Today's News

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcat gut-check keeps Spencer in check


    It was simply gut-check time.

    Anderson County had seen a monumental rout turn into a competitive game in just over 10 minutes, but when it came time to dig a little deeper, to discover the fiber of one's being, the Bearcats came through just fine, thank you.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats avenge only defeat, rout Bryan Station


    Anderson County took control early on its way to shellacking Bryan Station, 65-45, in girls' basketball action last Tuesday night in Lexington.

    Junior Eriel McKee led the Lady Bearcats, who improved to 20-1 on the season, with 28 points. Makenzie Cann added 14. “Cann and McKee were solid, especially early,” said Anderson coach Tony Kays.

  • COLUMN: High school basketball: Best bargain in town


    It didn't take long to wonder if rushing home in a cold car was really worth it.

  • Following God's Plan

    Sara Beth Fentress knew the formula: Get a good education, find a good job, raise a family and live happily ever after.

    Little did she know what kind of reward would be waiting if she took a different path.

    “My life has never been typical,” says Fentress, who grew up in Anderson County and is the founder of 127 Worldwide, a Christian ministry with the stated mission of “restoring hope to widows and orphans.”

  • Schools closed Friday

    Anderson County schools are closed today (Friday), the school system announced at 6:15 a.m.

    According to a message from the district, schools are closed due to the “possibility of inclimate weather.”

    A mixture of snow and ice is expected to fall through the day, with temperatures topping out this afternoon around the freezing mark.

  • Witnessing the power of a soggy stamp

    Twenty years ago this year we had a devastating storm blow through our area that we call the No-Name Storm.
    Afterwards, people sprang into action to help those whose homes were damaged. I wanted to help, too.
    I had learned that a dear man from my church, Joe Koch, needed help at his house, so I set out with visions of being Greatly Used by God. I imagined myself ripping out drywall and putting up sheetrock and comforting Joe with “psalms and spiritual songs,” as the Bible says.

  • Church briefs: 1-23-13

    New Hope Baptist announces events
    New Hope Baptist offers Zumba exercise classes are every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Wear comfortable shoes.
    Registration is not required.
    The Bible study “Lord I Need Grace to Make it Today” by Kay Arthur has begun on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. It is not too late to join, organizers said.
    The church’s annual Valentine Banquet is Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Sign up is in the welcome center.

  • Are you God-intoxicated? Consider how you talk

    James Denny, the Scotch theologian, warned his students against thinking they could learn all there was to know about God during their seminary studies. “Gentlemen,” he would say, “to study infinity requires eternity.” As a current seminary student I sometimes wonder if I will ever be finished

  • Woodford Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Odd Couple’

    The Woodford Theatre will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of “The Odd Couple” on Feb. 2 from 1-4 p.m. and Feb. 3 from 6-9 p.m. at the Falling Springs Recreational Center.
    The theater is looking for actors to fill the roles of Oscar Madison, slovenly, easygoing, 35-50; Felix Ungar, the neat, uptight, 35-50; Card playing buddies: Speed, Murray, Roy, Vinnie, 35-50; and the Pigeon Sisters: Gwendolyn, Cecily, 25-35.
    The show is scheduled to run April 5-21.

  • Community calendar: 1-23-13

    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.
    Anderson Public Library offers computer, yoga classes