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Today's News

  • Do you complain about politics but still tune in to all bloviators?

    At a recent book club gathering, while discussing J.D. Vance’s bestselling Hillbilly Elegy, we fell to talking politics.

    Our fall came unexpected. Book club has always been sacrosanct, a space carved out once a month for literature, fun, good friends and conversation. For, let’s be honest, a night out with wine and cheese.

    That’s not to say we spend every minute of the night talking about the book we (were supposed to have) read. But politics? Politics have always been a big fat no.

    Until Hillbilly Elegy, where we could not avoid it.

  • FFA students hopeful for winning results at state convention

    Anderson County FFA students, Taylor Cook, Casey Meredith, and Nicholas Dennis are hopeful to place well at the FFA State Convention this June after winning first place for their SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) project regionally earlier this year. The state convention will take place June 6-8 in Lexington. Each FFA member has a different category for his or her projects, and all projects are related to agriculture and community development.

  • Get your Daily Buzz

    Emma B. Ward Elementary School has worked hard to re-vamp the school’s news program two years ago when they turned it into the Daily Buzz, a program that keeps both students and educators in the loop of the goings-on around campus daily. The school has offered a news program for the last nine years, although Chrystal Darnell and Kim Penn, both teachers at Emma B., took the reigns a few years back and worked hard to make it what it is today.

  • Shakespeare Festival

    Anderson County Middle School Arts and Humanities class held a Shakespeare Festival Thursday April 27, from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The performances were selected, directed and performed by the eighth grade students. Students choose the directors who then placed students of their choice in acting, narrating, publicity, costume, scenery and technical crew positions. The festival was held in the multi purpose room, and included performances from Shakespearian plays such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Hamlet, Julius Ceasar, and Macbeth.

  • Open for business

    Selling plants and raising a profit for their agriculture program, the Anderson County High School holds open a greenhouse near the school’s football field from mid April until the end of May. The greenhouse opened about two weeks ago, and is open to the public weekdays from 1 – 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They sell several varieties of hanging baskets, flowers, vegetables, peppers, cucumbers, and herbs. Prices range from $1.50 for singles, to $20 for a full flat.

  • SHELY NOT ONLY SPELLED BUT COULD COUNT, TOO!

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 6, 1937

    Forest Shely won a $20 prize in Lexington for a contest conducted by the Robert Company, jewelers in Lexington.

    The contest consisted of the counting of a large number of small dots placed in a good sized circle, which was a very difficult task.

  • Celebrating Cinco De Mayo

    This week is Cinco De Mayo which is a great reason to try your hand at making Queso dip. Queso simply means cheese in Spanish. You will taste the difference immediately when you make homemade versus store bought dip.

    HOMEMADE QUESO DIP

    1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded

    1 cup cheddar, shredded

    ¼ cup of canned green chilies, drained

    ¼ cup roasted red peppers, drained and chopped

    2 tablespoon butter

    1 garlic clove, minced

  • New kid on the block, Verona Pizza offers wide variety of Italian food

    Agim and Nahri Qazimi are part owners of a new Italian restaurant here in Lawrenceburg. They have teamed up with Chef Danny Shala to offer a different kind of pizza than most have seen around town before. The restaurant opened its doors April 22, and is located at 1000 Eagle Lake Drive. Regular business hours are Monday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Anderson fortunes still unclear as teams hit home stretch

    Entering the final stages of the 2017 spring sports season at Anderson County, the crystal ball is as murky as it was when the seasons started six weeks ago. About the only things certain are that the Anderson teams will play and no one knows how long they will stay alive.

    In a way, that is part of the charm of high school sports. An athlete goes out, lays it on the line and lets the chips fall. To go very far in the post-season, a team or individual has to be good, really good, and have some good fortune fall their way.

  • Bearcats enjoy wind-blown blowout

    Anderson County’s 12-2 win over Collins Monday might be known as the wind-blown blowout.

    The Bearcats jumped on Collins early when John Paul Garmon belted a home run to left field, a shot undoubtedly aided by the fierce wind blowing out, then repeatedly dropped flares in for hits to register a victory margin no one expected on Barnes Memorial Field.