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Today's News

  • God has invited you to a forgiveness feast

    By Nancy Kennedy, Faith Columnist

    One of my favorite jokes goes like this:

    A woman whose husband just left her for another woman walks the beach and finds a bottle in the sand. After pulling out the cork, a genie appears and grants her three wishes, with one stipulation: Whatever she wishes for her husband receives double.

  • Library Calendar for April 1, 2015

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in March and April.

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesday

    Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

     

    The library will be closed Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 6.

     

    Your Online Resume

    When: Tuesday, April 7

    Time: 6 p.m.

     

    Seniors Computer Club

    When: Wednesday, April 8

    Time: 10 a.m.

     

    Heirloom Tomato Workshop

    When: Saturday, April 11

  • Most Distinguished winner performs for club

    From staff reports

    The March meeting of the Pierian Woman’s Club included a salad buffet shared with Beta Sigma Phi.

    McKenna Lewis, Distinguished Young Woman of Anderson County, provided musical entertainment.

    The business meeting followed, during which the devotional was presented by Rose Cunningham in memory of her late sister, Pearl Allen.

    Members discussed increasing this year’s scholarship awards by adding two $1,000 scholarships.

  • Spring is perfect time for roasted chicken and veggies

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking columnist

    My name is Ciara Hyatt. I am a lover of cooking, entertaining and eating.

    I grew up in San Antonio, Texas where I ate some of the best Mexican food and smokehouse BBQ around. My rich Italian heritage meant I also got to enjoy first hand some of Italy’s finest recipes.

    Moving to Kentucky at age 15 introduced me to something I hadn’t been exposed to before but was immediately hooked on: down home, country cookin’.

  • Theater group announces auditions for ‘Snow White’

    From staff reports

    Anderson County Community Theatre will have auditions for its upcoming production of “Snow White” on April 6 at the Anderson County High School Theater.

    Catherine Partlow, who adapted the script from the original Brothers Grimm story, said she is interested in theater veterans as well as newcomers.

    Partlow said there are roles for males and females ranging from 5 to 55 (and beyond).

  • Fire destroys Alton Road residence

    A fire destroyed a woman’s home early Thursday night at 1636 Alton Road.

    The owner, Sherry Perry, could only stand and watch as firefighters battled the blaze that burned her home and almost all of her belongings.

    “I had only been gone about five minutes when it started,” Perry said as neighbors gave her comfort and hot coffee.

    Perry said she was preparing to move out of the home and had just recently rented it.

    “My furniture, clothes, TV and almost everything was still in there,” she said.

  • Tourney time teaches more than the game

    Before millions of people were filling out what are now busted brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament, seventh-graders at Anderson County Middle School were figuring out who those bracket-busters would be.

    It all came about as a class project sponsored by math teachers/basketball fans Leslie Edmondson and Michael Phillips to use March Madness as a way teach statistics, inferences from them and probability.

  • Red to the rescue?

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court last Tuesday named a new deputy judge-executive, heard an idea on how to recoup money it spends housing prisoners, discussed its foundering recycling program and formally approved borrowing $400,000 to balance its next budget.

  • Tyrone Bridge’ is Custom Made on new CD

    One of the newest CDs on the market is bluegrass, custom made.

    Or more precisely, it is bluegrass band Custom Made Bluegrass with its new release, “Tyrone Bridge.”

    The group, which is well-known to bluegrass music fans in central Kentucky, features Anderson County resident Kevin Chilton on the banjo.

    Chilton wrote the CD’s title cut, “Tyrone Bridge,” which Chilton says he has been seeing nearly every day for over two decades.

  • Fish fries combine food, music, fellowshp

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The Anderson News

    The family life center at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church was a hive of activity last Friday night.

    Food, music and fellowship mingled during the parish’s Lenten Friday night fish fry, and it was all for a good cause — to raise money to support the church, including planned improvements to the parking lot at the church, located at 120 Gatewood Avenue.