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Today's News

  • Art contest winners
  • News briefs

    Ride to Calvary planned June 18

    The Ride to Calvary, a 110-mile bike run, is slated for June 18.

    Sign in is from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with kickstands up at 11:40 a.m.

    The ride will start in the Save-A-Lot parking lot, 805 Bardstown Road, Springfield.

    Cost of the ride is $15 per person, with proceeds going to the Camp Calvary Scholarship Fund. The first 20 riders signed up receive a free T-shirt.

    Riders are asked to set their odometers from home. The biker who travels the longest wins a prize. There will also be door prizes.

  • BARR DRAWING CHOSEN FOR MEMORIAL BOOK

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 2, 1966

    Fannie Leathers fell in the garden at her home on North Main and broke her leg. She underwent surgery at St. Joseph Hospital.

    William Fall Gabhart was appointed as a member of the Fox Creek Cemetery official board.

    CLASSIFIED AD — 14-foot Elgin fishing boat, motor and trailer, $150. Benton Armstrong.

  • For student, grandmother’s sign points the way home

    For Barbara McDonald, all signs point to grandma’s.

    McDonald, the 22-year-old granddaughter of Faye Murphy of South Main Street, is the intended audience of the sign prominently displayed in Murphy’s front yard. It reads: “Hey Barbara Turn Here Love, Memaw.”

    Murphy had the sign made when McDonald first started attending the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, four years ago.

  • Jail log

    From staff reports

    The following people were recently charged and transported to jail, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    May 18

    Dennis Carrier was charged with a Taylor County warrant by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Richard Crink was charged with alcohol intoxication and second-degree disorderly conduct by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Rebecca Hicks was charged with alcohol intoxication and second-degree disorderly conduct by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • America’s fallen soldiers honored during ceremony

    A few hundred were on hand Sunday for the Memorial Day Service at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    Guest speaker Col. Brian Wertzler of the Kentucky National Guard stressed the importance of Memorial Day, to honor those who have fought for our freedom.

    Congressman Andy Barr, also a guest speaker, spoke about the history of the holiday and why we need to remember those who came before us.

    Mike Schultz, American Legion Department Commander, led the crowd in the saying of the Pledge of Allegiance.

  • Anderson County Scholarship fund winners announced

    From staff reports

    Scholarship grants for academic year 2016-17 have been made to 32 students, 31 of whom were selected by the selection committee of the Anderson County Scholarship Fund, with the remaining one being selected by The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee of Lawrenceburg, the organization announced.

    Awards of $3,000 each were made to 31 students by the selection committee, and awards totaling $3,000 was given to one student selected by The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee.

  • Everyone’s opinions are welcome here

    Column as I see ’em …

    I admittedly cringed a bit when I posted on our Facebook page a guest column written by high school junior Caylee Godby that appeared in last week’s paper.

    Godby did an admirable job in explaining her viewpoints on the rights of transgendered people, and did so in a respectful, well thought out manner. My fear was that not everyone would respond similarly on Facebook.

  • Election success was a team effort

    Another election has come and gone.

    Even though we experienced a large voter turnout than originally thought, we had very few issues.

    The state average was around 17 percent and we say approximately a 26 percent turnout. As usual, the Attorney General’s Office visited several of the voting locations looking for voter fraud and election officer compliance. To our knowledge, none was found.

    I want to thank several for helping make election day go so well.

    I will start with my staff.

  • Seat belt campaign a crash course in reality

    For anyone who complains about getting a ticket for not buckling up when driving or riding in a motor vehicle, here’s a crash course in reality:

    In 2015, 761 people were killed on Kentucky’s roadways. Of those 761 killed, 588 were motor vehicle fatalities.

    Of those 588 motor vehicle fatalities, 300 (61 percent) were not wearing a seat belt.

    In 2015, 31 children age 15 and under were killed in motor vehicles on Kentucky roadways. Seventeen (55 percent) of those were unrestrained.