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Today's News

  • Church briefs

    Ladies Day is planned Aug. 20

    Helping Hands ninth annual Ladies Day starts with a fellowship breakfast at 9 a.m. Aug. 20 at Glensboro Christian Church.

    This year’s theme is “The Bee-Hat–ittudes.” Several women will be making comments and participating in skits.

    Hilltop Trio will perform. There will be games, giveaways, prizes and a fried chicken dinner.

    Participants are asked to put together a special hat for the hat parade. A prize will be awarded to the best creation.

    This outreach program is free.

  • Calendar of events

    Aug. 17

    First day of school for Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg students

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

    9 to 10 a.m. — Congressman Andy Barr, Anderson County office hours, outside the judge executive’s office at 137 South Main Street, Lawrenceburg.

    10 a.m. — Tourism meeting at Heaven to Betsy

    10 a.m. — Arnold Clark and Friends at the Anderson County Senior Center

    Noon — Potluck at the Anderson County Senior Center

  • Burgoo Eating Contest set for Sept. 24

    From staff reports

    Think you can eat burgoo faster than anyone in Anderson County?

    Find out by entering the inaugural Burgoo Eating Contest, a fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24 during the annual Burgoo Festival.

    Entry is limited to the first 10 people to sign up and pay a $25 entrance fee at Ace Hardware in Lawrenceburg. All proceeds will benefit CASA, an organization that assists children going through legal proceedings.

  • For Buckleys, the show keeps going on

    For most people, a trip to the Kentucky State Fair means a long day or two of walking and fun.

    For Tyler Buckley and his family, it’s nearly a week of work. And so much fun they would not trade for any other experience.

    If all went as planned, Tyler, his wife, Kelli, and their sons, Colt and Luke, packed up enough of their belongings Tuesday to spend a week in the Kentucky Exposition Center’s West Wing with a dozen head of their Holstein and Brown Swiss cattle.

  • Everyone equal as grid season starts

    Right now, everyone is equal. The football season opens across the state Friday night with everyone pointing the first weekend in December when the state champions will be determined at Western Kentucky University.

    OK, we will be realistic and acknowledge that even though everyone is 0-0 right now, some are more equal than others. Suffice it to say that the odds of Trinity or Bowling Green being happy in early December are much higher than just about every other team in the state.

  • Familiar faces get new looks for Lady Cats

    It’s difficult to find a term to adequately describe Anderson County girls’ soccer as the Lady Bearcats open the season.

    Rebuilding? Perhaps. The Lady Bearcats lost five or six starters, depending on the match, and have to replace some key cogs. Midfielder Madeline Wilson is now at Morehead State University. Another midfielder, Autumn Miller has graduated as did forward Allie Johnson, one of the the team’s top scorers with Wilson.

  • Thompson sparkles in 3-star archery challenge

    Anderson County Middle School student Henry Thompson continued his domination of archery by winning another tournament over the weekend.

    Thompson shot a 297 of a possible 300 points to win the IBO NASP Outdoor World Challenge, held in Seven Springs, Pa., Friday and Saturday.

    Thompson’s score not only won the middle school division, but also claimed the overall male championship.

    In addition, Thompson won the the IBO 3-Star Challenge, by taking his scoring totals from the nationals, world and the challenge to declare an overall challenge winner.

  • Bearcat golfers top Shelby in opener

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team got a good start to the season with a 170-185 win over Shelby County last Thursday at Wild Turkey Trace.

    Anderson’s Hayden Elder claimed the top honor, shooting a 38 over the nine-hole course.

    Elder was two strokes ahead of Shelby’s Zach Houchin and three up on Anderson’s Conner Pike.

    “Hayden played consistent as he always does,” Anderson coach Nate Hollon said.

  • Upcoming deer season looks promising with high quality

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Many archery hunters in Kentucky will spend the last long weekend of summer getting an early jump on fall.

    Kentucky’s 2016-17 deer season kicks off the first Saturday in September with the start of the 136-day archery season. “Everything right now points toward another good season,” said Gabe Jenkins, deer program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    That is welcome news following a string of record harvests.

  • Publie input sought on state’s Deer Program

    From staff reports

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is encouraging deer hunters to participate in a new online survey about deer hunting and management in Kentucky, according to a news release.

    The survey is available at www.research.net/r/KYDeerInput2016 through Sept. 9, according to the release.