Today's News


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 5, 1966

    Mrs. R.E. Booker suffered a severe injury to her thumb and index finger of her right hand when she caught it in the wringer of her washing machine. About 16 stitches were required to close the wound. She was taken to Frankfort hospital for treatment.

    Carol Hanks, 8-year-old twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Hanks, fell while skating at her home and broke both bones in her right wrist.

    Women’s blouses were $1.99 at the Ben Franklin Store. Seamless nylons were 98 cents a pair.

  • Warm weather brings fresh food ideas

    The warm weather is finally here.

    Any day now there will be fresh produce on at the local farmer’s market on U.S. 127 and the one in Frankfort. Gone are the Christmas cookies, and sadly the Girl Scout cookies I hid in the back of my freezer, devoured.

    This is the time of year I look forward to working in my kitchen; it’s a new beginning, a fresh start, eat healthier, walk more, get in the garden, drink more water.

  • Friends of APL book sale planned for Saturday

    From staff reports

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library will host its first book sale Saturday.

    The sale, which will take place on the back lawn of the Anderson Public Library, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Live music will be provided from 10 a.m. to noon, by The Highs & The Lows, a local duo of Jessica and Cole Ripy.

    The sale will feature a large selection of new books, as well as used books of all kinds.

  • Calendar of events

    May 11

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast Club at the Anderson Senior Center

    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Sew Day at the Anderson County Extension Office

    10:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks with Phyllis Wells at the Anderson Senior Center

    10:45 a.m. — Corn hole tournament with Chasity at the Anderson Senior Center

    11:30 a.m. — Lunch at the Anderson Senior Center

    1 p.m. — Gentle yoga, card club, games, pool, and exercise room open at the Anderson Senior Center

  • The other side of the coin — who is Christ in you?

    Who are you in Christ?

    I appreciate Mr. Thompson’s focus on that question in last week’s column. No doubt about it that is an extremely important discovery to grasp. But, there is another side of the coin you equally need to grasp — who is Christ in you?

    Why is this other side so important?

  • News briefs

    Distinguished Young Women orientation

    is planned

    The Distinguished Young Women of Anderson County Committee will hold an orientation for interested girls and a parent for the upcoming 2016 program at 2 p.m. on May 22 at the Stratton Building in the county park.

    The program is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6.

    Any young lady currently in her junior year of high school is

    eligible to participate.


    Checking the results of Noah Kidwell’s efforts, it is quickly apparent this is no typical eighth-grader handling a bow and arrow.

    On the target set up in his family’s driveway, nearly every arrow is in or near the bullseye.

    A few feet over, stands a 3D deer figure where several arrows are stuck near where the heart would be located.

    “He normally averages around 280,” says Noah’s father, Chris Kidwell.

  • High school tennis tournament results

    Girls' Region 8 tournament results (Anderson Co. only)


    Rachel Dove (Shelby Co.) def. Ally Hayes, 2-6, 6-4, 10-5.

    Kieran Birdwhistell def. Gilstrap (Spencer Co.) 6-1, 6-0; Barker (Franklin Co.) def Birdwhistell 6-0, 6-0.


    Lauren Lambdin-Ally Henderson (Spencer Co.) def. Kenzi Herndon-Nich Kiem, 6-1, 6-4.

    Spenneberg-Davidson (Carroll Co.) def. Molly Mullins-Nita Kiem 6-0, 6-1.

  • Bearcats still playing for May

    All season long, Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes has been saying his team is “playing for May.”

    It means that Barnes felt his team, faced with a major rebuilding job against a rugged schedule could improve enough to be a factor in the 30th District and perhaps the Eighth Region by tournament time, which begins May 23.

    If last week is any indication, the Bearcats, despite a 3-18 record, might be living up to that plan.

  • Four inducted into Anderson Lady Cat Softball Hall of Fame

    Four local softball greats have been inducted as the first class of the Anderson County Softball Hall of Fame.

    Selected to the class were Nikki Lay, Colleen Fitzpatrick Fyffe, Courtney Turpin, and Corrin Robinson. The four were honored at various home softball games this year.

    The inductees were selected by a committee of past and present players and coaches.

    Each of the four received a “Lady Cat Legend” crystal and each will have her picture hanging in the Anderson softball facility.