Today's News

  • Birth: Hudson

    Mitch and Lisa Hudson of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Elisabeth Hudson, born Jan. 19, 2012 at The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East in Lexington.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 1/4 inches long.
    She was welcomed home by her big sister, Emily, 6.
    Her maternal grandparents are Harold and Jane Todd of Lawrenceburg.
    Her paternal grandparents are Darrel and Bitha Hudson of Lawrenceburg.

  • Community calendar: 3-21-12

    March 23-24: Anderson County High School presents its spring musical ‘Guys and Dolls,’ 7 p.m., with a matinee performance on March 25 at 2:30 p.m.
    Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8 per adult and $5 for children age 6 and up.
    For more information, contact Jaclyn Haddix at jaclyn.haddix@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Anderson Public
    Library classes
    Basic II class (Introduction to the Internet)
    When: March 21
    Times: 9:30-11 a.m., 5:30-7 p.m. Must register in advance

  • Engagement: Foster and Holt

    The parents of Megan Alicia Foster of Warsaw and Jason Louis “Jay” Holt of Lawrenceburg announce the forthcoming marriage of their children on April 21, 2012, at Fox Creek Christian Church in Lawrenceburg.
    The bride is employed at Bluegrass Stockyards.
    The groom is self-employed.
    The couple plans to reside in Frankfort.
    The wedding is invite only.

  • Pierian Woman’s Club gears up for Hats Off! luncheon and style show

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club will host its annual luncheon and style show, Hats Off! on April 21 at the Family Living Center of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
    Martha Caywood of the Derby Shoppe and Raggs in Danville will again present the style show, with club members and friends modeling.
    The luncheon menu includes Chicken Salad with Pecans and Grapes, Strawberry Pretzel Molded Salad and Orange Pound Cake.
    The event will also feature a display of high school art competition entries, with voting for a “Peoples’ Choice” award.

  • Way We Were: Miss Sweeney oldest teacher in county

    50 YEARS AGO
    March 15, 1962
    The following is a column by Wyatt Shely about Mrs. Myrtie Sweeney Morris, the oldest living teacher in Anderson County at the time.
    “Unless God gives us children of our own or children of others to teach, we fail to know in our old age the happiness that now comes to Mrs. Myrtie Sweeney Morris as she recalls the many years that she was privileged to serve in our one-room schools.

  • Conservation District hosts awards

    The Anderson County Conservation District hosted a dinner and awards program on March 13 for students and their families participating in the 2012 art and writing contest.

    2012 Art and Writing Contest Winners
    Art Contest
    District winners
    First place: Savannah Thompson, Saffell Street
    Second place: Sidney Hall, Robert B. Turner
    Third place: Brody Wells, Saffell Street

    School winners
    Christian Academy: Melody Dezarn
    Saffell Street: Brody Wells and Savannah Thompson
    Turner: Sidney Hall

  • One word can help when stereotypes surface in conversation

    Biases and stereotypes are as common here as anywhere else.
    It’s challenging to know how to speak up without shaming the person who makes comments that are demeaning to groups of other people. After all, you don’t want to treat that person in an unfavorable way either.  
    I recently attended a seminar on effectively communicating respect and inclusion in today’s diverse business environment.

  • Listen to tree frogs for next storm forecast

    Those of us residing in the country have had the loudest of concerts, almost daily. It’s the peepers! Tree frogs have been making lots of noise, day and night, and it’s been wonderful! Did you know that peepers always get louder before a rain? True.
    There are more ways to predict rain. Spiders don’t weave their webs if it’s going to rain. Dewless mornings also predict rain.
    Dandelions and other flowers will close their blossoms before a rain.
    All are easy ways to lead you to the mower, instead of the lawn chair while the sun is out.

  • News versus the machine

    This column is brought to you by robots. Or soon, it could be.
    As Terminator-esque as that sounds, removing humans from the news making process isn’t science fiction.
    It is reality.  
    A start-up company called Narrative Science allows companies grappling with staff layoffs to employ computer software, as opposed to a staff writer, to format statistics and scores and even create their own angles for an article.  

  • Still want to spread Hurley around, doc?

    Column as I see ’em …
    While writing a news story this week about the financial foolishness that has been uncovered by the new interim health director, I couldn’t help but recall what our old buddy Dr. Steve Davis said about the previous health director.
    You remember Davis, right? He’s the interim state health director (God and Gov. Beshear know why, but I certainly don’t) who has some sort of man-crush on former Anderson County health director Brandon Hurley.