Today's News

  • Wedding: Gignac-Stratton

    Aaren Gignac and Jed Stratton were married May 20, 2012 at Lantana Resort and Marina in Pilot Point, Texas, and were officiated by the bride’s brother William Gignac.
    The bride is the daughter of Andrew and Lauren Gignac of San Antonio, and Dawna and John Nowlin of Elmendorf, Texas. The groom is the son of Troy and Millie Stratton, Bullard, Texas and formerly of Lawrenceburg. Grandparents of the groom are Faye Stratton and the late Sam Stratton Jr. of Harrodsburg.

  • Anniversary: Evans

    Ken and Ann Evans of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 16.
    The couple was married on Sept. 16, 1962, at First Christian Church in Danville.
    Ken is retired from the Kentucky Utilities Company, is a member of the Lawrenceburg city council and is a nursing home ombudsman.
    Ann has been a nursing home ombudsman for 25 years.
    The couple has two children, daughter Julia Ann Brothers of Lawrenceburg, and son Kenny Irvin Evans of Frankfort.

  • Engagement: Hardin-Mason

    Jimmy and Ginger Hardin of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Westley-Ann Hardin to Micah Jeremy Mason, son of Micah Brian Mason and Tracy Ragle of London.
    The bride is a graduate of Anderson County High School and is currently employed with the University of Kentucky hospital and attending BCTCS for radiology technician.
    The groom is a graduate of North Laurel High School and is employed with the Kentucky National Guard.
    The wedding will take place Sept. 8, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington.

  • Learning Center receives $500
  • Students selected as Governor’s Scholars

    Anderson County High School students Lauren Paige Lawless and John Travis Wickizer and Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg students Forrest Lee Bowman and Courtney Shaylyn Burton were selected as 2012 Governor’s Scholars.
    A statewide selection program chose the 1,073 participants from nominations submitted from each Kentucky school district, according to the press release. Criteria included academic records and test scores, teacher recommendations, extracurricular activities and essays.

  • Way We Were: Entrants optimistic about turtle derby

    We have had some requests from readers for photos.
    If anybody has a picture of the Klondike School in the mid-1930s; the old Rutherford School and any old pictures of former businesses and school in Fairview, please let me know. You can email them to jbowen@theandesonnews.com or bring them by the office.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Aug. 16, 1962

  • Community calendar: 8-15-12

    Upcoming Lawrenceburg Green events
    Movie nights
    Sept. 14: ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’
    Aug. 24: Cadillac Shack – 60’s & 70’s Rock ‘n Roll
    Sept. 21: Lunar Beach House – Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band – Parrot Head Event

    Grand Theatre holds
    showing of “The Birds”
    The Grand Theatre in Frankfort will be showing Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” on Aug. 24 at 7:40 p.m. Tickets are $6.


  • District court docket: 8-15-12

    Judge Matthew Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 5, 2012.
    Samual L. Oates, motion to revoke probation, second-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second-degree possession of controlled substance, third-degree possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest – motion withdrawn, remanded.

  • Charges dismissed for woman who alleged police coercion

    Charges against a Lawrenceburg woman who claimed police pointed a gun at her to force her to confess to a crime were dismissed just before she was supposed to stand trial last Wednesday morning.
    Heather Hume, 32, of 201.5 Saffell St. was charged last August with falsely reporting an incident when a man at that address, Zachary Penwell, allegedly shot himself in the leg to avoid paying rent and claimed he was robbed.
    David Nutgrass, a prosecutor with the Anderson County attorney’s office, explained why the charges against Hume were dropped.

  • Wednesday morning high school sports update: Aug 15, 2012

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team got the season off to a good start when the Bearcats defeated Lexington Sayre on Tuesday night at the Anderson field.
    Bearcat junior Joe Rose broke a 1-1 tie when he won a loose ball battle with the Sayre goalie, then tapped the ball into the net with just over seven minutes to play. Sayre never seriously threatened again.