Today's News

  • Lessons learned in belly of the great fish

    This week I want to revisit the tale of Jonah and the whale.
    The story of Jonah, God’s prophet, is told by God: “Go to the great city of Ninevah and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” Jonah 1:2.
    Ninevah was the capital of Assyria and very much a hated enemy of Israel. Jonah knew God was capable of forgiving the Ninevites, and this made him not want to do what God commanded.

  • Local Lincoln Institute grads gather for reunion

    Lincoln Institute closed its doors in 1966, but the memories of the school are vivid for those who have been touched by its mission.
    Approximately 100 Lincoln graduates and friends gathered Saturday at Eagle Lake Convention Center for a reunion of the Lawrenceburg chapter of the Lincoln Alumni Association.
    “Most of the people that were there live in Lawrenceburg or were from Lawrenceburg and attended Lincoln Institute,” said Victor Brown, the president of the local chapter.

  • Anderson County Community Medical Clinic receives $500 grant

    The Anderson County Community Medical Clinic a charitable health organization, was awarded a $500 community grant by the Walmart Foundation, according to the clinic’s press release.
    The grant was made possible by the company’s Local Community Contribution/Hunger Outreach Grant Program through the Lawrenceburg Walmart.
    The clinic initiative is part of the Anderson County Community of Promise, and the work of its health and nutrition committee.
    The clinic will soon begin operation at 1111 Industry Road in Lawrenceburg.

  • Library offers free computer classes

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free computer courses in July:

    Basic I: Introduction
    to Computers
    When: Tuesday, July 10
    Time: 9:30-11 a.m., 5:30-7 p.m.
    This class is for the beginner. The main goal is to ease anxieties about using the computer. Topics include parts of the computer and mouse/keyboard skills.
    No previous computer skills required. Please register in advance.

    Basic II: Introduction
    to the Internet
    When: Tuesday, July 17
    Time: 9:30-11 a.m.

  • Way We Were: Rod Martin Oakland Raider Trainer

    50 YEARS AGO
    July 5, 1962
    Kenny Walker suffered a leg fracture on the Tway Horse Farm near Louisville Friday morning.
    According to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walker, a horse threw him and the horse fell on his leg.
    He is a nephew of deputy county clerk Susan Walker. The Walkers are former residents of Lexington where Mr. Walker was a horse trainer.

    Sharon, Teresa and Eddie Hyatt, children of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Earl Hyatt, were confined at home for several weeks with measles and whooping cough.

  • National Auxiliary president visits Healing Field
  • News briefs: 7-4-12

    Special-needs swim party to be held at Anderson-Dean Park
    A special-needs swim party will be held July 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson-Dean Aquatic Center in Anderson-Dean Park in Harrodsburg.
    The event is open to any age, and is open to residents and families of Anderson, Mercer and Boyle counties.
    Lifeguards and volunteers will be present, and there will be free refreshments.
    For more information, contact 859-325-0417.

    Maxfield receives promotion

  • Wind damages county building
  • West retires from The Anderson News

    Sales representative Don West retired last Friday from The Anderson News.
    West sold advertising for the paper for just over four years.
    West said he enjoyed his time at the paper.
    “Working at The Anderson News gave me the opportunity to know and work with a lot of really nice people around the county,” West said.
    “It has been fun.”
    The paper has interviewed a number of candidates to replace West, and is expected to make an announcement within the next two weeks, Publisher Ben Carlson said.

  • Prepare now for garden-fresh taste this winter

    Well, you don’t need a calendar to know it’s July. The thermometer is telling us it’s hotter than a firecracker.
    If you do nothing else this week, please wash your cars and leave the windows down at night. Anyone knowing of a rain dance please feel free. We need rain.
    Our gardens need 1 inch of rain a week to grow well. The high temperature increases that need.