Today's News

  • Schools close for snow

    All Anderson County district schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 13 due to inclement weather.

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg will also be closed.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Bearcats, Lady Bearcats have big weekend planned

    Both Anderson County High School basketball teams are looking at a big weekend to start the second half of the season. Both are in action Friday and Saturday nights.

    The Bearcats have a pair of home games, starting with a very good Owen County team on Friday.

  • District court docket: 1-11-12

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Dec. 1, 2011.
    Michael S. Cummins, motion to revoke probation, controlled substance prescription not in original container, possession of marijuana – motion sustained, 150 days to serve (concurrent with state time).
    Ashley Donovan, arraignment, illegal possession of legend drug, third-degree possession of controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia – pleaded not guilty, motion/disposition/trial date Jan. 26.

  • Church briefs: 1-11-12

    Minister plans to organize church
    A local minister wishes to organize a Free Will Baptist Church in the Lawrenceburg area. If interested, contact Bro. Greg Preece at 502-432-1902 or e-mail gpreece@roadrunner.com.

    Submit church news to the Anderson News
    Want to let everyone know about your next church event, concert or service? Contact The Anderson News to submit photos and information to be published on the Faith page.

  • Where two or three gather

    In church you often hear the phrase: “Where two or three are gathered together...,” and sometimes this phrase takes on new meaning.

  • Am I a miserable sinner? You bet

    I am often asked by those who read my column if I actually “walk the walk” or practice what I write here in the paper.
    The answer is I try.
    Do I fail miserably at times? You bet I do. The truth is I often feel either like I am a failure at being a Christian or at best a lukewarm Christian.
    What the scriptures tell us about lukewarm Christians in Rev 3:16 is: “because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”

  • Community calendar: 1-11-12

    Jan. 12: Anderson County Schools’ District Spell-off, Saffell Street Elementary, 7 p.m.

    Jan. 11-13: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Jan.  11: English as a second language, community education building, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Jan. 12: English as a second language, 9-10:30 a.m.

  • Anderson County students named to 2012 all-district band

    Four high school students and seven middle school students from Anderson County were chosen as members of the 2012 all-district band.
    All-district auditions were held Dec. 3 at Shelby East high school for the middle school students, and Nov. 17 for high school students in Henry County.
    Students met last Friday to practice pieces of advanced music literature for their concert Jan. 7 at Martha Layne Collins High School.
    About 1,500 people attended, Anderson County band director Patrick Brady said.
    High school students chosen for all-district band were:

  • Community news briefs: 1-11-12

    Hospice of the Bluegrass holds book discussion Jan. 19
    Hospice of the Bluegrass will host a book discussion group Jan. 19 from 5:30-7 p.m. at its facilities located at 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    The book, “Ordinary People” by Judith Guest, focuses on the Jarrett family and the varying ways they deal with the loss of a loved one, organizers said, and the book was made popular by the movie version.Those interested should read the book before attending.
    Contact Melinda Simpson at 502-223-1744 for more information.

  • Way We Were: Tracy, Davenport, Flygstad welders

    15 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 8, 1997
    Micki Lane Parrish was all set to perform at the upcoming state Junior Miss program.
    The senior student at Anderson High had earned the trip by wining the local program in June. She was a member of the advanced chorus, FCA and Beta clubs, had a 4.0 grade-point average and loved to read.

    Anderson Fiscal Court took its first steps in buying land for a county park.