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Today's News

  • Sutherland anniversary

    Brenda and Carroll Sutherland of Lawrenceburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 4.

    They were married Feb. 4, 1961 by Brother Boaz at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Shelby County.
    Mrs. Sutherland, the former Brenda Headen, is retired.
    Mr. Sutherland is retired from Lexmark.
    They have two children, Michelle Darnell of Lawrenceburg and Michael Sutherland and his wife, Angie, of Louisville.
    They have four grandchildren, Hope, Hannah, Grace Louise and Caitlin.

  • CAL middle school hoops success continues

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ middle school basketball team continues their winning ways. Saturday, the team won twice.

    In the first game, the Rams played Fox Creek Christian Church. Christian Academy opened a 12-7 lead at the half. Michael Secen and Dillon Harper posted all nine CAL points in the third period, and the Rams led 21 – 13, before going on to a 31-24 win.

    Michael Secen led CAL’s scoring with eight points. Dillon Harper added seven; Nathan Bain and Hunter Wells contributed six each. Chandler Royalty had four points.

  • Perry named minister at Broadway Christian Church

    Ernie Perry, a native of Lawrenceburg, has accepted an invitation to become the senior minister of the Broadway Christian Church in Lexington, according to a news release.
    Perry is a graduate of the Kentucky Christian University in Grayson.
    He has served in many areas of Christian ministry, the news release said. For the past 12 and a half years he has been an associate minister at Southland Christian Church in Lexington.
    He will preach this Sunday at Broadway.
    He is a son of Bro. E. Paul and Lucille Perry of Lawrenceburg.

  • COLUMN: Technology changes, message stays the same

    A couple of weekends ago, my wife and I went to my son’s home in Somerset to handle three days of grandparenting responsibilities.
    My son, Brian, and his wife were skiing in West Virginia so Grammy and Granddaddy took care of the children.
    On Saturday, we took the boys to their Upward basketball games. I sat with the minister of youth from their church who, in between bouts of live conversation, kept texting Brian to let him know how well my youngest grandson was doing on the court.

  • Can you help solve this bourbon mystery?

    A Washington, DC, man has a bottle of bourbon made in Anderson County and is looking for information about it.

  • Do-over set on vote to kill rural polling spots

    Voters in the county’s rural areas upset that their precincts have been moved into Lawrenceburg will have a chance to vent Friday morning.
    County Clerk Jason Denny, chairman of the Anderson County Board of Elections, acknowledged Monday that the board did not follow state statutes when it met last year. All public bodies are required to vote to create a meeting schedule each year, and make it publicly available.

  • Middle school principal in court Thursday for DUI

    Gina Fultz, the principal at Anderson County Middle School charged with driving under the influence in December, is scheduled to appear in Madison District Court on Thursday at 9 a.m.
    Originally scheduled for Feb. 8, Fultz is now on the docket for Thursday, a representative from the district court office said.
    Fultz, barely halfway through her first year as principal, was charged with DUI in Richmond on Dec. 10 while returning home from picking up her adult daughter from a club.

  • Fiscal court considers restrictions on campaign signs

    Putting a campaign sign in your yard more than 45 days before an election could get you warned and fined up to $250 if an ordinance being considered by the Anderson County Fiscal Court is approved.
    The measure passed on first reading last Tuesday by a 4-3 margin, and is likely to be voted on for a final time when the fiscal court meets next Tuesday night.

  • Another heartbreaker for Bearcatrs

    It wasn't really a shot.

    There was none of that square-it up, get-your-fingertips-on-the-trademark, keep-your-eye-on-the-target and follow-through stuff on this concoction. There was really no time.

    His team trailing 54-52 and time running out, Shelby County's Eric Schreiner only had time to fling a prayer towards his own basket last Wednesday. Along with several hundred Anderson County and Shelby County faithful, Schreiner watched as the ball grazed the backboard.

  • No doubt about Lady Bearcats' dominance

    There are many ways for a basketball team to show it is better than the opponent, but a 46-0 run?

    You do not have to call your optometrist. You read that right.

    46-0.

    Forty-six straight points.

    That's what Anderson County, one of the haves in the Eighth Region this year, did to Shelby County, a team that had just won its first game of the season the night before. When it was over, the Lady Bearcats had posted a 61-22 win, their 16th straight against 30th District competition.

    Forty-six straight points.