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Today's News

  • Community calendar: 9-4-13

    Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.

    Shelby Christian Church in Shelbyville will be hosting an art and craft  

  • Kentucky poet laureate to speak at Anderson public library Saturday

    Frank X Walker, the current Kentucky Poet Laureate, will be speaking about his work on Sept. 7 at 2 p.m., according to a news release.
    “This is a great opportunity to learn and hear from one of Kentucky’s great poets,” event organizers said in a release. “Please help get the world out and let’s support our local authors.”
    For more information, contact Tami Elam at 502-839-6420.
     

  • Church briefs: 9-4-13

    Alton Christian Church
    to hold benefit for Mount Pleasant Baptist
    Alton Christian Church will be serving Edwardo’s Pizza customers Sept. 9 from 6-8 p.m. to raise funds for Mount Pleasant Baptist Church to help the congregation rebuild.
    Any tips collected will go to Mount Pleasant Baptist, event organizers said in a release.
    “We pray and hope everyone will come out and support this church family,” organizers said.

    Send your church news to The Anderson News

  • Pray for Miley Cyrus and the state of the family

    Last week, social media and entertainment websites lit up in the moments following Miley Cyrus’ performance on MTV’s Video Music Award show. Truth be told, the VMAs have never been a place where decorum and decency have been expected. Since my high school days of watching MTV envelope-pushing was taking place then; by today’s standards what was jaw-dropping then may seem pretty tame today.

  • Way We Were: Oscar Brown & Sons sells to Danville firm

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, June 13, 1963
    W.B. Cheak reported the loss of two cows on his farm on Bond Lillard Road. Lightning in a storm Saturday morning killed them.

    Miss Linda Burke, Deputy County Clerk in the office of William M. Routt, resigned to accept a position in the accounting department of Lawrenceburg National Bank.
    Jean Cunningham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cunningham, filled her position in the county clerk’s office.

  • Sen. Rand Paul representative visits with school board
  • Education briefs: 9-4-13

    The Anderson County school board approved the following personnel action during its Aug. 26 meeting.

    Hired, certified
    Amber Ashburn, district-wide substitute teacher
    Randy Beasley, ECC preschool teacher
    Elizabeth Cowden, ACHS teacher
    Bryan Flachbart, ACHS assistant principal
    Michelle Fleck, district-wide substitute teacher
    Dustin Fore, ACHS assistant principal
    Heather Hardin, AMS Future Problem Solving Coach
    Delana Hendrix, Ward teacher
    Mindy Insko, ACHS teacher

  • Honoring veterans by escorting the Wall

    Hundreds of motorcyclists roared through Lawrenceburg on Aug. 29, honking and waving to onlookers stationed along the U.S. 127 Bypass, on their way to Harrodsburg as part of the Traveling Wall Honor Escort.
    The traveling escort started its ride in Frankfort, passing through Lawrenceburg around 6 p.m, and then ended the ride in the Anderson-Dean park in Harrodsburg.
     

  • Catching critters at the Academy
  • Conservation easements provide tax benefits

    To the editor:
    As part of a tax bill negotiated in January of this year, Congress extended until Dec. 31 the enhanced tax benefit that helps all of us who are interested in protecting working family farms, clean water, and natural areas.
    The law enhances the federal tax benefits for landowners who donate voluntary conservation agreements to organizations like Shelby Area Rural