Today's News

  • District court docket: 7-18-12

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on June 11, 2012.
    Aaron Caudill, show cause, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – bench warrant.
    David R. Cooley, diversion completion, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – dismissed.
    Laura A. Shoemaker, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia – show cause.

  • Church briefs: 7-18-12

    Alton Christian announces
    upcoming events
    Alton Christian Church is collecting items for the Galilean Children's Home, according to a news release.
    Church members will also be taking a trip to the Galilean Home on July 23.
    The church’s youth group is studying the Book of Mark.

    Church of Christ holds
    vacation Bible school
    Lawrenceburg Church of Christ will host its vacation Bible school July 22-25 from 7-9 p.m.
    “Bible Roundup” will be the theme of the week.

  • Alton Baptist welcomes new minister

    Chance McConnell has accepted the position of director of ministries and education at Alton Baptist Church, and will coordinate the church’s programs in outreach, discipleship and missions.
    A native of Princeton, McConnell is a recent graduate of Campbellsville University with a degree in pastoral ministries, and will be enrolling in Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the fall.

  • Birth: Turner

    Danielle Sparks and Derek Turner of Frankfort announce the birth of their daughter, Avari Nicole Turner, born April 26, 2012, at 5:49 p.m. at St. Joseph East Women’s Hospital.
    She weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 17 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Tim and Melinda Sparks of Lawrenceburg. Maternal great-grandparents are Wendall and Virginia Lawson of Versailles.
    Paternal grandparents are the late Sterling Turner and Carla Turner of Frankfort. Paternal grandparents are the late Bobby Turner and Dorothy “Tom” Turner.

  • Wedding: Barrett-Adkins

    Heather Barrett Adkins and Gregory Chadwick Adkins were married June 30, 2012 at the Carter House in Frankfort.
    The Rev. Jim Wheeler officiated.
    The bride’s parents are Bill and Lisa Barrett of Lawrenceburg. The bride’s grandparents are Shirley Hensley and the late Aubrey Hensley.
    The groom’s parents are Kenneth and Debbie Adkins of Lawrenceburg.

  • Anniversary: Carlton

    Curt and Carole Carlton of Lawrenceburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 14, and will be honored at a reception July 21 from 4-6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Lawrenceburg.
    The couple has one son, Glendon Carlton and wife Gina Madden Carlton of Lexington.
    They have three grandchildren, Madelyn, 16, Olivia, 12, and Sophia Carlton, 12.
    Curt Carlton recently retired from the Anderson County Road Department in February 2012. Carole Carlton has been with Farmer’s Bank in Lawrenceburg for the past 27 years.

  • Historical society to meet

    The Anderson County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on July 26 in the Anderson Public Library.
    This month’s speaker is Thomas B. Ripy and he will discuss the life and times of John Marshall Harlan, Kentuckian and U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
    The meeting is free and open to the public.

  • Homemakers sponsor fair at Extension

    Anderson County Extension Homemakers sponsor the Home, Craft and Garden Fair on July 23 and 24.  Any Kentucky resident can enter items in the fair.
    Enter items on Monday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Exhibits will be open for viewing from 3–6 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday.
    There will be prize money for blue ribbons and best of show. There is no charge to enter or view exhibits.
    Enter art, antiques, crafts, flowers, preserved food, foods, produce, needlework, photography, quilts and sewing.  

  • Engagement: Hays-Wright

    Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Hays of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Jill Hays of Lawrenceburg, to Christopher Thomas Wright of Versailles, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wright of Versailles.
    The bride is a graduate of Anderson County High School and Kentucky State University. She is currently employed as an investigator with the Northern Bluegrass Service Region special investigation team for the Department for Community Based Services.

  • Way We Were: Improvements evident at Rutherford

    This report from Andrew Bird, Superintendent of Schools, ran in the May 24, 1962 issue of The Anderson News about the Rutherford School.
    Rutherford is about 15 miles from Lawrenceburg and serves the southern part of the county. It is the center formed by consolidating in 1949-50 Young, Champion, Searcy, Goodlett, Kays, Royalty, part of Hickory Grove and Rutherford, all one-room schools ranging in enrollment from 11 to 23.
    The present enrollment is 139 and five teachers, four them with college degrees, and a teacher there.