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Today's News

  • Church briefs: 6-19-13

    Pigeon Fork hosts homecoming
    Pigeon Fork Baptist Church special Homecoming service will be held June 23 at 11 a.m.
    The Rev. Brian Owens will be preaching and New Vision Gospel will be singing. The public is welcome. Pigeon Fork Baptist Church is located at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road, Lawrenceburg.

    St. Lawrence Catholic to host
    yard sale and craft bazaar
    St. Lawrence Catholic Church will host its first yard sale and craft bazaar June 22 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Plan B pill ruling a victory for ‘abortion industry’

    Last week the U.S. Justice Department opted out of pursuing any legal action against the April ruling of District Judge Edward Korman that eradicated any age-restrictions on the purchase of Plan B Emergency Contraceptive, or the so-called “morning after” pill. Unsurprisingly, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards is quoted in an article on Politico.com as saying that this decision represented a “huge breakthrough for access to birth control and a historic moment for women’s health and equity.”

  • Relay for Life calendar: 6-19-13

    Anderson County Relay for Life announces the following events for June. To publicize your team Relay events, contact Griffin Gillis at griffingillis.relayforlife@gmail.com or call 502-517-1986.

    Relay for Life event
    to be held Friday
    Relay for Life of Anderson County will be held on Friday, June 21 from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 at the American Legion Fairgrounds Lawrenceburg City Park.

    Knitted Ruffled Scarves
    to be sold at Relay

  • 2013 Fair pageant titles up for grabs

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show is home to carnival rides, horse shows and of course, pageants.
    This year’s pageants will begin Saturday, June 22 with the Miss Teen, Young Miss and Princess pageants at 7 p.m. at the American Legion fairgrounds.
    The 2013 Miss Lawrenceburg pageant — for unmarried young woman ages 16-20 — is scheduled for Monday, June 24 at 8 p.m.
    Baby pageant shows will also be held during the week of the Fair.
    The under 2-year-old baby show will be Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m.

  • Community calendar: 6-19-13

    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.

    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes in June.

  • Class of 1953 celebrates 60th reunion
  • Way We Were: Use of five digit zip code goes into effect

    50 YEARS AGO
     June 20, 1963
    The five-digit zip code number assigned to Lawrenceburg by the Post Office Department was 40342, said Postmaster W.S.T. Johnson.
    The zip code, the Post Office’s revolutionary new system of mail dispatch and delivery, went into effect July 1.
    Other zip codes and postmasters in Anderson County were: Alton Station, Mrs. Sue McGuffey, code 40301; Gee, Mrs. Mary Gillis, 40323; Sinai, Mrs. Ruth Hoskins, 40375.

  • Hundreds line up for annual rabies clinic

    For the past 30 years the Anderson County Humane Society has held its annual rabies vaccination clinic to give local residents a “cheap” and available opportunity to get a check up for their pets.
    Nearly 800 animals were signed in to be vaccinated Saturday, all of which where dogs and cats, according to Donna Callahan, director of the Anderson Humane Society.  

  • Up, up, and away!

    By Bria Granville
    News staff
    As part of its 4-H summer fun program, the Anderson County extension office held a rocketry adventures class last Friday for children 9 and older.
    Students were taught simple physics and aero science before putting their knowledge to work to create bottle rockets, which they launched later in the day.  
    Each student could individualize his or her own rocket once they were given simple materials that included duct tape, 2-liter bottles and sand to weigh the bottle down.

  • Girl Scout Troop 72 learns about Mexico