Today's News

  • Drummond is state champion

    Kelly Drummond, of Anderson County, won the 2D Youth Division championship in the International Barrel Racing Association Kentucky State Finals, held in Liberty, Aug. 24-26.

    Drummond, who rode her horse, Tonto, was awarded a new saddle, a custom-made saddle rack and an IBRA jacket. This was her third year competing on the IBRA circuit. Drummond won second place last year and was fourth in 2010.

  • COLUMN: From my mailbag

    I thought I would let you have a little peek at my mailbag this week. Well, at least it is a reasonable facsimile thereof.


    Dear John,

    My son, Brutus, just won the national flea-weight power-lifting and cornhole competition, held last week in Birdie. How can I get that in the paper.


  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats squeak past Shelby

    Anderson County rallied from an early deficit, then hung on to beat Shelby County, 35-34 in high school football Friday night in Shelbyville.

    Zachary Carmichael threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another as the Bearcats improved to 2-1 on the year. Junior Ross Cox hauled in six passes for 199 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 93-yarder on the first play of the second half.

  • Church briefs: 8-29-12

    Alton Christian Church
    announces future events
    David Pitt will perform Sunday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Alton Christian Church, located at 1686 Old Frankfort Road.
    The children's youth went to Falling Springs on Aug. 12 and had “a splashing good time,” according to event organizers. The month of September the youth will be studying the book of Luke, one of Jesus' disciples. The youth will also be collecting donations for Backpack Buddies.

    New Hope Baptist announces
    upcoming events

  • Don’t pick and choose when God calls

    What does your life say about your actual commitment to being person that the God of the Bible calls you to be?
    If you stop almost anyone in Anderson County to ask if her or she believes in God, the response would be overwhelmingly affirmative, yet our actions mostly belie our words.
    James 2:18: "Yes a man may say ‘You have faith and I have works’; show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”

  • Community calendar: 8-29-12

    Upcoming Lawrenceburg Green events
    Movie nights
    Sept. 14: ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’
    Sept. 21: Lunar Beach House – Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band – Parrot Head Event

    July 12-Aug. 30: Anderson Public Library will offer a free yoga class every Thursday evening from July 12 through Aug. 30 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. All levels are welcome. Mats provided. Space is limited to 10 patrons per class.

  • Back to School
  • Community briefs: 8-29-12

    Fundraiser held for animal rescue group
    The third annual “Whiskers, Wags and Wine,” a fundraiser for Holly’s Place, a Lawrenceburg non-profit animal rescue group, will be held Sept. 7 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Wildside Winery in Versailles.
    The event will feature non-alcholic beverages, wine, hor d’ oeuvres, a silent auction, live music by Puncheon Creek and guest speakers including award-winning Kentucky author Bobbie Ann Mason.

  • Brandt wins second place in speech contest

    Cynthia Brandt of Lawrenceburg placed second in the Capital City Toastmasters  
    Club Humorous Speech Contest in Frankfort on Aug. 13.
    Brandt will advance to the Area 43 Humorous Speech Contest on Sept. 15 at the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort. Area 43 consists of four clubs in Frankfort, Lexington and Georgetown.
    Toastmasters is an international organization of 280,000 members in 116 countries devoted to developing public speaking and leadership skills.

  • Engagement: Jamison-Cook

    Rusty and Rita Cummins of Lawrenceburg would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Katherine Marie Jamison to Jonathan Levi Cook, son of Elaine Cook and the late Stanley Cook of Hamilton, Ala.
    The bride is a 2006 Anderson County High School graduate and a 2010 graduate of Georgetown College. She is currently employed at Kentucky Farm Bureau.
    The groom is a 2003 Henderson County High School graduate and a 2007 graduate of the University of Cumberlands. He is currently employed at Radio Shack.