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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: Anderson County native Howard Sullivan was a unique official that everybody liked

    By Larry Vaught

    Danville Advocate-Messenger

    Being a basketball official or baseball umpire normally is a thankless job. Ask anyone who has ever officiated.
    However, Howard Sullivan of Mercer County was unique. He was an official/umpire that everyone liked.

  • BASEBALL: Mudcats roll in return to diamond

    The Cincinnati area is baseball country, but they don't play a bad brand of the game 100 miles south either.

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats showed that Saturday when they swept a double-header at Boone County High School, located in the Cincinnati suburbs.

    The Mudcats, a local 16-and-under team, defeated the Bluegrass Lions, 8-3, in the opener, then came back to beat the Bluegrass Buzz, 8-5, in the nightcap. Both opponents were teams made up of players from Cincinnati and northern Kentucky high schools.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: On the fast track to success

    A pair of Anderson County High School students hope the fast track they are on leads to bigger things at the AAU National meet.

    Connor Duncan, a sophomore, and Alorra Sims, a freshman, are slated to compete at the organization's biggest meet, to be held July 28-Aug. 3 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

    Another Anderson County runner, eighth-grader Elle Buser, also qualified for the event but has elected not to attend, according to former Anderson coach Robert Meacham.

  • Sports briefs for July 17, 2013

    Sponsorships being accepted for Carnahan Bowl

    The second annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl football game will be played on Saturday, August 10 at Warford Stadium on the campus of Anderson County High School.

    Anderson County Middle School will host the game, playing Union Middle School of Boone County.

    Proceeds from the game will go toward improvements in the middle school football facility, which is currently only a field located behind the school.

  • Two teens airlifted after car crash on Rice Road

    Four teenagers were seriously injured  in a car accident Tuesday afternoon after allegedly crashing into a tree on Rice Road, located just off US 62.

    Emergency management personnel and firefighters responded at about 4:30 p.m. and worked quickly to extract a young man and a young woman from a gray Nissan Altima, which had flipped over onto its hood and appeared to have landed the middle of Rice Road. Two other young women were being treated by EMS off to the side, away from the vehicle.

  • Summer reading fun at Anderson Public Library

    Preschoolers where treated to a performance by Imagination Inc. on July 8 as part of the Anderson Public Library’s summer reading program. Imagination Inc. is a theater troupe from Edmonton and travels throughout the state to libraries for the summer reading program.
    The troupe is a part of the Barn Lot Theatre, based out of Bowling Green, a program a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that provides affordable theatrical performances by local actors.
    Barn Lot Theater tries to provide appreciation of theater and creative expression.

  • Church Briefs: 7-10-13

    Church to celebrate centennial
    Kirkwood Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a centennial event scheduled for Sunday, July 14.
    “One hundred years is a big achievement and we are quite proud that  
    the Lord has blessed us with such longevity,” church officials said in a news release.
    A special worship is planned for 11 a.m. centering on the church’s 100th anniversary, “thanking God for allowing us to serve him and becoming excited for what he will do for us in the future,” organizers said.

  • Christians should be on offense about marriage

    Ideas are not formed in a vacuum. Every book we read, every song we hear, every thought we think has been influenced by someone else.
    I often say that it is rare today to find a purely original thought. It was 18th century philosopher Immanuel Kant who influenced Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel who influenced Karl Marx who influenced communist leaders Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, whose influences still affect our world today.

  • Community calendar: 7-10-13

    Senior calendar
    The following events are scheduled during the coming week at the Anderson Senior Center, located at 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg
    For more information call 839-3188.

    Wednesday, July 10
    10:30 a.m.: Blood pressure check
    10:30 a.m.: Name That Tune with Ellery
    11:30 a.m.: Lunch
    12:30 p.m.: Rook/cards

    Thursday, July 11
    8:30 a.m.: Breakfast club
    9 a.m.: Exercise
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Shopping and errands

    Friday, July 12

  • Family holds reunion in county park

    From staff reports
    Sixty-one descendents of D.F. and Nanvie Hanks held their annual reunion July 4 at Anderson County Park.
    Those attending were: Bob and Sharon Stratton Raleigh NC, Robert and Alec Power Clinton SC, Bethany and Cathy Lester, R.A. and Polly Hanks of Danville, Dudley and Betty Hanks, Keith, Lisa, Hannah and Hayley Freeman of Versailles. Nell, John and Penny Lawrence, Williamstown, Peggy Whalen, Dry Ridge Wayne and Jackie Cinnamon,
    Kathy Scott, Susan and Ronnie Robertson of Sabrina,