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Today's News

  • Cook to turn 90

    Bessie Cook will celebrate her 90th birthday with a birthday celebration hosted by her family on Oct. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at Sand Spring Baptist church in Lawrenceburg.
    The reception will take place in the new fellowship hall on the second floor of the building.
    The family requests no gifts.

  • Volunteer receives governor’s award
  • Engagement: Sparks-Turner

    Melinda and Tim Sparks of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Sparks of Lawrenceburg, to Derek Turner of Frankfort, son of Sterling and Carla Turner of Frankfort.
    Grandparents of the bride are Wendall and Virginia Lawson of Versailles; Bonnie McDowell of Lawrenceburg; and Jim and Lynn Sparks of Margaret, Ala.
    Grandparents of the groom are Dorothy “Tom” Turner and late Bobby Lee Turner of Lawrenceburg; Carolyn Prater of Frankfort; and Cornelius Manns of Owington.

  • Way We Were: Hanks first local banker at state post

    Correction
    In the picture of the students at the Marlowe School last week, the last student in the third row should have been listed as Donnie Stratton.
    The News regrets the error.

    50 YEARS AGO
    September 28, 1961
    Brenda Cammack, daughter of Mrs. Allen Cammack and the late Mr. Cammack, was crowned homecoming queen before the football game between Anderson High School and the Lancaster Green Devils.

    Billy Crawford and Allen Hutton were enrolled as freshmen at Eastern State College in Richmond.

  • Claylick United Methodist to celebrate 140 years

    The congregation at Claylick United Methodist Church will celebrate the church’s 140 years of rich history this weekend, according to a news release.
    The church will kick-off its Heritage weekend activities Sunday, Oct. 2 with a special morning worship service at 11 a.m., followed by an evening weenie roast and fellowship.
    On Monday, Oct. 3, the church will host its annual Burgoo, followed by a performance by the Patriot Quartet.  

  • Re-enactment brings Anderson County history into present

    History repeats itself in Anderson County.
    The battles of Lawrenceburg and Dog Walk unfold for one weekend during the annual Civil War re-enactment, a piece of Anderson County’s past some re-enacters fear might otherwise be forgotten.
    The two-phase skirmish of 1862 was captured on iPad and cell phone alike last Saturday, the cannons’ boom and rifle shots echoed in the crowd via digital gunshots from iGun apps.
    Both presidents — Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis — gave speeches.

  • Flags stolen at Healing Field

    They fly above granite markers at the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg as a patriotic reminder of Kentucky soldiers who gave their lives in the war on terrorism.

    Apparently, not everyone shares that level of patriotism because, sometime earlier this week, someone lowered two American flags and stole them.

    Officials with American Legion Post 34 and its Auxiliary replaced those flags Wednesday afternoon, but said they can’t understand why anyone would commit such an act.

  • New ride for Humane Society
  • Ruff Country hosts ribbon cutting
  • ToyBurg hosts ribbon cutting