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Today's News

  • Way We Were: WHERE IN ANDERSON COUNTY IS ________? Part II

    Wyatt Shely, who wrote a weekly column called “Our Heritage” in the 1960s and 1970s, was asked by some men making a survey of Kentucky place names in 1971  to help compile some information about some of Anderson County’s place names.
    Mr. Shely was the resident historian at that time and wrote many columns about the family names found in Anderson County and how they came to be here.

  • Middle school students selected for writer’s reception

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    Jennifer Johnson and Heather Hardin, language arts teachers at Anderson Middle School, hosted a reception Jan. 27 for those seventh graders whose individual memoirs were selected by their peers.
    This is the first year Hardin and Johnson have required their seventh grade students to write a memoir about someone special in their life, with fellow students voting on which memoirs they liked best.

  • ‘Let the good times roll’

    New Orleans’ annual Mardi Gras parade begins when the mayor announces in French “laissez les bons temps rouler” or “let the good times roll.”
    Michael Williams, owner of Mardi Gras Donuts, adopted the same mission statement for his doughnut shop, styled after the place where his journey with doughnuts began.  
    Williams has received plenty of praise and press for his doughnuts back in the Big Easy.

  • Education briefs: 2-1-12

    Tanner Yankey named to Dean’s List
    Tanner Yankey of Lawrenceburg was named to the University of the Cumberlands Dean’s List for the 2011 fall semester in recognition of his academic performance.
    To be eligible students must have achieved a grade of “P” in convocation while maintaining a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 3.50.

    Shouse receives degree
    from University of the Cumberlands

  • Friends of the Library to meet

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library is scheduled to meet Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the library.
    New members are welcome.
    The group meets the second Wednesday of the month at the library at 5:30 p.m.
    If there is no school, there will be no meeting.
     

  • Pierian Woman’s Club joins Shop and Share effort

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club will join the statewide chapters of the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs as volunteers at the Feb. 4 Shop & Share program.
    Club members will collect donations (lists of needed items will be available) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kroger market at Anderson Crossing and 127 Bypass South.

  • CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF LAWRENCEBURG: Cornerstone defeats Rams

    Scenes from Cornerstone Christian's 60-54 win over Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg last Friday.

  • Caring for plants, colds aren’t very different

    Having a cold is not my idea of a good time.
    Sleeping becomes particularly annoying. The nose stops up, the mouth drops open and the next thing you know you’re drooling all over your pillowcase.
    Whenever a bug has the nerve to enter my body, I go into full battle mode. Besides drinking gallons of herbal teas, water and juice, I start sucking down oranges and bananas, like ET going after Reece’s Pieces. I also take aspirin on a regular basis, eat right and try my best to sleep.

  • Mission accomplished

    Surviving simply wasn’t enough for Lawrenceburg’s General Cable plant.
    Faced with the daunting reality that telecommunication products — the cables strung between phone poles — were going the way of the dodo bird, employees at the worldwide company’s local plant vowed to be its “last plant standing” — a mission to outperform and outlive its sister plants.
    Mission accomplished.

  • Make room for real people

    The writing process often looks like Russian nestling dolls.
    You may have seen them. One hollow doll fits inside another, smaller hollowed doll until you find yourself holding the smallest one in the palm of your hand.
    When it comes to framing a feature story, like the one on Mardi Gras Donuts, there are just some subplots that will never fit inside the larger scope of the story being told.
    This kills me every time.
    Journalism established itself on the cornerstone of word economy.
    Find the story.
    Establish the facts.