Today's News

  • Parents charged with abusing 10-month-old

    A Lawrenceburg couple is behind bars for allegedly abusing their 10-month-old child to the point that he's in danger of losing a kidney.

    Billie J. Combs, 20, and Aaron J. Gilbert, 21, of 1270 Jenny Lillard Road were arrested and charged early this morning for criminal child abuse following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

  • Lady Bearcats preach virtues of ball movement, shooting in romp

    There have probably been fire-breathing, brimstone-raining sermons nicer than the one delivered by Anderson County last Tuesday.

    The top-ranked Lady Bearcats burned Christian Academy of Louisville with crisp ball movement and rained 3-pointers – 12 of them, if you are counting – on the visitors in a 73-30 romp.

    And, it could have been worse.

  • Education briefs: 12-11-13

    School board
    member appointed
    Donna Drury, school board member, was recently appointed to a one-year term on the Kentucky Education Commissioner’s Local School Board Members Advisory Council, according to a news release from Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

  • A year after Newtown, Anderson fine-tunes school security

    Change in school security came with two new buzzers.
    School staff at Robert B. Turner and Saffell Street Elementary now stop people at the door and ask for names before visitors to any Anderson County school are allowed to enter and sign in at the office.
    Diane Womack, bookkeeper and attendance clerk at Robert B. Turner Elementary, said the new security buzzer system at Turner — installed this past summer — requires front desk staff to ask visitors to identify themselves in addition to their usual offers of assistance.

  • Wedding: Goins-Casey

    Stephanye Goins of Frankfort, Valorie Casey and Earl Casey, both of Lawrenceburg, are proud to announce the marriage of their children, Sarah Elizabeth Goins and Derrick Thomas Casey of Lawrenceburg.
    The ceremony and reception were held at Cliffview Resort in Campton on Oct. 13, 2013, at 3 p.m. The ceremony was officiated by a dear friend, Pastor Jeremy Warren of Monterey Baptist Church. The wedding colors were purple and green, and the bride wore a Vera Wang gown.

  • County Clerk’s office donates Christmas money to senior center
  • Community calendar: 12-11-13

    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.

    Anderson County Extension Office

  • Beta Sigma Phi annual Christmas tour rescheduled for Sunday

    The Lawrenceburg Gamma Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its 17th Christmas Community Tour on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 2-4:30 p.m. after postponing the annual event due to icy road conditions last weekend.
    An exception to the times is the tours at the Four Roses Distillery, which start on the hour at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., and last approximately one hour.

  • Church briefs: 12-11-13

    New Liberty Christian Church
    to present two Christmas events
    New Liberty Christian Church invites the community to attend their two Christmas presentations in December: “Miracle on Main Street” and the “Emmanuel” cantata.
    The congregation youth will be presenting “Miracle on Main Street” Dec. 15 during morning worship time at 10:50 a.m.
    The following Sunday New Liberty will be hosting the cantata “Emmanuel” during the morning worship service on Dec. 22.

  • Celebrating Advent to prepare for Christ’s return

    Pastor and Chaplain Harold Dinsmore wrote, “Our Lord Jesus coming to earth was a history-changing, life-changing event. Had he not come on that night long ago as a babe in the manger, we would not have had the man Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. The reality of Advent never changes.”
    Most of us identify the “reality” of the Christmas season with traditional decorations and celebrations, and a sparkling tree with colored lights with mounds of brightly wrapped gifts beneath its branches.