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Today's News

  • Many attended Dandridge and Hanks annual reunion

    Descendants of the Dandridge and Nannie Hanks held their annual reunion July 4 at the Anderson County Park.

    Those attending were:

    •R.A. and Polly Hanks of Danville

    •Cathy, Brittany and Bethany Lester of Danville

    •Peggy Whalen of Dry Ridge

    •Nell Laurence, John and Penny Laurence of Williamstown

    •Rick, Paula and Alexander Leineke of Frankfort

    •Fred and Jennifer Kanter of Frankfort

    •Dudley and Bettye Hanks of Versailles

  • Is God watching over Beaver Lake residence?

    By Janie Bowen

    When Melinda Campbell came across a moth that had what looked like a cross with Jesus on it, she took a second look.

    She found the moth in her Beaver Lake home and tried to catch it but couldn’t but she did get a picture.

    When you look at it closely it does resemble the cross with Jesus.

    When she brought the photos into the office she wasn’t sure what kind of moth it was but she referred to it as the Jesus moth.

  • Tourism commission agrees to spend more than $3,000 for fair booth

    The newly appointed Anderson County Tourism Commission unanimously decided to set up a booth at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday of last week.

    They commission expects to spend around $3,350 for the state fair booth from August 14-28. The cost breaks down as $2,000 for booth rental, $150 for electricity at the booth, around $200 for extra tickets for volunteers and at least $1,000 for promotional handouts and brochures.

    The meeting also cast doubt on the possibility of a joint city and county tourism commission becoming a reality at present time.

  • Two arrested in liquor store robbery

    Two men were arrested Sunday in connection to Go Big Blue Liquor armed robbery Thursday night.

    Cody R. Baker, 20, of 1060 River Road in Lawrenceburg, and Dathen K. Spaulding, 21, of 1013 Northwood Loop in Lawrenceburg, were both charged with first degree robbery for allegedly robbing the Go Big Blue Liquor, located at 1260 Fox Creek Road, around 10 p.m. Thursday.

  • Red Cross helps Keeling rebuild after devastating house fire

    When Donald Keeling lost his rental home in an electrical fire, he wasn’t thinking about seeking out the American Red Cross, but they sought him out.

    Keeling lived at a rental property on Fairview Road for 14 years. He was cooking breakfast on the morning of July 1 when he smelled something burning. He checked and saw his living room was ablaze. He attempted to put water on the fire, but quickly realized it was beyond his control and he had to get out.

  • Original song, original sound, age-old dream

    The journey started with only a tiny bit of fanfare in Anderson County. If the dream comes true, it will make it all the way to Nashville.

    And beyond.

    “My first performance was at Western School,” Rayna Warford says with a big smile. “I was five years old and it was a talent contest. I was the youngest contestant there, but I won.”

  • Church raises $6,200 for military footstones

    A Fairview Christian Church project of more than two years to honor deceased veterans recently came to fruition.

    Wayne Darnell, a Fairview Christian Church member, places flags on all of the veterans’ graves at the church’s cemetery.

    He looked at the dates on the graves and noticed there were several veterans with no mention of their military service.

    Darnell got the church behind his mission to make sure every veteran was honored for his or her service.

  • Future Lady Bearcats
  • Young Mudcats fall short in tourney

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats' 14-and-under baseball team lost all three games in its own tournament, held Saturday and Sunday at Anderson County High School.

    “We were 0-3, but we played well,” said Mudcats' coach Chris Copenhaver.

    The Mudcats dropped a 5-2 decision in extra innings to the Collins freshman team on Saturday, then fell to the West Jessamine freshman team, 7-6. On Sunday, the Mudcats dropped another decision to the Collins frosh, losing this time, 8-5, in extra innings.

  • Kids focusing in one sport not always good

    Amid the smack talk, funny sayings, and everything else that pops up on my Twitter feed, a very useful piece of information showed up on my timeline last Wednesday.

    It was from Julian Tackett, the commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, saying, “Great article from an NGB (USA Football) about the need NOT to specialize. Good information!”