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Today's News

  • Worship God, not the world’s idols and morality standards

    It was a year on June 26 since the Supreme Court of the United States issued their landmark rulings regarding Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.

    To say there were ripple effects would be inaccurate; it would be more precise to say that there have been waves of change across our nation since then.

    The rulings were not merely about whether or not gay people can legally marry. They paint a bigger picture. They are part of a larger narrative that humanity began to write the day our first parents willfully chose to disobey their Creator (Genesis 2 -3).

  • Church Briefs 07.02.14

    Collingsworth Family will host a concert

    On Sat., July 12, at 7p.m., the Collingsworth Family (Southern Gospel) will be in concert at Sand Spring Baptist Church, 1616 Harrodsburg Rd., Lawrenceburg KY.

    Doors open at 6 p.m. The cost is free but love offering donations will be accepted.

    Hoppers in concert at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church

  • Banana thrown from bus shatters truck window

    Tommy Vaughn brought his Civil War file by the office recently and had some additional information on the photo that ran June 18.

    He said he had been interested in Civil War history since a small boy.

    Most of the men in the photo fought for the Confederacy. Their names are on the Civil War statue in front of Anderson County Courthouse.

    Vaughn’s great-grandfather, John Paul Vaughn, was from Estill County, Ky.

  • Watson charged with burglary

    Kenneth N. Watson, 34, of 616 N. Lime, Frankfort KY 40342 was indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury June 17 on one count of second-degree burglary, one count of first-degree possession of controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia for an incident that occurred around April 24, 2014.

    Officer Chris Beach of the Lawrenceburg Police Department charged him.

    The following people were also indicted June 17 by the Grand Jury, according the Anderson Circuit Court records.

  • Anderson athletes blazing the track

    Anderson County track athletes Alorra Sims and Carley Duncan have moved into national qualifying rounds for the AAU Junior Olympics. The qualifying round is scheduled to be held this weekend in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with the national finals set for the end of July in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Both had outstanding days at the AAU state meet, held in Elizabethtown on June 21.

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  • Mitchell’s contract is renewed

    Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell’s contract was renewed during a special-called meeting Thursday of last week.

    The 4-year contract outlines Mitchell to make $118,225 annually, which is a 12 percent increase from when she started in 2010, making $105,000 annually. Under the contract, consisting of 240 working days, Mitchell has five days of paid leave for each school year.

  • A community says goodbye to longtime Walmart manager

    After 31 years,

    Kim Darland retires

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Local Walmart Manager of 31 years, Kim Darland, will be retiring this week.

    Darland was one of the first female Walmart managers in Kentucky, and a longtime pillar in the community known for her warm, caring personality and positive attitude. Throughout her time at Walmart, Darland showed dedication to Lawrenceburg, serving on the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and participating in numerous community service related projects.

  • Bearcat hoops completes summer schedule

    Basketball season is nearly five months – and a lot of cooler temperatures – away, but that does not mean hoopsters can lounge and do nothing.

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team completed its summer schedule last week, offering some mixed results but hope for a big year in 2014-15. The Bearcats were only 3-3 in full games, which were played at Asbury University’s team camp, but Bearcat assistant coach Bryan Hyatt says that is misleading.

  • Lacrosse team celebrates season

    The Anderson County boys’ lacrosse team finished the 2014 season with a 5-12 record, but coach Chris Harrod termed the year a success.

    “Every category in the stats book showed a major increase in numbers,” Harrod said.

    Senior Dillon Harrod led the state with 73 points (52 goals and 21 assists), at least 10 points better than anyone else in Kentucky.

    Harrod was selected as a first team all-state midfielder and second team all-state as an attacker.