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Today's News

  • An heirloom jewelry story: the wedding day pearls

    I wore my strand of pearls today, the ones my husband gave me on our wedding day.

    Though I have a good amount of jewelry in my wooden jewelry box, this piece is my favorite. It always makes me feel beautiful and elegant. Real pearls have a slight weight around your neck; it’s a constant reminder of the best day of my life and makes me feel engulfed in love.

  • Depression can be treated successfully

    Robin Williams was an amazingly talented actor and comedian. He was a devoted philanthropist who dedicated time, talent and funds to help individuals and groups enjoy a better quality of life. Williams also suffered from depression. He died August 11, an apparent suicide.

    About six million men in the United States experience a depressive disorder. About 65 percent of the men with depression will go undiagnosed and without treatment. About 97 percent of those reporting depression also report that their work, home life and relationships suffer as a result of depression.

  • Try these methods to controls wasps, hornets

    Our office has received many calls over the last month regarding hornets and yellowjackets. Hornets are far more dangerous to control than paper wasps. Hornets nests can contain thousands of wasps which are extremely aggressive when disturbed. A full wasp suit sealed at the wrists, ankles and collar is recommended when disposing of a hornet nest.

  • Start canning your summer bounty

    Finally, a good long drink arrived and the gardens and wildflowers went “ahhhhhh.” Mother Nature sure has been stingy with her water this season, especially here on the farm. Even my purple cone flowers were looking droopy.

    Out here on “The Ridge,” rains frequently go around us. It can be pouring down in town and we may get only sprinkles here on the farm. Occasionally, the tables may turn, but that’s usually in the winter.

  • Baby Pageant Winners
  • Wheeler Quarter Horse Association Queen of 1984

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    jbowen@theandersonnews.com

    There were some questions about names in the photo that ran June 18 of the Civil War veterans. The photo was taken about 100 years ago in front of the old Anderson County Courthouse.

    One of the names questioned was Tolle or Toll.

  • Hamon-Wooldridge

    J. Hill and Ruth Ann Hamon of Frankfort announce the marriage of their daughter, Kristen Ruth to Andrew Scott Wooldridge, son of Kim Wooldridge and Scottie and Faye Wooldridge of Frankfort. The ceremony took place May 24 at the Bridgeport Christian Church with  reception following at the Frankfort Country Club.

    Mrs. Wooldridge is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in psychology.  She is employed by Buffalo Trace Distillery as the public relations assistant manager.

  • State employees return local resident to Personnel Board

    The Kentucky Personnel Board recently conducted an election to fill two seats for state merit employees.

    The other five members are appointed by the governor. Ballots were sent to approximately 26,000 state employees, and included 23 candidates with the top two elected to the Personnel Board.

    Larry Gillis, of Lawrenceburg, finished first in the balloting and will return to the Personnel Board for the next four years.

  • Extension conference offers support to grandparents who are raising children

    From staff reports

    The numbers are increasing. According to U.S. Census figures, from 2000 to 2010 the number of Kentucky children living with someone other than their parents increased by more than 200 percent in some counties.

    That shift in parenting responsibilities can often bring its own set of challenges, and those who find themselves caring for grandchildren or nephews or nieces can sometimes find themselves at a loss for support.

  • Women’s Fitness 24/7 to hold nutrition, exercise workshop Saturday

    Women’s Fitness 24/7, a gym and fitness facility located at 1085 Eagle Lake Drive, Suite 9, in Lawrenceburg, is hosting a free Wellness Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m.

    According to a news release, the event will focus on the value of proper nutrition and exercise in a comprehensive healthcare regimen.