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Today's Features

  • Wyatt Shely, who wrote a weekly column called “Our Heritage” in the 1960s and 1970s was asked by some men making a survey of Kentucky place names in 1971  to help compile some information about some of Anderson County’s place names.
    Mr. Shely was the resident historian at that time and wrote many columns about the family names found in Anderson County and how they came to be here.
    There are about 65 places that he came up with, some you may have heard and others you may not.

  • Ostrander to speak
    at New Life Christian Church
    Kent Ostrander, executive director of The Family Foundation of Kentucky, will speak at New Life Christian Fellowship, 1028 Industry Road, in Lawrenceburg on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.
    Ostrander, who received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, attended Lafayette High School in Lexington and then studied at Vanderbilt University, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in mathematics. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society as a junior.

  • I wrote a column a few weeks ago questioning why I do not see American Christians fasting, or why it is not more a part of our culture.
    I was blessed to get some rewarding feedback from one of my readers, “Pat,” and would like to share some of her experiences that I find inspiring.
    These are her words, not mine, and I hope you may find it interesting and perhaps useful in your own spirituality, and perhaps adopt fasting as a part of your own walk with God.

  • Jan. 25: Soup Supper, 5–6 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome. Cost $4 for adults, $2 for children. Menu includes potato soup or chili, cornbread, sandwiches and desserts. All proceeds go to Anderson County Relay for Life.
    Feb. 3: 2012 Relay Kickoff Meeting, 5:30–8 p.m. at Emma B. Ward Elementary School Library. Light refreshments will be served and committee members will be available to assist those needing team information, fund-raising ideas and/or general information concerning “Relay.” Please make every effort to attend.

  • Community
    Feb. 3: Ducks Unlimited Banquet, sponsored by Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Chapter
    Ducks Unlimited will host dinner with a silent and live auction at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Feb. 3.  Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following. Auction, raffle and prize items include guided hunts, guns, gear and more. Tickets are $50 single or $60 per couple. Children are encouraged to attend. Look for Ducks Unlimited on Facebook at “Shelby County Ducks Unlimited” or call (502) 321-1609 for more information or the early bird discounts.

  • Jason and Brandie Beasley of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Gabrielle Eliza-Jane Beasley, born May 12, 2011, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
    She weighed 8 pounds, 3/4 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Eliza Jane was welcomed home by her sisters Karaline-Grace Beatrice Beasley, 11; Hannah-Michele Faith Beasley, 6; and her brother Jason-Lee Isaac Beasley, 8.
    Her maternal grandparents are Ricky Bruce and Sandy Stratton.
    Her paternal grandparents are John “Parley” and Linda Beasley, and the late Shirley Beasley.

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 25, 1962
    Wesley N. Sims, 26, was promoted to captain in Korea, where he was a member of the 1st Calvary Division. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin W. Sims.

    All Anderson County schools were closed Friday because of the condition of roads following a heavy snowstorm beginning that morning. Superintendent Andrew Bird said this is the only day this year that it was necessary to close the schools.

  • Thanks to the magic of DVR I’ve been watching the first three seasons of “Mad Men.”
    Set in the early 1960s, the series is about a New York Madison Avenue advertising firm, centering around one character, Don Draper, who heads the creative department.
    He’s a fascinating character — aloof, suave and handsome and morally bankrupt. He’s married with two kids, but he sleeps with anything in a skirt. It’s not uncommon for him to not come home for a few days.

  • If we as Christians go to church every Sunday, try not to do bad things and perhaps even tithe, aren’t we pretty much on the path of salvation?

  • Community
    Jan. 19: District-wide spell-off, Saffell Street Elementary, 7 p.m.
    Upcoming Grand Theatre school matinees