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Today's News

  • Community calendar: 5-22-13

    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 May and June.

  • Free GED test to be offered at Learning Center

    The GED test will be offered for free in Kentucky starting May 15 through July 31, according to a press release.
    Starting Jan. 1, 2014, the cost of the GED test is expected to double from $60 to $120, according to Adult Education and Literacy Director Jerry Shaw. Anyone who has started the GED process needs to finish by Dec. 31, 2013, or students will lose all their previous test scores.
    The new computer-based test, set to be instituted in January 2014, will include higher degrees of math and more short essays, according to Shaw.

  • Education briefs: 5-22-13

    Student named to National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    Braden Peyton of Lawrenceburg has accepted a membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), according to a news release.
    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers.
    NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service experiences, access to discounts and savings as well as nearly half a million dollars in scholarship annually, according to a press release from NSCS.
     

  • Saffell Street May Students of the Month
  • Veterans gather for All Veterans Reunion
  • WKU student receives scholarship to study Chinese

    Western Kentucky University student Jessica Brumley of Lawrenceburg was recently awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Chinese in China during the summer of 2013, according to a press release.
    Brumley is one of approximately 610 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s CLS Program in 2013.

  • Auxiliary donates to lacrosse teams

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 recently donated $500 to the Anderson County Lacrosse Association.
    The check was presented at the playing field to lacrosse high school coach Jeff Koonce, senior Hunter Phillips, coach Chris Harrod, middle School coach Mike Fink, seventh grader Liam Dulaney, coach Paula Pulliam and coach Don Casciola. Auxiliary members presenting the check were Betty Butler, Nettie Halvorson and Shirley Thornberry.

  • Volunteers needed for SHIP program

    Legal Aid of the Bluegrass’s SHIP Program, a non-profit organization, has been giving a helping hand to Medicare beneficiaries for many years.
    “The focus of the SHIP Program is to educate and assist Medicare beneficiaries and the elderly in making informed decisions regarding benefits based on their circumstances and needs,” according to a news release.

  • Way We Were: Sea's flying brass real sinker for Sparrow

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 23, 1963
    Mary Whitney Sparrow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Sparrow, fell from a car her mother was driving at the Broadway and South Main Intersection and sustained a severe abrasion of the face. She was recovering satisfactorily.

    Clarence Sparrow sustained a minor injury to his right leg while watching Stewart Sea make a lead fishing sinker.

  • SUV wrecks after nearly hitting jail van