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Today's News

  • Highway 151 residents to discuss lawsuit Monday

    With a trial date looming, the group of Highway 151 residents suing the state’s transportation department has planned another town hall-styled meeting for Monday, Sept. 26 at Alton Christian Church.

    The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m.

    Tom Isaac, one of the people leading the lawsuit to ban non-local commercial vehicles from the narrow stretch of dangerous highway through Alton, said it’s important for residents to stay informed on the progress of the lawsuit and show their support.

  • News briefs

    Troop 37 seeks items

    for annual rummage sale

    Boy Scout Troop 37 will conduct its fall rummage sale on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Christian Church, 300 S. Main St., Lawrenceburg.

    The scouts said in a news release that they “would love to have your support through donations of sale items or coming to the sale.”

  • Officer Chad Cox received commendation

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 22, 1966

    Filming had begun on “The Flim Flam Man.” A crew of about 150 had invaded Lawrenceburg a couple of weeks before and began their work of creating various sets to be used.

    Even though it was rainy this week, they filmed scenes in Cartinhour Grocery a couple of days before moving on to West Jackson.

    More than 400 people had signed up to be extras, but the studio personnel said they only needed 100.

  • Francis ‘Buddy’ Edwards birthday

    Francis “Buddy” Edwards is turning 70 years old and the family is hosting a celebration in his honor from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Salvisa Fire Department on Main Street in Salvisa.

    The family requests no gifts, please.

  • Fall into some new recipes from the orchard

    Tomorrow is the first day of fall. Hard to believe. It’s still plenty hot out and I still have tomatoes and cucumbers in my garden. I want to go to the orchard in Versailles but I can’t get in the mood.

  • Calendar of events

    Sept. 21

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    9 to 10 a.m. — Congressman Andy Barr, Anderson County office hours, outside the judge executive’s office at 137 South Main Street, Lawrenceburg.

    10:30 a.m. — Arnold Clark and Friends at the Anderson County Senior Center

    11:30 a.m. — Potluck lunch at the Anderson County Senior Center

    1 p.m. — Rook and games at the Anderson County Senior Center

  • Church briefs

    Overland Church

    of Christ

    Gospel meeting set

    Sept. 18 through 23

    Overland Church of Christ will host a gospel meeting Sept. 18 through 23.

    Sept. 19 through 23 meetings will be at 7 p.m.

    The public is welcome. Bring a Bible and a friend.

    Steve Niemeier will be the speaker.

    The church is located at 1241 Bypass 127, Lawrenceburg.

    St. Lawrence

    Catholic Church

    RCIA to be held on

    Wednesday evenings

  • EBW rewarding good choices with Lunch of Leaders

    For students at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, being chosen for LOL is not something to laugh about. Every student knows LOL is the Lunch of Leaders.

    LOL, as it is affectionately known, is an honor students can earn. Each month homeroom teachers select two students to eat lunch with them in the library.

    “We choose the students who exhibit leader qualities in the classroom, make good choices, and are good role models,” said fifth-grade teacher Lisa Hudson.

  • A rival, a favorite, a hero

    I can still see Charles Hurt coming right at me.

    At least it seemed he was coming my way.

    Hurt was a freshman at the University of Kentucky back on Dec. 15, 1979. He’d not been quite as hyped as his UK classmates Sam Bowie, Derrick Hord or Dirk Minniefield, Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball from the previous spring. But I knew of Charles Hurt.

    How could anyone from Anderson County not know of this incredible 6-foot-6 athlete who’d had his way against the Bearcats during his high school career at Shelby County.

  • Franklin leads Bearcats past Flyers

    Anderson County football is alive and well.

    At least it was Friday night as the Bearcats rode a monster game from running back Blake Franklin -- 357 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns -- for a 35-21 Homecoming win over arch-rival Franklin County.

    On a night when questions were being whispered about the direction of the Bearcats’ season, the junior led an Anderson attack that overcame a sluggish start and a lengthy lightning delay to put up 457 yards of offense and slowed a Franklin County attack that had been averaging better than 38 points a game.