Today's News

  • Church Briefs: August 26, 2015

    Sand Spring plans 3K run/walk

    Sand Spring Baptist Church will sponsor the “2 Fast 2 Furious” 3K run/walk race to be held Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Anderson County Community Park, the church announced.

    There is no entry fee, but donations will be accepted for local missions.

    For more information contact Donna Drury at 502-859-8080 or dcdrury@roadrunner.com.

    Free clothes in Salvisa

  • God’s mercy shows up in a variety of forms

    I’m sitting on a couch in Hershey, Penn., with my sister, my daughter and my granddaughter, watching the Food Network and thinking, “How weird is this?”

    We’re here on a partial family vacation since only part of our family is here. My sister flew in from California and my daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law drove up from Virginia. My husband and I flew up from Florida.

    We chose to meet in Hershey because we like chocolate. Also, the children of my husband’s late best friend live nearby and they’ve become family to us.

  • No desk, no problem

    As you walk into Mrs. Crystal Darnell’s brightly colored classroom, you will quickly notice that something is amiss.

    There are no desks.

    Well that’s not entirely accurate, there are about three traditional school desks scattered around the classroom. The rest is a hodge-podge of couches, stools, cushioned crates and stylish Adirondack chairs surrounded by plush carpets and pillows.

  • High school, kindergarten enrollment declines

    School traffic might be a little easier to navigate this year if early attendance numbers are any indication.

    According to information provided by school officials, early enrollment figures show a slight drop in enrollment for Anderson County schools.

    The most significant decrease in enrollment numbers is within kindergarten and high school, said Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    Kindergarten enrollment is down by 39 students and the high school is short by 37 students compared to last year’s attendance records.

  • Math teacher offers students education abroad

    Jennings Barnett, a math teacher at the Christian Academy of Lawrencebug, said sometimes the best education a person can get is outside the confines of a classroom. It is for this reason he has designed an educational trip to Costa Rica that is open to all students in Anderson County.

    The trip will consist of eight days and six nights and the group will travel around central Costa Rica taking in the sights and guided tours with experienced guides.

  • Craftsman creates brooms with recycled tobacco sticks

    Richard Day holds his tongue pressed to the outside of his mouth in that particular way that can only mean an artist is concentrating hard on his work.

    Day is crafting a brightly colored broom at the Old Depot Farmer’s Market, cranking away on an antique broom-making machine from the 1800s that he purchased almost 16 years ago.

    “It’s just a hobby,” he smiles.

  • Fun at the State Fair
  • Former Lawrenceburg family purchases Perryville funeral home

    Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Advocate-Messenger and appears here with permission.

    Patrons and passers by might not have noticed Monday, but a longtime Perryville funeral home passed from one family to another.

    Wilder Funeral Home will now be operated by former Lawrenceburg residents David and wife Lea Ellen Walden, maintaining the name for the time being and, according to the Waldens, not missing a beat. Their son Kyle will also help run the funeral home.

  • Man jailed for driving on suspended license for fourth time

    A Lawrenceburg man was jailed Monday after being ticketed for driving on a suspended DUI license for the fourth time this summer.

    Brent Wayne Campbell, 41, of 1131 Salt River Road was stopped Monday afternoon by Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy Chad Cox driving his motorcycle at a “very high rate of speed” on Harrodsburg Road, according to police reports.

  • Fiscal Court Notebook

    Third time’s not a charm for coroner

    Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey and his deputies walked away from yet another fiscal court meeting empty handed last Tuesday evening in their quest to secure some additional help.

    The meeting marked the third time Tussey has lobbied the fiscal court for a third deputy, each time laying out why providing an additional $5,000 to his office’s budget would benefit families of the deceased and make the office more efficient.