Today's News

  • Bearcats Regional Champs!

    HEBRON – They really are a Band of Brothers, this Anderson County football team.

    And they showed it Friday night when on the biggest stage of the year, going on the road against a formidable opponent, Anderson somehow prevailed, 31-30, to bring home the school's first ever regional championship.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: A playoff history lesson

    A playoff history lesson

    I was doing some research for Friday’s regional championship football game between Anderson County and Conner when an interesting tidbit jumped out at me: This will be the fourth time Anderson County has advanced to the regional final, but the first in which Anderson will not be playing the state’s top-ranked team in its class at the time.

    Not that it will mean anything Friday night. The Bearcats will have their hands full with Conner.

  • Visitation, services scheduled for late county clerk

    Visitation for former county clerk Julian Birdwhistell is scheduled for 3 to 8 p.m. today at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

    Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, also at the church.

    Pallbearers will be Tom Moore, Harold Case, Mark, Bob, and Scott Birdwhistell, Steve Carr, Bob Cook, and Floyd Scott. The deacons and members of Freedom/Fellowship Sunday school class at Sand Spring Baptist Church will serve as honorary bearers.

    Birdwhistell died Monday. He was 88.

  • Open Hands food pantry to offer free Thanksgiving meal

    The Open Hands Food Pantry will offer a Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the food is gone, according to a news release.
    Anyone who doesn’t have a place to go for Thanksgiving is invited.
    For more information, contact David Montgomery at 839-0094.
    Open Hands Food Pantry is located at 1111 Industry Road in Lawrenceburg.


  • Church briefs: 11-16-11

    Fellowship Baptist Church
    welcomes new pastor
    Fellowship Baptist Church, located on Hammonds Creek Road, will welcome its new pastor, Bro. Timothy Johnson Sr., and his wife Sharon, according to a news release.
    Johnson has more than 30 years of experience and has pastured churches ranging from a one-room rural church to a mid-sized city church.
    Fellowship Baptist Church invites the community to come and worship.

    Sand Spring Baptist
    hosts concert Nov. 17

  • Worriers aren’t putting their faith in God

    I worry about everything.
    I worry about bills, friendships, mistakes, today, tomorrow — you name it, I worry a lot.
    In these uncertain times and with the state of the world, who doesn’t worry? Well, I often have to check myself and remember what the word of God tells us about worry.
    In Psalm 37:8, “do not fret — it leads only to evil.”
    The synoptic books Matthew and Luke both have specific similar commands to the disciples from Christ.

  • Community calendar: 11-16-11

    Nov. 18-20: Relay for Life’s Third Annual House of Trees, West Park Shopping Center

    Nov.16-18, Nov. 21-22: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Nov. 16: English as a second language, community education building, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Nov. 17: English as a second language, 9-10:30 a.m.

  • Extension hosts holiday festival

    Adults are not the only ones who can get a head start on their Christmas shopping.
    The Anderson County Extension Homemakers will host a Holiday Festival, formerly known as Santa’s Workshop, this Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. so that children can shop for their parents, siblings, friends and even pets. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
    There will also be an area for adults to shop for the exclusively homemade gift items.

  • Relay for Life calendar: 11-16-11

    Third annual House of Trees

  • Way We Were: Plum Peachy Jam is plum good eatin’

    50 YEARS AGO
    Sept. 21, 1961
    Jimmy Phillips, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Phillips, was pictured holding 4-pound bass.
    The youngster caught the monster fish out of the McKee pond. Jimmy, who was fishing with his father who didn’t get a single bite, used an artificial night crawler to hook his catch.

    Wyatt Shely was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel.

    Jams Silas Stratton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Obed Stratton, accepted a teaching position with Lloyd High School at Erlanger.

    40 YEARS AGO
    Oct. 7, 1971