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Today's News

  • senior center weekly calendar

    Thursday, Oct. 16

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast club

    9 a.m. chair yoga

    9 a.m. – 3 p.m. shopping and errands

    10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kroger shopping day

     

    Friday, Oct. 17

    10:30 a.m. Lawrenceburg United Methodist

    Church children

    11:30 a.m. lunch

    12:15 p.m. Red Hat Owls

    2:30 – 5 p.m. Quilt Quild

     

    Monday, Oct. 20

    10 a.m. computer class

  • The Way We Were: KINDERGARTENER TATE TOP SELLER AT WESTERN

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    email old photos or other information

    to jbowen@theandersonnews.com

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 8, 1964

    Sparks named to Georgetown staff

    Mike Sparks, 1964 graduate of Anderson High School was named to the editorial staff of The Georgetonian, student newspaper on the campus of Georgetown College.

    Mike was a columnist for the Anderson High School paper his senior year.

  • Group discusses substance abuse

    From staff reports

    Members of the Board of the Anderson County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) sponsored a program at the Anderson County Extension building titled “Community Chat: A Time to Act!” on Oct. 1.

    The program was a community forum that provided information and resources about what organizers said is the “epidemic drugs, alcohol and tobacco abuse sweeping our community.”

    The program began with a message called “Understanding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome” presented by prevention specialist Laura Nagle.

  • Get ‘blanking’ signs off intersections

    Column as I see ’em …

    I ranted a bit last week about the non-existent enforcement of the new city/county sign ordinance and should have mentioned the following: those campaign signs candidates and their supporters are putting up all over the county aren’t supposed to be traffic hazards, are they? Several in particular are getting way under my skin, not because of who they represent but because they block the view of an already sketchy intersection.

  • Football team’s hazing went entirely too far

    The details of the most bizarre high school hazing event I have ever heard of were recently reported at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey, where upperclassmen reportedly sexually assaulted freshman football players by lifting the victims by their feet “while a finger was force into his rectum,” according to NJ Advance Media.

    So far, six have been charged in connection to the locker room assault, according to NJ Advance Media. The remainder of the football season has been suspended.

  • Teen’s friends can have positive, negative impact

    The teenage years can be rough on teens and parents, as young people strive for independence and parents learn how and when to let go.

    One of the most common stresses teens feel is influence from their friends. While teens want to be independent, they also seek acceptance and advice from their friends.

    As children move from middle elementary into pre-teen years, they begin to devote more time to their friends than their family members.

  • A lesson learned in being prepared

    Tiller saved the farm. It started out as a typical evening. I came home, fed the dogs, loaded and started the dishwasher and then went out and dug sweet potatoes. I came in about dusk, changed into my lounge pajamas, loaded a DVD and ate a bowl of chili. That’s when Tiller started talking.

  • 10-15 cartoon
  • Evans-Hanks wedding

    Cory Hanks, 29, and Michelle Evans, 36, of Lexington were married Oct. 5, 2014 at Waveland State Historic Site.  

    The ceremony was officiated by Eric Bolander of Universal Life Ministries. The wedding party consisted of mutual friends of the bride and groom, Derek (Doc) Feldman of Lexington and Michael Jett of Louisville.  

    Bridal support was also provided by Jessica Scarberry of Lexington.

    The bride is a daughter of John and Gwendolyn Evans and granddaughter of  

  • A good old rivalry with all at stake

    There’s nothing like a good ole knock-down, drag-out rivalry to get the juices going.

    Think Cats vs. Cards. Duke vs. UNC. Packers-Bears. Yankees-Red Sox. Colonels vs. Pacers.

    Guess I got carried away a bit. I guess those of us old enough to remember that last one can only hope it revives sometime soon.

    And then there is the little shindig scheduled for Franklin County’s Benny Watkins Field Friday night. Anderson County vs. Franklin County.