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Today's News

  • Disc golfers really do Slide and Glide

    It would not be often that a golfer's score on a single hole would be above the temperature outside. It would be even more rare to find a golfer who would not be too upset over such a scenario.

    But the second annual Slide and Glide tournament put on by the Lawrenceburg Disc Golf Association on Saturday might be the exception.

    When a group of 32 golfers teed off on the Anderson County Community Park course, the temperature stood at 6 degrees. By the time they had finished 36 holes, it had warmed up to a balmy 26 degrees, according to Rex Richardson, a spokesman for the association.

  • The Way We Were — 1/26

    50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 12, 1961
    R.C. Colvin, 47, Willisburg, was injured fatally while working at Brown Motors Company at Springfield.
    He was pinned against the rear of a truck when Mrs. Rosa James, who was having her tires checked at the garage, accidentally stepped on the accelerator.
    The accident occurred about noon. Colvin died of abdominal injuries an hour and a half later as he was undergoing surgery at the Lebanon hospital.

  • ACE announces class offerings

    Anderson Community Education recently announced its classes scheduled to begin in early February.
    A complete list of class offerings is available in the spring brochure, which can be accessed at www.anderson.kyschools.us under the “Our Schools” tab or at the Anderson Adult Education website http://ulearn.anderson.kyschools.us/sites/ACE.
    ACE also offers adult education programs with instruction for a GED diploma, college preparation, computer literacy or English as a second language.

  • Russell decides to pursue dream as a Wildcat

    (Editor's note: The following article was written by Anderson County resident Ryan Alves, the sports editor of The Eastern Progress at Eastern Kentucky University.)

    Jacob Russell has decided to pursue his dream.

    Russell, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound quarterback from Anderson County who was on scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University last fall, said he has started classes at the University of Kentucky and has decided to walk-on for head coach Joker Phillips and the Wildcats.

  • Anderson Senior Center calendar — 1/26

    Wednesday, Jan. 26
    10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
    10:30 a.m., Black history
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Games/cards

    Thursday, Jan. 27
    9 a.m., Exercise
    Shopping and errands
    6 p.m., Yoga

    Friday, Jan. 28
    10:30 a.m., Talent show
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Games cards

    Monday, Jan. 31
    10:30 a.m., Games day
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Bingo

  • Owen rips Lady Bearcats

    Only 28 seconds remained when the bench emptied Saturday afternoon. In high school sports, that is the equivalent of Red Auerbach’s victory cigar.

    And it was the first time a girls’ basketball team had been able to celebrate early at Anderson County in some time.

    Owen, now 13-3, became the first team to beat Anderson on its home court this season with the 57-44 romp. The Rebels are also the first Eighth Region team to beat Anderson anywhere since the 2009 regional final when Simon Kenton routed the Lady Bearcats.

  • Community calendar — 1/26 to 2/2

    Wednesday, Jan. 26
    Education
    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.
    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • COLUMN: Following Jesus is costly

    In his recent New York Times best-selling book “Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream” (Multnomah, 2010) author David Platt challenges the water-downed gospel featured in many American churches in our day. He correctly diagnoses many of us when he says that we are “settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves” (page 7).

  • Ministry Outreach plans continued Christmas meal

    The Christmas Outreach Ministry is in its eighth year and has served 466 meals throughout the community on Christmas Day, the group announced.
    This ministry is to reach people who are alone or simply in need of a meal. The group likes for people to come in and joins it to help celebrate Jesus’ birthday and to the fellowship of other people, organizers said.
    The group also delivers meals to the people who cannot get out and provides transportation to those who don’t have a way.

  • Anderson’s Gilbert working for CNN

    Holly Gilbert, daughter of George and Connie Gilbert of Lawrenceburg, recently began working for CNN in Washington, D.C.