Today's News

  • Spencer County GOP to host Lincoln Day dinner

    Spencer County GOP is hosting a Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, Feb. 7 starting at
    6 p.m., according to a release.
    The event will take place at Spencer Christian Church, 5720 Taylorsville Rd. Speakers include former Sec. of Labor Elaine Chao, AG Comm. James Comer, Congressmen Bret Guthrie and Thomas Massie, State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and other GOP office holders as well as candidates James Tipton and Matt Bevin.
    Cost is $35 Jan 16-Feb 6 and $40 at the door.
    Call Bill Rutherford at 612-845-0573 for more information or tickets.


  • School district applies for $50,000 in pipeline grants

    More money for students is more money for Anderson County education, even if that additional funding comes from the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline project, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.  
    Mitchell said in a phone interview last Friday morning that the district has applied for two separate $25,000 grants last week through the Bluegrass Pipeline Community Grant Program being offered by Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners.

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  • Locals receive Kentucky Colonel designation
  • Woodlawn and Franklin merge into one CASA

    Effective Jan. 1 CASA at Woodlawn and Franklin County CASA have merged together to form one non-profit entity—CASA of the Bluegrass, according to a news release.
    The integration of the two programs is for the benefit of the volunteers and children served and will allow the programs to serve a greater number of children in Kentucky. The goals of the merger are as follow:
    • To combine staff, resources, and best practices to ensure quality advocacy.
    • To increase CASA’s presence and spread CASA’s mission throughout Central Kentucky.

  • Beggars can’t be choosers with pipeline grants

    An extra $50,000 for school safety is a needed $50,000, even if it comes courtesy of the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline.
    A few weeks ago it seemed no public agency in Anderson County would dare touch pipeline money through the Bluegrass Pipeline Community Grant Program.
    Looks like the school district has, and staff has confirmed that applications were submitted late last week for two $25,000 pipeline grants.
    That’s a good thing for the school district, and here’s why.

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  • Share your ‘meet cute’ love stories with the News

    In the movies they call it a “meet cute.”
    The beautiful ingénue drops her stack of papers and bumps heads with a stranger as they both kneel to pick up the mess.
    They look up and their eyes meet.
    A relationship, and the plotline of many a romantic comedy, is born.
    Meeting our loved ones for the first time is usually not as adorable, simple or extraordinary as television and the silver screen depicts those moments.

  • With this roasted tomato soup, you won’t miss the canned version

    Comfort food at my house includes tomato soup. However, my favorite isn’t that bland canned tomato soup from the grocery store. Creamy tomato basil soup is easy to make, cheap and tastes great. You can roast the tomatoes, garlic and onions at home which will make your house smell wonderful. Or, you can take a short cut and use canned fire-roasted tomatoes. Either way you make it, creamy tomato basil soup is sure to be popular. Serve it with a turkey or roast beef sandwich, an apple and low-fat milk for a complete meal.

  • Chicago teenager’s death still resonates nearly 60 years later

    To stand in the front of the dilapidated remains of Bryant’s Grocery Store in Money, Miss., is more than a bit sobering when you know the history associated with the structure.
    It was at this store in 1955 that a young black boy from Chicago stepped into the middle of his own horror story, unwittingly becoming a symbol and a catalyst for the period of American history commonly referred to as the Civil Rights Era.