Features http://www.theandersonnews.com/features/todaysfeatures en Perform at African American Ball http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/perform-african-american-ball <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/african_american_ball.jpg" alt="Ben and Elishah Black of Lawrenceburg, along with members of the performing group BCB &amp; Company, are shown during the 22nd annual African American Ball in Lexington on Jan. 24 after entertaining the audience with the sounds of Motown. Special guest Shirley Strawberry, co-host of the Steve Harvey Morning Show and author of the Strawberry Letter, was presented with a copy of BCB &amp; Company’s latest CD, the key to the city,and was named a Kentucky Colonel. BCB &amp; Company originated in Lawrenceburg and will perform at the Anderson County Business and Community Expo at Eagle Lake Convention Center on March 21 at 12:30 p.m. From left are Tori Taylor, Zhunai Yeast, Evan Cornett, Shirley Strawberry, Ki-Jana Taylor, Elishah Black, Ben Black, and Zharia Yeast. The group is directed by Jana Terrell of Lawrenceburg and Deb Arnold." title="Ben and Elishah Black of Lawrenceburg, along with members of the performing group BCB &amp; Company, are shown during the 22nd annual African American Ball in Lexington on Jan. 24 after entertaining the audience with the sounds of Motown. Special guest Shirley Strawberry, co-host of the Steve Harvey Morning Show and author of the Strawberry Letter, was presented with a copy of BCB &amp; Company’s latest CD, the key to the city,and was named a Kentucky Colonel. BCB &amp; Company originated in Lawrenceburg and will perform at the Anderson County Business and Community Expo at Eagle Lake Convention Center on March 21 at 12:30 p.m. From left are Tori Taylor, Zhunai Yeast, Evan Cornett, Shirley Strawberry, Ki-Jana Taylor, Elishah Black, Ben Black, and Zharia Yeast. The group is directed by Jana Terrell of Lawrenceburg and Deb Arnold." align="left" hspace="6" /> FIRE LEAVES 6 ADULTS, 17 CHILDREN HOMELESS http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/fire-leaves-6-adults-17-children-homeless <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hahn_family.jpg" alt="Shely family Charles Lee Hahn brought in this photo of his mother’s family. Ola and Lola Shely were twin daughters of Alphie Calvert and Peter Arthur “P.A.”Shely. Ola was his mother. Pictured above, starting at the top and working left to right was Jordan Calvert, Hahn’s, great-grandfather, Alphie Calvert Shely and Peter Arthur “P.A.” Shely, Jordan Shely, Ola Shley, Lola Shely (born in 1885, and Oscar Shely. The photo was made in 1886 or ‘87." title="Shely family Charles Lee Hahn brought in this photo of his mother’s family. Ola and Lola Shely were twin daughters of Alphie Calvert and Peter Arthur “P.A.”Shely. Ola was his mother. Pictured above, starting at the top and working left to right was Jordan Calvert, Hahn’s, great-grandfather, Alphie Calvert Shely and Peter Arthur “P.A.” Shely, Jordan Shely, Ola Shley, Lola Shely (born in 1885, and Oscar Shely. The photo was made in 1886 or ‘87." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>Compiled by Janie Bowen</strong></p> <p> Send old pictures or information for this page to</p> <p> jbowen@theandersonnews.com</p> <p> <strong>50 YEARS AGO</strong></p> <p> <strong>Thursday, Feb. 25, 1965</strong></p> <p> <strong>Celebrates 88th year</strong></p> <p> It was stated on the front page that The Anderson News began its 88th year of publication with this issue. The Newspaper was established in 1877.</p> <p> <strong>Fire destroys three houses</strong></p> BIRTHS: Karson Isaac Cornish http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/births-karson-isaac-cornish <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cornish_birth.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Karson Isaac Cornish was born Jan. 21, 2015 at Baptist Health in Lexington.</p> <p> He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth.</p> <p> He is a son of Chad and Jehna Cornish of Lawrenceburg.</p> <p> His grandparents are David and Janeffa Pate and Adrain and Debbie Varner and Steve Cornish, all of Lawrenceburg.</p> <p> His great-grandparents are Sharon and the late Charles Pate; Brenda and the late Donald Stansbury; Vernae Mae and the late Billy Boggess; and the late Clay and Margie Cornish.