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Today's News

  • McGuire named valedictorian at Western High

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 20, 1937

    The “Major Bowes” night given Saturday at the courthouse by the local chapter of the Eastern Star was a grand success. There were two sets of prizes — first, second and third for adults; and another set for performers under 16.

    First prize was won by a quartet with singers and instrumentalists composed of Paul Husband, Paul Perry, Floyd Moffett and Lucian Young. These boys really put on an act, and their rendition of “When My Dream Boat Comes Home” was a masterpiece.

  • Make your salad dressings at home for healthy flavor

    I hope everyone had a nice Mother’s Day. I spent the day planting and gardening. My husband and I worked on stone edging for the flower beds. I love being outdoors, so for me it was relaxing and fun.

  • Balloon release

    The NASA team from the Bluegrass Community Technical College, Cooper campus, launched a balloon Tuesday morning in Lawrenceburg. Steve Clark said that Raeann Gill, chemistry instructional specialist, brought students to Lawrenceburg because the campus is bigger and could better accommodate the launch. The students, he said, launched this balloon as part of a class assignment, and also worked with the University of Kentucky on the experiment.

  • Hope — we all need it

    A week or so ago, I spoke at a fundraising event for the George Washington Carver Community Center in Crystal River, Florida, near where I live.

    The center is built on the footprint of the historic all-black George Washington Carver School.

    I spoke to them about hope.

    On Thursday, I also spoke about hope to some ladies at a local Presbyterian church.

    Hope is one of my favorite topics, if not my very favorite. Without hope, I would shrivel and die.

    I suspect you would, too.

  • Fire claims Ballard Road home

    Anderson County Fire Department responded to a call Monday afternoon at 1640 Ballard Road. No one was home, and firefighters were able to save five pets from the house before it was destroyed.

    “The fire looked like it had started in the attic, but I am not sure,” said firefighter Marty Terry. “The sheriff’s department got there first and opened the door. Two dogs and a cat ran out.”

  • Jail Log

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    May 1

    Jeremy Manley was charged with failure to pay child support by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Thomas Dennis was charged with a Fayette County warrant by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    May 2

    Martin Chesser was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Resisting arrest

    A man was arrested Saturday after Frankfort dispatch received a call for assistance on an unknown disturbance, possibly a domestic violence situation at 1157 Enterprise Road, according to Kentucky State Police.

    KSP Lt. Doug Carter was holding a male subject at gunpoint, according to the citation.

    When Deputy Patrick Beasley arrived, Rigoberto Aguilar Rodriguez continued to struggle with the officers, and Carter said he had been in a lengthy struggle with the subject.

  • Woman slashed with steak knife

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department arrested a man Sunday on assault and domestic violence charges.

    Buddy Evans, of 201 1/2 Saffell Street, was taken into custody after his wife of 14 years, Jaqueline Evans, stated that on April 18 he took a steak knife and caused multiple injuries to her neck and arms, according to a complaint warrant issued by the Anderson District Court.

    He then allegedly told her that he was going to cut her throat, took her cell phone so that she could not call for help, and accused her of cheating on him.

  • Man jailed for choking woman

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars after allegedly choking a woman until the blood vessels in her eyes burst, according to a citation issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Brock O’Neil Thompson, 22, of 424 Secretariat Drive, allegedly broke into the woman’s home and waited for her to return while hiding in a basement closet, according to an arrest warrant requested May 8 by officer Nathan Doty.

  • Bearcats giddy over new grass

    I don’t think I have ever seen anyone so giddy over getting some grass sprigs as Mark Peach was last Monday night.

    But then, I haven’t seen many football fields in worse shape than the one at Anderson County High School in recent years. And Peach, the Bearcat football coach was understandably excited when the Anderson County School Board approved a bid of just over $12,000 to renovate Bob Ware Field. The Bearcats should have a Bermuda grass field ready for their home opener against Mercer County on Sept. 1.