from its Lexington and Danville locations, is now close by, offering agriculture-based loans and advice.

    “We are pleased with the turnout, particularly from Anderson County,” said Jim Caldwell, president and CEO of Ag Credit, who noted that the location on U.S. 127 in Frankfort works well for farmers in both counties.

  • She’s the boss

    Taylor Cook might be a 16-year-old junior at Anderson County High School, but that didn’t stop her from opening her own business.

    With help from the Future Farmers Association (FFA), she was inspired to open Taylor Belle’s after completing a supervised agricultural experience project about two years ago. Taylor Belle’s is a licensed and insured mobile ice cream trailer that serves hand dipped ice cream cones at local events.

  • Troopers meet ‘Red Power Ranger’
  • ‘He was a banjo man’

     

    It’s only fitting that Greg Breeding’s friends told him goodbye by playing bluegrass music during his funeral service last week at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.

    Breeding, who gained a considerable following playing banjo with a host of bluegrass bands since the mid-1970s, passed away March 4 following an illness.

    He was 62.

    “He was a banjo man,” said fellow musician and Lawrenceburg resident Marty Harley, who met Breeding in the late 1970s and spent the past two decades playing music with him.

  • Good, when allowed, still outshines the bad

    Column as I see ’em …

    Following last week’s column about the suspects in the shoot ’em up car chase on Harrodsburg Road twerking at me behind the police station, I heard from a little bird who reminded me about something I should have already known.

    I wrote at length in that column about one of those suspects, Shelby Waford, but said I knew very little about the other three guys involved.