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Today's News

  • Turning your problems over to God is difficult, but worth it

    Since my friend Mike has been sober, he’s taken me to one of his AA meetings every so often.
    I don’t struggle with alcohol, but I have my own compulsions and obsessions. In my opinion, every one of us is addicted to something and that those somethings can and do change, sometimes daily.
    Simplyput, it’s about running from God and to everything and anything that’s not God. Some of our somethings are more socially acceptable and less physically damaging than other somethings, like drugs or alcohol, but they all play havoc with our souls.

  • Local quilt may have warmed First Lady Bush

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Jan. 27, 1966
    School dismissed due to snow
    The first major snow storm of the season hit Kentucky Friday night, dumping about 6 inches on Anderson County.
    School had been out all week due to the road conditions.
    County road foreman Earnie Puckett said county and state road crews got busy early Saturday morning and worked until about 7 p.m. They began again early Sunday morning and continued spreading cinders and salt and clearing roads throughout the day.

  • Back Country Horsemen to hold session Feb. 4

    From staff reports
    Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen (FHBCH) will conduct a strategic planning session during its February meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb.4, 7 p.m. at the Mercer Extension office located at 1007 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg.
    The group will discuss upcoming activities and the group’s goals for the coming year, which include growing its membership.

  • Snow days are perfect days to indulge

    I could write you a column this week full of healthy recipes I made during this snowy week but that wouldn’t be entirely accurate. You see, in my house, there is something about snow days and holidays that are very similar. They both have an “anything goes” feeling.

  • Pancake breakfast is Feb. 6

    From staff reports
    The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club has scheduled its annual pancake breakfast for Saturday, Feb. 6 from 7 a.m. to noon, the club has announced.
    The breakfast, which benefit’s the club’s annual scholarship fund, will be held in the cafeteria at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.
    Tickets are $7. Children younger than 5 are free with a paying adult, and players in uniform are also free with a paying adult.
    Tickets will be available at the door or from any Rotarian.

  • Kenny selling his bling bling

    Earrings might be the last thing one would expect a Boy Scout to sell to raise money, but the 15-year-old owner of Kenny’s Bling Bling is doing just that.
    Kenny Cirillo, 15, came up with the idea of making and selling an array of earrings to help fund a previous trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, and on Saturday he was back at it, selling his handmade earrings and an assortment of candy bars with his dad, Chris, at Kroger.
    Both plan to return to the ranch later this year.

  • Hensler to offer couponing class

    From staff reports
    You’ve seen her story on the front page of The Anderson News and read her column on how to save money in last week’s edition of the paper.
    Now, those looking to stretch their paychecks can learn April Hensler’s money-saving secrets in person by attending a couponing class she’s hosting Friday, Feb. 5 at the Anderson Extension office in the county park.
    The class is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Tips for those raising grandchildren

    Are you a grandparent who is raising a child with drug-abusing parents? You likely know that you are filling an essential role of protection for that child by providing a healthy, safe and loving place for him to grow.  At last count, there were 352 other grandparents in Anderson County who were raising their grandchildren.

  • Tough decisions lie ahead in state budget

    The Kentucky General Assembly completed day 12 of the 2016 Regular Session last Thursday. The decision was made to cancel the Friday session so members could return home before the inclement weather arrived.
    I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to all of our dedicated transportation workers and our first responders who worked so hard to keep all of us safe last weekend.

  • Turn snowstorm into a mini vacation

    OK, did everyone get their snow hit? If you’re still craving more, may I suggest a trip to Minnesota? I am Norwegian American, with roots in Minnesota. I know I can “weather the snow.”  I just don’t like to, unless I’m skiing.
    I could ski here on the farm, but there’s that long walk back up. Of course, I still have that long walk up after a big snow. My four-wheel drive truck can make it up or down, once. Then, I have a luge track and must wait for the thaw.