</p> Pets of the week http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/pets-week <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2-18_pet_cat.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Sammy, a 9-month-old cat that was dropped off because its owner was moving, and Lily, a 2-year-old Aussie mix who got in trouble for chasing horses, are among the pets available for adoption through the Anderson Humane Society, located on Versailles Road near the county&rsquo;s animal shelter. Call 839-8339 for more information.a</p> Church plans Lenten Journey, clothing giveaway http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/church-plans-lenten-journey-clothing-giveaway <p> Salvisa Christian Church will host A Lenten Journey for six Mondays beginning Feb. 23, the church announced. The sanctuary will be open from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. A guided meditation will be provided to take participants on a journey through Lent via seven stations.</p> <p> The booklet &ldquo;Fellowship of Prayer&rdquo; by the Rev. Traci Smith will be used.</p> <p> Each week will have different scripture readings, meditations and prayers.</p> Love for each other matters more than size of church http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/love-each-other-matters-more-size-church <p> <strong>By Nancy Kennedy, Guest columnist<br /> </strong></p> <p> Scattered throughout any community are tiny, struggling churches.</p> <p> Sometimes they&rsquo;re invisible. If you blink while driving past them you&rsquo;ll miss them. Or they&rsquo;re eyesores &mdash; run down, weather worn.</p> <p> In my 20 years covering local religion for the newspaper, I&rsquo;ve gotten to know the people at some of these little churches.</p> <p> I&rsquo;ve attended their services and could count the people in the pews with two hands and not need a third.</p> THE WAY WE WERE: EDWARDS AND WRIGHT OFF TO GEORGETOWN COLLEGE http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/way-we-were-edwards-and-wright-georgetown-college <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cub_scout_winners_1975.jpg" alt="PINEWOOD DERBY WINNERS Cub Scouts who raced cars they built themselves on a track in Wayne Richard’s garage were, front row, from left: Johnny Giles, who made a first place appearance; David Richard, first place racer; Rusty Ewalt, second place racer; Paul Yocum, second place appearance. Back row: Rodney Robinson, Townsend Perry, Joe Wainscott and Chad Carlton, honorable mention. " title="PINEWOOD DERBY WINNERS Cub Scouts who raced cars they built themselves on a track in Wayne Richard’s garage were, front row, from left: Johnny Giles, who made a first place appearance; David Richard, first place racer; Rusty Ewalt, second place racer; Paul Yocum, second place appearance. Back row: Rodney Robinson, Townsend Perry, Joe Wainscott and Chad Carlton, honorable mention. " align="left" hspace="6" width="92" height="85" /><p> <strong>Compiled by Janie Bowen</strong></p> <p> Send old pictures or information for this page to</p> <p> jbowen@theandersonnews.com</p> <p> <strong>50 YEARS AGO</strong></p> <p> <strong>Thursday, Jan. 28, 1965</strong></p> <p> <strong>Celebrates 13th birthday</strong></p> <p> Miss Brenda Sue Fields, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Fields, celebrated her 13th birthday with a party given by her parents at their home on Saffell Avenue on Friday evening. Mrs. Carl E. Wright assisted with the entertainment.</p> Former big leaguer, UK QB visits Christian Academy http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/former-big-leaguer-uk-qb-visits-christian-academy <p> <strong>From staff reports</strong></p> <p> Freddie Maggard, a former Kansas City Royals baseball player and University of Kentucky quarterback (1988-1992), spoke recently at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg&rsquo;s middle/high school chapel service, the school announced.</p> <p> Maggard shared about putting Christ first in people&rsquo;s lives and reminded the students that the choices we make as young people will affect our futures for the positive or the negative.</p> <p> He said always putting Christ first will secure a good future.</p>