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Today's News

  • Grandmother reminds us to not forget the love

    Loyal readers of the food column:

    I apologize for not providing an article for close to a month. I have been saying goodbye to an amazing woman, 700 miles away.

    My grandmother Irene passed away last week at 96 years old. She was the matriarch of our family and will be missed terribly. In true Irish stubbornness, she fought hard for weeks to stay with those she loved. I spent a great deal of time with her growing up, so it was fitting to be there at the end. Surrounded by her eight children, we shared stories, memories and of course recipes.

  • God’s love is answer for our strife-filled nation

    God’s love is answer for our strife-filled nation

    A couple of weeks ago, I made a comment in this column around the graduating students at Notre Dame turning their backs on Vice President Mike Pence as he was speaking about civility, and political correctness at their graduation exercises.

    I am sure that you know about the shooting of well-known lawmaker Steve Scalise while he was at practice for a charity baseball game.

    These law makers were targeted by James Hodgkinson, allegedly because they are Republicans.

  • CHURCH BRIEFS

    Revival at New Liberty

    New Liberty Christian Church announced it will have a revival June 25 through 28.

    Located at 1177 Old New Liberty Road, the church said the service each night will start with music at 6:30 p.m., followed by a new speaker each night at 7. All are welcome.

    Mt. Moriah Baptist to celebrate

    Fourth of July

    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, located at 12154 Mt. Eden Road in Waddy, will host a Fourth of July celebration with a community fun day.

  • The buck stops here in sports, too

    I wonder what Harry Truman would have thought about that press conference the University of Louisville held last week.

    You know, the one after the NCAA announced its verdict on the stripper scandal.

    For those who think anything that went on before ESPN is ancient history, Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. He approved the use of the atomic bomb to end World War II and fired Gen. Douglas McArthur in Korea.

    And whether he was praised or pounded in the press, the buck stopped with him.

  • Peach receives honor named for legendary coach

    Mark Peach is far too young to remember Blanton Collier, but he knows what kind of record the legendary coach forged at the University of Kentucky and with the Cleveland Browns.

    It was a record of excellence, highlighted five divisional title and the 1964 NFL Championship with the Browns. At Kentucky from 1954-1961, Collier posted a 41-36-3 record and was the last Wildcat coach to have a career winning slate.

    And Collier did it with class and an emphasis on sportsmanship.

  • Creating her path on the mat

    It was only her first wrestling match but there was just something different about Courtney Pittman.

    And it had little to do with the fact the she was taking the mat against boys.

    Yes, she.

    And even though she lost, she was good.

    Courtney was in the sixth grade at Anderson County Middle School when a teacher, Shannon Knight, suggested she do something almost unheard of in these parts and give the Mustang wrestling team a try.

  • Curry named to Kentucky All-Stars

    Anderson County High School softball player Bailey Curry has been named to the Kentucky All-Star team for the annual 3-game summertime series against the Tennessee All-Stars. This year’s matchup will be held Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

    Curry was named to the Kentucky team after the East-West All-Star series last weekend at the University of the Cumberlands. The Kentucky-Tennessee series matches the best seniors from each state.

  • Bearcats getting ready for the gridiron
  • Anderson softballers academic all-state

    Four members of the Anderson County High School softball team have been named Academic All-State First Team by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.

    Seniors Sammy Rogers and Bailey Curry along with juniors Kelsey Sutherland and Carmen Holt achieved the honor.

    According to the KSCA website, juniors and seniors are eligible for the award by playing in 50 percent of a team’s varsity games. First team all-state requires a grade point average of 3.75-4.0.

  • Youth football registrations set

    Anderson County Youth Football registrations will be held at the Anderson County Parks and Recreation office on Thursday, June 22 from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday, July 8 and Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    The fee is $75 for the first child in a family and $50 for each additional child.

    For additional information, contact Parks and Recreation Director Jason Chesser at 502-598-7512.