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Today's News

  • District Court Docket, 6-8-2011

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 21.
    Andrew T. Moreno, review, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- amount due determined.
    Kenason R. Murray, bond forfeiture hearing, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- pleaded not guilty, disposition April 18.
    Timothy A. Newton, disposition, license to be in possession -- dismissed.
    Heather R. Noe, disposition, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- failed to appear.

  • Homecoming set for Mount Hebron Church, cemetery

    Homecoming and a potluck lunch are scheduled for June 11-12 to benefit Mount Hebron Cemetery, organizers announced in a news release.
    The lunch is scheduled for June 12, and will raise funds to help preserve what cemetery officials said is one of the oldest active cemeteries in the state.
    “If have not visited the cemetery recently, you are encouraged to do so at this time, and see for yourself the efforts being made to reclaim this hallowed site from the effects of time,” said Luther Davenport, secretary of the cemetery board.

  • Budding artists
  • Huggin’ cousins
  • Four Roses’ limited edition earns praise

    Four Roses’ 2010 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon was ranked No. 3 on Paul Pacult’s list of the 140 Top Five-Star Spirits in the World for 2011, the distillery announced.
    F. Paul Pacult, renowned liquor industry critic and publisher of The Spirit Journal, “The Quarterly Independent Guide to Distilled Spirits, Beers and Wines,” named Four Roses’ 2010 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon a five-star recommendation, the highest possible, last September.

  • Frankfort Regional wins quality award

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center was recently awarded Kentucky Hospital Association’s (KHA) Quality Award at the KHA annual conference in Louisville, the hospital announced.
    Recognized in the 100-to-250-bed size category, Frankfort Regional received the award for excellence in innovation in quality, safety and commitment in patient care. All acute hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and programs and post-acute hospitals and programs in Kentucky were eligible for the award, according to a news release.

  • Rep. Chandler helps craft bill to tax bourbon fairly

    Kentucky Congressmen Geoff Davis (R) and Ben Chandler (D) introduced last week H.R. 1986, the Aged Distilled Spirits Competitiveness Act of 2011 to amend the tax code to end the inequitable tax treatment of aged distilled spirits such as bourbon, according to a news release from Chandler’s office, who represents Anderson County as part of his congressional district.
    Inequality in the current rules forces distillers of aged spirits to carry additional inventory costs over the long periods of time required to create these products.

  • Students named to BCTC dean’s list

    The following Anderson County students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, the school announced.
    To be eligible, students must have a 3.5 grand point average.
    Rebekah D. Akers
    Ashton Michelle Bain
    Melissa A. Ballard
    Stephen R. Benningfield,
    Dawn M. Birkicht
    Connie Blackwell
    Laura M. Blankenship
    Micheal Cameron Boggs
    Michael D. Boller
    Rheann Burrus
    Charles Lee Burton
    Jeanette R. Buser
    Audrey T. Byers

  • Four selected outstanding grads

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College students Matthew W. Savoie, Steven Paul Coates, Heather Sparks Hacker and Charles L. Burton, all of Lawrenceburg, were selected 2011 Outstanding Program Graduates of their degree programs, according to a news release.
    Faculty members select one student from each of the BCTC programs as an Outstanding Program Graduate. The distinction recognizes students who have exhibited strong leadership, exceeded criteria and expectations in their degree program, and demonstrated academic excellence.

  • GED students receive degrees

    GED graduates received their degrees on June 6 at the 19th annual GED graduation ceremony in the Anderson County Middle School.
    About 15 graduates walked across the stage, some choosing to say a few words about the influence of their family, friends and instructors in receiving their degree.
    “I stand before you today, a graduated man,” said Phillip Addison, who received national adult education honors.