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Today's News

  • Way We Were: Pipe cleaning takes money, literally

    50 YEARS AGO
    June 21, 1962
    John Louis Hume, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hume of Alton Station, graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
    He received a bachelor of arts degree in business administration with specialization in accounting and economics.
    He is married to the former Brenda Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reo Adams of Alton Station.

    Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new Woodford Hospital. The building program was initiated by a $400,000 gift from Mrs. Oakey Logan Alexander.

  • District court docket: 7-11-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 7, 2012.
    Angela D. Lay, motion for shock probation, first-degree criminal trespassing – motion granted, new probation agreement.
    Kenneth W. Miller, hearing, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, display/possession of cancelled/fictitious operator’s license, failure to notify department of transportation of address change – received $900 credit for time served, released.

  • Buzz about bees

    Barbara Gillette leans closely to the small plot of corn stalks in her backyard garden.    
    “Do you hear that?” she asks and pauses, the silence filling with the quiet hum of her honeybees harvesting corn pollen.
    Gillette, who set up her first honeybee hives on her Wildcat Road farm and her honey product line “Honey and Herbs on Wildcat” in 2007, says beekeeping is like gardening, or writing.
    It’s a kind of therapy.    

  • Stringtown honors its mothers through new album

    With a name like Tammy Wynette, you must be born to be a musician.   
    Lawrenceburg resident Tammy Wynette Stratton, member of the bluegrass group Stringtown, said she believes her mother, Inez Hahn, wanted her to be exactly that since birth.  
    Inez supported her daughter’s interest in music all her life. She bought her daughter drums, Tammy’s principal instrument, when she was 14.
    When Tammy’s mother was dying from cancer in 2009, Inez heard Stringtown for the last time.

  • Anderson grads Yeaste, Sprague report to Air Force Academy

    Matthew Sprague, a son of Jeff and Linda Sprague, and Tori Yeaste, a daughter of Ed and Ginger Yeaste — both recent graduates of Anderson County High School in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky — entered the United States Air Force to begin Basic Cadet Training, the Air Force announced last week.
    Sprague and Yeaste were appointed along with 1,033 applicants from across the United States to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Anderson grads Yeaste, Sprague report to Air Force Academy

    Matthew Sprague, a son of Jeff and Linda Sprague, and Tori Yeaste, a daughter of Ed and Ginger Yeaste — both recent graduates of Anderson County High School in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky — entered the United States Air Force to begin Basic Cadet Training, the Air Force announced last week.
    Sprague and Yeaste were appointed along with 1,033 applicants from across the United States to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Candle blamed Friday fire

    Residents were evacuated from a small fire at 1010 Paula Drive late Friday morning
    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said someone at the residence had lit a candle on the countertop next to flammable material in the bathroom.
    No one was injured in the fire, he said. Barnes said the bathroom was pretty burnt up from the smoke, but that residents should be able to continue living in their home.
    Anderson County fire, sheriff’s office, EMS and city fire and rescue responded to the scene.

  • Anderson County residents raise money to help find cure for diabetes

    Members of Anderson County’s Diabetes Step Out Team traveled on June 2 to Lexington to participate in the annual Step Out event sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.
    According to a press release, the team walked one and two miles to raise money and awareness for the need of a cure for diabetes.
    The team, called “Sweet Treats - Sugar Free” of Anderson County raised $791, according to a news release.
    The team was sponsored by Luci Lou’s Frozen Yogurt of Lawrenceburg.

  • Central Kentucky residents called to participate in study

    Residents throughout Central Kentucky have an opportunity to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), being conducted Aug. 7-11.
    Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.

  • Long drinks better than short for thirsty plants

    Caliente. Heiss. Chaud. Het.
    Those are just a few other words that mean hot in Spanish, German. French and Norwegian (I couldn’t resist).
    I just thought you’d like a few other terms to use while we’re sweating bullets in this heat. Even I think it’s hot, and that takes some doing.