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Today's News

  • Shingleton honored, receives letter from president

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 23, 1966

    Wanda Drury, 17, was the winner of the beauty contest sponsored by the Pioneer Optimist Club at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg. She is a daughter of Susie B. Drury and the late Charles Drury.

    Second place winner was Sue Reynolds, 18, Bondville, and third place honors went to Diana Mountjoy, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lin Morgan Mountjoy of Anderson County.

    Mrs. Phillip Roddy pulled a ligament in her right hip while water skiing on the Kentucky River Sunday.

  • Desponett honored by NRA
  • Woodford Theatre to hold auditions

    The Woodford Theatre will host auditions for young artists from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 30.

    Those wishing to audition must have 16 bars of a musical theatre selection ready and be prepared to dance.

    For those unable to attend auditions, a video submission will be accepted.

  • Fire cadet salvages old plaque
  • Cutting a rug

    Former governor and current state Senator Julian Carroll made an unexpected stop at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center last Wednesday for the potluck lunch. He spoke on a few issues, shook hands, posed for pictures and danced with a few ladies. Above: Carroll shows off his dancing moves with Estella Glover.

  • Kid gloves for robbery suspects?

    Column as I see ’em …

    Did you have a loved one who was not allowed to “walk” during the recent high school graduation ceremony due to unpaid student fees, athlete fees or some other technicality?

    If so, I strongly advise you to go read Cheryl’s gardening column because what you’re about to read here is really going to bake your biscuits.

  • Not too late to plant a fall garden

    Can you believe June is almost over? If only winter would go by so fast.

    On the bright side, those of you who’ve been too busy to get that garden planted still have time. There are a lot of vegetables that can be planted right up to fall. So, let’s start with what you can plant in June.

  • Know facts about cedar-apple rust

    Cedar-apple rust is the most common and economically important rust disease of apple in Kentucky. Symptoms of this disease are beginning to appear across the state. The pathogen overwinters as galls on cedar and juniper. Removal of these pathogen sources on cedar can later reduce disease incidence on apple. Once apple trees become infected limited management options are available.

    Cedar-apple rust facts

  • Friends of the Library to host book sale Saturday

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library will host their second book sale Saturday.

    The sale, which will take place on the back lawn of the Anderson Public Library, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The sale will feature a large selection of new books, as well as used books of all kinds.

    “We invite children taking part in the library’s summer reading program to come in for a free book,” Friends’ member Donna Herrick said. “Also, anyone who brings in this article from The Anderson News, will receive a free book.”

  • Fireworks display scheduled for July 4

    The annual fireworks display in Lawrenceburg is scheduled for dusk Monday, July 4 in the Anderson County Park.

    The day’s festivities will kick off at 5:30 with the annual Veterans Parade that will travel from American Legion Post 34 on Broadway to Main Street and Lawrenceburg Green.

    Participants are asked to begin lining up at 4:30 p.m. at the American Legion. The Legion’s Auxiliary will provide hot dogs, chips and other refreshments to participants.