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Today's News

  • Carlson promoted to senior airman
  • A view of Lawrenceburg through the curious eyes of a newcomer

    The most popular question people have asked me since I moved here—besides “Are you sure you’re 22?”— is “Where are you from?”
    Due to my nomadic past, I never know exactly what my answer should be.
    I’m like one of those hanging hydroponic tomato plants whose roots just sort of dangle there, never touching permanent soil.
    Sometimes I wish I had stronger roots to the places I lived.
    To make up for it, I try to surround myself with history of others.

  • Waiting to fix taxing districts not an option

    Taxpayers can’t afford to wait what could be five years to fix what Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway accurately describes as the county’s “out-of-control” taxing districts.
    During last Tuesday’s meeting of the city council and fiscal court, our elected officials made the first step in what will be a five-year process of merging together. (See story, A1.)

  • Vote on mandatory trash collection, recycling expected next month

    Homeowners currently having their trash picked up will see a slight savings if the Anderson County Fiscal Court approves mandatory countywide collection.
    The cost for those already receiving the service will decrease from $11.65 to $11.32 each month, according M&M Sanitation, the company contracted to collect trash in Anderson County.

  • Library eyeing huge expansion

    Anderson Public Library board is considering its first expansion since 2005 due what it says is public demand for more multipurpose library space.
    Pam Mullins, director of the Anderson Public Library, said an expansion was something the public said it wanted the library to pursue.
    “The purpose of any renovation we do is to improve our services to the public,” she said.
    “That’s why we exist.”

  • City, county take first steps toward merger

    What began last Tuesday night as a joint city-county meeting to hear a presentation on unified government quickly turned into, for some, a referendum on how to reign in what Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway called the county’s “out of control” taxing districts.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court and Lawrenceburg City Council did as expected and, after a presentation by attorney Walter Patrick, authorized their attorneys to draft ordinances that will need to be approved.

  • Sports Blog: Pat Summitt IS women's basketball

    I can still remember those days when Ray Mears had some of his Tennessee Vols warm up on unicycles. Or those pre-shot clock days when Kentucky was routinely scoring 90 to 100 points a game and Tennessee would come to town and hold the ball. If either team made it to 60, it was amazing.

    In fact, one of the first Wildcat basketball games I ever attended was in 1967 when Tennessee visited Lexington and scored a double-overtime win over Kentucky.

  • Church briefs: 8-24-11

    Camp Calvary to host bow shoot
    Camp Calvary of Mackville will host a 3D Bow Shoot on Aug. 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 475 Camp Calvary Lane in Mackville.  
    The categories include adult bow hunter, adult traditional, youth bow hunter and youth open sights. There will be a full set of trophies and door prizes.
    Cost is $12 per person for 36 rounds. There will also be a free cookout for shooters.
    All proceeds will go to Camp Calvary. For more information, contact Rusty Ruble at 502-600-1020.

    First Christian Church hosts retreat

  • First Baptist of Berea celebrates anniversary

    First Baptist Church of Berea will observe the 32nd anniversary of their pastor, the Rev. S. K. Cunningham on Aug. 28.
    The guest at the 11 a,m. service will be the Rev. N. A. Kirby of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Hopkinsville, according to a news release. The guest at the 3:30 p.m. service will be the Rev. L. A. Wilson of Bethel Missionary Baptist of Lexington.
     

  • Lukewarm about salvation? God will spit you from his mouth

    I often times question my own salvation, as I think we all do. I sometimes feel as if I am pretty much doing nothing to honor Christ with my life.
    I attend and participate in church, but often don’t feel satisfied that I am doing enough.
    I clearly recognize that one cannot earn their way to heaven as we are saved by grace not works (Ephesians 2:8).
    A true believer is saved by grace that produces works. However I often feel like I fall into the category “lukewarm.”