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  • Denise Franklin Crabb and Mark Beasley, both of Lawrenceburg, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Barbara Crabb of Lawrenceburg and the late Allen Crabb.

    She is a 1981 graduate of Western Anderson High School and is employed as an operator 2 at Pilkington Versailles in Versailles.

    The groom-elect is a son of Opal Beasley of Harrodsburg and the late Alonzo “Pudden” Beasley.

    He is a 1978 graduate of Mercer County High School and is self-employed.

  • Jaime and Doug Carter of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Amaris Joy Carter, on Feb. 10, 2010 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 12 3/4 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Coleman and Rita Adams of Lawrenceburg. Her maternal great-grandparents are Marvin and Mary Ann Carlton of Lawrenceburg and the late Reo “Jack” and Hallie Adams.

  • Kelley and Joseph Puckett of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Mayci Ryan Puckett, on Feb. 14, 2010 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 5 3/4 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by two sisters, Kamryn Carmickle, 8, and Chayse Puckett, 5.

    Her maternal grandparents are Coleman and Rita Adams of Lawrenceburg. Her maternal great-grandparents are Marvin and Mary Ann Carlton of Lawrenceburg and the late Reo and Hallie Adams.

  • Wallace and Charlotte Cardwell of Crooked Creek Road will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on May 22.

    They were married May 22, 1970 at Bellepoint Baptist Church in Frankfort by the Rev. Billy Craddock.

    Mr. Cardwell is retired from the U.S. Navy and from Facilities Security. He is a Franklin County native.

    He is a son of the late Edgar Sr. and Sara Jane Cardwell.

    Mrs. Cardwell, a housewife, is a daughter of the late Winford and Hallie Keith.

    The Cardwells have one son, Wally Cardwell, and one daughter, Rebecca Barnes and Robbie Barnes.

  • Steve and Kathy Cornish will celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary on May 26, 2010.

    They were married May 26, 1973 at Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church by Bro. Bob Jones.

    They have one son, Derek, 29.

    Mrs. Cornish is a daughter of Pauline Kyler and the late J.W. Kyler of Lawrenceburg.

    Mr. Cornish is a son of Harold and Phyllis Cornish of Lawrenceburg.

    The couple plans to celebrate with a dinner and by taking a trip out west this summer. 

  • Tracy and Melissa Bethel and Larry and Charlotte Harley, all of Lawrenceburg, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Jessica Leigh Bethel and Benjamin Alexander Harley.

    The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Anderson County High School and will graduate from the University of Kentucky this year with a Bachelor of Science degree in career and technical education with an emphasis in family and consumer sciences.

  • Steven and Vicki Walker of Lawrenceburg and Henry and Brenda Cook of Gordon announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Alisha Lane Walker and Jeremy Brandon Cook.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Linda Baxter of Lawrenceburg and Bill and Pat Hall of Lexington.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2009 graduate of Midway College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is currently attending Georgetown College to pursue a master’s degree in special education.

  • Betsy Horton was working just a couple doors away when an opportunity knocked that she just couldn’t ignore.

    Horton, the owner and baker of Heaven’s to Betsy, said she was working at the nearby Café on Main when the opportunity came up to purchase bakery cases and equipment from a grocery store going out of business.

    Horton had a longstanding dream, she said, of opening a bakery in the downtown area.

    She had been told before by her peers to open her own bakery, and unexpectedly, she said, she was given the chance to do something special.

  • Students at Anderson County Middle School have probably seen The Amazing Race, Survivor or other reality shows.

    But last Friday, they experienced The Reality Store.

    Unlike television, the program administered by the Cooperative Extension Service was in fact, reality.

    Working on different scenarios that put them in the real world, eighth-graders were forced to deal with the ups-and-downs of real life. Some had high-paying jobs. Others barely got by. Some joined the National Guard and a few even went AWOL.

  • Teachers, friends and family of Brianna Borwig gathered outside Anderson County Middle School Friday afternoon to share their memories of the 13-year-old and to make a new one.

    The group planted a tree in memory of Brianna, who died in November after a second battle with an inoperable brainstem tumor.

    For more on this story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Linda Madden's students at Anderson County Middle School recently got paid in $2 bills for an economics project.

    The students started their own business — a one-night only restaurant — to put some of their classroom knowledge to use.

    In this week's Anderson News, some of those students share what they plan on doing with their $2 bills. Pick up a copy on newsstands across the county.

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  • During the week of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, Jim Sayre didn’t know he would have to be in 200 places at once.

    Well, maybe not 200, but Lawrenceburg’s own Abe look-alike is having a very busy bicentennial.

    By the end of this week, Sayre will have visited Frankfort, Nicholasville, Paint Lick, Mt. Vernon, Waynesburg, Elizabethtown, Hodgenville, Georgetown, Somerset and Anderson County’s own public library to portray the nation’s 16th president.

    And next week is shaping up to be just as busy, but Sayre couldn’t be happier.

  • After 22 years of driving the bus and being a virtual jack-of-all-trades for the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center, Phyllis Crane is set to retire at the end of the month.

    A retirement reception is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the center, located on Township Square, and the community is invited.

    “I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to each and every one for their support during my 22 years of service with Anderson County senior citizens,” Crane said.

  • Chelsea Whittle is trying to convince others to “Drive to Stay Alive.”

    Whittle, a junior at Anderson County High School, participated in the Kentucky State Police program, “Drive to Stay Alive,” last year.

    For more about the program and what Whittle is doing to spread the word, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Representatives from Kentucky Educational Television joined state Rep. Kent Stevens, Superintendent Kim Shaw and other Anderson County educators Thursday to witness technology in use in the classrooms at Robert B. Turner Elementary.

    For more on this story, including examples of technology used by students, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • With some PVC pipe, about 7,000 lights, many rolls of duct tape and a lot of papier-mâché, members of Anderson Christian Church have recreated “One Nite in Bethlehem.”

    The live interactive Bethlehem village will be open to the public Friday through Sunday from 6 to 9 each night, said Dave Futrell, music minister at Anderson Christian.

    For the full story, including pictures of preparation for the event, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • Thoroughbred Theatre in Midway will host Song of the Bluegrass, a women's chorus, for a presentation of popular songs on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m.

    The show, "Memories from Main to Broadway," will feature "I Only Have Eyes for You," "The Rose," "Tuxedo Junction," and show tunes from "Cats," "The Sound of Music," "Music Man," "West Side Story," "Grease" and others.

  • Mayor Edwinna Baker recently challenged the banks in Lawrenceburg to help the local food bank, Open Hands Food Pantry.

    As a result, LNB, Town and Country, MainSource, Woodforest, Commonwealth Credit Union and Century banks will conduct a food drive from Nov. 4 through Dec. 5.

    For more on this story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • The Brownies of Girl Scout Troop 753 spent a recent Saturday morning completing a community service project at the Anderson County Community Park. The girls and some family members picked up trash in the park.

    “We have an excellent grounds staff at the park because it really was pretty clean,” said troop leader Jaynel Roberts. “Maybe between the three bags we had we would have filled one if we combined them.”

    For more on this story, including a photo of the troop, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

  • This Sunday — the second Sunday of the month — Anderson County citizens are invited downtown to get active.

    For the first time, Anderson County is participating in “Second Sunday,” which is a “statewide event that encourages all forms of physical activity within the local community and is designed to get Kentuckians moving,” according to the event website, www.2ndsundayky.com.

    For more on this story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.