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Today's News

  • Webb named National American Miss Teen in pageant

    Megan Alisa Webb, daughter of Sammy A. Webb, recently earned the national title for National American Miss for the Teen age division.
    According to a press release, Webb will be traveling across the country this summer representing the National America Miss Pageant Program. She will also receive an all-expense paid trip to the National Pageant in Anaheim, Calif., next Thanksgiving week to crown her successor.

  • Middle school club sponsors book drive

    The Anderson County Middle School BETA Club will collect books in its Books for Christmas Angels service learning project Dec. 10-14.
    The BETA Club will accept any new book or “like new” used book that week. Books will be distributed to the Salvation Army to go along with Christmas Angels.
    If you wish to make a book donation, please drop them off at the Anderson Middle School or the Adult Learning Center at 219 East Woodford St.
     

  • ‘Flash fiction’ writer publishes new book

    Lawrenceburg resident Dan Marvin recently self-published his second “flash fiction” novel “Dan Marvin’s Change of Briefs” on Nov. 20.  
    Marvin, the director of quality assurance at Florida Tile in Lawrenceburg, said he had been working on this book, patterned after the famous “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader,” for the last four years.
    “Oh my god, it was a huge relief,” Marvin said of finishing the flash fiction anthology.

  • Birthdays: Hahn

    Nellion Wells Hahn will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house in her honor on Dec. 16 from 2-4 p.m. in the Fireside Room at First Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg.
    Hahn was born Dec. 16, 1922. She is the daughter of the late Cecil and Hester Wells and the wife of the late Gilbert Hahn. She has two sons, Burtice (wife Linda) Hahn of Lawrenceburg and Gilbert Ray Hahn of Louisville.
    No gifts requested, just the presence of family and friends to celebrate this occasion.

  • Way We Were: Hays correspondent for Co-Ed magazine

    50 YEARS AGO
    Dec. 6, 1962
    Patricia Hays, 16, was named a correspondent for the 1962-63 school year for Co-Ed Magazine.
    Hays, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rual Hays of Sinai, was a junior at Western High School. Her home economics teacher made the appointment.
    Selected for her qualities of leadership and enthusiasm for home economics, Hays was to serve as a junior advisor to the editors of Co-Ed, a national magazine for teenage girls, and to keep them informed about the activities at Western High School.

  • Local police to launch sober driving initiative starting Dec. 12

    “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is an initiative being launched nationally Dec. 12 through the end of the year as police agencies crack down on alcohol and drug-related crashes, according to a joint news release from the Lawrenceburg Police Department and Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Both are participating in the campaign “to make Kentucky highways safer,” according to the release.
    There were 5,639 alcohol and drug-related crashes last year in Kentucky, causing 3,082 injuries and 150 deaths, according to the news release.

  • Saffell Street teacher receives $1,000 grant for holiday musical

    Meredith Lewis, music specialist and instructor at Saffell Street, holds up a large, gray felt pigeon wing as large as her arm.
    Saffell Street’s upcoming musical production “Yes, Virginia the Musical” opens on a scene of New York City, circa 1897.
    So naturally, children will be dressed as city pigeons, Lewis says.
    Of course, Santa Claus will make an appearance.
    Eight Saffell Street Santas from all around the world will be singing and dancing, in fact.  

  • Education briefs: 12-5-12

    Students accept EKU scholarships
    Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
    Local recipients include Deanna Baxter, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Presidential Scholarship; Lauren Welsh, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Founders Scholarship; and Shelby Taylor, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Regents Scholarship.

    Bands to perform Christmas
    concert next week

  • No easy cure for battling the common cold

    First, a little explanation. Last week’s column was supposed to be printed the week before, but the paper got too full of news. So, my Thanksgiving thank you was one week late. Sorry. Now, let me tell you all about my Thanksgiving.

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