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Today's News

  • Witnessing the power of a soggy stamp

    Twenty years ago this year we had a devastating storm blow through our area that we call the No-Name Storm.
    Afterwards, people sprang into action to help those whose homes were damaged. I wanted to help, too.
    I had learned that a dear man from my church, Joe Koch, needed help at his house, so I set out with visions of being Greatly Used by God. I imagined myself ripping out drywall and putting up sheetrock and comforting Joe with “psalms and spiritual songs,” as the Bible says.

  • Church briefs: 1-23-13

    New Hope Baptist announces events
    New Hope Baptist offers Zumba exercise classes are every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Wear comfortable shoes.
    Registration is not required.
    The Bible study “Lord I Need Grace to Make it Today” by Kay Arthur has begun on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. It is not too late to join, organizers said.
    The church’s annual Valentine Banquet is Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Sign up is in the welcome center.

  • Are you God-intoxicated? Consider how you talk

    James Denny, the Scotch theologian, warned his students against thinking they could learn all there was to know about God during their seminary studies. “Gentlemen,” he would say, “to study infinity requires eternity.” As a current seminary student I sometimes wonder if I will ever be finished

  • Woodford Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Odd Couple’

    The Woodford Theatre will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of “The Odd Couple” on Feb. 2 from 1-4 p.m. and Feb. 3 from 6-9 p.m. at the Falling Springs Recreational Center.
    The theater is looking for actors to fill the roles of Oscar Madison, slovenly, easygoing, 35-50; Felix Ungar, the neat, uptight, 35-50; Card playing buddies: Speed, Murray, Roy, Vinnie, 35-50; and the Pigeon Sisters: Gwendolyn, Cecily, 25-35.
    The show is scheduled to run April 5-21.

  • Community calendar: 1-23-13

    Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.
    Anderson Public Library offers computer, yoga classes

  • Way We Were: Drury, Catlett didn't get day off for backache

    50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 24, 1963
    Marvin E. Houchin, native of Lawrenceburg, was named general manager of the eight-state Kansas City, Mo., marketing division of the Mobil Oil Company.
    He is a World War II veteran on combat duty with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific.

    Miss Judy Charlene Driskell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ancil Driskell, became the bride of Connie Huston Carlton, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Carlton, in ceremony performed at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Christian Church Chapel.

  • Anderson Community Education offers new classes

    Anderson Community Education will offer the following courses.
    Puppy pre-school
    When: Saturday, Feb. 2 through Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.
    Where: Adult Learning Center, 219 E. Woodford St., with professional dog trainer Jean Gibowski
    Cost: $40
    Description: Learn how to turn your rambunctious puppy into a well-trained dog. The focus will be on socialization. Please bring proof of DAPP vaccinations for your puppy. This class is for puppies 8 to 16 weeks old.

    Zumba dance fitness

  • Here’s looking at you, kid
  • Robert B. Turner releases honor roll lists

    Robert B. Turner Elementary recently released its honor roll for the second grading period. Students named to the honor roll are as follows:

    Fourth grade

    All A’s
    Jacob Alteri
    Lauren Ballard
    Jake Boros
    Katelynn Brandenburg
    Maison Copenhaver
    Zane Drury
    Zachary Edwards
    Shelby Ford
    Emily Franck
    Knox Garland
    Tristan Gee
    Jagger Gillis
    Luke Griffin
    David Jennings
    Dalton Johns
    Maralyn Lewis
    Gabe Lewitt

  • Youth development program ‘Venture’ to host open house

    Venture Crew 120 will be hosting a free membership open house Jan. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church for Venturing BSA, a youth development program with the Boy Scouts of America.
    According to a press release from the organization, Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 years old and have completed the eighth grade, or ages 14-20.