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Today's News

  • Anniversary: Jerry and Shirley Hurst

    Jerry and Shirley Hurst celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to the Bahamas and a special dinner.
    They were married in Dearborn, Mich., on March 17, 1961. They returned to her home state of Kentucky in 1972, settling in Lawrenceburg in 1975.  
    Shirley was the owner and operator of His and Her Beauty Salon and worked for the KACo self insurance fund prior to her retirement.
    Jerry is a tool and die maker and was employed by YKK Snap Fasteners in Lawrenceburg for 32 years before retiring in 2006 as the machine shop manager.  

  • Anniversary: Jimmie and Margaret Currens

    Jimmie and Margaret Currens will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg.
    The reception is scheduled for March 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. All friends are relatives are invited, and the couple requests no gifts.
    The were married March 25, 1961.
    She is retired from Cricketeer in Harrodsburg. He is retired from IBM in Lexington.
    They are the parents of Terry Currens of Harrodsburg and Keith Currents of Lawrenceburg. Their grandchildren are Jesse and Kaci.

  • Birth: Paisley Lane McCourt

    Paisley Lane McCourt
    Lanessia and Cole McCourt of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of a daughter, Paisley Lane McCourt, born Wednesday, Feb. 2, 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 Sondra 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.

  • The Way We Were, March 23, 2011

    Betty Hatter emailed some information about the photo of the boys shoveling snow that ran recently on the Way page.
    The picture was of Jacky and Robby Hatter, Curtis Sutherland and James Ritchey. The boys were shoveling the sidewalk in front of the house Betty and her husband, Bobby, rented from the Ritchey brothers on North Main.

  • Graduation, final day of school set for May 27

    Students can breathe a sigh of relief because school won’t be in session after the Memorial Day holiday.
    The Anderson County Board of Education approved an amended calendar Monday evening, setting the final day of school in Anderson County for Friday, May 27. Anderson County High School graduation ceremonies will be held the same evening at the Frankfort Civic Center.

  • Shelby jailer makes pitch for inmates

    Shelby County’s jailer is wasting little time in trying to capitalize on the unresolved feud between the Anderson and Franklin County jailers.
    Shelby Jailer Bobby Waits pitched his jail’s availability to the Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night, saying he would welcome Anderson inmates — and the roughly $600,000 in revenue they would pour into his jail’s budget — with open arms.
    “I think we can work together,” Waits said. “I wanted you to meet me and get to know me.”

  • Conway not happy with comp plan

    A clearly agitated John Wayne Conway spoke out strongly last Tuesday night about the way the joint county-city comprehensive plan update is being conducted.
    The judge-executive said he remains frustrated that there seems to be no apparent movement to have property on each side of US 127 near the Bluegrass Parkway designated for future industrial use by the committee performing the update.

  • 15 vying for Junior Miss

    The 2012 Junior Miss Pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Anderson County High School auditorium.
    Admission is $10.
    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the pageant locally, and will include a commemorative program for former Anderson County resident Lydia Hodson Copeland, who was America’s Junior Miss in 1972.
    This year’s pageant features 15 high school juniors vying for the coveted crown and the host of academic scholarships it includes.

  • High school plans Parent Connection Night on March 23

    Parents and students are invited to Parent Connection Night, March 23 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Anderson County High School.
    The evening will include parent-teacher conferences along with colleges and universities from across Kentucky, service personnel and local career representatives will be participating in a college/career fair and mini-workshops.

  • Since we eat them, we might as well grow them

    Spring has sprung and all I can think is “Ah, warmth.”
    It’s a psychological high unmatched by anything after the winter we had this year. I say psychological because 60 degrees outside is different than 60 degrees inside. One calls for shorts and flip-flops, the other a sweater and slippers.
    Go figure.