Today's News

  • Football field beginning to take shape in county park

    When the county’s parks and recreation football teams take the field next year, it should be one they can call their own.

    Work has resumed on a football field in the county park, a project started several years ago that was largely abandoned after it ran into drainage and other problems.

    Volunteers and county highway employees have been reworking the field, located near the upper pavilion area in the park, for the past week.

  • Bearcats storm past Mercer

    The heavens threatened but the only storm at Hollie Warford Stadium Friday night was Anderson County.

    The Bearcats scored just 56 seconds into the game and never let up as they routed Mercer County, 55-14, in a lightning shortened high school football contest.

  • Bourbon legend Rutledge retires from Four Roses

    After more than 20 years as master distiller at Four Roses and 49 years in the bourbon industry, Jim Rutledge official retired Sept. 1.

    His passion, enthusiasm and loyalty for Four Roses bourbons and the distillery employees and staff were instrumental in returning Four Roses Bourbon to the USA after spending more than 40 years in European and Japanese markets only, according to a news release.

    In 2001, Rutledge was inducted into the inaugural class of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

  • Lincoln steam engine, funeral car to be on display in Versailles

    The Lincoln steam engine and Lincoln funeral car will be on display Sept. 5-7 at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles.

    This is the only place in Kentucky to see and participate in this event.

    The event is a fundraiser for the Lincoln Funeral Car project and half of the ticket proceeds will go toward the cost of constructing and displaying these historically correct reproductions.

    The Lincoln-era reproduction 4-4-0 steam engine, the Leviathan, will be used to pull our excursion train twice each day at 2 and 4 p.m.

  • Truesdell dubbed Local Food Hero

    Nathan Truesdell was named one of Kentucky’s Local Food Heroes last week but, as is the case with most heroes, he has a secret weapon.

    “I’ve always done a small backyard type garden, but wanted to do more,” said Truesdell, a native of Maysville who was named one of four Food Heroes by voters in a statewide contest conducted by the state’s Department of Agriculture and Seed Capital KY.

    Then he met Dennis Cantrell, the former agriculture agent with the Anderson Extension office.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Radcliff-Monroe

    Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Radcliff of Shelbyville and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Monroe of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Whitney Nicole Radcliff and Brandon Lee Monroe.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Leon and Joyce Best of Shelbyville and Joyce and the late Boyd “Bobe” Radcliff of Shelbyville.

    She is a 2007 graduate of Shelby County High School. She is employed with KidzWay Learning Center.

  • ENGAGEMENT: McDowell-Coulter

    Roger and Janet McDowell of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline McDowell, to Caleb Coulter, son of Calvin Coulter and Elanor Griffin of Lawrenceburg.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Phyllis Reas.

    She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and is employed as a cost accountant by Berry Plastics in Franklin.

    The groom-to-be is a grandson of Mary Lee Coulter. He is a four-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a student at Western Kentucky University.

  • Fall means soup

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    Fall is on its way and with it come some of my favorite things: leaves of every color calling all around us, football, cool nights around a campfire, the sweet comforting aroma of warm breads and pies straight from the oven, and hot soup simmering on the stove all day. Ahh, I can’t wait!

    I love to get up on a Saturday morning and get a pot of soup going for lunch or dinner on a cool day and one of the best parts is that they are usually very good for you.

  • Church news briefs, Sept. 2, 2015

    Homecoming at Alton Christian

    Alton Christian Church has scheduled Homecoming service for Sept. 13.

    The service is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m., with Scott Young as guest speaker.

    Lunch will be served following the service.

    Penny’s Chapel to celebrate

    Penny’s Chapel Community Church will celebrate its anniversary Sept. 20, the church announced.

    Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by a worship service at 11.

    Lunch will be served following the service.

  • Grace is a gift, not a virtue that needs cultivating

    If you want to experience “Amazing Grace,” you can buy a 24-ounce bottle for $32 ($17 for 8 ounces) at places like Ulta or Sephora.

    Made by a company called philosophy, Amazing Grace is the name of its shampoo. On the bottle, philosophy writes its philosophy on grace as follows: