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Today's News

  • Church news briefs, May 6, 2015

    National Day of Prayer is Thursday

    This year’s National Day of Prayer is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at the Anderson County Courthouse, according to a news release.

    The annual event is open to “all followers of Christ,” said Minister Terry Cooper of Ninevah Chistian Church.

    National Day of Prayer Eve to be celebrated

    Six area congregations are planning a joint 7 p.m. worship service to mark the eve of the National Day of Prayer, according to a news release.

  • Senior Calendar for May 6, 2015

    The Anderson County Senior Center is located at 160 Township Square.

    Wednesday, May 6

    10:30 a.m. Cinco DeMayo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:15 p.m. Rook and games

    Thursday, May 7

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast Club

    9 a.m. Chair Yoga and exercise

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shopping and errands. Kroger shopping day.

    5:30 p.m. Humanities presentation of Mark Twain

    Friday, May 8

    10:30 a.m. Mom’s Day, jewelry style show, purse sale

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. Games

  • ENGAGEMENT: Taylor-Marraccini

    Scott and Tina Mitchell of Frankfort announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Taylor, to Michael Marraccini of Lawrenceburg.

    A closed wedding is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. June 27 at Holly Hill Church of Christ in Frankfort, followed by a reception at Eagle Lake Ballroom in Lawrenceburg.

    The bride to be is a graduate of Frankfor High School and employed at the Department for Public Health.

    The groom to be is a son of Mark and Patti Marraccini of Lawrenceburg. He is a graduate of Anderson County High School and employed at Splatter, Inc.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Cole-Cox

    Donald and Rhonda Cole of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Danielle Cole, to Jonathan Thomas Cox of Lawrenceburg.

    A wedding is scheduled for June 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Driscoll Estate in Taylorsville. Jacob Cox will officiate the wedding.

    The groom is a son of Kent and Teresa Cox of Lawrenceburg.

    The bride is a granddaughter of Rollin and Jeanette Cole, Linda Casey and Sterling Mcdaniel, and the late Norman Casey.

  • Woman jailed for punching officer in mouth

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A woman is behind bars after being charged with punching a Lawrenceburg police officer in the mouth early Tuesday morning on Poplar Drive, according to police reports.

    Katherine D. Yarborough, 31, 207 Hawthorne St., Frankfort, faces a host of charges that include second offense DUI, third-degree assault of a police officer, second-offense alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, prescription not in proper container and resisting arrest.

  • A humbling surprise

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    He processes hundreds of deer each year, but none give Denny Markwell as much pleasure as those he cuts and wraps for children who participate in the annual youth hunts organized by officers with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.

    Markwell, owner of Markwell’s Deer Processing on Bruner Road, doesn’t charge a fee for processing those deer but was rewarded for his efforts recently by being selected the 6th District Sportsman of the Year.

  • Get out!

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    Sheriff Troy Young says he’s had about all he can stand of so-called “gypsies” showing up here from the Carolinas each spring and scamming unsuspecting residents.

    “I’ve been dealing with these people for 23 years,” said Young. “Every year it’s fence painting, barn painting or a blacktopping scam.

    “I pretty much have come to expect they’re going to show up, just like the dandelions. Sometimes you just gotta go out and spray.”

  • Skeletal remains ID’d

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    The skeletal remains of a man found last fall in western Anderson County were identified last week.

    The remains were of Justin Michael Smith, 27, of Indianapolis, according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.

    The cause of Smith’s death is not known.

    “There is no evidence of blunt force trauma,” Tussey said, “and no evidence of penetrating trauma.”

    Smith disappeared about a year ago but wasn’t found until last fall when hunters came across his remains.

  • City firefighters save woman’s home from fire

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    This time, the trailer survived.

    A fire damaged but didn’t destroy a woman’s house trailer on Versailles Road, thanks to quick action by the Lawrenceburg Fire Department and some remodeling of the structure.

    The fire broke out around 8 a.m. Monday at 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 43, in a home owned by Jacqueline Lendrum, who was home when it broke out but escaped without injury, according to Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Bobby Hume.

  • State funds OK’d to resurface part of Highway 749

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Tuesday to accept nearly $500,000 in state funds, the bulk of which will be used to resurface 4.9 miles of state highway 749 between Hickory Grove and Bonds Mill roads.

    Magistrates approved the state’s recommendation to spend $335,588 on that portion of the road, but rejected the recommendation to use the balance of the funds — $151,063 — to pave an additional two miles of that road.