Today's Features

  • 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

  • Scattered throughout any community are tiny, struggling churches.
    If you blink while driving past them you’ll miss them. Or they’re eyesores — run down, weather worn.
    In my 20 years covering local religion for the newspaper, I’ve gotten to know the people at some of these little churches.
    Why don’t they admit defeat, close up shop and go somewhere else? And, why do they stay together?

  • Alton Christian to host Haiti mission fundraiser
    Alton Christian Church will have a dinner and movie Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m.
    The movie shown will be “Soul Surfer,” and all proceeds will benefit the church’s Haiti mission trip, according to the church’s press release.
    Alton Christian Church is located at 1686 Old Frankfort Road in Lawrenceburg.
    New Hope Baptist announces events
    New Hope Baptist Church, located at 3825 Tyrone Pike in Versailles, will begin its women’s Bible study on Jan. 16.

  • Is God the center of your life?
    A lot of us think so because we go to church maybe once or twice a week and maybe even throw a 20 in the plate. But, truly who is the God of your life? We often read in the Old Testament of warnings against worshiping idols. In instructing the Israelites in Exodus 20:4, God said, “You shall not make for yourself any idol in the form of anything.”
    Idols do not exist much in the American culture, or do they? The American dream focuses on money, status, jobs, homes, cars, etc.

  • Moises and Maricela Gomez of Brownsville, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marlene Serrata Gomez, to Major Shane Alvin Crask, son of Garnett and Marcia Crask of Athens, Ala.
    The groom is the grandson of the late Arvin W. Crask and Dorothy Brown Crask of Lawrenceburg.
    The bride is a 2000 graduate of Princeton University and a 2004 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is an environmental attorney and most recently practiced with the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP in Philadelphia.

  • Jennifer Lyn Ward, daughter of Mike and Ann Ward of Lawrenceburg, and Eric Bolander, son of Kay Bolander and the late Raymond Bolander of Garrison, Ky., were united in marriage Nov. 17, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at Sand Spring Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg.
    Captain Justin Watts, cousin of the bride, and Brother Jerrel Coffey officiated the wedding.

  • Heather and Aaron Cummins of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Grace Cummins, born Dec. 19, 2012, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
    Brothers Bryson, 8, Koplin, 7, and Landon, 6, welcomed Sophia home.
    Maternal grandparents are Brad and Lucinda Inabnitt of Lawrenceburg. Paternal grandparents are Claude and Pam Cummins of Lawrenceburg.