Today's News

  • Mum's the word

    From staff reports

    Virtually overnight, Cynthia Shell’s front yard was transformed into a mum paradise.

    Shell, who lives at 307 Saffell St., is selling the mums of all colors and sizes that fill her lawn.

    “We got two big truckloads yesterday (last Thursday) and we got 90 more coming today,” Shell’s son Michael Luttrell, 13, explained as he surveyed the multicolored flowers decorating the lawn. “My back is hurting today.”

  • Dutton, RoBard attend Judges College

    From staff reports

    District Court judges Donna G. Dutton and J.R. RoBard, who serve Anderson, Spencer and Shelby counties, got a refresher on handling DUI cases and other matters at the 2016 District Judges College Sept. 18-21.

    The education committee of the Kentucky District Judges Association developed the college in conjunction with the Division of Judicial Branch Education at the Administrative Office of the Courts.

  • Lanham to present Toastmaster workshop

    From staff reports

    Lawrenceburg storyteller and Toastmaster Steve Lanham will be presenting a workshop at the annual Kentucky Storytelling Conference which is held this year on Nov. 4-5 in Pikeville, the organization announced.

    Whether you love to hear stories or tell stories, you’ll want to attend.
    All conference events are fully accessible and evening events are ASL interpreted for people who are deaf.

    Lanham will be presenting a session called "Enhance Your StorytellingThrough Toastmasters."

  • Calendar of events

    Oct. 26

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    10:30 a.m. — Easy listening with Ed Curtsinger at the Anderson County Senior Center

    11:30 a.m. — Lunch at the Anderson County Senior Center

    Noon — Rook, puzzles and pool table open at the Anderson County Senior Center

    6 to 8 p.m. — Trunk-or-treat at First Baptist Church. A chili supper will be served. All are welcome. The event is free.


    Oct. 27

  • Church briefs

    First Baptist Church

    Trunk or treat is Oct. 26

    First Baptist Church will host trunk-or-treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26.

    A chili supper will also be served.

    The event is free and will be held rain or shine.


    Sand Spring Baptist Church

    Holy Spirit Bible study begins Oct. 26

    A new Bible study on the Holy Spirit starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 26.

    The three-week course will be taught by Holly Larrabee.


    Restaurant trip rescheduled for Oct. 27

  • Trimble wedding

    Shelby Clemons and Taylor Trimble were married at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 2016 at Friends Estate in Louisville.

    The wedding was officiated by Bro. John Helm.

    The bride is a daughter of Nick and Jackie Clemons of Louisville.

    The groom is a son of Terry and Kelley Trimble of Lawrenceburg.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Halloween supper doesn’t have to be spooky

    Halloween is just four days away and no costumes have been bought or made for my 5-year-old. I guess I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. There is an “adult Halloween” happening on Main Street on Friday, maybe I’ll go as a chef since I haven’t made a costume for myself yet either. It sounds like a lot of fun and I hope to see some familiar faces, no clowns.

  • Sizemore anniversary

    Joyce and David Sizemore were married Oct. 7, 1976. Their children, Kandi Sizemore, Robert Copeland, and David A. Sizemore want to wish them a happy 40th anniversary. We love you all.

  • Eagles turn inches into 99 yards and title

    Inches were all that were separating Anderson County from tying Madison Southern Friday night as the teams battled for the Class 5A, District 6 high school football championship.

    The Bearcats had driven inside Madison Southern’s one-yard line with just under seven minutes to play. They had one more chance on fourth-and-goal.

  • No one should fear for safety while playing games

    I thought I had seen or heard of everything in more than three decades of writing about high school sports.

    I’d seen things I wish I hadn’t such as a parent and coach in each other’s face after a game. I’d seen coach and player so animated after a game that, even though the incident did not involve a team I was covering at the time, I pulled out my camera in case something did explode.

    Thankfully, it didn’t.