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Today's News

  • Student hopes to erect memorial to 9/11 victims

    Blake Roach was 5 years old when the World Trade Towers fell in 2001.
    His parents were packing boxes and moving out of his old house when Roach said he saw television images of the twin towers collapsing.
    As the Ground Zero memorial undergoes construction in New York City, Roach’s vision of a permanent Sept. 11 memorial in Anderson County is slowly, but surely taking shape.

  • Man apparently shot self to avoid handing over rent

    The Saffell Street man who claimed he was shot and robbed during a home invasion last week made up the story, according to the Kentucky State Police.
    Zachary Penwell, 30, was indeed shot in the leg, but police say he shot himself and claimed he was robbed of approximately $2,000.
    At least a portion of that money, several sources have confirmed, was money he had collected in rent and was supposed to have turned over to a landlord who was due to pick up it up that day.

  • Two legs good, four legs better

    With two extra legs, one four-legged baby chick might be twice as fast.
    Melinda Campbell of Lawrenceburg isn’t sure. In all of the 23 years she’s raised chickens at her property on Fox Creek Goshen Road, she’s never seen anything quite like it.
    “He’s a bugger to catch, like you can’t even stop him,” she said, the chick chirping in her cupped hands.

  • Wreck near bridge kills girl, 9

    A 9-year-old Versailles girl was killed and three others injured in a one-car accident Monday morning on the Woodford County side of the Tyrone Bridge.

    Hailey White was pronounced dead at the scene after the car in which she was riding went off the road and slammed into a set of trees, according to Lt. Daniel Clark of the Versailles Police Department.

  • Spencer County Fair begins Friday

    The Spencer County Fair will be held July 15 starting at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Fairgrounds in Taylorsville.
    Admission is $10, with children six and under free.
    A horse pull and cornhole will be held July 15, with horse pull, antique tractor pull and more held July 16. No rides will be offered that weekend.

  • Vacation Bible school set at Claylick Methodist

    Claylick United Methodist Church will host vacation Bible school Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23.
    The theme this year is “Shake It Up Cafe.” Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. All children are welcome.
    For more information or transportation call 859-865-2963. The church is located on Claylick Road in Salvisa.
    Pastor is Anthony Cleary.
     

  • Prayer lessons from a mud dauber

    The other day I walked into my house and found an intruder.
    He looked mean, too.
    My husband calls creatures like him mud daubers. They’re a type of wasp, with stingers poised to pierce delicate skin such as mine.
    The intruder didn’t seem fazed that he was somewhere he didn’t belong and just buzzed around, probably plotting an attack on my bare arms.

  • Hanks family reunion held in county park July 4

    Descendants of D. F. and Nannie Hanks held their annual reunion July 4 at Anderson County park.
    Their children were Nevins, Valeria, Robert, Virginia, Clyde, Franklin, Magdelene and Norris.

  • ACHS class of 2001 hosts reunion in Lexington

    Anderson County High School Class of 2001 will host its 10th reunion July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington.
    Cost to attend is $30 per person. Dinner is included in the cost and a cash bar will be available. RSVP to Jennifer Hilterbran Jackson, 1209 Nevins Station Road, Lawrenceburg.
    Out of town guests may contact the Ramada Inn at 2143 North Broadway in Lexington for accommodations.
    Casual dress is encouraged.
    The Thoroughbred Center is located at 3380 Paris Pike in Lexington.
     

  • Birth: Benjamin Liam Hahnes

    Brad and Laura Hahnes of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Liam Hahnes, on June 28, 2011 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
    He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    Big brothers Matthew, 15, and Samuel, 10, welcomed Benjamin home.
    His maternal grandparents are Marie Kennedy and W. Valen McDaniel of Bradenton, Fla.
    His paternal grandparents are the late Wendy Lewis and Donald Hahnes of Hackettstown, N.J. His maternal great-grandparent is Irene Colonna of Clifton, N.J.