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Features

  • New members:

    •Anderson Bistro.

    •Anderson Apothecary.

    •SUBWAY.

    •Hunter’s Grill.

    Membership renewals:

    •Four Roses Distillery LLC.

    •Tex’s Transmission.

    •Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    •Hurricane Bay Car Wash.

    •Danville Office Equipment.

    •Mayor Edwinna Baker.

    •Lawrenceburg Flower Shop.

    •Storage Rentals of American.

  • Gratitude for Growers is a series about growers, farmers and craftsmen of the Anderson County Farmers Market. The stories will celebrate farmers market vendors and allow readers to have a greater appreciation of the local faces who produce.

    As a woodworker, Rick Davidson breathes new life into old, dilapidated wood barns, re-purposing the wood to create clocks, birdhouses, bird feeders and picture frames.

    “I like to use old 1800s barn wood,” said Davidson. “It looks nice and the wood lasts for a long time.”

  • By Pam Wright
    Kentucky Press News Service

    After more years than anyone can seem to remember, a faithful group of customers have made their way to H&A Restaurant “where everybody knows your name” to enjoy a home-cooked breakfast before beginning their day.

    All that is left now are the memories as the iconic diner closed its doors for the last time Friday, leaving behind a legacy that has spanned the years.

  • By Kendall Sparks

    KPA News Service

    Glenn Thornberry is, once again, thinking nothing of the milestone he hit March 13 — his 105th birthday.

  • There’s a bit of a civil war breaking out in eastern Shelby County, and the first shot wasn’t even heard.
    This is about Waddy and Peytona – or is it Peytona and Waddy? – neighbors along Highway 395, which crosses Interstate 64 about 10 miles west of Lawrenceburg.
    You may not have noticed, but if you travel eastbound on I-64, new signs placed there by the state now list the exit for “Peytona/Waddy” rather than giving Waddy the top billing it has had since the exit opened in the late 1950s.

  • Carol and Larry Erickson of Versailles will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse in Harrodsburg on Oct. 15.

    The couple were married Oct. 15, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minn.

    Mrs. Erickson, the former Carol Gibson, is a daughter of the late Gordon and Virginia Gibson of Minneapolis, Minn.

    She is retired.

    Mr. Erickson is a son of the late Arnold and Sadie Erickson of Annandale, Minn.

    He is retired.

  • Beverly Simpson of Lawrenceburg, Rodney Proctor of Lawrenceburg and Tamara Mercer of Houstonville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Tamara Simpson and Jeremy Proctor.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of the late Edward Simpson, and a granddaughter of Kenneth and Joyce Sutherland and Johnnie Sr. and Ann Simpson, all of Lawrenceburg.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Anderson County High School, and is currently a stay-at-home mom to the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Zadia.

  • Shirley Cox of Lawrenceburg and James A. Monroe of Mt. Eden announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, David A. Monroe, to Robin Marie Brown, daughter of L.T. and Mary Sharp of Shelbyville.

    A wedding is planned for Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Eden Ruritan Club in Mt. Eden.

    All friends and relatives are invited.

  • Alma Gene and Danny Darnell recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a luncheon hosted by their family.

    They were married Sept. 1, 1960.

    Mrs. Darnell, the former Alma Moore, is a daughter of the late Clyde and Christine Moore of Lawrenceburg.

    Mr. Darnell is a son of the late J.C. and Velma Darnell of Lawrenceburg.

    The Darnells are farmers.

    They have two children, Christy Burke and her husband, Wayne, and Danette Warford and her husband, Kevin, both of Lawrenceburg.

  • Anthony and Tonjua Casey of Lawrenceburg and Tina and Jimmie Hawkins of Salvisa announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Jade Victoria Casey and Shane Anthony Hicks.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the late Robert M. and Marguerite S. Green and Ervin and the late Betty Casey of Frankfort.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Anderson County High School and attends Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

    She is employed as an office support assistant II by the Department of Corrections in Frankfort.

  • John and Angela Thornberry of Huntsville, Ala. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Shea Thornberry, to Patrick Jason Brandt, son of Larry and the late Rhonda Brandt of Waterloo, Iowa.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Russ and Fran Williamson, the late Phyllis Williamson, and the late Clarice and Leon Thornberry, all of Lawrenceburg.

    She is a 2007 graduate of Auburn University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre performance.

  • Rachel and Casey Quisenberry of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Max Patrick Quisenberry, on Aug. 3 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    He was welcomed home by a sister, Jenna, 3.

    His maternal grandparents are Mike and Becky Townsend of Lawrenceburg.

    His maternal great-grandmother is Louise Smock of Danville.

    His paternal grandparents are Vaughn and Sharon Quisenberry of Lawrenceburg.

  • Society announcements (births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries) now appear online, as well as in our printed edition.

    All announcements must still be submitted by completing forms available at our office or online (click here). All forms require the signature of both parties mentioned in the announcement.

    For more information, e-mail sbrock@theandersonnews.com or call 502-839-6906.

  • Christopher Mattox and Holly Murphy-Mattox of Frankfort announce the birth of their son, Harper Liam Mattox, on July 19, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Arnold and Alma Murphy of Lawrenceburg and the late Mary Jane Richardson.

    His paternal grandmother is Suzanne Rodriguez of Columbia, S.C.

    His paternal great-grandmother is Rosemary Terry of Aiken, S.C. 

  • Jeffrey Byrd and Brittany Waughtal of Harrodsburg announce the birth of their daughter, Katilyn Emily Byrd, on June 21 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 6 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by a sister, Kyleigh Jean, 3.

    Her maternal grandparents are Katherine Waughtal of Lawrenceburg and Tracy and Debbie Dresch of Independence, Mo.

    Her maternal great-grandparents are Maebeth Waughtal of Branson, Mo. and Paul and Marylyn Dresch of El Dorado Spring, Mo.

  • Truman and Lois Wells of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church Simpson Center at 565 Carlton Drive.

    They were married Sept. 23, 1950 by the Rev. Herman E. Rowlette at his home in Louisville.

    Mrs. Wells, the former Lois Lawrence, is a daughter of the late Charles and Roma Lawrence of Shelbyville.

    Mr. Wells is a son of the late Roy and Lillis Wells of Lawrenceburg.

    He is a World War II veteran and a retired contractor.

  • John and Linda Weaver of Baltimore, Md. and Glen and Jennifer Drury of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Tiffany Nicole Gregory and Daniel Pierce Drury.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of the late Robert Gregory. Her grandparents are the late Hershel and the late Eva Jane Brooks, John and the late Anita Gregory and Delores Weaver, all of Baltimore, Md.

  • Joyce and Kenny Campbell of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30.

    They were married Sept. 30, 1995 by the Rev. Jones.

    Mrs. Campbell, the former Joyce Tingle, is a daughter of Brenda Thompson of Lawrenceburg and the late James Lee Tingle.

    Mr. Campbell is a son of the late Joe Campbell and the late Margaret Campbell.

    He is employed by Jim Beam Brands Co. in Frankfort.

    They have two children, Tanner Lee and James Tyler, both of Lawrenceburg. 

  • Vickie Barnett and Ezra Dennis announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Betty Barnett and the late Aaron Barnett.

    She is employed by Walmart of Frankfort

    The groom-to-be is a son of Paul and Goldie Dennis and a grandson of Ida Murphy. He is the father of Justin and Kayla.

    He is employed by Hitachi Automotive of Harrodsburg.

    A wedding is planned for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3 at the home of the bride’s brother, Kenny Barnett, at 2525 Bardstown Road in Lawrenceburg.