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Today's News

  • Bluegrass group releases new CD

    Mercer County residents Ric Maxfield, Karen Maxfield and Adam Hopkins, and Anderson County resident Chuck Bowman of the Royal Blue Bluegrass Band has announced the release of their latest CD, a self-titled project named Royal Blue.
    The group began recording the CD last December, which was produced and directed by bluegrass music great Ron Stewart, according to a news release.
    It’s the group’s fourth CD and contains 11 familiar bluegrass songs and one original, “Lucto Breakdown,” featuring Bowman on banjo.

  • Rotary president-elect Burton receives training

    Adam Burton, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg, completed the three day Rotary multi-district training session March 20 in Nashville, Tenn., the club announced.
    The seminar was a multi-state training session of the six Rotary districts in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee.  

  • Woman’s club plans luncheon and style show

    At its March meeting, the Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s club hosted members of the local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International women’s social, cultural and service organization for a salad and dessert supper at the First Christian Family Life Center.
    The evening’s program included a talk by local author K. Melissa Burton, who described her historical children’s books and her latest title, “With Purpose and Promise.”

  • Legion Post hosts 8th District meeting

    American Legion Post 34 and Auxiliary hosted the 8th District meeting March 20, the post announced in a news release.
    The 8th District is one of 11 in Kentucky and includes Perryville, Danville, Stanford, Nicholasville, Harrodsburg, Richmond, Berea, Shelbyville, Lancaster, Liberty and Lawrenceburg.

  • Taylor inducted into Alabama school hall of fame

    A former resident of Lawrenceburg has been inducted posthumously into the Pleasant Valley Hall of Fame in Jacksonville, Ala.
    Ruth Boggs Taylor, a teacher at Pleasant Valley High School, died in the fall of 2009.
    She was inducted into the hall of fame because she was an exceptional teacher, said her sister, Margie B. Stratton. Her students excelled each year.
    A graduate of Anderson High School, she worked awhile at Universal Fasteners. She then married Ralph Taylor and they moved to his home state of Alabama, where they both attended Union College.

  • Toll joins Anderson Realty

    Dee Toll has joined the staff of Anderson Realty, the real estate agency announced.
    “We’re very pleased to have Dee Toll join our team,” said company owner Connie Blackwell. “Her experience in the loan process and assisting buyers in the pre-approval process complements our existing capabilities. We expect to increase the amount of business we do in that area.”
    Toll has been a real estate agent since 2004.
     

  • Legion sponsors health fair, benefits assistance

    American Legion Post 34 will sponsor a health fair on Thursday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the post.
    The Veterans Administration Hospital from Lexington will enroll new patients and perform blood pressure checks.
    Also, the state officer will be available to file claims for compensation and pensions for veterans and wives of deceased veterans.
    “Please stop by and check out your benefits,” organizers said in a news release.
    Also at the fair will be the department’s commander and membership chairman for the state.
     

  • Four Roses, with hint of roses

    From staff reports
    Bourbon enthusiasts will truly “smell the roses” when Four Roses’ 2011 limited edition single barrel bourbon hits the shelves this spring, according to a news release from Four Roses.
    Master Distiller Jim Rutledge specially selected a 12-year-old bourbon that uses Four Roses’ recipe coded OBSQ, one of 10 uniquely handcrafted bourbon recipes produced by the Lawrenceburg-based distillery.

  • Lovers Leap named Derby Festival wine

    Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery announced last week that it is the official Kentucky Derby Festival wine for 2011.
    The announcement came five days before the winery was notified that five of its wines were awarded medals at the 2011 Kentucky Derby Festival Competition. It won gold for its 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, silver for its Merlot, Riesling and Norton (Cynthiana) and bronze for Vidal Blanc.

  • ‘Rupp’ to make appearance at Ward

    Legendary University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp will speak at 7 p.m. April 14 in the library at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.
    Well, sort of.
    Of course Rupp is long gone, but thanks to a presentation sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Edward B. Smith will portray Adolph Rupp for Kentucky Chautauqua.
    Admission is free.
    A Kentucky native, Smith earned a Ph.D. in performance studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and currently teaches theater and film classes at Georgetown College, where he is an associate professor.