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Today's News

  • Birth: Paisley Lane McCourt

    Lanessia and Cole McCourt of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of a daughter, Paisley Lane McCourt, born Feb. 3, 2011 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Shawn and Candy Caldwell and Sandra Kay Wilson, all of Lawrenceburg. Maternal great-grandparents are Betty Baxter, Aileen Caldwell and Don Hill of Lawrenceburg and the late Garland Baxter, James (Wop) Caldwell and Carol Hill.

  • Engagement: Scrogham-Schedler

    David and Sherri Scrogham of Lawrenceburg and Astrid Schedler of Osnabrück, Germany, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Chelsea Lynn Scrogham and Tobias Michael Schedler.  

  • Engagement: Carlton-Callan

    Roger and Judy Carlton and Ellenore and Paul Callan Jr., all of Lawrenceburg, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Brittany Gayle Carlton and Christopher Paul Callan.
    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Marvin and Mary Ann Carlton of Lawrenceburg, and the late Howard and Virginia Smith, formerly of Hustonville. She is a 2003 graduate of Anderson High School and a 2007 graduate of Bluegrass Community and Technical College. She is employed at Hitachi Automotive in Harrodsburg.

  • Anniversary: Charlotte and Charles Vaughn

    Charles and Charlotte Vaughn of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 2.
    Bro. Ezra Sparrow married the couple at the Turner family home in Anderson County on April 2, 1961.
    Charles Searcy Vaughn is a son of the late Charles Samuel and Frances Searcy Vaughn. He served in the United States Army and is a retired pressman from Rand McNally Printing Company in Versailles.

  • The Way We Were, March 30, 2011

    Raymond Peak brought me some old newspapers he had been saving.
    One newspaper was an old Anderson News dated July 2, 1953.
    The front page contained several interesting stories including one about the late Bro. Ezra Sparrow. He was to be interviewed on Mary Snow Etheridge’s WHAS-TV Show, “Small Talk,” as another “Tall Kentuckian.”
    Sparrow, who  was  six  feet  two  and three quarter inches, was a direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates swears in new 18 new volunteers

    Franklin and Anderson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) celebrated the swearing in of new volunteers March 15.
    With over 40 guests in attendance, this event recognized the 18 community members that recently completed their training to become volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in Franklin and Anderson County.  Hope Community Church was decorated with blue pinwheels in recognition of the upcoming National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

  • Conservation District hands out annual awards

    The Anderson County Conservation District held its annual banquet March 8 to honor the winners and participants in the Jim Claypool Art and Writing Conservation Contest, the district announced.
    The contest was a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Associations of Conservation Districts titled Kentucky Soil: All Hands In.
    Judges from the local conservation districts chose county winners, whose entries then moved on to the state-level competition.

  • Yarn, knitting machine needed to assist cancer patients

    A Lawrenceburg woman is seeking donations of yarn, and perhaps a knitting machine, to assist her with knitting hats for people undergoing chemotherapy.
    Meredith Waldridge said her motivation for making the hats is personal.
    “My mom and aunt had cancer,” she said. “I saw on the internet that there are groups that knit hats and donate them to chemo patients, and I thought, ‘I want to do that.’
    “My mom and aunt would have like that.”

  • 4-H students participate in statewide Livestock Skillathon

    The 4-H State Livestock Skillathon is a competition that is held once every year to test students’ knowledge of all aspects of livestock.
    4-H’ers from all over the state come to the Skillathon to compete.
    This year’s competition was held Feb. 19 at the Hopkins County Fairground.
    The Anderson County 4H Livestock Club fielded two teams. Members 9 to 11 years old made up the Clover Team. The Intermediate Team members were 12 to 14 years old.

  • Finding Lovers Leap will be easier, thanks to relocated signs

    Tourists looking for Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery will have an easier time finding it, thanks to the relocation of signs directing them to the unique Anderson County landmark.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said he worked with state officials to have several signs moved and new ones erected, pointing the way to the winery, located on Lanes Mill Road.