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Today's News

  • Family restoring Ripy mansion to its former glory

    Most cannot drive down Main Street in Lawrenceburg and not notice the Ripy mansion. Nestled back behind mature trees, some might know of its history and may have even walked inside, although few may know the plans for the historic buildings future.

  • Web-based program to highlight tourism in Anderson County

    Local ghost hunter Jeff Waldridge has partnered with Anderson County small business owner, Angel Yamraj, to produce a YouTube internet TV program called “Beyond the Barrel,” which will serve as a way to promote tourism in Anderson County.

    “This is a new show and the first episode has not aired yet,” said Waldridge. “The concept was discussed and developed about a month ago.”

    Waldridge serves as the shows Producer, co-host, and camera man. He said his production company, Out the Window Media, will produce the program.

  • Lawrenceburg man earns national recognition

    A Lawrenceburg man recently received a national award for his work as a biomedical technician.

    Scott Hall, of Highview Drive, was named AAMI and GE Healthcare Biomedical Equipment Technician of the Year during a recent ceremony.

    Hall, who recently retired as a certified biomedical technician after more than 25 years with the VA Medical Center in Lexinton, earned the award that put him up against all biomedical equipment technicians in all hospitals across the country, according to a news release.

  • Moonlighting teacher setting fashion trend

    Leslie Husley, is a resident of Anderson County and a family and consumer science teacher at Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelbyville, who turned a hobby into a business when she founded her company, Sweet Southern Stacks.

    “I started because I fell in love with the name brand of these bangles,” said Husley. “I am a teacher, and you know teachers make no money, so I decided I wanted to see if I could make these and taught myself using a pint glass and a YouTube video.”

  • Frankfort woman giving unwanted items a second chance to shine

    Sherri Locke developed a passion for working with stained glass 15 years ago, and a few years back channeled her creativity into giving “castaway” items a second chance.

    Taking pottery, china, glass lamps or vases, Locke has created a business, Sherri’s Second Chance Creations, which gives items some may throw a way another chance to shine when she transforms them into jewelry.

    Her one-of-a-kind pieces can be purchased at The Art and Frame Clinic in Lawrenceburg, Completely Kentucky in Frankfort, and Damselfly Studio and Gallery in Midway.

  • Daylily farm will open to public

    Daylily World, a local farm that holds the title of winning more medals and awards than any other in the history of the Daylily Society, calls Lawrenceburg home.

    From June 27 through July 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the farm will be open to the public for all who wish to come and order or possibly dig up their very own daylily.

    “People can come this year and there will be a lot more that are far less expensive,” said David Kirchhoff, who owns Daylily World along with his partner Mort Morss.

  • STRINGTOWN HUSTLERS ACTIVE SINCE OCTOBER

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Jan. 21, 1937

    Miss Lurene Goodlett reported in the Goodlett News that the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Taylor was ill with pneumonia.

    Josephine Brown reported in the Sinai News that Mrs. Elijah Leathers had purchased a new Ford car.

    Miss Helen Boston spent last Friday night with Miss Callie Gritton.

    Mrs. J.W. Robinson reported in the Tyrone News that Master Duke Beasley, of Lawrenceburg, spent Sunday with Junior Beasley.

  • Grandmother reminds us to not forget the love

    Loyal readers of the food column:

    I apologize for not providing an article for close to a month. I have been saying goodbye to an amazing woman, 700 miles away.

    My grandmother Irene passed away last week at 96 years old. She was the matriarch of our family and will be missed terribly. In true Irish stubbornness, she fought hard for weeks to stay with those she loved. I spent a great deal of time with her growing up, so it was fitting to be there at the end. Surrounded by her eight children, we shared stories, memories and of course recipes.

  • God’s love is answer for our strife-filled nation

    God’s love is answer for our strife-filled nation

    A couple of weeks ago, I made a comment in this column around the graduating students at Notre Dame turning their backs on Vice President Mike Pence as he was speaking about civility, and political correctness at their graduation exercises.

    I am sure that you know about the shooting of well-known lawmaker Steve Scalise while he was at practice for a charity baseball game.

    These law makers were targeted by James Hodgkinson, allegedly because they are Republicans.

  • CHURCH BRIEFS

    Revival at New Liberty

    New Liberty Christian Church announced it will have a revival June 25 through 28.

    Located at 1177 Old New Liberty Road, the church said the service each night will start with music at 6:30 p.m., followed by a new speaker each night at 7. All are welcome.

    Mt. Moriah Baptist to celebrate

    Fourth of July

    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, located at 12154 Mt. Eden Road in Waddy, will host a Fourth of July celebration with a community fun day.