Today's News

  • Cobb signs with Asbury

    Milcah Cobb, a defender with Anderson High School, has signed a letter of intent to join the Asbury University lacrosse teamin fall the 2015.  Milcah is the first Anderson County player to join the Lady Eagles, most of whom were recruited from outside Kentucky, according to a news release.

    “Milcah will be a great addition to our program,” Asbury head coach Rich Manieri said in the release. “She has a very high upside as an athlete and she’s an excellent student.”

  • Mustang wrestlers have big day at Oldham

    Anderson County Middle School wrestler Joe Taylor placed second in the 140-pound class at the East Oldham Middle School wrestling tournament on Dec. 6.

    Taylor, and eighth-grader who is ranked second in the state in middle school wrestling, pinned Billy Norris of Fairdale, Joseph Brown of Christian County and Mathias Ervin of Union County to advance to the championship bout. Braden Mulcahy, of Walton-Verona, defeated Taylor, 12-3, for the title.

    Another Mustang grappler, Ben Jennings, took fourth in the 240-pound class.

  • Bearcat basketball facing schedule changes

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team is facing schedule changes in the coming week, according to an e-mail sent to The Anderson News on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

    The Bearcat game at Bourbon County on Saturday, Dec. 13, will take place as planned at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Kentucky Bank Classic. However, another team has dropped out of the classic, leaving a void. The Anderson junior varsity, which had not been scheduled to play, will now play Bourbon County's JV at 6 p.m.

  • Experience love of a Christmas child

    During a chapel service before meals at the Salvation Army on Brook Street in Louisville, the topic of my sermon was Solomon’s division of the child when the true mother gave up her claim to the child and the false mother was revealed.

    A woman confronted me with a question that rattled me. She asked, “Will you take my child to live with you and your wife? You being a preacher here at the shelter, I trust you.” She explained that she had broken some rules and was asked to leave the shelter.

  • When we help others, we also help ourselves

    The good news is that we’re not dashing through the snow. However, it’s a pretty sure bet that we are through the stores.

    Dang, it gets busy this time of year. There are parties and presents and punch, cookies and candles and cake. Between all the running and wrapping, please, please, please make time for a little resting. There are bugs among us.

  • From newlyweds to future oldlyweds

    Sunday marks my one-year wedding anniversary. OK, granted in the grand scheme of things a paper-wedding anniversary isn’t as flashy as a gold, silver or diamond anniversary.

    You won’t see one-year anniversary announcements in the local paper. Nor will you see awe-stricken people eagerly approaching a couple that has been married a year to ask their secret.

  • OK, but why aren’t the scales being used?

    By Ben Carlson


    Column as I see ’em …

    Magistrate David Ruggles in his letter to the editor this week apparently thinks that I disagree with the fiscal court’s decision to install scales and begin charging for people to get rid of junk and yard debris.

    My beef is not with the scales; in fact, I fully support and applaud the decision to purchase them. It’s instead with the fact that the scales, as of Monday, are not being used despite being in place since earlier this year.

  • Distraction is deeper than you think

    Distraction, a popular word used in sermons and Bible study lessons as it relates to our purpose and destiny, has a much deeper meaning than you may think.

    I have always heard this word used to describe the actions of individuals who have lost focus or in some way had their attention diverted to something they shouldn’t. However, a few years ago, I took time to really look at this word and upon further study, came away with a slightly different take on its popular usage.

  • 12-10 church briefs

    First Baptist Church is seeking applications

    First Baptist Church of Lawrenceburg is seeking applications for a part-time contemporary worship leader.

    Preferred qualifications for the position include guitar/instrumental training and worship service experience, according to a news release.

    Resumes should be mailed to First Baptist Church, attention Jeremy Sivils, 111 N. Main St., Lawrenceburg KY 40342 by Dec. 12.

    For more information, call 502-839-6966.