Today's News

  • Community calendar: 7-27-11

    July 28: 10th annual FamilyFunFest at the Anderson County Middle School, 6-8 p.m.

    July 27-July 29, Aug. 1 and 2: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    July 27: English as a second language, community education building, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No class July 4
    July 28, Aug. 1: English as a second language, 9-10:30 a.m.

  • Education briefs: 7-27-11

    Student participates in
    Governor’s School for the Arts.
    Devan Pruitt of Anderson County High School (Musical Theatre) participated in The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 19 to July 9.
    During their three-week stay, 225 student artists from 49 counties were immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions.  

  • Student’s green thumb yields 10-pound cabbage
  • Anniversary: Pulliam

    Doug and Lois Pulliam of Anderson County recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner party at the Ninevah Christian Church in Lawrenceburg.
    They were married July 14, 1961 in Franklin County by the Rev. Earl Billiter.
    They have two daughters, Mary Lesley Potter (Steve) of Middletown and Becky Wilson (Greg) of Versailles and four grandchildren.

  • Wedding: Hupp-Johnson

    Crystal Hupp and Adam Johnson of Lexington were married June 18, 2011 at First Christian Church. The Rev. Ernie Perry officiated.
    Parents of the couple are Ronnie and Janet Hupp of Lexington and Robert Johnson and Belinda Chandler.
    The bride’s grandparents are Jean Drury and Irene Hupp.
    Bridesmaids were Shelby Allen of Louisville, cousin of the bride; Rebecca Hertog of Lexington, friend of the bride; and Jennifer Clifford of Lexington, friend of the bride.

  • Engagement: Searcy-Goodlett

    Tom and Cheryl Searcy of Lawrenceburg proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Denise Searcy of Lawrenceburg, to Glenn Wayne Goodlett of Lawrenceburg, son of Wayne Goodlett and Phyllis Townsend of Lawrenceburg.
    The bride’s grandparents are Eunice Searcy and the late Thomas Searcy of Lawrenceburg, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Fister of Lexington.
    The groom’s grandparents are Evelyn Goodlett and the late Silbert Goodlett of Lawrenceburg, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Russell Darnell of Lawrenceburg.

  • Way We Were: Cinnamon, Spaulding prettiest boy and girl at fair

    Can anybody tell me where the old Samples Graveyard is near Anderson City Road?
    Shirley Casey of Crittenden, Ky. is looking for her great-grandfather’s grave. His name was Elijah Mansford Lacefield and he died in 1906.
    Also I got a request a while back about a McMichael Cemetery. I had gotten the folks some info on that one but they didn’t think it was the one they were looking for.
    If you have any information on these two cemeteries, email me at jbowen@theandersonnews.com

    50 YEARS AGO
    July 27, 1961

  • District court docket: 7-27-11

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 21.
    Angel L. Sewell, motion to revoke probation, first-degree criminal trespassing -- continued to May 19.
    Chastin C. Sheppard, sentencing, representing another person’s operator’s license as one’s own -- diversion failed, $353.
    Stephen Stampler, motion to revoke probation, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury), menacing, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest -- remanded.

  • Fiscal court notebook: 7-27-11

    Front of courthouse to be repaired
    The fiscal court voted unanimously last Tuesday to spend $8,500 to make repairs to the entrance of the Anderson County Courthouse, and selected the low bidder, Kearns and Stratton Construction, to do the work.
    “It needs to be fixed, and has been an eyesore for years,” said Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.
    Conway said the repairs will be made using the courthouse fines fund.

  • County has surplus revenue, but not very much

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court isn’t exactly flush with cash, but it isn’t broke, either.
    County Treasurer Dudley Shryock briefed magistrates during last Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting, revealing that county government had approximately $1.2 million in surplus funds when its fiscal year ended June 30.
    That amount is deceiving, though, because it will take roughly 75 percent of the total to operate county government between now and the time property tax receipts start coming in, according to Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.