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Today's News

  • ONLINE EXTRA: What Anderson County football fans said about the football team prayers

    Anderson County residents express their opinions on the decision that Anderson County High School football coaches cannot take part in the post-game and post-practice prayers.

     

    “People were disappointed about it. They should be allowed to pray in what they believe in. A lot of people signed a paper that this should be allowed.”

    --Anderson County High School student Austin Cummins, on the mood at the school after the news broke.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Shelby faced similar prayer issue at graduation

    Moves to limit traditional prayers in public school-sponsored events are not new, nor are they limited to Anderson County. A neighboring county experienced an incident similar to the ban on the football coaching staff praying with the team.

  • Remembering 9/11
  • Library to host book festival Sept. 21

    The Anderson Public Library will be hosting a “National Book Festival” Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Local authors will be available to meet patrons and sign books, event organizers said.
    Guest speaker James Higdon, the author of “The Cornbread Mafia” will be speaking at 1 p.m.  
    Other authors include Ann Gabhart, Holly Armstrong (writing as Nelson Hardy), Gary Smallwood, Dylan Anderson, Sam Neace, Sicily Yoder and Brian Barnett.
    The Highs and Lows will also be performing.

  • Engagement: Koves-Montgomery

    Nikoletta E. Koves of Budapest, Hungary, and Caleb R. Montgomery of Lawrenceburg, son of Bobby and Betty Montgomery of Lawrenceburg, plan to wed Sept. 21, 2013, at Sand Spring Baptist Church.
    Dr. Mike Hamrick will officiate the ceremony. A reception will follow at the American Legion in Lawrenceburg.
    Grandparents of the groom are Deverl Burns of Willisburg and the late Clyde Burns, Bobby Montgomery of Lawrenceburg and the late Virginia Perkins.
    The bride is a graduate of Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest.

  • Community calendar: 9-11-13

    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.

    Mom2Mom meeting schedule
    Mom2Mom, a faith-based group for Lawrenceburg moms and their children, will meet 9-11 a.m. on the following days this year:

  • Church briefs: 9-11-13

    Lawrenceburg Church of Christ
    to host clothing giveaway
    Lawrenceburg Church of Christ will host a clothing giveaway Sept. 14 and 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. “The clothes are free for anyone who needs them,” event organizers said. “The church has a clothing closet where they bring clothes that no longer fit, but are in good condition. Throughout the year they provide help for people to have clothes after a fire or during financial difficulties.  

  • Way We Were: Baxter best husband caller in county

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Sept. 5, 1963
    Albert Perry broke several ribs in a fall from a horse.

    Best at the fair
    Mrs. Carl Baxter received first premium in the husband-calling contest at the Anderson County Fair and Mrs. Thomas Perry placed second.
    Winners in the talent and musical contest were:

  • Christian bakery latest casualty in war on ‘intolerance’

    The Oxford Dictionary of English defines “tolerance” as follows: “the ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behavior that one dislikes or disagrees with.”

  • Enjoy fried green tomatoes at Christmas

    Well, it’s the eleventh day of September and we have 11 more days of summer! I do believe that it was the wettest summer I’ve ever had since I moved here. While all that moisture caused a few problems in the garden, I still had a pretty good season. Actually, I’m still having a pretty good season.