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Today's News

  • Wedding: Hawkins-Kelley

    Kristie Lynn Hawkins of Lawrenceburg and William Reid Kelley of Lexington were married Feb. 2, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in Madeira Beach, Fla.
    Vicki Goonon officiated the ceremony.
    Parents of the bride are Gary and Kelly Hawkins of Lawrenceburg. Grandparents of the bride are Dennie and Bonnie Hawkins and Dorita Stinnett. Great grandmother of the bride is Rhetta Mountjoy.
    Parents of the groom are James and Cecilia Kelley of Ashland. Grandparent of the groom is Mary Kelley.

  • Anniversary: Hawkins

    Bonnie Jean (Norvell) Hawkins and Dennie Hawkins of Lawrenceburg recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 1.
    Bonnie’s parents are the late Gilbert and Ada Norvell of Harrodsburg. Dennie’s parents are the late Logan and Ruby Hawkins of Lawrenceburg.
    Bonnie is retired from the revenue cabinet, and Dennie is retired from the Laborers International Union of North America.
    The couple has two sons, Gary (Kelly) Hawkins and Darrell (Pam) Hawkins, both of Lawrenceburg.

  • Myles completes Marines’ basic training

    Pvt. John T. Myles II completed a rigorous 13-week United States Marine Corps basic training course on Jan. 24 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Myles was a member of the 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Alpha Co., Platoon 1005.  
    Myles is a 2013 graduate of Anderson County High School. He is the son of City Attorney Robert W. Myles and Charlene Y. Myles and the grandson of World War II veteran and Distinguished Flying Cross recipient Edmund N. Myles.
    Pvt. Myles will continue his Marine combat training at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
     

  • Way We Were: LANDOWNERS LEASED LAND FOR DRILLING

    Clarification
    In the Wedding Day photo on last week’s Way page, Marshal Williams and Wilma Kathleen Best were married in 1931, three months before she died of scarlet fever on Nov. 20, 1931.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Jan. 30, 1963
    The Anderson Exploration Association began gas and oil drilling operations on the farm of Mrs. Alma Smith on the Hammonds Creek Road Monday, according to Dr. Fred S. Barber.

  • Rotary gifts dictionaries to Academy
  • Church briefs: 2-12-14

    Sand Spring to host Kingdom Heirs, Common Bond
    The Kingdom Heirs from Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (Dollywood) will be in concert at Sand Spring Baptist Church on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
    Also appearing will be Common Bond from Mt. Sterling, Love offering accepted.
    Sand Spring Baptist is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road in Lawrenceburg.

    Lawrenceburg resident begins Lexington ministry

  • Education briefs: 2-12-14

    Jacoby named to the Dean’s List at Citadel
    William Earl Jacoby of Lawrenceburg has been named to the Dean’s List at the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year, according to a release.
    Dean’s List recognition is given to those students whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.

  • Screener shows half of kindergarteners ready for school

    A little more than half of Anderson County kindergarteners are prepared for kindergarten, according to a statewide test administered to students for the first time this school year.
    The BRIGANCE kindergarten screener tested kindergarteners at the beginning of the year on visual, cognitive and motor skills with tasks like copying basic shapes such as squares or rectangles, standing on one foot for 10 seconds and with their eyes closed, and identifying colors and letters.

  • To define love, must have proper standard of love

    Valentine’s Day has been celebrated in form or fashion since Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 as a special day for honoring Saint Valentine in the late 5th century, but it wasn’t until sometime in the 14th century that it became associated with love.
    Since then it has turned into the greeting card industry’s second most profitable holiday (Christmas being first), with some 150 million cards and gifts sent each exchange each year in the United States alone.

  • Slick roads heat up school closings debate

    This winter isn’t the worst one Anderson County’s ever seen, according to meteorological records, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been difficult to clear the roads of ice and snow to get residents to work and school.  
    Billy Powell Catlett, who’s been the road department supervisor in Anderson County for the past three years, said he’s keeping his fingers crossed that the extra 200 tons of salt that arrived last Friday will be enough to see the county through the rest of the season.