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Today's News

  • Day coming when Christians expected to compromise beliefs

    On Aug. 22 the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that wedding photographer Elaine Huguenin violated state law when she declined to photograph a lesbian “commitment ceremony” because of her Christian beliefs that homosexuality is a sin.
    As a result of the ruling, she and her husband were ordered to pay more than $6,000 in attorney’s fees to the lesbian couple.

  • Community calendar: 8-28-13

    Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.

    Shelby Christian Church in Shelbyville will be hosting an art and craft  festival and jewelry show on Oct. 12.  For vendor information and  

  • Anniversary: Cox

    Donald Lee and Mary Jane Cox of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 29.
    Donald and Mary were married Aug. 29, 1963, at the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in Danville by the Rev. Elroy Lamb. Mary’s mother, Elizabeth Curtsinger and Brenda Rankin were in attendance with Donald and Mary.
    Mary is the daughter of Elizabeth Curtsinger and the late Raymond Curtsinger.
    Donald is the son of the late Irene Dale and the late Lenious Cox.
    Mr. and Mrs. Cox are both enjoying retirement and spending time with each other.

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  • ACE to offer Excel class

    Register for classes at Anderson Community Education, 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg by calling Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us. Adult education students are returning to class for the 2014 school year, so those in need of instruction for a GED diploma or college preparation should call 839-3754 or stop by the center to enroll.

    Excel and beyond
    When: Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 3 and 5 from 6-8 p.m. with instructor Beth Feddersen
    Where: Adult Learning Center, 219 East Wood St., Lawrenceburg

  • Humane Society to hold ‘Pizza for Pups’ fundraiser

    The Anderson Humane Society will be holding a “Pizza for Pups” fundraiser Aug. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at Edwardo’s Pizza on Glensboro Road.
    The buffet (dine in or carry out) includes salad, pizza, pasta, potatoes and chicken wings. Dinner can be ordered from the menu as well.
    The Anderson Humane Society cares for homeless animals until they can find their new family, fundraiser organizers said in a news release.

  • Way We Were: No soaps for Mable, she'll take the Wildcats

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Aug. 15, 1963
    Joseph Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Cook, received a hand and wrist injury at football practice Monday night. A bone above the thumb and across the wrist was fractured.

    Paul Simpson sustained a cracked bone in his right elbow Saturday night while participating in a practice game at the Ruritan Recreation field between church teams.

  • Library lowers property tax rates by 1.2 percent, 3.41 percent

    Library trustees, including two new board members, unanimously agreed last Tuesday to lower real property taxes by 1.163 percent and personal property taxes by 3.41 percent for the upcoming fiscal year.
    Board president Bryan Proctor made the first motion to accept a custom rate of 85 cents per $1,000 assessed value for both real and personal property.
    The new rates will shave roughly $1 off real property taxes and a little more than $3 off personal property taxes on taxpayers’ tax bills.

  • School board approves $30K for high school textbooks, iPads

    The school board unanimously approved $30,399.54 to purchase textbooks for Anderson County High School using collected student fees.
    After approving the $50 instructional fee for high school students, the board voted to use the funds collected from those fees to spend more than $30,000 on math, English, literature, psychology, government and other instructional materials for the new school year.

  • Clark takes home state fair blue ribbon for bourbon pie

    Lisa Gunther Clark of Lawrenceburg said she was “tickled” last Tuesday as she watched a Kentucky state fair judge take a bite of her bourbon tollhouse pie, lift up Clark’s entry and give the pie a sniff.  
    Clark said she wanted to taste the bourbon in her prize-winning bourbon tollhouse dessert, so she included 3 teaspoons of a 100 proof “Very Old Barton” Kentucky straight whiskey.