Today's News

  • Local senior citizens enjoy carnival day at the center

    From staff reports

    With the scent of freshly made popcorn wafting through the building, a clown walking around and balloon animals, it truly was a circus atmosphere for the Anderson County Senior Center’s carnival day last Wednesday.

    Seniors worked their way through several games lined up along the outer walls. There was a plink-it game, a duck game, and a ping-pong ball game among others. Players won prizes at each game.

    Many enjoyed the carnival food — hot dogs (complete with all the trimmings), snow cones, and popcorn.


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 1, 1966

    Mrs. Ernest Satterly fell down her basement steps Monday and broke her right wrist.

    Mary E. Flynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Flynn, was to receive two of the five awards to be presented at graduation at the School of Nursing at Philadelphia’s Albert Einstein Medical Center.

    Flynn, a 1963 graduate of Anderson High School, received the Medical Center’s annual Outstanding Student and Patient Care Awards.

  • 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.