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Today's News

  • She keeps bad boys jailed, state lets ’em go

    Column as I see ’em …

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    When the keyboard is ripped away from my mouthy fingers and I’m sent home for good, I now know how I intend to spend at least a portion of my so-called golden years.

  • Water main breaks raise infrastructure questions

    Water main breaks. They’re becoming an all too common in the city. There was another one in the Alton area off Highway 151 on Sunday. Since October, we’ve had at least one water main break every month.

    Judging from exasperated Facebook posts, I know the public is tiring of hearing about water main breaks as well.

  • Learn to understand power of plants

    Happy December. What a wacky last day of November we had. It got up to 69 degrees here on the farm. If only we could keep of few of those days on tap. I’d like to just sprinkle them in when we needed it. Let’s hope Mother Nature is kind to us this winter.

  • Try these recipes to get rid of turkey leftovers

    Turkey leftovers should be in the freezer now. While you can substitute turkey for chicken in almost any recipe, it is nice to try new recipes. If you have already used all that turkey, then keep these for planned over meals another time.

  • Kentuckians have right to make their own destiny

    By Jim Host

    Guest Columnist

    Election season is special time in Kentucky. Next to basketball season, there doesn’t seem to be a time that gets Kentuckians more excited.

    But what happens when it’s over and the last ballots have been cast and counted? Then it’s time for Kentucky to get down to the business of the initiatives that move the Commonwealth forward.

  • 12-03 education briefs

    Winter Festival set at Saffell Elementary

    Looking for a place to sing some Christmas carols?

    The choirs at Saffell Street Elementary School are scheduled to perform during the school’s Winter Festival on Dec. 9, followed by a community sing-a-long during which everyone is welcome to join them in singing Christmas and holiday songs.

    “This is [a] festive way to come together and ring in the holiday season,” said Meredith Lewis, coordinator and music teacher at the school.

  • Find new identity as Bible-based believer

    Well, have you reached any answers to the questions in the Nov. 19 column? If not, not to worry, we will be looking at them from a biblical or Christian perspective today.

    We’ll examine later what is hidden in the word Christian, but let’s stay focused as we continue the chair illustration of true faith.

    1: What are you doing for the object of your faith — the chair?

  • 12-03 church briefs

    Salvisa Christian to be featured on Holiday tour

    Salvisa Christian Church will be featured during the annual Christmas Holiday Homes Tour, according to a news release.

    The tour is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 6 p.m. Tickets are available through the Harrodsburg Historical Society or at other tour locations.

    The church’s sanctuary was built in 1880-1881. The church will be decorated in the period and photos of Salvisa through the decades will be on display.

  • 12-03 community calendar

    The following events are scheduled during the coming week. To have events listed, email information to news@theandersonnews, or call 839-6906.

    Dec. 5

    Anderson County Schools

    District Spelling Bee

    The district spelling bee will start at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 5 at the Anderson County Board of Education building.

     

    Holiday remembrance and lighting of the Green

  • Blood drive Dec. 9 at First Baptist

    From staff reports

    A blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 12:30 to 7 p.m. in the fireside room at First Baptist Church.

    The drive will be conducted by the Kentucky Blood Center.

    Donors must have a photo ID and be at least 17 years old, or 16 with parental consent. Permission slips can be obtained at kybloodcenter.org.

    Donors will have the chance to support the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign by donating the thank-you gift they receive from Kentucky Blood Center.