Today's Features

  • In light of the events of last week, I intended to address the controversy surrounding Duck Commander founder and Robertson family patriarch, Phil Robertson.
    But seeing as how it is Christmas Eve, I have opted to put that off a week and instead write about another bearded Christian who took a stand for biblical truth and had a desire for sinners to be reconciled to God through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    No, I am not talking about Santa Claus, per se; I am referring to St. Nicholas of Myra.

  • Sand Spring Baptist
    to host New Year’s Eve concert
    Sand Spring Baptist Church, located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road, will be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration featuring several Southern Gospel music artists on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Featured guests will be The Mudd Family, Hilltop Trio, The Patriot Quartet, Common Bond Quartet and Steve Ladd, formerly of Gold City quartet.
    A fellowship meal will be served at 6 p.m. with the concert scheduled from 8 p.m to 12:01 a.m.There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken.

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Dec. 26, 1963
    One person, among many in Anderson County, was sure there is a Santa Claus.
    Miss Mary Catherine Tinsley, who resided at Alton and was confined to her home most of the time, was presented a television set just a few days before Christmas.
    Mary Catherine was heard to say a short time before that she would give anything for a television, but knew she could never have one for she would not be able to stretch her check and save enough to buy one.

  • Herman and Peggy VanMeter Perry of Bagdad will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 3-5 p.m. at the Bagdad Ruritan Club.
    Herman and Peggy were married Dec. 21, 1963 at Centenary Methodist Church in Shelbyville.  
    Their children, Sarah McGee and Chip Perry, invite all friends and family to celebrate with the couple at their reception.
    The couple request no gifts.

  • Brandon and Brittany Baxter announce the birth of their son, Brody Michael, born Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at 11:12 a.m. at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    His paternal grandparents are Stanley and Brenda Baxter of Lawrenceburg. Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Jill Van Hook of Lawrenceburg. Paternal great-grandparents are Edith Gabbard of Owenton. Maternal great-grandparents are Bob and Fonda Van Hook of Somerset and Vivian and Phil Zeh of Somerset.

  • Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.

    Anderson County Extension Office

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Dec. 19, 1963
    Mrs. Charles Truett Hanks was hostess to the Christmas party of the Bethany Class of the Sand Spring Baptist Church at her home Tuesday evening.

  • First Christian invites community
    to Christmas Eve services
    First Christian Church invites the community to its Christmas Eve services staring with the family service at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 24.
    “Join us for our very child-friendly worship service,” the church’s press release said. “Children will be invited to take part in the telling of the Christmas story.”
    All will be welcome to share in Holy Communion.

  • On Dec. 14, 2012, we watched the news in horror as reports of a mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., were being broadcast on the national news outlets.
    As bits and pieces of information trickled in the horror turned to sorrow as we learned of the 20 first-graders and six educators who were senselessly gunned down by a mentally deranged young man; a man in dire need of help himself, who had somehow fallen through the cracks of societal ignorance and parental denial.

  • Stephanye Goins of Frankfort, Valorie Casey and Earl Casey, both of Lawrenceburg, are proud to announce the marriage of their children, Sarah Elizabeth Goins and Derrick Thomas Casey of Lawrenceburg.
    The ceremony and reception were held at Cliffview Resort in Campton on Oct. 13, 2013, at 3 p.m. The ceremony was officiated by a dear friend, Pastor Jeremy Warren of Monterey Baptist Church. The wedding colors were purple and green, and the bride wore a Vera Wang gown.