Today's News

  • BLOG: The real March Madness is being played in Rupp Arena this week

  • BLOG: Sweet 16 memories

    Sweet 16 memories

    With the state tournament tipping off in Rupp Arena on Wednesday afternoon, here are 10 memories that stand out for me from the Sweet 16. Five are Anderson County memories and five from just going to the tourney.

    Top 5 from around the state

  • Senior Calendar -- 3-16

    Wednesday, March 16
    10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check/Nurses Registry
    10:30 a.m., Arnold Clark and friends
    Noon, Potluck lunch
    1:30 p.m., Grief support
    1:30 p.m., Games/cards

    Thursday, March 17
    9 a.m., Exercise
    10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. AARP tax aid
    Shopping and errands
    6 p.m. yoga
    Friday, March 18
    10:30 a.m., Price is Right
    11:15 a.m., St. Patrick’s Day
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Movie

    Monday, March 21

  • Harold and Ruby Akins

    Harold and Ruby Akins of Bardstown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary March 2.
    They were married March 2, 1951 in Anderson County at the home of the Rev. Don W. Kruschurtz. They have lived in Bardstown since April, 1956.
    He is retired from the US Post Office. She is retired from NuKote International. They are members of Bardstown United Methodist Church.
    They have two daughters, Jacque Keith of Westchester, Ohio, and the Rev.  Harriett Akins-Banman of Little Rock, Ark.
    They have two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • Anniversary: J.W. and Thelma O. Whitaker

    J.W. and Thelma O. Whitaker celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 25.
    They were married at the First Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg on Feb. 25, 1951.
    Soon after their marriage, they moved to Lexington and lived there until 1968. They spent the rest of their working years in South Dayton, Fla.
    J.W. worked in the automotive industry and Thelma worked at General Electric.
    After they retired, they relocated to the St. Johns River and pursued their love of fishing, boating, flea markets and yard sales.

  • Community calendar -- 3-16

    Wednesday, March 16
    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.
    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • The Way We Were -- March 16

    30 YEARS AGO
    February 12, 1981
    Bluegrass Ultra Transit Service (BUS) became available to all Anderson County residents.

    Dale Wright filed as a candidate for his second term as county attorney.

    Teresa Kincer, University of Kentucky sophomore, was selected as one of 19 members of the UK Tour Guide Corps. A business administration major and member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, Kincer is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kincer.

  • District Court Docket - 3-16

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during District Court proceedings Feb. 28.
    Michael T. Jackson, hearing, operating on suspended/revoked operators license, operating motor vehicle under the influence – convert fines and costs to 30 days.
    Darryl Wayne Wynne, hearing, operating motor vehicle under the influence, operating on suspended/revoked operators license – contempt of court, to serve ten days (credit time served), to serve five days for fines and costs or pay $328.

  • Reaves plays gangster in Denison play

    Dylan Reaves of Lawrenceburg performed the role of Gangster in “The Drowsy Chaperone,” which was performed in February at Denison University’s Ace Morgan Theater.
    “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a zany “musical within a comedy,” has music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, according to a news release.
    The play pays homage to American musicals of the jazz age, examining the effect musicals have on the fans who adore them, organizers said.

  • Vest earns academic honor

    Alissa Renee Vest of Lawrenceburg was included in this year’s United States Achievement Academy yearbook.
    Vest, 14, is an eighth-grader at Anderson County Middle School. She plays softball and was a member of the Kentucky Rockers team that played in the World Series last year.
    Her science teacher, Jamie Young, nominated her for the recognition.
    She is a daughter of Mark and Melissa Vest and sister of Mark Anthony Vest Jr.
    Her grandparents are Nancy Dennis, Zeke Dennis and Thelma Vest, all of Lawrenceburg, and the late Billy Vest.