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Today's News

  • Church briefs: 6-12-13

    Mount Eden Christian
    welcomes new pastor
    The Mount Eden Christian Church family welcomes Larry Clarke as its senior minister. Clarke’s first Sunday was April 28. He resides in Lawrenceburg with his wife, Renita, and their daughter, Elizabeth. Their oldest daughter, Sarah, is married and lives in Frankfort.
    Clarke brings years of secular experience as well as ministry experience to the pulpit, according to a press release.

  • God knows more about you than ‘Big Brother’ ever will

    The suspicions of conspiracy theorists seem to have been confirmed in recent weeks with the revelation that the IRS has been targeting specific groups and individuals for stricter scrutiny, such as members of the tea party movement, religious groups and other so-called conservative entities; it seems that even some families who have adopted were placed under their microscope.
    To add fuel to the fire, it now seems that the NSA has been collecting surveillance data from United States citizens through the monitoring of phone calls and e-mails.

  • Engagement: Smith-Sims

    Mr. and Mrs. Brad and Susan Smith of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jenna Nichole Smith, to William Spencer Sims, son of Mr. and Mrs. Doug and Sherry Sims of Willisburg.
    The bride is a 2006 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications and marketing. Upon graduation she returned to her family’s business and is employed as an event coordinator at Eagle Lake Convention Center in Lawrenceburg.

  • Engagement: Scott-Sparrow

    Pamela Scott and the late Mr. Edwin Scott of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Rene Scott, to Joseph Alexander Sparrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sparrow of Owenton.
    The bride graduated from Western Kentucky University with a master’s degree in social work and a bachelor of science degree. She is employed by the University of Kentucky as a social worker for the KY Transitions/Money Follows the Person program.

  • Engagement: Mitchell-Tucker

    Brian Mitchell and Lana Honaker of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shae Emerson Mitchell, to Nicholas Wainwright Tucker, son of Amy R. Tucker and the late Charles E. Tucker, Jr., of Lawrenceburg.
    The bride is the granddaughter of William and Gloria Prater. The groom is the grandson of Marvin “Pee Wee” and Pat Robinson and the late Charles E. “Toad” Tucker and the late Mary Katherine Ford Tucker.

  • Community calendar: 6-12-13

    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.

    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes in June.

  • Way We Were: Hahn hurt when attacked by mother of twins

    50 YEARS AGO
    June 13, 1963
    The Kentucky Turnpike Authority approved construction of the state’s fourth toll road, the Central Kentucky Parkway. It would link Interstate 65 and the Western Kentucky Turnpike near Elizabethtown to the Lexington-Frankfort area. The highway would go through Anderson County about 4.6 miles south of Lawrenceburg with the route going generally parallel to U.S. Highway 62 between the two cities. Construction of the new facility could start as early as the next spring with completion in late 1965 at an estimated cost of $53,500,000.

  • Relay for Life calendar: 6-12-13

    Anderson County Relay for Life announces the following events for May and June. To publicize your team Relay events, contact Griffin Gillis at griffingillis.relayforlife@gmail.com or call 502-517-1986.

    Truck Tug of War
    to benefit Relay for Life
    Kentucky Truck Tuggers will hold the 2nd Annual Tug for Relay for Life on June 14 at 7 p.m. at Eagle Lake Convention Center. There is a $25 hook fee for participants and admission is $8 (kids under 5 free). For more information, contact Melanie Wiley at 502-219-0806 or Eddie Wiley at 502-803-5975.

  • Community of Promise marks 10-year anniversary

    The Anderson County Community of Promise met June 4 at the Board of Education training room to celebrate its 10-year anniversary of participating in the Community of Promise Initiative under the America’s Promise for Youth Alliance, according to a press release.
    The program began in May 2003 and has continued to grow over the last 10 years, the press release said.

  • Teachers voice opinions about working conditions in state survey

    Anderson County teachers love where they work, according to a statewide survey that asks staff to comment anonymously on their district’s teaching conditions.
    The Kentucky Department of Education released survey results of the New Teacher Center’s Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky survey last Wednesday.
    About 90.57 percent of Anderson County teachers — 240 out of 265 educators —completed the spring 2013 survey compared to the state’s 86.86 percent, according to the TELL survey website.