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  • Torey Gilkison, a sophomore at Anderson County High School, was recently chosen for the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics And Science in Kentucky.

    To learn more about the academy and Torey's achievement, see this week's edition of The Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • This week, students at Emma B. Ward Elementary School are carving out their own little pieces of history.

    Students in all grades are helping to carve a free-standing, 3-foot-tall limestone monument that will serve as a time capsule, said art teacher Tamara Williams.

    “Each student will get to keep a chunk of stone that they carve from the monument, turning it into a keepsake necklace,” Williams said.

  • Central Baptist Church is sponsoring a Soles4Souls shoe collection for the second consecutive year. Any and all types and sizes of shoes are needed.

    The breezeway at the church will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for drop-offs until May 15. The church is located on Bypass North near the Anderson-Franklin county line across the road from the cell phone tower.

    For more on this story, see this week's edition of The Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • Columnist Janie Bowen shares a true tale of snail mail. It took seven years for Hulan Ashby, a subject of one of Sports Editor John Herndon's stories in 2002, to receive some photos Herndon mailed back to him the week after the story ran.

    For the full story, see this week's edition of The Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 839-6906.

     

  • Squeezing Linda Apple for her lemonade secret is a waste of time.

    Not that her fellow Anderson County Fire Department Auxiliary members haven't tried.

    "Oh, they've tried," she said, taking a break from serving Lemon Shake Ups during last weekend's Burgoo Festival. "They've tried everything known to man and woman to get that recipe out of me, but I'm not saying."

  • Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg won the Richard Burks Lincoln Heritage Award last Thursday in Hodgenville.

    The award is given to an individual or organization in recognition of efforts to perpetuate the history of LaRue County and the ideals of Abraham Lincoln, according to Lincoln Days president Jeff Hughes.

    Sayre has spent 30 years promoting LaRue County as if it were his “real” birthplace, Hughes said.

  • One Lawrenceburg resident is getting ready to compete on a national stage in front of thousands, if not millions, of viewers — but it’s not a human resident.

    Dugan, a 4 1/2-year-old Kerry Blue Terrier owned by George Geoghegan, will be shown at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York this month.

    “This is the one (dog) show where all of them are champions,” Geoghegan said.

  • Parents can say a lot to their children by not saying anything at all — especially when it comes to sex.

    That’s one of the messages Betsy Neale, Ph.D., hopes to convey to Anderson County parents during a workshop Feb. 5.

    “By not saying anything, children can pick up the message that (sex) is embarrassing and that it’s something our culture doesn’t talk about,” Neale said.

  • Parents can say a lot to their children by not saying anything at all — especially when it comes to sex.

    That’s one of the messages Betsy Neale, Ph.D., hopes to convey to Anderson County parents during a workshop Feb. 5.

    “By not saying anything, children can pick up the message that (sex) is embarrassing and that it’s something our culture doesn’t talk about,” Neale said.

  • All children deserve to have a home to go to on Christmas, a place to eat at Thanksgiving and someone to take them out on their birthday — at least that’s the way Faith Flowers sees it.

    However, Flowers, a Lawrenceburg resident, knows that isn’t always the case. Thousands of children sit waiting for a home in Kentucky’s foster care system alone, she said.

    Still, Flowers is doing her part (and encouraging others to do theirs) to change that.

    Flowers and her husband adopted Rachel a little over two years ago. At the time, Rachel was 15.

  • Students in the Student Technology Leadership Program at Anderson County Middle School recently launched an online newspaper, said STLP leader Lisa Winfrey.

    The blog can be accessed at http://ulearn.anderson.kyschools.us/sites/ams/ACMSnews/.

    Winfrey, who teaches accounting at the middle school, said she came up with the idea for a newspaper when selecting her Kentucky Teacher Internship Program Leadership Project.

  • Tom Creamer won over 650 games in his 35 years as a high school basketball coach. His teams made seven trips to the state tournament and experienced the thrill of a state championship in 1978.

    His coaching stops took him to various locales across Kentucky. He frequents Louisville Cardinal games and has been known to travel several hours just to watch a high school basketball contest.

    Chances are that one of Kentucky’s all-time greatest coaches will be heading to Lawrenceburg Saturday night. He’s had his calendar marked for Anderson County vs. Shelby County.

  • Kris Payton joined the United States Marine Corps last January because he wanted to make something of himself.

    “In a small town, there’s not much hope for people who don’t have much, and I was one of those people,” Payton said. “I wanted to take matters into my own hands and show people I can do something, then build off of it.”

    Payton had met all of his graduation requirements at Anderson County High School and was given permission by Principal Ray Woodyard to leave school to join the Marines.

  • Throughout the morning Saturday, over 300 children completed their Christmas shopping and never spent over $3 on any single item.

    Anderson County’s homemakers’ circles sponsored “Santa’s Workshop” at the Extension Office giving children ages 4 to 12 a chance to pick up that special gift for mom, dad, grandma or grandpa.

    Most of the gifts were made by the homemakers and prices ranged from 25 cents to $3, said President Kirtley Zimmerman.

  • Ask both his wife and his boss and they’ll tell you — Daniel “Danny” Gaines had a heart of gold.

    “He had an outgoing personality,” said Gaines’ wife, Crystal. “He’d do anything for anybody. If he had the means to do it, he would do it.”

    Gaines, of Frankfort, died unexpectedly Nov. 23. He had an enlarged heart. Born Nov. 28, 1974, he was 33.

  • Other than finding a mall parking space on Black Friday, perhaps the second most pressing issue most Americans will have the day after Thanksgiving is what to do with all that leftover turkey.

    Everyone has fallback positions, including turkey sandwiches slathered with mayo and turkey salad. The uncouth will even grab a chunk out of the fridge, douse it with salt and slam it down.

  • Two words describe what the Anderson County High School Advanced Chorus is doing this year — “keeping busy.”

    At least that’s what Director Sue Lou Smith says of her 40-member choir.

    Ten members auditioned for the Kentucky All-State High School Chorus and six were recently selected to perform with the choir this winter.

    Those six are Alex Cheser, tenor; Ramsey Edington, alto; Jade Martin, tenor; Eric Steedly, bass; Singrid Tipton, soprano; and Katelyn York, soprano.

  • I voted eight times — I’ll explain that later — last Tuesday morning for McCain.

    Needless to say I was disappointed that evening when Obama claimed victory and McCain accepted defeat.

    Losing only matters, though, when you examine what went wrong and fix the errors of your ways.

    Here’s where I went wrong.

    I admit being a bit dubious at first about McCain, and was struggling to consider voting for him once, let alone eight times.

  • A crowd of about 30 attended the city's grand opening of its disc golf course Saturday at the city park.

    Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker cut the ceremonial ribbon and made the first official throw at the course.

    As part of the grand opening events, the city hosted a "closest to the pin" contest. Discs were given away as prizes to the five closest throws and the five furthest away. Baker also gave discs to the oldest person, who was 50, and the youngest person, who was 15, in attendance.

  • Squeezing Linda Apple for her lemonade secret is a waste of time.

    Not that her fellow Anderson County Fire Department Auxiliary members haven't tried.

    "Oh, they've tried," she said, taking a break from serving Lemon Shake Ups during last weekend's Burgoo Festival. "They've tried everything known to man and woman to get that recipe out of me, but I'm not saying."