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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Now we must buy our own ham sandwich

    Debate its merits all you like, you left- and right-fielders, but all you need to know about the local effects of the federal government’s stimulus handouts can be reduced to a ham sandwich.

    Well, a ham sandwich and chocolate shake, actually.

    Here’s an allegorical tale of a man who became too used to a good thing, and how he dropped dead the moment that good thing was taken away.

  • Barnett-Dennis engagement

    Vickie Barnett and Ezra Dennis announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Betty Barnett and the late Aaron Barnett.

    She is employed by Walmart of Frankfort

    The groom-to-be is a son of Paul and Goldie Dennis and a grandson of Ida Murphy. He is the father of Justin and Kayla.

    He is employed by Hitachi Automotive of Harrodsburg.

    A wedding is planned for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3 at the home of the bride’s brother, Kenny Barnett, at 2525 Bardstown Road in Lawrenceburg.

  • Akins-Smith engagement

    Sherry Lyne Akins of Nicholasville and Jason Adrian Smith of Lawrenceburg announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of the late Claude and Henrietta Akins. She is a granddaughter of the late Ernest and Maggie Sewell and the late Claude and Hattie Akins.

    She is a 1992 graduate of Anderson County High School.

    The groom-to-be is a son of Ruby Smith and the late Ike Smith. He is a grandson of William and Mabel Murphy and the late Estill and Denvie Smith.

  • COLUMN: Mother Nature’s signs mixed about winter

    Wow, one good thing about all this dry weather is that the early morning skies are beautiful. The moon and stars make it an incredible way to start the day, even if the birds aren’t up yet. Soon the fall colors will start their show.

    I like to use the old Almanac ways to forecast the coming winter. There are numerous signs from Mother Nature if you know where to look. The skins and hides of all living things give us clues.

  • COLUMN: Cub scouts invade Community Park

    The weekend of Aug. 27-29, the Lawrenceburg Pack 38 Scouts held their annual campout at the Anderson County Community Park.

    The Lion’s Pavilion became the center with families putting up their tents around and down the street toward the baseball field. Everyone was looking forward to an active and fun weekend and no one was disappointed.

  • Community calendar - 9.15 to 9.22

    Wednesday, Sept. 15

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during District Court proceedings August 2.

    Darryl Wayne Wynne, review, operating motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .299), operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – contempt of court $50, Oct. 14.

    William P. Xavier, III, disposition hearing, operating motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .178) – pretrial conference Jan. 3, jury trial Jan. 17.

    Justin J. Yamaguchi, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – dismissed.

  • COLUMN: Childlike faith - and thoughts

     Children are wonderful. First of all, they’re so cute you can hardly stand it, and secondly, they have such a fresh view of the world.

    They haven’t had a chance to become as jaded as the rest of us.

    Take for instance my cousin, who can’t be 10 yet.

    Her family just went through an extremely traumatic experience — their house burned down and they lost everything, literally everything.

    Thank goodness no one was hurt because losing everything you own seems traumatic enough.

  • Weston Wayne Stovall birth

    Kayla Searcy Stovall and Clay Vaughn Stovall of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Weston Wayne Stovall, on Aug. 17, 2010 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Robert and Teresa Searcy. His maternal great-grandparents are Bobby and Clova Kincer and Susan and the late James Cleveland Searcy Jr.

    His paternal grandparents are Brenda and the late Lewis Stovall. 

  • Bearcats staying on the message

    HARRODSBURG – Long before Anderson County ran that first wind sprint or hit that first blocking sled in the pre-season, the message was always the same: Don’t just get to the state playoffs. Do some damage once you get there.

    Those days are still seven weeks away, but Bearcat football coach Mark Peach has not gotten off the central point of his season-long sermon. And Friday’s 42-13 romp at Mercer County was no exception.