Today's News

  • The importance of being the world’s salt and light

    If you have spent time around church, you most likely are familiar with the expression that we, as followers of Christ, are to be “salt and light.”

    I believe for most of us that expression has become cliché and meaningless.

    Jesus said in John 8:12: “I am the light of the world, he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

  • senior calendar

    From staff reports

    The following events are scheduled during August at the Anderson County Senior Center, located on Township Square in Lawrenceburg.

    Aug. 30

    8:30 a.m.: Coffee Club

    10:30 a.m.: Music entertainment

    11:30 a.m.: Lunch

    12 – 2p.m.: Farmers Market sale in the parking lot

    12:30 a.m.: Card games and card room activities

    Aug. 31

    8:30 a.m.: Coffee Club, yoga

    9:30 a.m.: Chair exercises, shopping, errands, and appointments

  • Inspired by Challengers

    There are times in life when you are truly challenged by something you see.

    Bill Lewis was one of those people and because of a simple gesture, Anderson County kids who have physical difficulties will benefit for many years.

    Mr. Lewis passed away two weeks ago. He was not an Anderson County native. He never worked in Anderson County nor did he ever live here. Yet, he was greatly touched when he visited one day about two years ago.

  • Beaver Lake to be lowered in fall

    The Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources plans to lower Anderson County’s Beaver Lake in late fall, according to a news release. The action is part of an effort to improve panfish and largemouth bass fishing in the 158-acre lake.

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will hold a meeting to outline the project and take questions from the public at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The meeting will be held at the Anderson County Cooperative Extension office at 1026 County Park Road.

  • Bearcat soccer routs Henry County

    The Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team got back on the winning track Thursday night with a 6-0 win over Eighth Region foe Henry County.

    Five days after taking its first loss of the season, Anderson dominated Henry from the outset as Shane Quire scored three goals and had two assists to lead the Bearcats. Ben Seibold found the net twice and also had two assists while Trenton Watson took a pass from Logan McChesney for a score.

  • Lady Cats pounce on, devour Spencer for first district win

    Anderson County had its first district win of the season settled quickly last Wednesday night.

    The Lady Bearcats scored three times in the first 14 minutes on their way to a 7-1 rout of visiting 30th District foe Spencer County.

  • Net Cats serve coach’s first win

    Any win is a time to be happy, but when the Anderson County High School volleyball team romped past Owen County last Tuesday night, it was a time for even bigger smiles.

    Not only did the Lady Bearcats get their first win of the season, doing so on their home court, but new coach Ryan Brown claimed his first match victory as a head coach.

    “This was the first home game and in front of the home crowd,” Brown said. “We beat a regional team and this is something to build on.”

  • Bearcats look to get better against Mercer

    The optimist says things can’t get any worse than things were last Friday at Meade County. Anderson County got little accomplished on either side of the ball and took a 48-0 whipping.

    The pessimist would point out that Meade went 2-9 a year ago and this week’s opponent, Mercer County, advanced to a regional championship game in Class 4A and has some key performers back in the fold.

  • Burgoo vendors bailing out

    One of the organizers of next month’s annual Burgoo Festival told the Lawrenceburg City Council last week that its decision to make vendors set up on Main Street instead of sidewalks is seriously hurting the event.

    “I’m pleading with you,” said organizer Larry Simpson. “I’ve worked hard for three years, and I’m losing every vendor I get in here.”

    The city council ordered vendors off the sidewalks two years ago after Main Street merchants complained that they were blocking entrances to their businesses.

  • A ‘once-in-a-lifetime event’

    Carolyn Penny had no intention of joining her fellow seniors in staring at the eclipse of the sun Monday afternoon at the Anderson Senior Center.

    “When I look up into the sky, what I want to see is the face of God,” Penny said, dismissing offers to look at the eclipse through special lenses.

    Her refusals didn’t last long, though, once the light began to fade and others oohed and aahed at seeing the moon nearly eclipse the sun.