Today's News

  • Bearcats return to field Friday

    It might seem to be trite or cliched, but it is true that Friday night, Anderson County plays its most important game of the 2016 football season to date.

    Forget the fact that Anderson has played an undefeated team in South Oldham or were the victim that snapped perennial power Boyle County’s three-game losing streak -- Boyle has not lost since -- or even that the Bearcats whipped rival Franklin County on Homecoming night.

    You can even overlook the fact that Anderson’s record stands at 2-4.

  • Lady Mustangs eyeing state title

    There aren’t many questions about the Anderson County Middle School girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Mustangs are good. Very good.

    Or more to the point, they are RRRRREALLYYYYYYYYYY good. As in one of the best middle school teams in Kentucky.

    About the only uncertainty at this point is what the Lady Mustangs’ record really is. “We are 20-1,” Lady Mustang coach Stacy Briscoe said last week from in her office at Emma B. Ward School. “We lost to Clay County but that was really a scrimmage.”

  • Locals in Haiti OK after hurricane slams island

    Lawrenceburg residents currently on mission trips to Haiti are safe and sound following the massive hurricane that struck the island, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    Marcella Laytart said she spoke last night with her son, Sam, who assured her that he and others from Ninevah Christian and Fox Creek Christian churches are OK.

    “I was worried but I tried not to,” said Marcella. “We didn’t know exactly where they are, but he assured me they were fine.”

  • After hiking tax rate, school board baffled by tight budget

    Despite setting a tax rate to take the highest revenue increase allowed by law, some members of the Anderson County Board of Education were baffled last week when Finance Officer David Wilkerson presented his working budget for the 2016-17 school year.

    “We raised taxes and now we’re barely breaking even?” questioned board member Roger McDowell.

    “We really needed a tax increase in the worst way. If we didn’t we’d be in the hole,” Wilkerson responded.

    Chairman Lee Hahn echoed McDowell’s concerns.

  • Praying around the pole
  • VFW sponsoring youth contests

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4075 and the Auxiliary are sponsoring two contests for youth in the community.

    The “Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition” is open to students in grades 9 through 12. It is a 3- to 5-minute audio essay on the subject “My responsibility to America.” First- and second-place winners will receive $500 and $250 respectively and be eligible for district, state and national scholarships.

  • 4-H kicks off at Saffell Street
  • LUMC’s diaper misson fills a need in the community

    What is one necessity for all new families?


    Seeing this need, Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church has launched a diaper ministry, doling out diapers of all sizes and baby wipes to Anderson County residents.

    “I thought of this ministry a couple of years ago,” said Holly Hawkins, who along with Emily Spurlock is spearheading the effort. “They do something similar in Lexington.”

  • Church briefs

    Sand Spring

    Baptist Church

    Fall Fellowship trip planned Oct. 9

    Sand Spring Baptist Church will take a Fall Fellowship trip to Devine’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze in Harrodsburg on Oct. 9.

    They will leave from the church at 5:30 p.m. and return at 8:30 p.m.

    The cost is $5 and includes activities, a pumpkin and pizza.

    For more information email ssbsyouth@sandspring.org.

    Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church

    New mission provides diapers for needy families

  • Easy recipes make tailgating season more fun

    Tailgating season means football, friends, and good food.

    Are you looking to bring something different this year? I have a few tips to get you started and the rest is left to your imagination.

    A lot of people struggle with how to keep the food warm in the colder temperatures. The slow cooker will keep most things warm for a couple of hours even after you unplug it. But, what about the other stuff? Try lining a cardboard box with foil, grab some old towels or blankets and make your own hot box. Cardboard is an excellent insulator and the towels trap the heat in.