Today's Features

  • Chris Eva Sea Stratton called about the Lawrenceburg Beta Club photo that appeared in the Jan. 23 edition. She was the first student on the first row after teacher Stites Milton. For the past five years, she has lived in Florence with her daughter.
    She grew up in Lawrenceburg and she and her husband, Harry Stratton, lived in Lawrenceburg many years after school. He worked with Kraft Foods and transferred to Carrollton as plant manager. They lived in Carrollton about 30 years.

  • Twenty years ago this year we had a devastating storm blow through our area that we call the No-Name Storm.
    Afterwards, people sprang into action to help those whose homes were damaged. I wanted to help, too.
    I had learned that a dear man from my church, Joe Koch, needed help at his house, so I set out with visions of being Greatly Used by God. I imagined myself ripping out drywall and putting up sheetrock and comforting Joe with “psalms and spiritual songs,” as the Bible says.

  • New Hope Baptist announces events
    New Hope Baptist offers Zumba exercise classes are every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Wear comfortable shoes.
    Registration is not required.
    The Bible study “Lord I Need Grace to Make it Today” by Kay Arthur has begun on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. It is not too late to join, organizers said.
    The church’s annual Valentine Banquet is Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Sign up is in the welcome center.

  • James Denny, the Scotch theologian, warned his students against thinking they could learn all there was to know about God during their seminary studies. “Gentlemen,” he would say, “to study infinity requires eternity.” As a current seminary student I sometimes wonder if I will ever be finished

  • Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.
    Anderson Public Library offers computer, yoga classes

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 24, 1963
    Marvin E. Houchin, native of Lawrenceburg, was named general manager of the eight-state Kansas City, Mo., marketing division of the Mobil Oil Company.
    He is a World War II veteran on combat duty with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific.

    Miss Judy Charlene Driskell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ancil Driskell, became the bride of Connie Huston Carlton, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Carlton, in ceremony performed at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Christian Church Chapel.

  • When my youngest daughter first moved away from home and I realized I could not control her every action (not that I ever could, but I deluded myself into thinking I could when she lived with me), I had a brilliant idea.
    She was home for a visit and when I brought her to the airport I said, “Let me give you a list of everything I think you should and shouldn’t do and then you can just do everything on the list and we’ll both live happily ever after, especially me.”

  • Isn’t to be a Christian the act of emulating Jesus’s commands?  
    Our society applauds wealth and success as what’s important. Even the apostles argued over strength and who was best and who might sit beside Christ in his kingdom. This is fundamentally human nature.
    But what is so fascinating to me is how Jesus, sheer God in human form, looked at what is important and tells us to be servants.

  • Community
    Humane Society fundraiser to be held Jan. 21
    Who: Anderson Humane Society and Edwardo’s Pizza
    What: Spaghetti Dinner with AHS Board of Directors serving to generate funds (10 percent of proceeds) for low-cost spay neuter fund for the community.
    When: Jan. 21, 6-8 p.m.
    Where: Edwardo’s Pizza in Lawrenceburg

  • In the mystery photo that Ed Ruggles submitted recently, there were several answers, another one for Ralph Jeffries.
    Bill Jeffries says it’s his father, Ralph, and the other man was Lafe Murphy. Bill, who is a local painter, even brought by an old Anderson News clipping of his father in later years. He was building cistern with Denny Waldridge at the Robert Buntain home on Willisburg Road.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 17, 1963