Today's News

  • Walmart associates are on ‘Pathway’ to success

    Those hired to work at the Walmart store in Lawrenceburg don’t simply show up, put on their name tag and perform their assigned duties.

    For the past year, they also are automatically enrolled in a rigorous, 90-day training program called Pathways, which is designed to help them provide exceptional customer service.

  • chamber news and notes

    New members

    Ashwood Place

    Lawrenceburg Urgent Care

    Florida Tile

    U Bounce Inc.

    Frankfort Elder Law, PLLC

    Anderson County Arts Council

    Membership renewals

    Hurricane Bay Car Wash

    Hyatt Plumbing & HVAC

    Anderson County Burgoo Festival Inc.

    Bluegrass Community Hospital

    Lovers Leap Vineyards & Winery


    Papa John’s Pizza

    Anderson County Little League, Inc.

    Farm Credit MidAmerica

  • Spice up summer with these West Coast favorites

    One of the biggest adjustments my family has had after moving is the difference in culinary between California and Kentucky.

    In a state where there is at least one Starbucks and Target on every corner, you can imagine that the food places are just as plentiful on the West Coast. With far less options available, and even less variety than what we were used to, we are slowly acclimating to a different world of cuisine.

  • Political correctness on display at Notre Dame

    If you keep up with the news, you would most likely know about Vice President Mike Pence’s speaking at the Notre Dame Commencement exercise for graduating seniors a couple of weeks back.

    Pence’s speech was filled with platitudes, about bright dream-filled futures and with a rebuke of political correctness. He said, “These all too common practices, (political correctness) are destructive of learning and the pursuit of knowledge, and they are wholly outside of the American tradition.”

  • church briefs

    Glensboro Christian to hold

    vacation Bible school

    Glensboro Christian Church will hold its vacation Bible school June 11 through 16, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. The church is located at 2963 Glensboro Road.

    The theme will be, “Halo there, which way is Heaven?” The church announced that visitors from the Learning Center would also stop by throughout the week. Activities are scheduled to start Sunday June 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., and there will be games, activities, prizes and hot dogs available.

    Archery at Van Buren Baptist

  • Doctors say no fruit juice for kids under age of 1

    By Kentucky Health News Service

    Children who are less than a year old should not drink fruit juice because it offers them no nutritional benefit, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    “Parents may perceive fruit juice as healthy, but it is not a good substitute for fresh fruit and just packs in more sugar and calories,” said Dr. Melvin B. Heyman, co-author of the statement.

    “Small amounts in moderation are fine for older kids, but are absolutely unnecessary for children under 1.”

  • One last run as a Bearcat

    Blake Borwig has been about school spirit and doing something special from the day he set foot in Anderson County High School as a freshman.

    His transcript shows 11 Advanced Placement courses on the way to graduating third in the Class of 2017.

    And who can forget the picture that appeared with this column showing Borwig as a one-man student section – really, he was – at an Anderson County girls’ basketball game during his junior year.

  • DARE Fishing Derby set for Saturday

    The annual Anderson County DARE Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 at Hope Community Church, located near the Anderson County-Franklin County line on U.S. 127. The derby is set to run from 8-11 a.m. and is open to children 15 and under. All participants must have a parent or guardian with them.

    Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the 10- to 15-year-old division and the under-10 division.

    Anglers should bring their own bait and tackle.

  • Bearcats keep turning around, rally for district championship

    Bryndon Labhart’s smile was all anyone needed to know about what was going on for Anderson County Friday night.

    The Bearcats’ senior catcher stood on first base with a huge grin as his single had just completed the process of erasing a four-run deficit to lead Collins, 8-6, in the 30th District Baseball Tournament championship game.

  • Good Lady Bearcats pummel Henry in regional opener

    SHELBYVILLE – It took less than an inning for Anderson County to answer questions which Lady Bearcat softball team would be showing up at the Eighth Region Tournament Monday afternoon.

    A first inning that saw the Lady Bearcats score four times on six hits was all the evidence needed that the good Anderson team had come to play Henry County at Collins High School.