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Today's News

  • Event to celebrate 50 years of ‘The Flim-Flam Man’

    It was 50 years ago this summer that a confidence man and his sidekick terrorized Main Street in Lawrenceburg, running their car up and down the sidewalks, crashing into the sheriff’s car and even slamming into a wagon filled with watermelons.

    Driving the car was the infamous Mordecai C. Jones, a self-proclaimed MBS, CS and DD (master of back stabbing, cork screwing and dirty dealing), who was trying to outrun the law after swindling locals of their money.

  • Make asparagus a tasty part of your summer menu

    The flavors of summer are here. Asparagus is on sale, fruit is delicious, the farmers markets are open. There are plenty of places to go in Lawrenceburg for farm-fresh produce. Check out the old train depot on 127, they are chock full. This week’s weather is perfect for grilling and chilling and I have the perfect recipes for you.

    Charred citrus asparagus

    1 1/2 lbs. fresh asparagus, trimmed

    2 Tablespoons skin-on almonds

    4 cloves of garlic, chopped

    1 sprig oregano

    1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • Faith, not our own efforts, is the key to salvation

    Most Christians agree that we are not justified in Christ Jesus by anything that we have done. We are not called based on the standard of holiness we have attained.

    But questions arise in our hearts. Do I do enough? Do I pray enough? Do I serve others enough? Do I hate sin enough? Do I have the right theological conviction? Has Christ done enough in me so that I may attain Heaven?

  • Maine native finds second home in Lawrenceburg

    Arriving in Lexington on a Greyhound bus many years ago, Gene Farmer attended a horse shoeing school in Mt. Eden, and later returned to Maine where he stayed working on a farm for quit some years.

    After a series of circumstances later in life lead him right back to Lawrenceburg, Farmer said he never plans to leave the town again.

  • The man who broke a young fan’s heart

    It’s funny how the twists and turns of life give you a much different perspective on things that happen.

    And most of all, it can give a different look at the people involved.

    I was reminded of that again recently when my wife, Stephanie, suggested we visit one of her old friends she had not seen in some time, Hall of Fame basketball coach Ray Vencill.

    If you are under the age of 50, that name might mean little to you. But if you grew up in central Kentucky in the 60’s or 70’s, chances are you are well aware of him.

  • Setbacks can’t quench Sallee’s spirit

    In the moments following the 30th District softball tournament championship game and trophy presentations, a scene quietly unfolded that might speak loudly about the impact Rick Sallee has had on the Anderson County High School athletic program.

    The Lady Bearcats had just seen their domination of the district come to an end as Collins had defeated Anderson, 9-3. They were not in the best of moods, but quickly changed their demeanor and asked for a photo with athletic director Rick Sallee.

  • Mudcats off to good start

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats’ baseball team for 13- and 14-year-olds have gotten off to a hot start in the summer travel baseball season.

    The team has put together a 7-2-1 record in the early season, according to coach Chris Copenhaver.

    “The team is a 13u/14u team comprised of seven 13-year-olds, four 14-year-olds and one 12-year-old,” Copenhaver said. “This group could really be special. Not only have they posted a good record against strong competition, they listen extremely well and truly enjoy playing together.

  • Special deadline for July 5

    From staff reports

    Because of the Independence Day holiday, all submitted sports news for the July 5 edition of The Anderson News must be received by noon, Friday, June 30 for publication.

    Regular sports news deadlines will resume for the July 12 edition of The Anderson News. Thank you for making The Anderson News your spot for Anderson County sports.

  • Youth football sign-ups resume July 8

    From staff reports

    Anderson County Youth Football registrations will be held at the Anderson County Parks and Recreation office on Saturday, July 8 and Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    The fee is $75 for the first child in a family and $50 for each additional child.

    For additional information, contact Parks and Recreation Director Jason Chesser at 502-598-7512.

  • Sportsman’s Club to host Tim Farmer Classic

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host the 22nd Annual Tim Farmer Classic archery shoot on Friday, July 30, according to a news release.

    The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. at the club, located at 1070 Old Joe Road, Lawrenceburg.

    All archers, from National Archery in the Schools Program participants to professionals are welcome, according to the release.

    The shoot will include 30 targets with a bowhunter class, open class, kids class and more.