Today's Features

  • Ideas are not formed in a vacuum. Every book we read, every song we hear, every thought we think has been influenced by someone else.
    I often say that it is rare today to find a purely original thought. It was 18th century philosopher Immanuel Kant who influenced Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel who influenced Karl Marx who influenced communist leaders Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, whose influences still affect our world today.

  • Senior calendar
    The following events are scheduled during the coming week at the Anderson Senior Center, located at 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg
    For more information call 839-3188.

    Wednesday, July 10
    10:30 a.m.: Blood pressure check
    10:30 a.m.: Name That Tune with Ellery
    11:30 a.m.: Lunch
    12:30 p.m.: Rook/cards

    Thursday, July 11
    8:30 a.m.: Breakfast club
    9 a.m.: Exercise
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Shopping and errands

    Friday, July 12

  • From staff reports
    Sixty-one descendents of D.F. and Nanvie Hanks held their annual reunion July 4 at Anderson County Park.
    Those attending were: Bob and Sharon Stratton Raleigh NC, Robert and Alec Power Clinton SC, Bethany and Cathy Lester, R.A. and Polly Hanks of Danville, Dudley and Betty Hanks, Keith, Lisa, Hannah and Hayley Freeman of Versailles. Nell, John and Penny Lawrence, Williamstown, Peggy Whalen, Dry Ridge Wayne and Jackie Cinnamon,
    Kathy Scott, Susan and Ronnie Robertson of Sabrina,

  • Mr. and Mrs. Brad Smith of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter Hannah Paige Smith to Dylan Curry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Curry of Frankfort.
    The couple will be married at First Christian Church in Lawrenceburg on Saturday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m., with a reception to follow at Eagle Lake Convention and Expo Center.
    Hannah is a junior at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Her major is criminal justice with her focus being on juveniles.
    Dylan’s major is also criminal justice at Ball State University, with a minor in aquatics.

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, July 4, 1963
    Charlene Peyton was to compete in the National Women’s and National Girl’s Outdoor championship track and field meet at Dayton, Ohio.
    Peyton, 16, was a junior at Anderson County High and even though she had only been in the sport for eight weeks was undefeated in the 14 events in which she had competed.
    “We feel she has a chance to score high at Dayton,” Coach Charles Grote said.

  •  From staff reports
    Open Hands Community Food Pantry will host a benefit motorcycle ride on Saturday, July 13 with registration beginning at 11 a.m. and kick stands up at 12:30 p.m.
    The ride will begin and end at the food pantry, according to a press release from Open Hands.
    All proceeds will go to the food pantry to support its mission.
    Door prizes will also be awarded at the event, and a meal will be provided by the pantry after the ride.
    There will be plaques for the best and worst hands.

  • Pigeon Fork Baptist plans Bible school
    Pigeon Fork Baptist Church will host vacation Bible school Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
    Activities are planned for children from age 3 through those who have completed the sixth grade, according to a news release.
    The week centers on the theme “The Kingdom Chronicles.

    VBS at Glensboro Christian

  • When the Supreme Court last week issued its rulings concerning Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, to say I was not surprised is an understatement.
    Although I was hoping for a different outcome, I had already prepared myself for this ruling; this has been coming for some time.
    Our culture is ripe for such a shift. The moral fabric of our nation had begun to rend long before last Wednesday; the rulings of the court were simply indicative of the direction we are heading as a society.

  • Wednesday, July 3
    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.
    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • From staff reports
    Anderson Public Library will host a Tribute to Dr. Suess, the library announced in a news release.
    The event is scheduled for Friday, July 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the library, located on North Main Street in Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.