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Today's News

  • Library Calendar for April 29, 2015

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in April and May, the library announced.

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesday

    Time: noon to 1 p.m.

     

    Writer’s Group

    When: Wednesday, April 29

    Time:  6 p.m.

     

    Basic Candle Making

    When: Thursday, April 30

    Time:  6 p.m.

     

    DIY Spa Day

    When: Tuesday, May 5

    Time: 10 a.m.

  • Senior Calendar for April 29, 2015

    The Anderson County Senior Center is located at 160 Township Square.

    Wednesday, April 29

    10:30 a.m. Bluegrass hearing info

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:15 p.m. Rook and games

    12:30 p.m. Library craft

    Thursday, April 30

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast Club

    9 a.m. Chair Yoga and exercise

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shopping and errands. Kroger shopping day.

    Friday, May 1

    10:30 a.m. Taking control of your diabetes

    10;30 a.m. Balloon volleyball

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

  • Woman jailed for punching officer in mouth

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A woman is behind bars after being charged with punching a Lawrenceburg police officer in the mouth early Tuesday morning on Poplar Drive, according to police reports.

    Katherine D. Yarborough, 31, 207 Hawthorne St., Frankfort, faces a host of charges that include second offense DUI, third-degree assault of a police officer, second-offense alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, prescription not in proper container and resisting arrest.

  • Get out!

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    Sheriff Troy Young says he’s had about all he can stand of so-called “gypsies” showing up here from the Carolinas each spring and scamming unsuspecting residents.

    “I’ve been dealing with these people for 23 years,” said Young. “Every year it’s fence painting, barn painting or a blacktopping scam.

    “I pretty much have come to expect they’re going to show up, just like the dandelions. Sometimes you just gotta go out and spray.”

  • Councilman escapes serious injury when garage bursts into flames

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    It could have been worse. Much worse.

    City councilman Bobby Durr narrowly escaped serious injury when his garage at 1031 Indian Trail caught fire Saturday afternoon while he was working to repair his lawnmower.

    “I was very blessed to get out,” Durr said following the fire that singed his hands, eyebrows and hair. “I could have been very easily laying in the funeral home.”

    Contacted Monday by phone, Durr said he was OK and thankful that he wasn’t seriously injured.

  • A humbling surprise

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    He processes hundreds of deer each year, but none give Denny Markwell as much pleasure as those he cuts and wraps for children who participate in the annual youth hunts organized by officers with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.

    Markwell, owner of Markwell’s Deer Processing on Bruner Road, doesn’t charge a fee for processing those deer but was rewarded for his efforts recently by being selected the 6th District Sportsman of the Year.

  • National Day of Prayer is May 7

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    This year’s National Day of Prayer is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at the Anderson County Courthouse, according to a news release.

    The annual event is open to “all followers of Christ,” said Minister Terry Cooper of Ninevah Chistian Church.

  • Church news briefs, April 29, 2015

    Churches to celebrate National Prayer Day Eve

    Six area congregations are planning a joint 7 p.m. worship service to mark the eve of the National Day of Prayer, according to a news release.

    Participating churches are Alton Baptist, Evergreen Baptist, Lawrenceburg Trinity Church, New Life Christian Fellowship, Open Bible and Second Christian.

    The service will be held Wednesday, May 6 at Alton Baptist Church. Alton is located on US 127 North between Lawrenceburg and Frankfort.

  • THE WAY WE WERE: COACH HURT WHEN CEILING FALLS DURING MEETING

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 29, 1965

    Three win superior

    Three of eight Anderson County students who participated in the state Speech Festival held at the University of Kentucky received superior ratings.

    Mary Jane York, Anderson High, received a superior in Oratory; Lanie Wright and Jeff Hodson, students at Saffell Elementary School, received superior ratings in poetry and prose divisions respectively.

  • City firefighters save woman’s home from fire

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    This time, the trailer survived.

    A fire damaged but didn’t destroy a woman’s house trailer on Versailles Road, thanks to quick action by the Lawrenceburg Fire Department and some remodeling of the structure.

    The fire broke out around 8 a.m. Monday at 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 43, in a home owned by Jacqueline Lendrum, who was home when it broke out but escaped without injury, according to Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Bobby Hume.