Today's News

  • Anderson County Recovery announces upcoming class schedule

    Anderson County Recovery, a Lifeline Kentucky Connection chapter that offers faith-based classes, support groups and counseling, recently released its class schedule for January and February.
    Anderson County Recovery is located at Open Hands food pantry at 1111 Industry Drive in Lawrenceburg. For more information, contact 502-873-6514 or 502-839-1695.

    Youth Insight Group:
    When: Monday nights
    Where: Open Hands
    Cost: Continuous, no cost

    Insight Group –9 weeks
    When: Thursday nights starting Jan. 3

  • License plates show off support for Kentucky libraries

    A new Kentucky license plate gives drivers the opportunity to show their support for libraries, according to a press release from Anderson Public Library.

  • Community calendar: 12-26-12

    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.
    Library to offer December computer classes
    From staff reports

  • Send your Christmas photos to the News

    Perhaps the morning begins with the soft shuffling of socks tip-toeing down the stairs, drawn like pajama-clad moths to the Christmas tree glow.
    Your Christmas morning may erupt with a bang, not a whimper, with excited screams and noisy rustle of wrapping paper torn and hastily set aside.
    The holidays in the Downs family are more sedate these days, what with all of the formerly excitable children now grown-up and mature.  
    We resign ourselves to making silly faces during our annual dreaded photo shoot in front of the Christmas tree.

  • A sure-fire way to get kids to eat spinach

    The children at Head Start were eating spinach and enjoying it this week.
    At least most of them tried it and most of those who tried it, liked it.
    I prepared spinach salad with fruit. The recipe is below. The secret to getting them to eat the spinach is the strawberries. The surprise taste is the orange juice.
    Here are some tips for handling your child who is a choosy eater.  
    Don’t be a short order cook. Instead offer the same food for the entire family. Offer nutritious foods. Serve at least one food that your child will eat.

  • Revenge on friend will be sweet

    The burly guy with a hammer on his belt told me he was going to whoop my you-know-what.
    It wasn’t the first time someone who recognizes me from my day job has given me the stink eye, and most certainly won’t be the last.
    I’ve been f-bombed clean out of stores — once while buying potato chips for my kid’s youth baseball picnic — by people whose family members were listed in crime reports or court dockets.

  • First world problems pale compared to real strife

    Today I’m suffering First World Problems. To name a few:
    I noticed too late that the gray of my shirt does not match the gray of my pants. Also? I left the house without wearing any bracelets, so not only am I color uncoordinated, but I have naked wrists.

  • Store’s campaign raises funds for 4-H

    Anderson County 4-H Council will receive $355 from the Kentucky 4-H Foundation as part of the Tractor Supply Company (TSC) Paper Clover Campaign, the agency announced.
    The Kentucky 4-H Foundation will distribute more than $14,000 to 45 County 4-H Councils.
    The campaign is a nationwide, in-store fundraiser that benefits 4-H programming at the local, state and national levels.  During the campaign, the store’s customers can support 4-H by purchasing paper clovers for a $1 or more at checkout.

  • Academy students, staff visit the Dead Sea scrolls
  • Anniversary: Tucker

    Glenn Rose (Vaughn) Tucker and Danny Tucker of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26.
    The couple was married on Dec. 26, 1962, in Jellico, Tenn.
    Glenn Rose is the daughter of the late Dallas and the late Anna Vaughn.
    Danny is the son of the late James Oscar and the late Katherine Tucker.
    Glenn Rose is retired. Danny is currently employed by Kentucky Stone in Lawrenceburg.
    The couple has two children, their son the late Danny Tucker, Jr., and a daughter Cheryl Tucker Yunt. They have a son-in-law, David Yunt.