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Today's News

  • The Fields of Bad Dreams: High School track falling in further disrepair

    “If you build it, they will come,”
    --The Voice to Ray Kinsella in “Field of Dreams”

    When it comes to the track and field program at Anderson County High School, however, they have been coming, even though it has not been built.

    Or, to be more precise, they have been coming in record numbers despite the fact that the school's track has not been upgraded in years.

    “I get asked more than once a week, 'When are we going to get our track fixed,'” Anderson track coach Robert Meacham said late in the recently completed season.

  • Mitchell: Plans in place to improve facilities

    Anderson County Superintendent Sheila Mitchell says the board of education is not oblivious to the deteriorating shape of many of the system’s athletic facilities, and is looking at many different areas that need attention.

  • Litkenhus to participate in international rodeo

    Anderson County resident Jessie Litkenhus will serve as a director at the International Finals Youth Rodeo, according to a press release.

    The event will be held in Shawnee, Okla., from July 10-15.

    The only returnee of the six youth directors, Litkenhus will help in one of the three arenas used in the competition.

    Litkenhus says being selected as a youth director is “one of the best experiences of my high school career. And some of the best memories are from the IFYR” according to the release.

  • Sports Briefs for July 6, 2011

    Herpetology House at Salato Center  
    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort will host its 10th annual Herpetology House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.


    This kid-friendly event lets families gain an up close and personal look at a variety of snakes, frogs and other critters. The Herpetology House is free to the public.

  • Anderson Little Leaguers roll past Mercer in district tourney

     

     

    Anderson County got a leadoff home run from Josh Lindsey, then got another long ball from Bryndon Labhart to open the second inning on the way to a 6-2 win over Mercer County in the Little League District 3 Tournament being held at Legion Park.

  • Little Leaguers survive scary sixth, advance in district tourney

     

     

    Anderson County held off a late rally from Richmond American to post a 5-3 win in the first round of the Little League District 3 Tournament, being held at Legion Park.

  • Raising the roof
  • Church briefs: 6-29-11

    Music at Evergreen Baptist
    Musical group Brian Free and Assurance will perform Tuesday, July 5 at Evergreen Baptist Church.
    The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. The church is located on Evergreen Road in Franklin County.
    Freedom Baptist
    Not only is the 4th of July the birthday of our nation, but it was also on this day that Freedom Baptist church was established, church officials said.

  • Jesus shows love beyond compassion

    Why did Jesus heal the sick and perform exorcisms? In one sense, we could rightly say that Jesus healed the sick and cast out demons because of his compassion.
    Matthew 14:14 says, “And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.”
    That is certainly one reason why Jesus healed. But the main motivation in scripture given for why Jesus healed the sick, cast out demons or performed any kind of miracle was to reveal something about who he was.

  • American Legion Post 34 announces scholarship winners

    Anderson American Legion Post 34 has announced two $1,000 scholarship awards for the 2011-12 academic year. Huntley Tyler Hyatt, who will be a sophomore at Campbellsville University, received one scholarship. Johnathan M. Powell, a freshman at Bluegrass Community Technical College, received the other. The awards will be publicly announced during the Fair and Horse Show on Friday evening, July 1.