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Today's Features

  • In going back over Mr. Shely’s columns in the four or five papers it took to run his places in Anderson County information, one was inadvertently left out. The columns ran in 1972.
    Shely was a teacher and resident historian.

    JOHNSONVILLE — Located 18 miles west of Lawrenceburg on U.S. 62. It was named for the first settler, David Johnson, who built a log house there about 1835. A post office was started in 1854 and the community was incorporated in 1856.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 22, 1962

  • Circle this date on your calendar: Feb. 15, “John Frum Day.”
    Celebrated on the remote South Pacific island of Tanna, on John Frum Day islanders dress up as American G.I.s, with “USA” painted in red on their bare chests and backs and march in perfect step with bamboo rifles on their shoulders.

  • It’s interesting how we often try to follow God’s rules on our terms, not his.
    How many times have we thought about trying to quit sinning, yet plan on doing it again?
    I know I have, and in my mind often think, “Well maybe next week or next month or later in life I will stop doing that.”
    The pharaoh of Egypt in the book of Exodus kept putting off God’s commands when he kept the children of Israel in slavery. God brought about plague after plague against the tyranny of the Egyptians.

  • Education
    Feb.15-17: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Feb. 13-17: GED instruction and college preparation, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday hours by appointment, Adult Learning Center, 839-3754

    Public meetings
    Feb. 16: road test registration with examiner, 8:30 a.m.; all written tests, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Upcoming events
    Feb. 25: Wild Turkey Trace’s 3rd Annual Winter Warm-Up, 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Club, 1450 Fox Creek Road.  Music by the Conch Fritters Band, with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. A prize will be given for most appropriate beach wear (no swimsuits).  Tickers are $15 per person or $25 per couple. All proceeds to benefit Anderson County Relay for Life (excluding cash bar).
    June 8-9: Relay for Life event, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at American Legion Park. More information to come.

  • Roger and Ann Wilds of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Gracie Ann Wilds, born Oct. 30, 2011, at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long.
    Her maternal grandparents are Larry and Debra Williams of Lexington, and James and Judy Collins of Kendallville, Ind.
    Her paternal grandparents are Milner and Carolyn Feland of Lawrenceburg, and the late Roger G. Wilds of Lexington.
     

  • Brandon and Crystal (Robinson) McGrew of Louisville announce the birth of their son, Amos Carter McGrew, born Dec. 29, 2011, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind.
    He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by his brother, Sawyer, 3, and sister, Eden, 20 months.
    His maternal grandparents are Gerald and Jackie Robinson of Lawrenceburg. His maternal great grandparents are William and Rayma Carter and Minnie Robinson and the late James M. Robinson, all of Lawrenceburg.

  • Sand Spring hosts
    women’s chorale March 4
    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host a women’s chorale of the Kentucky Baptist Chorales on March 4 at 7 p.m.
    The Kentucky Baptist Chorales are comprised of music ministers, pastors and church members from congregations across the commonwealth. The groups perform around the state a few times each year. They also undertake mission projects in Kentucky, elsewhere in North America and overseas.
    Sand Spring Baptist church is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road.

  • I am often perplexed by those who do not believe the Bible is real or believe in Jesus.
    Hundreds of original manuscripts of the Bible exist today. Hundreds of eyewitnesses saw Jesus crucified and rise. These are the documented facts.
    The Bible is not some elaborate fable or book of thoughts. It is no less than the inspired word of God.  There have been many manipulations of what the Bible says by various religions, but its words are the same today as they were 2,000 years ago.

  • The following column was written by Wyatt Shely and ran in his “Our Heritage” column Jan. 25, 1962.