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Today's News

  • CASA seeks volunteers

    The Court Appointed Special Advocates agency for Anderson and Franklin counties is seeking volunteers, according to a news release.
    Volunteers must complete a 30-hour training period before taking on cases.
    Training will begin this month.
    The training curriculum will include volunteer panels, guest speakers and some homework.
    Some of the classes are also available online.  Call 502-875-0702 or email s.ritchey@fewpb.net to start the application process.

  • Community calendar: 1-4-12

    Education
    Jan. 4-6: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Jan.  4: English as a second language, community education building, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Jan. 5: English as a second language, 9-10:30 a.m.
    Jan. 5: Family Literacy and Next Step Program, Anderson Community Education building, 5:30-8 p.m.

    Public meetings

  • Engagement: Hart-Baker

    Al and Wendy Hart of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their son Justin Tyler Hart to Amanda Lee Baker of Berea, daughter of Cindy Baker and the late Marshall Baker of Holland, Ohio.
    Grandparents of the groom are Gladys Satterly and the late Lillard “Bo” Satterly of Lawrenceburg and the late Russell and Helen Hart of Cleveland, Ohio.
    Grandparents of the bride are the late Estill and Walter Baker of Williamsburg and the late Thelma and Carl Garber of Whitehouse, Ohio.

  • Engagement: Toll-Kratzer

    Charles and Cindy Toll of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter Susan Ashley Toll to Kyle Beckham Kratzer, son of Carl and Sheila Kratzer of Frankfort.
    The bride is a graduate of Anderson County High School and Kentucky State University School of Nursing. She is currently employed by the Franklin County Health Department as a registered nurse.

  • Way We Were: Janie Brown turns 100... at least

    15 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 1, 1997
    Every dog may have his day, but if he wants Ike Smith’s respect he better have some good nights, according to a story by Dwain Harris.
    That’s when the action is for coon hunters, and coon hunters are only as good as their dogs.
    Sky High Nitro, Smith’s 2 1/2-year-old registered Treeing Walker coon hound, had sniffed and barked his way onto Ike’s short list.

  • Training day at high school
  • District court docket: 1-4-12

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Nov. 17, 2011. George Guynup Jr., motion to revoke probation, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument – motion sustained, 170 days to serve, bench warrant.
    Geroge A. Guynup Jr., motion to revoke probation, receiving stolen property (less than $500) – motion sustained, 23 days to serve, bench warrant.
    Donnie Dewayne Hardin, hearing, illegal take/pursue/molest any deer/wild turkey/elk – bond applied to fines and costs.

  • Woman recovers after stabbing herself while fleeing police

    A Frankfort woman who stabbed her self repeatedly in the neck during a high-speed police chase through Anderson and two other counties has been released from the hospital.
    Rebecca Manley, 31, had stabbed herself six times in the neck with a knife before being taken into custody by Kentucky State Police last Tuesday, but her injuries were not that serious, said Hunter Martin, the trooper who initiated the traffic stop that led to the pursuit.

  • Community ed offers fitness classes

    The following fitness classes will be offered in the coming weeks, Anderson Community Education announced.
    Pre-registration is required by calling 839-3754 or by email at jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Aerobics, Tae Bo
    When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 9 to Feb. 16, 6 to 7 p.m.
    Where: Saffell Street Elementary cafeteria with certified instructor, Doris Thompson.
    Cost: $29

  • Teams sought, prizes offered for Lawrenceburg’s ‘Biggest Loser’

    Those interested in participating in Lawrenceburg’s version of the popular television show, “Biggest Loser,” will meet 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at Sovereign Grace Church, located in the West Park Shopping Plaza near Tractor Supply.
    Teams consisting of four members will be formed for the 12-week competition. Those unable to construct a four-person team will be paired with teams that need additional members.