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Today's News

  • School board OKs stiffer penalties for truancy

    Thanks to an approved change in the district’s code of conduct manual for the 2015-2016 year, parents or guardians of habitually truant students could face a charge of educational neglect if students continue to remain absent from school.

    Anderson County Schools Director of Student Services Derek Shouse requested the board approve the change last Monday night as another option the school system can implement to prevent chronic absenteeism.

  • Christ is the standard by which to live your life

    What ultimately provided the missing piece for the men referred to in our previous columns?

    That missing link for them hinged on two other very important words concerning the Lord Jesus Christ: prominent and pre-eminent.

    The meanings hidden in these two words seemed to throw the door of understanding wide open. Prominent communicates the idea of one among many. While pre-eminent means there is no one else or the one and only one.

  • Freeman-Hancock Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Keith Freeman of Versailles announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Suzanne Freeman, to Christopher Gerald Hancock of Sturgis.

    The wedding is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 25 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Versailles. Formal invitations have been sent.

    The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hancock of Sturgis.

    A graduate of Western Kentucky University and a member of Farmhouse fraternity, the groom is employed by Toyo Automotive Parts in Franklin.

  • Soda pop, ’Stangs and half-court shots

    With their metallic emerald green paint, creamy white leather seats and convertible tops, it is hard to imagine that the1990 Limited Edition 5.0L LX convertible Mustangs were once considered failures.

    Way back in the early 1990s, the 7-Up bottling company and Ford agreed on an unusual marketing idea: to give away 30 dark green 5.0L LX Mustang convertibles at the 1990 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball finals.

  • Library board approves $4 million expansion

    This time they mean it.

    After several votes in recent years to consider expanding the Anderson Public Library were put on hold due to a pending lawsuit, uncertainty and, at times, public unrest, the library’s board of trustees on Wednesday approved a plan that will cost an estimated $4 million.

    Afterward, library officials made it clear that this time, the project will move forward.

  • Pay to play OK’d by school board

    The Anderson County Board of Education approved the implementation of athletic fees for the 2015-16 school year during its monthly meeting last week.

    This is the first year the school system has asked student athletes to pay to participate in sports.

    High school athletes will be asked to pay a yearly fee of $70 with the second child in a household paying $50. Students at the middle and elementary schools will pay $25 per sport. All families will have a $150 cap regardless of number of children or sports played.

  • BCB & Company performs at Legends game
  • Senior Center Calendar July 22, 2015

    Wednesday July 22

    10:30 a.m. Music with Ed

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. Ice Cream floats/Trivia about ice cream

    1 p.m. Rook/cards

    Thursday, July 23

    8:30 Breakfast club

    9 a.m. Video exercise

    9 – 2 p.m. Shopping and errands

    7 p.m. Gospel music at Sand Spring

    Friday July 24

    10:30 a.m. Fireside chat with Abraham Lincoln and Colonel Harlan Sanders

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:15 p.m. Bible study

    1:15 p.m. Yard sales

  • The Way We Were: Child’s right hand injured by accidental explosion

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 15, 1965

    Entry wins on TV program

    A Lawrenceburg woman won a set of encyclopedias on a national television program.

    Mrs. Don Cooper of Route 3 said she submitted about 15 entries to the program “You Don’t Say” and the one on Luther Burbank was chosen.

    Mrs. Cooper jokingly told her four sons she was going to win a set of encyclopedias for them, and sure enough she did. The set was valued at $207.

    July 22, 1965

    Injured by explosion

  • Community Briefs July 22, 2015

    Alzheimer program at senior center

    Anderson County Extension is collaborating with the Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Association to provide programs for the public on the risks of Alzheimer’s disease, the Extension announced.

    The Alzheimer’s Association program will be held at the Anderson Senior Center on July 29 at 6 p.m. The program, Know the 10 Signs, is designed to help people learn more about the disease and its warning signs.