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Today's News

  • Congressman Barr in town today

    Congressman Andy Barr will meet constituents today (Friday) from noon to 1:30 p.m. at La Isla Mexican Restaurant, located 751 West Broadway, Lawrenceburg.

    “I hope you will please stop by to share your thoughts on legislation, to get help with federal agencies, or even just to chat,” Barr said in a news release.

    “The event is a casual, come-and-go opportunity for constituents to visit directly with me, and part of an ongoing series I have held across the Sixth District since being sworn into office.

  • SOFTBALL: Oldham County veterans end young Lady Bearcats' dream in semis

    Thirty minutes after it was all over, faint smiles tried to break through the tears.

    The hugs lasted longer than they normally do. Words were not necessary.

    The tears, some still lingering despite the smiles, spoke all that needed to be said.

    Anderson County's softball season had come to an end. Oldham County, the defending champion and Kentucky's seventh-ranked team, had killed the dream with a 4-2 win in the Eighth Region semifinal on the Lady Bearcats' home field

  • Church briefs: 5-29-13

    Sand Spring Baptist
    to host garage sale
    Sand Spring Baptist Church, located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road in Lawrenceburg, will have a garage sale Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to noon.
    Many items will be available, according to the church’s press release, and all priced to sell.

    Sand Spring Baptist Church hosts
    gospel group concert

  • Parlez-vous francais? At high school, not any more

    Limited staff allocation funds led the Anderson County High School site-based decision-making council to say “au revoir” to offering French to students for the upcoming school year.
    According to Anderson County High School Principal Ronnie Fields, the high school needs 180 students to sign up for French in order to justify hiring an instructor for a part-time position.
    Only 141 students enrolled in French language courses for the upcoming school year, Fields said via e-mail.

  • Three Mercer County men busted for allegedly being meth ‘smurfs’

    Three Mercer County residents are scheduled to be arraigned May 30 on charges that they were supplying cold pills to be used to manufacture methamphetamine, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.
    Known by police as “smurfing,” the activity typically involves methamphetamine “cooks” paying others to purchase ingredients used to make drug.

  • District court docket: 5-29-13

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on March 25.
    Philip W. Aldridge Jr., arraignment, operating vehicle with expired operator’s license – dismissed.
    Feven K. Asbeha, hearing, failure to produce insurance card – amended to failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, pleaded guilty, $243, installment/deferred payment June 3.

  • Way We Were: Group of girls attend babysitting clinic

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 30, 1963
    Juanita Sutherland received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown College.
    Sutherland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Sutherland of Gee, was mathematics major. She had been on the dean’s list for two years and had received the Freshman Math Award and Intermediate French Award.

    You could get three jumbo vine ripened cantaloupes or pineapples for a $1 at A&P Food Stores.

  • If Christians are bigots, so are gay marriage supporters

    The cultural tide is shifting and one need not earn a degree in sociology to see this taking place. In his book, “Culture Shift: The Battle for the Moral Heart of America” Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. notes that, “ominous signs of moral collapse and cultural decay now appear on our contemporary horizon. A society ready to put the institution of marriage up for demolition and transformation is a society losing its most basic moral sense.”

  • Engagement: McQuilliam-Jenkins

    Charles and Judy McQuilliam of Harrodsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole McQuilliam of Harrodsburg, to John-Austin Jenkins of Lawrenceburg, son of Donald and Judy Jenkins of Lawrenceburg.
    The bride received a bachelor of arts in education and is employed as a high school teacher.
    The groom received a bachelor of arts in education and is employed as an elementary teacher.
    The wedding will take place June 22, 2013, at Greenbrier Cattle Company.

  • First Amendment on display at courthouse

    Anissa Davis and Lisa Petrey-Kirk have caused quite a stir in front of the Anderson County Courthouse over the last decade.

    Both eighth grade teachers at Anderson County Middle school have been teaching their students the importance of standing up for their civil rights.

    At the end of each school year the students make their voices heard and take a trip to the courthouse dressed in their best impressions of 1960s social activists, to protest for a cause they believe in.