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  • Anderson County High School under 'soft lockdown'

    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell has confirmed that the Anderson County High School is currently under "soft lockdown" due to a safety concern about a man with connections to the high school possibly approaching the high school campus.  

    Mitchell said a One Call notification will be going out to high school parents about the “soft lockdown,” a procedure in which there is an increased security presence in the high school entryway and in the hallways.

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Church briefs: 2-20-13

    Salvisa Christian sponsors
    Project Linus Make-A-Blanket Day
    Salvisa Christian Church will sponsor a Project Linus Make-A-Blanket Day on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    A potluck lunch will be served.  
    Participants are asked to bring 1.5 yards of fleece, any color or characters pleasing to children, infants to 18 years of age, and if you can’t bring any fleece, to come anyway.  

  • When perfect Christianity can never be enough

    A few weeks ago, I watched a movie on TV called “The Perfect Family.”
    Right away, just by the title, you know they’re not perfect.
    The main character is Eileen, the mother of the family. A devout Catholic, she attends Mass every day, and at confession she confesses every sin she can think of down to her gossipy thoughts.
    She serves communion and delivers food to the homebound. She’s careful to pray before meals and keeps a family altar in her home.

  • FFA debates industrial hemp
  • Birth: Drury

    Josh and Brook Drury of Lexington announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Jane Drury, born Dec. 6, 2012 at Central Baptist Hospital.
    She was 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Kitty Stevens of Mt. Eden. Maternal great-grandparents are Emma Jean Stevens, Eugene and Norma Royalty and Bobby Hale.
    Paternal grandparents are Ricky and Karlene Drury of Lawrenceburg. Paternal great-grandparents are Mark and Emma Drury.

  • Anderson Library offers March classes

    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes in March.
    All classes are subject to cancellation, and class space is limited to five students. Students will use the library’s laptops.
    Call the library at 839-6420 to sign up or contact Tami Elam at the library for more information.
    Heirloom Seed Workshop
    When: March 2
    Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Seating is limited, so call to reserve a spot.
    Introduction to Computers
    When: March 14, 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.; March 28, 10-11:30 a.m.

  • Historical society to meet

    The Anderson County Historical Society will meet Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Public Library.
    The monthly meeting will focus on the series of books “The Rivers of America,” which was started in 1937 and ended in 1974.
    William S. Bryant, Ph.D., will discuss this series of books, especially those dealing with Kentucky.
    Other historical series of books of interest to Kentuckians and collectors will also be mentioned.
    The meeting is free and open to the public.
     

  • Extension to host ‘Festival of Foods’

    The Anderson County Extension Homemakers will sponsor “The Festival of Foods” on March 19 at 6 p.m., with all proceeds going to support a scholarship for an Anderson County student who majors in family and consumer sciences or agriculture.  
    “Join us for a fun night of food from Australia, Germany and Guatemala,” event organizers said in a press release. “Learn about their country and culture.”  
    Tickets are $5 each, and children 4 years old and under are free.

  • Way We Were: Fire destroys Pennys Chapel Methodist Church

    Rutherford School
    Does anyone have photos of the old Rutherford School Building that was located behind the one that is there now? Any kind of photo would be appreciated, class group, activity, school buildng, etc.
    If so, please email them to Janie at jbowen@theandersonnews.com or send them to Janie, The Anderson News, P.O. Box 410, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 21, 1963