Today's News

  • Community calendar: 2-1-12

    Feb. 3: Ducks Unlimited Banquet, sponsored by Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Chapter
    Ducks Unlimited will host dinner with a silent and live auction at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Feb. 3.  Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following. Auction, raffle and prize items include guided hunts, guns, gear and more. Tickets are $50 single or $60 per couple. Children are encouraged to attend. Look for Ducks Unlimited on Facebook at “Shelby County Ducks Unlimited” or call (502) 321-1609 for more information or the early bird discounts.

  • In good times and bad, God is in control

    Have you experienced great loss in your life, like a death in the family or financial troubles?
    I am sure you have and have asked God, “Why me?”
    Personal suffering is part of life but as Christians, aren’t we just clay in the potter’s hands? Right now I know a lot of people are suffering, especially due to the economic situation locally and nationally.  I believe sometimes we go through bad circumstances to have a closer relationship with our creator.

  • Anderson Community Education offers variety of classes

    Classes ranging from computers to Zumba will be offered in the coming weeks, Anderson Community Education has announced.
    For more information, call 839-3754 or email Jacque Zeller jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us

    Basic computer
    When: Friday, Feb. 10 and 17 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
    Where: Anderson County Adult Learning Center, 219 E. Woodford St. with instructor Jacqueline Zeller
    Cost: $30 (four hours of instruction) Limit four students.

  • Engagement: Combs and Bowman

    Bill Combs of Frankfort and Brian and Michelle Nichols of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter LeAnn Combs to Kevin Allen Bowman, son of Richard and Karen Bowman of Lawrenceburg.
    Grandparents of the bride are William “Lloyd” Evans of Frankfort and Wanell Poirier of Clearwater, Fla.; Steve and Brenda Kendall of Lexington; and John Nichols of Lawrenceburg.
    Grandparents of the groom are late John Jr. and Shirley McGaughey of Lawrenceburg; and Sharon Bowman and the late William “Billy” Bowman of Lawrenceburg.

  • Students selected for All State Chorus

    Anderson County High School had nine students selected to participate in the 2012 All State Chorus. They will be in Louisville on Feb. 8-10 preparing for and presenting a concert that is open to the public.
    The freshmen students, Hayden Bright, Hunter New and Tess Taylor, all submitted a tape to be judged and based upon that submission were accepted to the Junior High All State Chorus.

  • Way We Were: WHERE IN ANDERSON COUNTY IS ________? Part II

    Wyatt Shely, who wrote a weekly column called “Our Heritage” in the 1960s and 1970s, was asked by some men making a survey of Kentucky place names in 1971  to help compile some information about some of Anderson County’s place names.
    Mr. Shely was the resident historian at that time and wrote many columns about the family names found in Anderson County and how they came to be here.

  • Middle school students selected for writer’s reception

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    Jennifer Johnson and Heather Hardin, language arts teachers at Anderson Middle School, hosted a reception Jan. 27 for those seventh graders whose individual memoirs were selected by their peers.
    This is the first year Hardin and Johnson have required their seventh grade students to write a memoir about someone special in their life, with fellow students voting on which memoirs they liked best.

  • ‘Let the good times roll’

    New Orleans’ annual Mardi Gras parade begins when the mayor announces in French “laissez les bons temps rouler” or “let the good times roll.”
    Michael Williams, owner of Mardi Gras Donuts, adopted the same mission statement for his doughnut shop, styled after the place where his journey with doughnuts began.  
    Williams has received plenty of praise and press for his doughnuts back in the Big Easy.

  • Education briefs: 2-1-12

    Tanner Yankey named to Dean’s List
    Tanner Yankey of Lawrenceburg was named to the University of the Cumberlands Dean’s List for the 2011 fall semester in recognition of his academic performance.
    To be eligible students must have achieved a grade of “P” in convocation while maintaining a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 3.50.

    Shouse receives degree
    from University of the Cumberlands

  • Friends of the Library to meet

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library is scheduled to meet Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the library.
    New members are welcome.
    The group meets the second Wednesday of the month at the library at 5:30 p.m.
    If there is no school, there will be no meeting.