Today's News

  • Church briefs

    Sand Spring Baptist Church

    First responder

    appreciation day Sept. 11

    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host a first responder appreciation day at the 11 a.m. service Sept. 11.

    The church will honor all EMS, police, firefighters, etc. and present them with a special gift.

    New members’ meal

    set Sept. 11.

    All new members of Sand Spring Baptist Church are invited to a new members’ meal following the second service on Sept. 11.

    This will be a time of fellowship for those in the church family.

  • Entitlement separates us from God

    I have heard the question posed, (I expect you have as well), if you were prosecuted in a court of law, for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? It is a legitimate question.

    According to the Barna research group, there is statistically no difference for divorce, and numerous other cultural and moral issues in professing Christians and the rest of society.

    We know as Christ followers that we are to be a “separate” called-out people. We are to live differently than the rest of the world.

  • Calendar of events

    Aug. 31

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

    10:30 a.m. — Game day extravaganza at the Anderson County Senior Center

    11:30 a.m. — Lunch provided by Heritage Hall at the Anderson County Senior Center

    1 to 3 p.m. — Card room activities at the Anderson County Senior Center

    Sept. 1

    Noon — Rotary Club meets at the Anderson Public Library

    5:30 p.m. — Kiwanis Club of Lawrenceburg meets at Heavens to Betsy

  • Tomatoes are taste of summer

    Today, Aug. 31, in a small town called Bunol in Valencia, Spain, 20,000 people are launching ripe tomatoes at each other. They are celebrating the end of the season in style with more than 100 tons of mushy, juicy, red tomatoes. This annual food fight is called La Tomatina and lasts for one hour. It sounds tempting, I can probably think of a few people that would wear the pulp well however, I have a couple of better ideas, tastier too.

    Tomatoes go so well with cheese — grilled cheese, mac and cheese, cheese omelets.

  • Birth — Amelia Rose Sansom

    Amelia Rose Sansom was born Aug. 12, 2016, at 5:17 p.m. at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    She weighed 8 pounds and measured 21 inches long at birth.

    Amelia is the daughter of Homer and April Sansom of Lawrenceburg. She has two older brothers, Bentley, 5, and John, 4; and an older sister, Maliah, 7.

    She is the granddaughter of Dale and Jackie Spinks of Lawrenceburg, and Vacie Sansom of Louisville.

  • Bearcats getting their kicks early

    We’ve had all of two weeks to see what we think of the 2016 edition of Anderson County Bearcat football.

    Two games. Just 96 minutes. That’s 106 offensive plays, 98 defensive snaps and a few kicks. It’s really not enough to get a clear picture of what to expect when the Bearcats’ district play opens on Oct. 7 with a home game against Woodford County. But there have been a few things that are apparent about this Anderson team, some good, some not so good and some wait-and-see.

  • Franklin, Cotton lead Cats to victory

    Of all the big plays Blake Franklin made in Anderson County’s 24-14 win over George Rogers Clark Friday night, the game-changer might have been one in which he recorded no statistic.

    That’s saying something, since the junior running back-defensive back scored three touchdowns and a two-point conversion, gained 133 yards rushing and broke up a pass. There is no truth to the rumor that Franklin lined the home field last week and took up tickets before the game.

  • Defensive mistakes cost Lady Cats

    The best thing for Anderson County about its girls’ soccer match with Harrison County last Wednesday was it was not a loss for the Lady Bearcats.

    The worst thing? It wasn’t a win on a night when Anderson seemed to dominate.

    Harrison County’s Kelby Gaunce outmaneuvered three Anderson defenders then shot a bullet past Anderson goalie Billie Clark with 19:12 to play, leaving a frustrated Anderson team settling for a 2-2 tie in its home opener.

  • Chrisman Memorial 5K set next week

    The inaugural Eric Chrisman Memorial 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 according to a news release.

    The run, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Eric Chrisman Scholarship Fund and the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island.

    The Chrisman Scholarship Fund benefits students attending the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. Chrisman, who had graduated from Christian Academy, was killed in an auto accident while responding to a call in Livingston County in June 2015.

  • Expert offers four tips sure to deliver better results in dove hunting season

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The heavy dew that soaks your shoes in the early morning is often accompanied by thick fog, signs that summer is losing its grip. Fall will be here soon, a hunter’s favorite time of year.

    The start of the fall for outdoors enthusiasts coincides with the opening of dove season each Sept. 1. Here are four things to keep in mind to place more doves in your hunting vest this coming season.

    Pick the right spot in the dove field