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Today's News

  • Community briefs: 8-29-12

    Fundraiser held for animal rescue group
    The third annual “Whiskers, Wags and Wine,” a fundraiser for Holly’s Place, a Lawrenceburg non-profit animal rescue group, will be held Sept. 7 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Wildside Winery in Versailles.
    The event will feature non-alcholic beverages, wine, hor d’ oeuvres, a silent auction, live music by Puncheon Creek and guest speakers including award-winning Kentucky author Bobbie Ann Mason.

  • Brandt wins second place in speech contest

    Cynthia Brandt of Lawrenceburg placed second in the Capital City Toastmasters  
    Club Humorous Speech Contest in Frankfort on Aug. 13.
    Brandt will advance to the Area 43 Humorous Speech Contest on Sept. 15 at the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort. Area 43 consists of four clubs in Frankfort, Lexington and Georgetown.
    Toastmasters is an international organization of 280,000 members in 116 countries devoted to developing public speaking and leadership skills.
     

  • Engagement: Jamison-Cook

    Rusty and Rita Cummins of Lawrenceburg would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Katherine Marie Jamison to Jonathan Levi Cook, son of Elaine Cook and the late Stanley Cook of Hamilton, Ala.
    The bride is a 2006 Anderson County High School graduate and a 2010 graduate of Georgetown College. She is currently employed at Kentucky Farm Bureau.
    The groom is a 2003 Henderson County High School graduate and a 2007 graduate of the University of Cumberlands. He is currently employed at Radio Shack.

  • Christian Academy celebrates the first day of school
  • New Liberty Christian Church dedicates building annex
  • Way We Were: Alton Ruritan field dedicated

    50 YEARS AGO
    Aug. 30, 1962
    H.G. McRay and Billy Bob Smith exhibited prized Jersey and Holstein cattle in the Larue County Fair at Hodgenville.
    McRay won first on his Jersey junior calf, second on senior calf, junior yearling and senior yearling and the junior championship.
    Smith won first on his junior Holstein calf and his senior yearling, third on this senior calf and junior championship.

    The Wonderful World of The Brothers Grimm was on at the new Rialto Cinema Theater in Louisville.

  • District court docket: 8-29-12

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 26, 2012.
    Jason E. Sallee, preliminary hearing, flagrant non support ñ continued to Oct 4.
    Tina M. Sallee, arraignment, second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension, failure to notify department of transportation of address change ñ pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Aug. 15, disposition Sept. 6.
    Destry Sharp, hearing, harassment (physical contact, no injury) ñ show cause Sept. 6.

  • Magistrates OK spraying for brush

    Beating back brush on county highways might cost less if a trial run at spraying problem areas proves effective.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously last Tuesday night to hire a company to spray trees along 50 miles of county roads in an effort to reduce costs.
    Magistrates approved spending $5,000 with a company called Natur Chem to reduce the amount of labor required to keep branches from hanging over county roads.

  • Work continues on new county park football field

    A new football field in the county park is getting closer to reality.
    During the past week, county highway employees and others continued to haul in dirt while others installed drainage lines in an all-out effort to have the field ready to be seeded my the middle of September.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway briefed the Anderson County Fiscal Court on the project last Tuesday night, asking for and receiving permission to hire outside haulers to bring in dirt to complete the field.

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