Today's News

  • Wedding: Chaney-Foster

    Carmen Kathleen Chaney of Lawrenceburg and Alvin Wayne Foster of Richmond were married on June 15, 2012, in Gatlinburg, Tenn., at Gatlinburg Chapel Ministries.
    Parents of the bride are the late Joyce Ann Franklin and the late Omer Madison Chaney. Parents of the groom are Alvin and Virginia Foster of Richmond.
    The bride is a 1983 graduate of Lafayette Senior High School in Lexington.
    The groom is a 1981 graduate of Madison Central High School.
    The bride and groom are both employed as glass workers at NSG Pilkington in Versailles.

  • Engagement: Shartzer-Hill

    Scottie and Pam Franklin announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Nicole Shartzer of Lawrenceburg to Justin Dailey Hill of Lawrenceburg, son of Everett and Dorothy Hill.
    The bride is a 2011 Anderson County High School graduate and currently attends Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
    She is currently employed as a server at Huddle House.
    The groom is a 2010 Anderson County High School graduate.
    He is currently employed as a line operator at Katayama American in Shelbyville.

  • Education briefs: 6-27-12

    Student graduates
    with nursing degree
    Jill Jackson of Lawrenceburg, daughter of Jimmy Joe and Tamara Jackson, graduated with an associate’s degree in nursing from St. Catherine College.
    She is currently employed with the University of Kentucky medical center.

    Walker passes pharmacy board
    Audra Walker, a graduate of Anderson County High School and the Harrodsburg Area Technology Center Nursing 1 program, recently passed the pharmacy technician certification board exam.

  • Anderson County residents participate in national ‘Music for All’ organization

    Anderson natives Valerie Lines and Chris Taylor will participate in Music for All, one of the nation’s most influential music education organizations.
    According to a press release, Lines is an instrumental music high school student, and Taylor is a high school director and both will perform with others at the symposium June 25-30 at Ball State University.

  • Way We Were: Preacher Boy Contest Won by Grace

     50 YEARS AGO
    June 14, 1962
    Betty McMichael, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John G. McMichael, was elected reporter for the State Homemakers of America.
    The Lexington district nominated her.

    June 21, 1962
    Julian B. Cole was named chairman of the Lawrenceburg Christian Church board.

    First class badges were given to 21 Girl Scouts at a Camp Fire program held at the Fairgrounds.

  • District court docket: 6-27-12

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on May 31, 2012.
    Beulah Jean Smith, hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – 21 days to serve (credit time served).
    Marian E. Grant, arraignment, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (heroin), two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, buy/possess drug paraphernalia – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing June 7.

  • Anderson County sheriff recounts Opryland explosion

    Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young was among hundreds of other sheriffs forced to evacuate the Gaylord Opryland Resort Convention Center last Wednesday night following a large gas line explosion.
    Young, who was in Nashville for the 2012 National Sheriff’s Association convention, said he and his wife, Benita, were not in the convention center at the time of the blast, but were right near where it occurred just a few hours earlier.

  • Unique store offers little of everything

    Chris Sayre thinks she has found something of a niche in the Lawrenceburg marketplace, and five weeks ago decided to capitalize on it.
    Sayre opened The Variety Store, a retail shop filled with an array of items not easily found — if found at all — in this area.
    The former owner of a retail and gift shop in Versailles, the lifelong Anderson County resident said she got her inspiration for The Variety Store while surfing the internet.

  • Frozen yogurt stand scheduled to open this Thursday

    Family is a big part of Luci Lou’s Frozen Yogurt.
    Jessica and Steven Seeberger, who named their Lawrenceburg and Frankfort yogurt shops after their daughters Luci and Abbi Lou, want their new business to offer customers a healthy treat, as well as a family-friendly environment.
    “We love frozen yogurt, as everyone does,” said Jessica, who said she and her husband started serious planning to open Luci Lou’s about six months ago.
     “It’s been an idea for a lot longer than that,” she said.

  • Woman’s Club donates to Backpack Buddies

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club raised $1,057 for Backpack Buddies at a silent auction held during its annual spring luncheon and style show in April, the club announced in a news release.
    Backpack Buddies provides easy-to-fix weekend meals and delivers them to Anderson County schools.
    Needy children pick up a backpack each Friday and bring back the empty backpack on Monday.