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Today's News

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcats gunning for district title

    The talent appears to be in place. There are tall girls to play at the net and quick, agile defenders to play in the back row.

    Experienced leadership might be another story for Anderson County volleyball.

    The Lady Bearcats embark on a 2013 season where they might be considered the class of the 30th District and are looking to finish even stronger than last season's regional semi-final appearance.

    But Anderson is aiming to be better even though the Lady Bearcats are without five players who graduated last spring.

  • Sports briefs for Aug. 14, 2013

    Lady Bearcats to host Joy of Golf Tourney

    The Anderson County High School girls' golf team will be the Fifth Annual "The Joy of Golf" Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 17.

    The Lady Bearcat golfers will host this tournament, which has quickly become a popular early-season event, as their signature fund-raising event. The tournament organizers expect draw a field of some of the state's better girls' high school teams.

  • ‘We’re going to meet right here’

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church is without electricity and in the process of being gutted following Thursday’s devastating flash flood that left portions of the Puncheon Creek area in ruins.

    But when 11 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 11) arrives, so will dozens of church members who are refusing to let the damage get in the way of their usual services.

    “We’re going to meet right here,” said Pastor Bobby Chesser, standing in the sanctuary as dozens of church members and volunteers worked to remove carpeting and pews and dry the floors.

  • Flash flood damages church, traps woman in home

    A flash flood late Wednesday night left one home destroyed and caused significant damage to a church and other homes in the Puncheon Creek area.

    Puncheon Creek, which runs along Highway 53 in western Anderson County about 15 miles from Lawrenceburg, roared at least 6 to 8 feet over its banks when an estimated 5 inches of rain fell in about one hour.

    The creek swelled over the top of Highway 53, washing out the foundation of a home at the corner of Puncheon Creek Road and trapping a woman who ended up screaming for help from a second-floor window.

  • Hanging with The Turtleman
  • Learn how to raise children safely

    A program titled ACT Raising Safe Kids is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Anderson County Extension Office.
    Designed for parents and caregivers of children 8 and under, the program helps parents raise their children in an environment that is safe, stable, nurturing and full of love and respect, according to a news release.
    It also teaches positive ways and techniques for parents to understand and deal with their children’s difficult behaviors and how to discipline their children.

  • Rotary directors named
  • Wedding: Brown-Robinson

    Danielle Nicole Brown and Grant Taylor Robinson were married on June 22, 2013, on the back lawn of the bride’s parents, Debbie and Jason Denny. Jeff Eaton performed the ceremony.
    The bride is a graduate of Anderson County High School and is pursuing a career in the medical field.  The groom is a graduate of Anderson County High School and is in the Army National Guard. The groom is the son of Brenda and Ricky Robinson of Lawrenceburg.  
    The matron of honor was Amanda Gehringer and the best man was T.J. Walker.

  • Thornberry will not seek re-election

    After serving for eight years as American Legion Post 34 commander, Bobby Thornberry made the decision not to seek re-election, but accepted first vice, according to a news release.
    Bill Sloan took over as the new Post 34 commander on July 1.

  • Community calendar: 8-7-13

    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