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Today's News

  • The Way We Were — 2/16

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 9, 1961
    Anderson County schools opened this morning after being closed again for several days, due to bad road conditions.
    County Superintendent Mrs. C.T. Ward said not all children were able to get to schools. Bus drivers were given instructions not to travel any gravel roads in the county and buses were to be take off some of the blacktop highways this afternoon as they were found to be in a dangerous condition.
    Mrs. Ward said ice on some of the roads was 3 inches thick.

  • Anderson Senior Center calendar — 2/16

    Wednesday, Feb. 16
    10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
    10:30 a.m., Arnold Clark and friends
    12 p.m., Potluck
    1:30 p.m., Grief support
    1:30 p.m. Games/cards

    Thursday, Feb. 17
    9 a.m., Exercise
    10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., AARP Tax Aide
    Shopping and errands
    6 p.m., Yoga

    Friday, Feb. 18
    10:30 a.m., Bring Back the Beatles — Stewart Home School
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Red Hat Owls

  • McDaniel anniversary

    Marilyn L. and William A. “Bill” McDaniel Sr. of Lawrenceburg celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary over the weekend with a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., with their children.

  • Ryan Joseph Rowsey birth

    Joe and Jennifer Rowsey of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Ryan Joseph Rowsey, on Dec. 11, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by two brothers, Brandon, 16, and Matthew, 10, and a sister, Cassidy, 14.
    His maternal grandparents are Barbara D. Stratton and the late Ralph Stratton of Lawrenceburg.
    His paternal grandparents are Shirley Hibbard of Hamilton, Ohio, and Walter Rowsey of Wilmington, Ohio.

  • Prayer walk planned at high school

    A prayer walk is planned to take place at Anderson County High School on the third Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.
    The next scheduled prayer walk is Sunday, Feb. 20.
    Walkers can meet at the front doors, and the walk will proceed through the school to pray for the high school students and “ask God to open doors for them,” organizers said in a news release.

  • Salvisa Christian plans ‘Make-A-Blanket Day’

    Salvisa Christian Church will host a Project Linus Make-A-Blanket Day on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm.
    “Come and go as you are able,” organizers said in a news release. “A potluck lunch will be served.”
    Those interested in making blankets can bring 1 1/2 yards of fleece of any color or with any characters pleasing to children.
    “If you can’t bring any fleece, come anyway,” organizers said.

  • Sand Spring to host quartet Sunday

    Common Bond, a southern gospel quartet from Mt. Sterling, will be in concert Sunday night, Feb. 20, at 7 at Sand Spring Baptist Church.
    The church is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road in Lawrenceburg. 
    Everyone is welcome, organizers said.
    A love offering will be collected.

  • Sand Spring to offer money management course

    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University beginning Sunday, Feb. 27 at 5:45 p.m.
    The university is a 13-week course that “teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth,” according to a news release.
    Ramsey is a personal money management expert and his course is made up of 13 lessons taught on DVD by Ramsey that will “change the way you handle your money,” the news release said.

  • COLUMN: Forgiving and forgiveness linked

    Feb. 6 marked the centennial of the birth of our 40th president, Ronald Wilson Reagan. A few years ago I read the then newly released The Reagan Diaries (HarperCollins, 2007), the edited personal daily entries of President Reagan, which he maintained during his eight-year presidency. One of the most interesting entries is the one from March 30, 1981 (the day he was shot by would-be assassin, John Hinckley):

  • POLL: Should golf carts be legal on city streets?

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