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Today's Features

  • Parents can say a lot to their children by not saying anything at all — especially when it comes to sex.

    That’s one of the messages Betsy Neale, Ph.D., hopes to convey to Anderson County parents during a workshop Feb. 5.

    “By not saying anything, children can pick up the message that (sex) is embarrassing and that it’s something our culture doesn’t talk about,” Neale said.

  • Parents can say a lot to their children by not saying anything at all — especially when it comes to sex.

    That’s one of the messages Betsy Neale, Ph.D., hopes to convey to Anderson County parents during a workshop Feb. 5.

    “By not saying anything, children can pick up the message that (sex) is embarrassing and that it’s something our culture doesn’t talk about,” Neale said.

  • All children deserve to have a home to go to on Christmas, a place to eat at Thanksgiving and someone to take them out on their birthday — at least that’s the way Faith Flowers sees it.

    However, Flowers, a Lawrenceburg resident, knows that isn’t always the case. Thousands of children sit waiting for a home in Kentucky’s foster care system alone, she said.

    Still, Flowers is doing her part (and encouraging others to do theirs) to change that.

    Flowers and her husband adopted Rachel a little over two years ago. At the time, Rachel was 15.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 14

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library.

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • Students in the Student Technology Leadership Program at Anderson County Middle School recently launched an online newspaper, said STLP leader Lisa Winfrey.

    The blog can be accessed at http://ulearn.anderson.kyschools.us/sites/ams/ACMSnews/.

    Winfrey, who teaches accounting at the middle school, said she came up with the idea for a newspaper when selecting her Kentucky Teacher Internship Program Leadership Project.

  • Tom Creamer won over 650 games in his 35 years as a high school basketball coach. His teams made seven trips to the state tournament and experienced the thrill of a state championship in 1978.

    His coaching stops took him to various locales across Kentucky. He frequents Louisville Cardinal games and has been known to travel several hours just to watch a high school basketball contest.

    Chances are that one of Kentucky’s all-time greatest coaches will be heading to Lawrenceburg Saturday night. He’s had his calendar marked for Anderson County vs. Shelby County.

  • Kris Payton joined the United States Marine Corps last January because he wanted to make something of himself.

    “In a small town, there’s not much hope for people who don’t have much, and I was one of those people,” Payton said. “I wanted to take matters into my own hands and show people I can do something, then build off of it.”

    Payton had met all of his graduation requirements at Anderson County High School and was given permission by Principal Ray Woodyard to leave school to join the Marines.

  • Throughout the morning Saturday, over 300 children completed their Christmas shopping and never spent over $3 on any single item.

    Anderson County’s homemakers’ circles sponsored “Santa’s Workshop” at the Extension Office giving children ages 4 to 12 a chance to pick up that special gift for mom, dad, grandma or grandpa.

    Most of the gifts were made by the homemakers and prices ranged from 25 cents to $3, said President Kirtley Zimmerman.

  • Ask both his wife and his boss and they’ll tell you — Daniel “Danny” Gaines had a heart of gold.

    “He had an outgoing personality,” said Gaines’ wife, Crystal. “He’d do anything for anybody. If he had the means to do it, he would do it.”

    Gaines, of Frankfort, died unexpectedly Nov. 23. He had an enlarged heart. Born Nov. 28, 1974, he was 33.

  • Other than finding a mall parking space on Black Friday, perhaps the second most pressing issue most Americans will have the day after Thanksgiving is what to do with all that leftover turkey.

    Everyone has fallback positions, including turkey sandwiches slathered with mayo and turkey salad. The uncouth will even grab a chunk out of the fridge, douse it with salt and slam it down.