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Today's News

  • Little Leaguers to open state tourney play Saturday

    The Anderson County 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars open play in the Little League state tournament Saturday in Richmond.

    The tournament will be held at Lake Reba Complex. Anderson plays Glasgow Saturday at 2:30 p.m., then returns to play Owensboro Southern Sunday at noon.

  • Lady Bearcat softball to host camp

    The Anderson County High School softball program will be hosting the Lady Bearcat softball camp Aug. 8-10 at the high school field. The camp will be held from 6-8 p.m. each night and is open to players in the sixth grade and below. The cost for the camp is $35 per camper.

    For more information, contact Lady Bearcat coach Brent Aldridge at 502-320-6543.

  • Trooper Chrisman memorial run set

    The inaugural Eric Chrisman Memorial 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 according to a news release.

    The run, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Eric Chrisman Scholarship Fund and the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island.

    The Chrisman Scholarship Fund benefits students attending the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. Chrisman, who had graduated from Christian Academy, was killed in an auto accident while responding to a call in Livingston County in June 2015.

  • Second in tourney
  • Church briefs

    Men’s Sunday school

    class meets

    Sand Spring Baptist Church hosts a Men’s Bible study class at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings in the church library.

    Steve Vogelsberg will lead the group.

    The church is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg.

    Patriot Quartet

    Homecoming concert

    planned for July 15

    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host a gospel concert at 7 p.m. July 15.

    The Patriot Quartet will perform.

    The church is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg.

  • VBS planned at Alton Baptist

    From staff reports

    Kidz Mania! is the theme of Alton Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school which is planned for July 18 through July 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Ned and his wife Joan, the creators of Kidz Mania! are professional illusionists, jugglers and family/kids evangelists based out of Louisville.

    They have performed for Ringling Brother’s/Barnum and Bailey Circus, Disneyland, Disney World, cruise ships and other notable places. They have also been featured performers with Kid’s Gig, a part of the Billy Graham Crusade.

  • Faith Bible Baptist opens

    From staff reports

    A new church, Faith Bible Baptist Church, has opened in Lawrenceburg.

    Located at 209 East Woodford St. behind Scott Brown Karate School, the church is an independent and fundamental group that uses the King James Bible.

    Congregants practice a traditional style of worship and “aim to evangelize the gospel to the unchurched, strengthen and help the dissatisfied members of the community that are not going to church,” according to Pastor Nathan Mowery.

  • Facebook post no reflection on sheriff

    Column as I see ’em …

    Aside from a couple of Kentucky Sheriffs Association banquets, I’ve never had dinner with Sheriff Troy Young.

    Not at a restaurant. Not at either of our homes, and we’re practically neighbors.

    Nor have I had dinner with any of his roster of deputies.

    Oh, sure, I’ve spent countless hours with those folks at wrecks, crime scenes and the like, but as for having personal friendships or relationships, that’s not really possible, given what I do for a living.

  • Children can be gardeners for life

    Jeez-o-pete this summer is going by fast. I continually have to remind myself that summer temperatures stay with us through September.

    All those years of teaching trained me to think August was the end of summer, because school started so early. I still believe they should wait until after Labor Day, though I’m positive some parents wouldn’t agree.

  • ‘Summer slump’ is a sign of fescue toxicosis

    Tall fescue is a popular grass for Kentucky pastures for many reasons — it is hardy and tolerates drought, has a root system that aids in controlling erosion and can stand up to heavy grazing.

    Farmers can even stockpile it for winter grazing. However, an endophyte fungus that commonly infects the plant can affect livestock. Summertime tends to be peak time for fungus-related problems.