Today's News

  • Anderson County Extension offers March and April classes

    The following courses will be offered at the Anderson County Extension Office for March and April. To register, call 502-839-7271

    Learn to Cook
    Meal planning, shopping, food safety, and simple recipes for adults. Classes held at the Open Hands Food Pantry. Great utensils and cookbook for participants. Limited to eight participants. March 13 and April 17 at 10 a.m.

    Taking Control of Your             Diabetes    

  • Health ministry group sponsors potluck nights

    6th Day Health Ministries of Lawrenceburg will be sponsoring “Happy, Healthy and Full of Life” fellowship and potluck nights open to the community, with the next meal scheduled for Feb. 24.
    Admission is free, and those interested are asked to bring a healthy dish and the recipe to share with the group.

  • Community calendar: 2-19-14

    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 County Extension Office


    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Feb. 20, 1964
    Anderson County School Superintendent Andrew Bird caught a 4 1/4 pound white bass in April 1963 at Herrington Lake. Believing it to be noteworth, he sent the information to a contest in a sport’s magazine.
    Sure enough in the latest edition of Field and Stream his name appears as wining in the Fresh Water Open Division No. 2, with an 8-pound test line and with the use of a live minnow as bait. The contest was open to fishermen in the United States and Canada.

  • Church briefs: 2-19-14

    Mom2Mom to host
    free clothing exchange Saturday
    Mom2Mom, a faith-based group for Lawrenceburg mom and their families, will be hosting a free clothing exchange on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The clothing exchange will be held at the American Legion building off Broadway.
    For more information, contact First Baptist Church at 502-839-6966.

    Sand Spring to host
    Kingdom Heirs, Common Bond
    The Kingdom Heirs from Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (Dollywood) will be in concert at Sand Spring Baptist Church on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

  • Give Jesus all the credit for life-changing salvation

    There is an old saying that goes “the proof is in the pudding.”
    Likewise, the Bible says in 1 John 2:3, “And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.” For example, if I claim to be a skilled athlete and when it comes to the game of basketball I can dominate the court, what is going to prove my claim? My ability (or inability) to play the game of basketball is going to validate or disqualify my claim to be a very skilled basketball player.

  • Transportation Cabinet offering scholarships for engineering-tech students

    Kentucky Press News Service
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year for students pursuing civil engineering and civil engineering technology degrees.
    As many as 20 competitively awarded scholarships for the civil engineering program will be awarded for students to attend the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University or Kentucky State University.

  • Seventh grader spells her way to first victory

    After the first round, the district spelling bee came down to seventh grader Kayla West and Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg sixth grader Colin Charles.
    All other participants competing that night in the Anderson County High School auditorium had already misspelled a word and were knocked out the competition.
    The only ones left were West and Charles, West remembered last Friday.
    “I spelled two words right, and that was pretty much it,” she said.

  • Middle school academic team takes first at district competition

    The middle school academic team was declared the first place district champions at the district competition held Jan. 25 at Shelby East Middle School.
    The Anderson County middle school academic team, comprised of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, placed first.
    Shelby East took home second with East Oldham following at third.
    The Future Problem Solving team — Jalen Creth, Kara Cundiff, Hannah Whitaker and Miranda Carlton — placed first, as did the Quick Recall Team.

  • Anderson Community Education announces spring classes

    Register for classes at Anderson Adult Learning Center, 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg, by calling Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Excel and Beyond
    When: Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. with instructor Beth Feddersen
    Where: Adult Learning Center, 219 East Wood St., Lawrenceburg
    Fee: $39  (4 hours of instruction)