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Today's News

  • Shelys mark 70 years together

    Floyd W. Shely and Lorene Knight Shely (Bill and Lou) celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary April 20.

    The couple were married on April 20, 1946, after a three-month courtship.

    The couple met in Louisville, through a mutual friend, Eva Searcy of Anderson County. They lived in Louisville for 19 years, then moved to Anderson County in 1965, where they purchased a farm that had been in the Shely family since before the Civil War.

    The couple has three daughters, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • Calendar of events

    April 20

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

    10 a.m. — Arnold Clark Band at the Anderson Senior Center

    10:15 a.m. — Blood pressure with Amedysis at the Anderson Senior Center

    Noon — Potluck lunch at the Anderson Senior Center

    1 p.m. — Yoga at the Anderson Senior Center

    2 p.m. — Cards and games at the Anderson Senior Center

  • Church briefs

    Family Fest set at Sand Spring Baptist

    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host Family Fest at 6 p.m. April 27.

    This will be a time for food, fellowship and fun.

    Men are encouraged to bring a pot of chili for the chili cook-off.

    Women may enter cakes in the cake bake-off.

    Children are asked to enter the best decorated cake or cupcake contest.

    There will also be cornhole, board games, Legos and more.

    Quartet to perform

  • Bennett serving at farmdale
  • ‘So much more fun than chemistry class’

    Anna Kitchen can throw a vase like few others.

    The 16-year-old recently placed second in ceramics at the prestigious Bluegrass Regional High School Exhibition at Eastern Kentucky University.

    “It’s a pretty big achievement. There were a lot of entries,” Anderson County High School ceramics teacher Chris Wilder said. “The show itself is huge.”

    While Kitchen couldn’t believe she had placed second, Wilder was surprised she didn’t take first.

  • ARC names poster winners
  • Students get reality check about texting, driving

    “One text or call could wreck it all.”

    That was the message Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey sent to Anderson County High School freshman and sophomores during a program aimed to prevent distracted driving.

    “We are targeting the younger students so we can curb them from starting (to text or call while driving),” he explained. “With the older students, sometimes it’s already ingrained.”

  • Mentors helping ‘at risk’ children at Saffell Elementary

    Upon entering the Family Resource room at Saffell Street Elementary School, it is hard to believe the students that lay sprawled on beanbag chairs and couches are “at risk.”

    They are deemed “at risk” for a variety of factors, including parents who are incarcerated or absent. The Anderson News agreed not to use the last names of the students in this story.

  • Education briefs

    Students offer

    free concert Thursday

    The Anderson County all district honors choir will perform its eighth concert this Thursday at the high school’s Bearcat Theater under the direction of Mrs. Sue Lou Smith.

    Students will perform a varied repertoire of music and difficulty.

    The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include the 80-member honors choir along with the high school’s advanced Chorus members.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    Eighth graders

    to present Shakespeare

  • A deal that would make Trump smile

    Column as I see ’em …

    I sure am glad to report that the industrial park on U.S. 127 appears to be finally getting some action.

    When the Economic Development Authority bought that lot, I wrote at the time that I’d be shocked if it didn’t already have a potential business in mind that would be moved in within months.

    I sure was wrong about that because it has taken closer to a year and half.