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Today's News

  • Lawrenceburg residents organize poker run in honor of cop

    A poker run organized by two Lawrenceburg residents and held in honor of slain Bardstown officer Jason Ellis raised roughly $35,000 for the Ellis family.
    Two Lawrenceburg residents, Kevin and Stephanie Turner, helped to organize the “Officer Jason Ellis Benefit Poker Run” held Aug. 24 with the assistance of Matt Schrader at Joe Hill’s in Bardstown and the Kentucky Victory Owners Group (KY VOG), according to Poker Run volunteer Julie Woods.

  • Local artists to participate in Louisville art fair

    Lawrenceburg artists Brenda Plaster and Bob Gibson will be participating in the upcoming September Art Fair to be held Sept. 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mellwood Art Center in Louisville.
    The fair is free and features 150 juried indoor and outdoor artists as well as 200 resident artists, ‘The Art of the Quilt’ Exhibition, live music, food, children’s tent and more.
    For more information, contact 502-895-8650 or visit www.mellwoodartcenter.com. The Mellwood Art Center is located at 1860 Mellwood Avenue in Louisville.    

  • Western and Western Anderson school homecoming set

    The former Western/Western Anderson School will have a homecoming event on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Park on Broadway in Lawrenceburg.
    Potluck dinner will be served at 5:30. Everyone who was a student, graduate, teacher, principal, employee, or in any associated with the school is invited to attend the school’s first ever homecoming celebration and encouraged to bring their favorite homemade dish and drinks.

  • Engagement: Wilson-Dennis

    Velda Arietta and Harold Beach of Corinth and Marshal Sheldon of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynn Wilson of Salvisa, to Nathaniel Dennis of Salvisa, son of Gloria and Johnny S. Dennis of Salvisa.
    Grandparents of the bride are Helen Sheldon and the late Shelby Sheldon of Corinth.
    Grandparents of the groom are Leslie and Barbara McGaughey, Alice McGaughey, James Earl Dennis, all of Lawrenceburg, and Ann Dennis of Frankfort.

  • Engagement: Harvey-McClure

    Curtis and Colleen Harvey of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Leanne Marie Harvey of Conyers, Ga., to Chadwick McClure of Dallas, Ga., son of Catherine-Philpot Jones and stepfather Mark Jones of Forest Park, Ga.
    The bride’s grandparents are the late Mr. Charles Harvey and Mrs. Arnita Harvey and Mrs. Jean Ann Penny.
    The bride received a bachelor’s degree at Murray State University and a master’s degree at the University of Phoenix, Georgia campus grounds.

  • Community calendar: 9-4-13

    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.

    Shelby Christian Church in Shelbyville will be hosting an art and craft  

  • Kentucky poet laureate to speak at Anderson public library Saturday

    Frank X Walker, the current Kentucky Poet Laureate, will be speaking about his work on Sept. 7 at 2 p.m., according to a news release.
    “This is a great opportunity to learn and hear from one of Kentucky’s great poets,” event organizers said in a release. “Please help get the world out and let’s support our local authors.”
    For more information, contact Tami Elam at 502-839-6420.
     

  • Church briefs: 9-4-13

    Alton Christian Church
    to hold benefit for Mount Pleasant Baptist
    Alton Christian Church will be serving Edwardo’s Pizza customers Sept. 9 from 6-8 p.m. to raise funds for Mount Pleasant Baptist Church to help the congregation rebuild.
    Any tips collected will go to Mount Pleasant Baptist, event organizers said in a release.
    “We pray and hope everyone will come out and support this church family,” organizers said.

    Send your church news to The Anderson News

  • Pray for Miley Cyrus and the state of the family

    Last week, social media and entertainment websites lit up in the moments following Miley Cyrus’ performance on MTV’s Video Music Award show. Truth be told, the VMAs have never been a place where decorum and decency have been expected. Since my high school days of watching MTV envelope-pushing was taking place then; by today’s standards what was jaw-dropping then may seem pretty tame today.

  • Way We Were: Oscar Brown & Sons sells to Danville firm

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, June 13, 1963
    W.B. Cheak reported the loss of two cows on his farm on Bond Lillard Road. Lightning in a storm Saturday morning killed them.

    Miss Linda Burke, Deputy County Clerk in the office of William M. Routt, resigned to accept a position in the accounting department of Lawrenceburg National Bank.
    Jean Cunningham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cunningham, filled her position in the county clerk’s office.