Today's News

  • Carpenter selected as Governor’s Scholar

    Brooke Carpenter, a junior at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg and a daughter of Dale and Melissa Carpenter, has been selected to participate in the 2015 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar program this summer. Carpenter was one of nearly 1,000 students in Kentucky selected from a rigorous application process.

    Only students with exceptional grades, high ACT scores, outstanding character, community involvement, and expressive written and verbal communication skills were considered.

  • Sweepstakes winners to share with Camp Calvary

    Fifty-thousand dollars will go a long way toward finishing a renovation project Richard and Barbara Wakefield have been working on in their Carey Mill Road home.

    It will also be put to good uses in other ways.

    Barbara Wakefield said she also plans to make a donation to Camp Calvary.

    “I just got the Camp Calvary newsletter and it says they need mattresses and bunk beds,” Barbara Wakefield said. “I’m going to make a contribution toward that.

  • The Way We Were: Barbara Barker vies for Miss Blue Grass Fair title

    40 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 3, 1975

    Service awards

    Receiving service awards at Kraft Food were Arthry Thompson Sims, William Shifflett and Marshall Robinson with 10 years of service; Roland Leathers for 20 years and George Waldridge for 15 years.

    Nose crushed

    Candy Hill, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hill, underwent plastic surgery on her nose at St. Joseph Hospital.

    Candy’s nose was crushed when she was struck by a ball while playing softball at Anderson Junior High School.


  • Salads, wafers a hit during bridal shower

    This past weekend, I had the pleasure of hosting a bridal shower for my sister. I asked her beforehand if she preferred a potluck style meal or a lighter meal, consisting of salads and finger foods.

    She chose the latter, and boy did I have fun preparing the menu and the food. This week, I’d like to share with you what was served.

    Chicken Salad

    2 large chicken breasts, shredded

    Mayonnaise to suit

    1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt

    1/8 tsp. black pepper

    Several dashes of cayenne pepper

    1/2 tbsp. honey

  • Extension office to host Alzheimer’s clinic

    Anderson County Extension is collaborating with the Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Association to provide programs for the public on the risks of Alzheimer’s disease, the Extension announced.

    The Alzheimer’s Association program will be held at the Anderson Senior Center on July 29 at 6 p.m.

    The program, Know the 10 Signs, is designed to help people learn more about the disease and its warning signs.

  • Real life should look to sport for lasting lesson

    Greg Sankey says things are going great in the Southeastern Conference.

    When the new SEC commissioner delivered his first state-of-the-league address at the league’s Football Media Day Monday, he talked about the SEC Network helping the league earn record revenue last year and he praised the administrations at South Carolina and Ole Miss in their stands on Confederate battle flag, according to an Associated Press story.

    The story said those administrations showed the SEC is now a leader in social issues.

    I can’t say if that is true or not.


    ELIZABETHTOWN – Jimmy Dan Conner looks like he could still launch one of those patented high-arching rainbows 25-feet from the basket.

    Of course, it would swish through the net.

    Jimmy Dan is 62 now, but is trim. The hair has some streaks of gray and his face shows some wrinkles, but Conner looks like he could leap high, grab a pass from a teammate, then twist for the same basket that lifted Anderson County over Louisville Central in the 1971 state semi-finals.

  • All-around excellence

    Alorra Sims, a rising junior at Anderson County High School has qualified for the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Nationals meet, to be held in Jacksonville, Fla., later this summer.

    Sims took first place in the heptathlon, a compilation of seven events to measure overall athletic ability. The USATF regional meet was held at North Oldham High School in Goshen.

    Sims, running for the Kentucky Elite, also took first place in the triple jump and javelin throw.

  • Locating thermocline aids summer fishing success

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Fishing instruction for decades preached anglers should fish deep, cool water during the hottest days of the summer.

    This makes sense as fish are cold-blooded animals and their bodies are the same temperature of the water that surrounds them.

  • Sports briefs for July 15

    Last call for Bearcat Youth Football and Cheerleading

    Registrations are underway for Bearcat Youth Football and Cheerleading at Anderson County Parks and Recreation.

    Saturday, July 18 is the last day prospective players and cheerleaders can sign up. Registrations will be taken from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Community Building in Anderson County Community Park.

    For more information, contact Kenton Bottoms at 502-680-7530.

    Lady Cat golf meeting set