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Today's News

  • Lane closures announced on Bluegrass Parkway

    All four lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway are scheduled to be closed Monday, May 20 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and Tuesday, May 21 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., the state’s transportation cabinet announced.

    Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction through July 31 to demolish a bridge over the parkway at Fairview Church Road, located at the Anderson-Washington county line.

    The recommended detour when all four lanes are closes for eastbound traffic is: use exit 42 to KY 555 to US 62 to KY 53 and rejoin the parkway at exit 48.

  • BASEBALL canceled Friday

    Anderson County's baseball game at Danville, scheduled for Friday night, has been canceled, Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee told The Anderson News Friday morning.

    There will be no make-up date.

    The Bearcats play at Woodford County on Saturday at noon.  Post-season play begins with the 30th District Tournament Tuesday night vs. Collins at Shelby County at 6 p.m.

  • Church briefs: 5-15-13

    Sand Spring Baptist
    announces upcoming events
    The Patriot Quartet and the Tribute Quartet will be in concert May 17 at 7 p.m. at Sand Spring Baptist Church, located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg. Love offering will be taken.
    Radio station 770 AM will host a benefit concert May 18 at 6 p.m. at Sand Spring Baptist Church for the organization Send a Kid to Kamp.

  • Go beyond ‘at church’ ministry comfort zone

    “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” (James 1:27)
    First century orphans were typically the children of widows; they were among the downtrodden of society.
    Today the term “orphan” has expanded to include those who have lost their parents, not just to death, but to drug and alcohol addiction, abuse and neglect.

  • Wedding: Mattox-Flynn

    Kasey C. Mattox of Lawrenceburg and Brandon Flynn of Lawrenceburg were married May 10, 2013, at the Anderson County courthouse by Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.
    The bride is the daughter of Kathleen E. Mattox and James F. Pennington, both of Lawrenceburg. The bride’s grandparents are Gary W. Mattox and Patricia C. Mattox.
    The bride and the groom are both 2012 Anderson County High School graduates.

  • Community calendar: 5-15-13

    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.

    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes in May.

  • Relay for Life calendar: 5-15-13

    Anderson County Relay for Life announces the following events for May and June. To publicize your team Relay events, contact Griffin Gillis at griffingillis.relayforlife@gmail.com or call 502-517-1986.

    Cookout at Kroger
    begins tomorrow
    Kroger will be hosting a three-day cookout beginning on tomorrow, Thursday, March 16 through Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in front of the Lawrenceburg Kroger. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life of Anderson County.

    Bake Sale to be held at Kroger

  • Friends of the Library to host spring moving sale Saturday

    Friends of the Library will host its spring book sale Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Glensboro School, located at the corner of US l27 and US 62.
 

    The sale will include large selections of fiction, biographies, war, history, Kentucky authors, children’s, gardening, cookbooks, travel, westerns, science fiction, how-to, spiritual and religious books. The sale will also have books on tape and CDs, music CDs, DVD and VHS movies. There will be many bargain bundles, box lots and blue light specials since we will be moving to an undetermined location.

  • Anderson County Historical Society to meet May 23

    The Anderson County Historical Society will meet May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Anderson Public Library.
    This month’s presenters, Ann Gibbs and Kenneth Moffett, will discuss the life of the late Dr. Salathiel Gibbs, a long-time physician in the Glensboro area of Anderson County.
    The meeting is free.

  • Box seats available for Fair and Horse Show

    Box seats for the 141st annual Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show are now available.
    The fair is scheduled for June 22-29 at the American Legion fairgrounds on Broadway in Lawrenceburg.
    Box seat tickets are $75 and include four passes and reserved parking for one car for the horse show nights, which will be held Tuesday, June 25 through Friday, June 28.
    “This is an attractive offer and permits you to bring family members or neighbors to the horse show at no further cost to you or your guests,” fair organizers said in a press release.