Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 10, 1963
    Judith Ann Peach, daughter of of Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Peach of Gee was to undergo open-heart surgery at the children’s hospital in Louisville.
    Anderson County Blood Program chairman Truman Birdwhistell said that the blood would be furnished by the hospital; however, an appeal would be made for 26 to 40 Anderson Countians to give blood at the Center in February to replace the blood used.

    The new 5-cent stamp became effective for first class mail.

  • 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

  • In the photo of the Lawrenceburg High Band that ran Dec. 12 the young fellow just to Leslie Toll’s right, who is not identified, looks very much like Phil Swift, according to an email from Jim McKee.
    McKee says the fellow identified as Phil Swift, does not look like him and is holding a clarinet, but Phil was a very good trumpet player and the other guy is holding a trumpet.