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Today's News

  • Anderson Retired Teachers to meet Monday

    The Anderson County Retired Teachers will meet Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at First Christian Church.
    The group asks members to bring a non-perishable item for Open Hands food pantry, and a hors d’ oeuvre to share.
     

  • Nominations open for military Freedom Award

    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
    The Freedom Award is the nation’s highest award for civilian employers that support their employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve. Nominations may be submitted by guardsmen, reservists or family members acting on their behalf at www.FreedomAward.mil through Jan. 21, 2013.

  • Pearl Harbor veterans invited to luncheon

    A buffet luncheon will be held for Pearl Harbor survivors, veterans and public Dec. 7 at noon at the Oleika Shrine Temple, located at 326 Southland Drive in Lexington.
    The lunch is $10 per person.
    The speaker will be Thomas R. Emerson, historian and retired Kentucky assistant attorney general.
    For reservations, call Don Dixon at 859-277-5008 or Doyle Rambo at 859-536-6925.
     

  • Engagement: Metcalf-Smith

    Rebecca Fryman and Troy Metcalf announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Dawn Metcalf, to Jacob Smith, son of Lori McKinney and Glenn Smith.
    The ceremony will be held Dec. 22, 2012, at Alton Christian Church at 4 p.m., with a reception to follow at Eagle Lake Convention Center.
    The couple will reside in Colorado where the groom is stationed in the military.
     

  • Community calendar: 11-28-12

    Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.  

  • Way We Were: Intruder consumed soda pop, sandwich

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 29, 1962
    Charles Whitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitt, fell at a skating party last week and suffered an injury to his right knee.

    Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Crouch Jr. were pictured on the front page checking on the tobacco that had been collected and stored at the Western Community barns in the 4-H tobacco drive in progress. There were 15 sticks donated so far in the Western area for the drive. Crouch was the chairman of the collection drive.

  • Emma B. Ward October Students of the Month
  • High school FFCLA Club to host Christmas camp

    Children ages 5-12 are invited to a Christmas day camp Dec. 15 hosted by the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club at Anderson County High School.
    Students will be participating in making various crafts and food items and will be assisted by FCCLA members and the Family and Consumer Sciences teachers at the high school. Information is as follows:
    The camp will be held in ACHS rooms 126 and 128 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with lunch served at 11:30 a.m.

  • GED changes to affect test fees, format


    Big changes are on the way for the GED test in Kentucky, according to a press release from the Anderson County Adult Education Center.   

  • Grandparents arrive via helicopter for Academy event

    Grandparents of Christian Academy fourth grader Phillip Maxfield arrived in style, via helicopter, for the Academy’s Grandparents celebration.
    “When your grandson invites you to his Grandparents Day celebration at the Christian Academy, most folks just use the traditional method of arriving. They drive in, find a nice parking spot and walk on in,” Christian Academy Administrator Steve Carmichael said in an e-mail press release.
    “Not fourth grader Phillip Maxfield’s grandparents.