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Today's News

  • High-speed chase ends near Wild Turkey

    Woodford County deputies forced an Ohio woman they were chasing off the road last Thursday near the Wild Turkey Distillery after she allegedly lead them on a high-speed chase and they clocked her in excess of 100 mph on Versailles Road.

    Stephanie Lynn Burchett, 33, of Lucasville, Ohio reportedly sped off when Versailles police officers attempted to pull her over following several reports that she was driving erratically.

  • Lady Cats own district fifth straight year

    TAYLORSVILLE – Sometimes, it seemed like Anderson County was playing against two opponents in going for its fifth straight 30th District softball championship.

    The linescore says Anderson's opponent was Shelby County, a team that had not beaten Anderson since the 2009 district final. But in reality, the Lady Bearcats' biggest nemesis was Anderson County.

    But in spite of themselves, the Lady Bearcats rallied from a 4-1 deficit to whip Shelby, 8-5, in the district championship game last Tuesday at Spencer County High School.

  • Smith to be honored for 34 years

    Second Christian Church will celebrate Pastor R.E. Smith’s 34th pastoral anniversary at 11 a.m. June 5.

    A luncheon celebration in the fellowship hall will follow morning worship.

    Smith and his wife Verna will be honored.

    The celebration is being hosted by the Second Christian Church Usher Board. Minister Carr, associate pastor at High Street Christian Church in Mount Sterling, will be the guest speaker.

    The public is invited to attend.

    The church is located at 106 Church Street, Lawrenceburg.

  • Lady Bearcats slam Carroll in regional opener

    BEDFORD – The calendar said that it was Memorial Day, but Bailey Curry was ready for the Fourth of July.

    Curry set off some the fireworks in the form of a walk-off grand slam to send Anderson County to an 11-0 win over Carroll County in the opening round of the Eighth Region Softball Tournament Monday at Trimble County High School.

    With Anderson firmly in control with a 7-0 lead, Curry sent a 1-1 pitch from Carroll pitcher Andrea Searcy into orbit. Curry’s blast landed perhaps 50 feet beyond the fence in right-center, 200 feet away.

  • Veterans, fallen honored at Memorial Day service

    Guest speaker Col. Brian Wertzler gave a speech about the history and importance of Memorial Day at the Memorial Day Service at American Legion Fairgrounds Sunday. Veterans and those who gave their lives for our country were honored.

  • What do you believe?

    What do you believe?

    Is what you believe important?

    Is it possible to be very sincere, and very wrong in what you believe?

    God chose you before the beginning of time. He knitted you together in your mother’s womb. Men, by there very nature, reject God. Perishing humanity and limitless love.

    God provided a rescue plan for sinful condemned men. He did for us what we could not do for ourselves. He sent his son — a rescue plan of love.

  • Church briefs

    Medical testing planned at Sand Spring

    Sand Spring Baptist Church is offering basic medical testing and information from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 28.

    Nurses will be available to check blood pressure and blood glucose.

    A pharmacist will be available to review medications and answer questions.

    Bring prescription bottles or a list of medication, including any over-the-counter medicines.

    Soles4Souls in need of final push

    Central Baptist Church is in it’s final week of collecting new and used shoes for Soles4Souls.

  • Go green this summer with kale

    The rest of the world is figuring out what Southerners have known for hundreds of years. Eat your greens.

    Kale is the latest trendy thing to eat. Kale is a “superfood,” cholesterol-lowering champion, cancer-fighting hero, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powerhouse. Okay, so maybe southerners didn’t know all of those things, or the fact that kale is rich in vitamins A, K, C, magnesium and fiber, neither did the rest of country until recently.

  • Milburn-Franklin engagement

    Ellery and Julie Milburn are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Maribeth, to the Rev. Kyle Franklin, son of Sharon and Ricky Thompson and Rick Franklin of Adair and Taylor counties.

    Maribeth graduated from Anderson County High School and Campbellsville University and is employed as a teacher at Taylor County Elementary School.

    Franklin is a graduate of Taylor County High School and Campbellsville University and is the pastor of Pellville Baptist Church in Hancock County.

  • Watts-Walling engagement

    Wesley and Michele Watts announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Chelsea Taylor Watts, to John-Tyler Walling, son of Angie and Steve Walling.

    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. May 28 in Versailles.

    Formal invitations have been sent.