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Today's News

  • Humanities Council to feature World War II history event Thursday

    The Anderson County Humanities Council, with local sponsorship by the Anderson County Historical Society, will be presenting a freee 'Kentucky in World War II' program on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Citizen Center, according to a release. 

    The program will provide community residents with an opportunity to spend some quality time with James Klotter, Kentucky historian and professor of history for Georgetown College.

  • Yearly jobless rates released for Anderson County

    Anderson County’s unemployment rate decreased slightly between December 2012 and December 2013, while 14 county rates increased and eight stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Anderson County recorded a jobless rate of 6.7 percent in December 2012 and a 6.4 percent jobless rate in December 2013.

  • Community calendar: 2-12-14

    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.

    Anderson County Extension Office

  • Birth: Cook

    Billy and Brandi Cook of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Kepryn Alan Cook, born Jan. 23, 2014, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
    Kepryn weighed 7 pounds and one ounce and was 19 3/4 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Dude and Donna Caldwell of Lawrenceburg. Maternal great-grandparents are Wilma Flygstad and Aileen Caldwell, both of Lawrenceburg.
    Paternal grandparents are Regina Cook of Frankfort and Billy Cook of Frankfort. Paternal great-grandparents are Nathan and Mary Lou Cantrell of Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Wedding: Hawkins-Kelley

    Kristie Lynn Hawkins of Lawrenceburg and William Reid Kelley of Lexington were married Feb. 2, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in Madeira Beach, Fla.
    Vicki Goonon officiated the ceremony.
    Parents of the bride are Gary and Kelly Hawkins of Lawrenceburg. Grandparents of the bride are Dennie and Bonnie Hawkins and Dorita Stinnett. Great grandmother of the bride is Rhetta Mountjoy.
    Parents of the groom are James and Cecilia Kelley of Ashland. Grandparent of the groom is Mary Kelley.

  • Anniversary: Hawkins

    Bonnie Jean (Norvell) Hawkins and Dennie Hawkins of Lawrenceburg recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 1.
    Bonnie’s parents are the late Gilbert and Ada Norvell of Harrodsburg. Dennie’s parents are the late Logan and Ruby Hawkins of Lawrenceburg.
    Bonnie is retired from the revenue cabinet, and Dennie is retired from the Laborers International Union of North America.
    The couple has two sons, Gary (Kelly) Hawkins and Darrell (Pam) Hawkins, both of Lawrenceburg.

  • Myles completes Marines’ basic training

    Pvt. John T. Myles II completed a rigorous 13-week United States Marine Corps basic training course on Jan. 24 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Myles was a member of the 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Alpha Co., Platoon 1005.  
    Myles is a 2013 graduate of Anderson County High School. He is the son of City Attorney Robert W. Myles and Charlene Y. Myles and the grandson of World War II veteran and Distinguished Flying Cross recipient Edmund N. Myles.
    Pvt. Myles will continue his Marine combat training at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
     

  • Way We Were: LANDOWNERS LEASED LAND FOR DRILLING

    Clarification
    In the Wedding Day photo on last week’s Way page, Marshal Williams and Wilma Kathleen Best were married in 1931, three months before she died of scarlet fever on Nov. 20, 1931.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Jan. 30, 1963
    The Anderson Exploration Association began gas and oil drilling operations on the farm of Mrs. Alma Smith on the Hammonds Creek Road Monday, according to Dr. Fred S. Barber.

  • Rotary gifts dictionaries to Academy
  • Church briefs: 2-12-14

    Sand Spring to host Kingdom Heirs, Common Bond
    The Kingdom Heirs from Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (Dollywood) will be in concert at Sand Spring Baptist Church on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
    Also appearing will be Common Bond from Mt. Sterling, Love offering accepted.
    Sand Spring Baptist is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road in Lawrenceburg.

    Lawrenceburg resident begins Lexington ministry