Today's News


    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, March 31, 1966
    Mrs. Clifford Stratton’s vacation trip really paid off last summer. Not only was the 18-day trip an enjoyable one, but she also received a check for $100 this week for an article that is to appear in a trade magazine this coming summer.
    Mr. and Mrs. Stratton and their six children piled into their compact foreign car last summer and started of on a 2,700-mile journey that took them to North Carolina, Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach and Jacksonville, Ala.

  • White anniversary

    All friends and family are invited to the 65th wedding anniversary of William and Lucille White.
    A reception will be given in their honor by their three children and their families on April 3, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the New Fellowship Hall at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

  • Births

    Sophya Marie Drury was born Jan. 13, 2016, at 9:01 a.m. at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
    She weighed 7 pounds and measured 19.5 inches in length at birth.
    Sophya is the daughter of Morgan and Russ Drury of Lawrenceburg.
    She has an older sister, Izzabella, 3.
    She is the granddaughter of Tammi and David Jenkins, of Lawrenceburg; Robert and Tracey Bonzo, of Bardstown; Lynn and Joe Perkins, and Larry and Billie Drury, all of Lawrenceburg.

  • Engagements

    Marty and Fran Pinkston, of Frankfort, announce the engagement of their daughter Emily Pinkston, of Frankfort, to Joshua Doolin, of Lawrenceburg. Doolin is the son of Carl and Tammy Doolin, of Lawrenceburg.
    Pinkston is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Doolin will graduate from Campbellsville University in May.
    A closed wedding is planned for 2:30 p.m. June 11, 2016, at Capital City Christian Church in Frankfort.

  • Calendar of Events

    March 30
    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast Club at the Anderson County Senior Center
    10:30 a.m. — “Traveling Across America” with Kris (Part 2) at the Anderson County Senior Center
    11:30 a.m. — Lunch at the Anderson County Senior Center
    12:30 p.m. — Rook Club at the Anderson County Senior Center
    1 p.m. — Exercise and card room open at the Anderson County Senior Center

    March 31
    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast Club at the Anderson County Senior Center

  • Writer is candid, transparent in dealing with struggles

    I wish to take a slight detour in my feeble efforts to do my homework, and prepare something worthwhile for the readers of this “faith” article.
    Most of this week’s article is taken from a quote from a young pastor that I am acquainted with, and quite amazed by the power of his ministry and  what God is doing in his church.
    JD Greear is a young pastor at Summit Church in Raleigh, N.C. JD is a wonderful preacher, teacher and book writer.

  • Church briefs

    Sand Spring Baptist Church
    offers new class for men
    All men are invited to a new Bible study coming soon.
    The study “33 The Series” by Authentic Manhood is about setting men up to live lives of truth, passion and purpose.
    The men will study God’s clear design and definition for authentic manhood. It is built around the life that Jesus modeled in his 33 years on earth.
    The class be offered at two different times — on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. The classes begin April 10 and 13.

  • Boot drive planned

    From staff reports
    Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will conduct its annual Boot Drive on Saturday, April 9, the organization announced.
    Volunteers are scheduled to be at Ace Hardware, Kroger, Tractor Supply and Walmart, accepting donations from the community.
    Donations can also be mailed to CASA of the Bluegrass, Box 193, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.
    The drive is being conducted in concert with Child Abuse Month. April is Child Abuse Month.

  • Revised football playoff format a welcome change

    The biggest news to hit Anderson County sports last week might have been overshadowed by March Madness.

    So while you were still pulling for some team you normally detest in the hope of winning your pool, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced a change in the football playoff format that affects Anderson County.

    A lot. A whole lot.

    But no one around the Bearcats is complaining.

    Last Thursday, the KHSAA announced that Class 5A football would be going to a “cross-bracketing” playoff system effective this fall.

  • Low numbers, high hopes drive ‘Cat track

    Anderson County track and field might be the perfect example of being short on quantity but long on quality this year.

    That was apparent last Tuesday in the season-opening meet at Mercer County. The Bearcats – “We have about 20 out on a good day,” says assistant coach Catina Sims – overcame numbers so low they skipped many events for both the boys’ team and girls’ squad to place fourth in the eight-team all-comers meet.