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  • Adult education graduation set for Dec. 7

    The Anderson County Adult Learning Center Adult Education graduation is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Anderson County High School, Bearcat Theater.

    This ceremony is to honor those students who have earned a GED or certifications during the current school year.

    The staff has nominated two individuals for the National Adult Education Honor Society sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi, and they will be recognized at the ceremony. Several of the graduates will speak about their experiences with the education program and their expectations for the future.


    4th Grade


    All A’s

    Catie Grantham

    Ashton King

    Angela McNulty

    Karlie Sims


    Sarah Anderson

    Naytric Haliburton

    Emma Sallee

    Christopher Kessinger


    All A’s

    Helaine Alsabrook

    Colton Cornish

    Anna Ferguson

    Blake McKinney

    Leah Rennels

    Rachel Watts


    Buchanan Boggs

    Makenzie Cole

    Alexia Gonzalez


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 25, 1965

    State offices

    Two Anderson High students, Suzanne Camic and Guy Simpson III, were elected to the officers of First Vice President and Secretary of Affairs, respectively, at the Kentucky National and Internal Assembly held in Louisville.

  • FCA surpasses Harvest for Haiti fundraising goal by 500 percent

    A club project became an amazing story of a community coming together for one goal — and not only achieving it but going over and beyond.

    Members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Anderson County High School wanted to do something that would provide for others in need and would allow the members themselves to get involved and give to those less fortunate.

    They started organizing and managing a schoolwide event to raise money for food for children in Haiti and to get involved in “Harvest for Haiti.”

  • A holiday feast with loved ones is about as good as it gets

    “I will praise God’s name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving.” Psalm 69:30

    There is nothing that makes my heart happier than when I stop and thank the Lord for this wonderful life I have been given.

    I would like to think that I do it often, but I don’t think it is really ever enough. So, taking a day to prepare a beautiful feast and gather with loved ones for a holiday that is centered around thankfulness, to me, is just about as good as it gets.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Gritton

    Bobby and Brenda Gritton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 5, at First Christian Church from 2 to 5 p.m.

    The couple were married Dec. 4, 1965, by the Rev. Louis Twyman at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

    Bobby is retired from Kentucky Utilities. Brenda is retired from Wild Turkey Distillery. They have two children, Lisa Snider and her husband, Joel, and Brent Gritton. They have two granddaughters, Brooke Snider and Gracie Snider.

    All family and friends are invited. The couple request no gifts.

  • Community calendar for Nov. 25

    Extension classes

    The following classes are at the Anderson County Extension Office. All classes are free. Call 502-839-7271 to register.

    Monday, Dec. 7

    Holiday Pies at 1:30 p.m.

    Learn how to make a perfect pie crust – from scratch, not out of a box or the freezer. All participants will make pie crust and work as teams to make apple pie, chess pie or lemon meringue pie. 

    Registration deadline is Dec. 3.  Minimum class size is 8; maximum is 12.


    Tuesday, Dec. 15

  • Thanksgiving recipes that will make you giggle

    Some third-graders at Saffell Street Elementary School were asked if they had any recipes they might like to share for your Thanksgiving meal. Here are some of tasty desserts and side dishes that might just make your menu this year.  The recipes are printed exactly as they were submitted.


    Ice Cream Pie


    Ice cream, any flavor

    Candy bar




  • Close to his Hometown

    J.D. Shelburne hails from across the county line, but he’s had a tie to Anderson County basketball before he was ever able to shoot a 3-pointer.

    “I was named J.D. after Jimmy Dan Conner, an Anderson County legend!” Shelburne says of Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball in 1971.

    Shelburne, whose given name is John David, is one of the rising stars of country music and will be in town Saturday to help the Anderson County High School basketball teams tip off the basketball season with the 23rd annual Cat Madness celebration.

  • General Cable to expand

    A company that has been part of the Anderson County community for more than 40 years is expanding its operations.

    General Cable Industries Inc. is relocating assets to Lawrenceburg announced Gov. Steve Beshear on Monday.

    General Cable, a wire and cable manufacturer, expects to create more than 54 positions and invest more than $2.5 million into the project.

    “When a company decides to consolidate its services, it’s rewarding when they decide to locate those operations in Kentucky,” Beshear said in a statement.