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Today's News

  • Prayer walk planned at high school

    A prayer walk is planned to take place at Anderson County High School on the third Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.
    The next scheduled prayer walk is Sunday, Feb. 20.
    Walkers can meet at the front doors, and the walk will proceed through the school to pray for the high school students and “ask God to open doors for them,” organizers said in a news release.

  • Salvisa Christian plans ‘Make-A-Blanket Day’

    Salvisa Christian Church will host a Project Linus Make-A-Blanket Day on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm.
    “Come and go as you are able,” organizers said in a news release. “A potluck lunch will be served.”
    Those interested in making blankets can bring 1 1/2 yards of fleece of any color or with any characters pleasing to children.
    “If you can’t bring any fleece, come anyway,” organizers said.

  • Sand Spring to host quartet Sunday

    Common Bond, a southern gospel quartet from Mt. Sterling, will be in concert Sunday night, Feb. 20, at 7 at Sand Spring Baptist Church.
    The church is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road in Lawrenceburg. 
    Everyone is welcome, organizers said.
    A love offering will be collected.

  • Sand Spring to offer money management course

    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University beginning Sunday, Feb. 27 at 5:45 p.m.
    The university is a 13-week course that “teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth,” according to a news release.
    Ramsey is a personal money management expert and his course is made up of 13 lessons taught on DVD by Ramsey that will “change the way you handle your money,” the news release said.

  • COLUMN: Forgiving and forgiveness linked

    Feb. 6 marked the centennial of the birth of our 40th president, Ronald Wilson Reagan. A few years ago I read the then newly released The Reagan Diaries (HarperCollins, 2007), the edited personal daily entries of President Reagan, which he maintained during his eight-year presidency. One of the most interesting entries is the one from March 30, 1981 (the day he was shot by would-be assassin, John Hinckley):

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  • Young teacher’s death ‘shocking, scary’

    The sudden death of a 29-year-old teacher with flu-like symptoms has medical officials scrambling to figure out what killed her.

  • Principal pleads guilty to DUI

    Anderson County Middle School Principal Gina Fultz did not appear in court last week as she apparently entered a guilty plea before her scheduled court date.
    A representative from the Madison County district court clerk’s office confirmed Monday that the Feb. 8 court date for Fultz had been deleted and that there was a guilty plea in her DUI case.
    Calls to the Madison County Attorney’s office Monday afternoon for more information were not immediately returned.

  • Campaign sign limits now ‘dead’

    “Dead” is how Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway described his proposed ordinance that would have restricted the length of time campaign signs could be displayed before and after elections.
    Conway said he killed the proposed ordinance despite getting it approved on first reading during a previous fiscal court meeting.
    The ordinance would have allowed campaign signs be present only 45 days before and seven days after an election, an idea that wasn’t sitting well with some and in Maryland had been declared unconstitutional.

  • Rural polling spots restored, for now

    Four rural polling places were given a reprieve from their death sentences during Friday’s meeting of the Anderson County Board of Elections.