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Today's News

  • ‘Whooping cough’ outbreak confirmed at Ward Elementary

    An outbreak of pertussis or “whooping cough” was confirmed Thursday morning at Emma B. Ward Elementary, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and Anderson County Health Director Tim Wright.

    Five cases of whooping cough have been reported, all isolated to a single fifth grade classroom, Wright said.

    According to Wright, the first student at Ward to contract whooping cough first visited the doctor on Oct. 22, but the case was not confirmed until Nov. 9.

  • Internet comedy series features Lawrenceburg residents

    Lawrenceburg residents Nycole and Travis Huber recently finished reprising their roles in season two of regionally produced “Brothers Barbarian,” a comedy Web series about two teenage barbarians who have been turned into overweight, balding, middle-aged men by an evil witch.

  • District court docket: 11-14-12

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Sept. 20, 2012.
    Tamara Bivins, arraignment, trafficking in controlled substance, controlled substance prescription not in original container – bonded out.
    Aaron D. Caudill, arraignment, third-degree burglary – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing Sept. 27.

  • Church briefs: 11-14-12

    New Hope Baptist
     announces events
    On Nov.18, New Hope Baptist in Versailles will be dedicating the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  
    The church-wide Thanksgiving Potluck Meal will be Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. Bring several dishes to share.  
    If you or someone you know needs a Thanksgiving meal, please contact New Hope at 873-1707.
    The church will be delivering meals from 10 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving Day. The delivery and meal are free.  

  • No need to worry about politics when God is in control

    The results of the presidential election startled me.
    I personally feel a lot of hurt and concern for the moral decline of our country. For a good part of Wednesday I really just felt hurt.  
    However, there is no reason for a Christian to “worry” about things of this nature. God is sovereign! God is in full control! Throughout history there have been cultures of rebellion that lacked morality.

  • Community calendar: 11-14-12

    Community
    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.  

    Relay for Life fundraisers

  • Humane Society receives $1,500

    Local businessmen Adam Shrout and Chase Parker of Talk of the Town recently raised more than $1,500 in donations for the Anderson Humane Society, according to a press release from the Humane Society.
    Shrout and Parker joined with Lovers Leap Vineyard and Winery to hold a fundraising event on Oct. 20. Visitors got to sample local wines and Talk of the Town’s food, and buy raffle tickets for prizes donated by local businesses, including a large framed turkey print from the Frame Clinic and a gift basket from Four Roses Distillery.

  • Academy joins in Operation Christmas Child
  • Saffell Street celebrates Veterans Day
  • Annual Lawrenceburg Toy Run to be held Nov. 18

    The 13th annual Lawrenceburg Toy Run will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 from 12-2 p.m. to benefit Lawrenceburg’s underprivileged children.
    Motorcyclists will meet at the Lawrenceburg Walmart at noon and leave at 2 p.m. for a brief motorcycle ride ending at Wash’s Cycle, located at 1534 Alton Road in Lawrenceburg.
    Toy donations should be new, unwrapped toys and all toys will be donated to the city fire department to be distributed to children at Christmas, event organizers said.