Today's Features

  • When is the only time people lock their car doors at church?

    Zucchini season!

    If you’ve ever come out of church and found a big bag of zucchini on your front seat, you know what I’m talking about. Have no fear, there are a lot of yummy things you can do with those magically appearing, green, farmer’s orphans.

    Chermoula or

    Charmoula (Arabic)

  • 50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 28, 1966

    Wanda Drury, 17, daughter of Susie B. Drury of Lawrenceburg, was crowned “Miss Mercer County Fair.”

    Wesley Sharp, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sharp, entered the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington for the fifth operation on his hand. He had been injured when a dynamite cap exploded in his hand.

    Junior 4-H Beef show winners at the Lawrenceburg Fair were:

  • Legacy Five to perform July 28

    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host a gospel concert at 7 p.m. July 28.

    Legacy Five will perform.

    The church is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg.

    Pleasant Hill Christian plans revival

    A four-night revival is scheduled at Pleasant Hill Christian Church July 31 through Aug. 3.

    Following the 11 a.m. worship service, a potluck kickoff dinner is planned.

  • I don’t believe in coincidences. When I meet someone or I’m put in a situation that challenges me, I step back and consider why that is.

    Last week, I was talking to my mail carrier about the food column and she suggested I write about kids in the kitchen. Later that same week, I read an article by Jamie Oliver about kids and nutrition and all the wonderful work he has done.

    He has brought a lot of attention to the growing problem of child obesity in regards to processed food, school lunches and advertising.

  • 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.