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Today's Features

  • Abigail Grace McLain and Jay Bruce Springate were married on June 25, 2016 in Atlanta.

    The bride, 26, is a native of Atlanta, and is a 2012 graduate of Auburn University. She is employed in Seattle as a counselor/therapist to hospitalized children with serious illnesses. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewis McLain of Atlanta, and is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Reeves Johnson of Huntsville, Ala., and of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Polk McLain.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Houtz of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Marie Houtz to Anthony Lynn Harmon, son of Glenn Harmon of Springfield and Rebecca Harmon of Apex, North Carolina.

    Hautz is a 2001 graduate of Anderson County High School. She graduated from Nash Academy of Lexington in 2012, where she studied animal arts. She is employed at America’s Uptown Hounds Luxury Resorts.

    She is the granddaughter of Charles and the late Doris West of Nicholasville, and Allene and the late LaVern Houtz of Winchester.

  • 50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 21, 1966

    At the market — You could get 5-pounds of ocean perch fillets for $1.69 at A&P Supermarket. 5-pounds of chicken livers were $1.89.

  • From staff reports

    Nine newly minted Stephen Ministers were commissioned at Hope Community Church recently.

    According to its website, Stephen Ministers provide Christ-centered care to people experiencing a difficult time in life. For example, divorce, grief, illness, and job loss are a few of the problems they are trained to deal with.

  • If you are lost in the woods, why is a compass an essential tool? The needle on the compass always points true north, and if you know that safety or shelter are south, you know which direction to travel, and that can keep you from getting completely lost and possibly putting your life at risk.

    An airplane pilot will tell you that if the compass on his plane is off by a couple of degrees, he can miss his destination by 100 miles.

  • God’s costume tea party set July 24

    Westside Community Church will host God’s costume tea party from 11 a.m. to noon July 24.

    Children ages 12 and younger, along with their parents, are invited to join in the celebration.

    “It will be a tea-riffic day to praise the Lord and celebrate God and his wonderful love for us,” organizers said in a news release.

    The public is welcome.

    The church is located at 1311 Versailles Road, Lawrenceburg.

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  • Men’s Sunday school

    class meets

    Sand Spring Baptist Church hosts a Men’s Bible study class at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings in the church library.

    Steve Vogelsberg will lead the group.

    The church is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg.

    Patriot Quartet

    Homecoming concert

    planned for July 15

    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host a gospel concert at 7 p.m. July 15.

    The Patriot Quartet will perform.

    The church is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg.

  • From staff reports

    Kidz Mania! is the theme of Alton Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school which is planned for July 18 through July 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Ned and his wife Joan, the creators of Kidz Mania! are professional illusionists, jugglers and family/kids evangelists based out of Louisville.

    They have performed for Ringling Brother’s/Barnum and Bailey Circus, Disneyland, Disney World, cruise ships and other notable places. They have also been featured performers with Kid’s Gig, a part of the Billy Graham Crusade.

  • From staff reports

    A new church, Faith Bible Baptist Church, has opened in Lawrenceburg.

    Located at 209 East Woodford St. behind Scott Brown Karate School, the church is an independent and fundamental group that uses the King James Bible.

    Congregants practice a traditional style of worship and “aim to evangelize the gospel to the unchurched, strengthen and help the dissatisfied members of the community that are not going to church,” according to Pastor Nathan Mowery.

  • It’s the peak of summer. The countdown begins to the first day of back-to-school shopping. Parents are thrilled and kids want to stretch each day out to put off the inevitable.

    It’s been a busy summer for me and we didn’t get away to some exotic place or even Tennessee. I’m a band mom so in just a few days, my middle child and I will have our summer come to an abrupt end. That doesn’t mean I can’t try to imagine beach sunsets from my back deck. How? Through food and fabulous cocktails, of course.