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Today's News

  • Dressed up for a good cause

    Recently, the local Rite Aid store hit a personal best of raising more than $1,700 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
    The local hospital that receives this money is the UK Children’s Hospital. The store hit this milestone through the generosity of all the community and a sizable donation from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg.
    When Melissa Dotson, owner of Custom Cuts Hair Salon located next to Rite Aid, heard of the fundraising efforts, she sprang into action and contacted her fellow American Legion colleagues.

  • The Way We Were, 6-8-2011

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 11, 1961
    A barn on the farm of Hobart Cammack was destroyed by fire when struck by lightning about 7:30 Sunday morning.
    Cammack said two tractors; hay and other items in the barn also were lost.

    Russ Drury suffered severe injuries while working with a team of horses at his home Friday. He was a patient at King’s Daughters’ Hospital of Frankfort.

  • Virginia Reel Square Dancers
  • District Court Docket, 6-8-2011

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 21.
    Andrew T. Moreno, review, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- amount due determined.
    Kenason R. Murray, bond forfeiture hearing, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- pleaded not guilty, disposition April 18.
    Timothy A. Newton, disposition, license to be in possession -- dismissed.
    Heather R. Noe, disposition, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- failed to appear.

  • Homecoming set for Mount Hebron Church, cemetery

    Homecoming and a potluck lunch are scheduled for June 11-12 to benefit Mount Hebron Cemetery, organizers announced in a news release.
    The lunch is scheduled for June 12, and will raise funds to help preserve what cemetery officials said is one of the oldest active cemeteries in the state.
    “If have not visited the cemetery recently, you are encouraged to do so at this time, and see for yourself the efforts being made to reclaim this hallowed site from the effects of time,” said Luther Davenport, secretary of the cemetery board.

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  • Four Roses’ limited edition earns praise

    Four Roses’ 2010 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon was ranked No. 3 on Paul Pacult’s list of the 140 Top Five-Star Spirits in the World for 2011, the distillery announced.
    F. Paul Pacult, renowned liquor industry critic and publisher of The Spirit Journal, “The Quarterly Independent Guide to Distilled Spirits, Beers and Wines,” named Four Roses’ 2010 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon a five-star recommendation, the highest possible, last September.

  • Frankfort Regional wins quality award

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center was recently awarded Kentucky Hospital Association’s (KHA) Quality Award at the KHA annual conference in Louisville, the hospital announced.
    Recognized in the 100-to-250-bed size category, Frankfort Regional received the award for excellence in innovation in quality, safety and commitment in patient care. All acute hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and programs and post-acute hospitals and programs in Kentucky were eligible for the award, according to a news release.

  • Rep. Chandler helps craft bill to tax bourbon fairly

    Kentucky Congressmen Geoff Davis (R) and Ben Chandler (D) introduced last week H.R. 1986, the Aged Distilled Spirits Competitiveness Act of 2011 to amend the tax code to end the inequitable tax treatment of aged distilled spirits such as bourbon, according to a news release from Chandler’s office, who represents Anderson County as part of his congressional district.
    Inequality in the current rules forces distillers of aged spirits to carry additional inventory costs over the long periods of time required to create these products.