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Today's News

  • A Sand Spring ‘Christmas Homecoming’
  • Santa shouldn’t get equal billing to Jesus

    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.

  • Church briefs: 12-25-13

    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.

  • Way We Were: SLIP ON THE ICE BRINGS VISION OF CHRISTMAS CARD

    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.

  • Anderson County's 5 Most Interesting People: The Native

    Boy, could her mare soar.
    Rhetta Mountjoy, 98, remembers racing her horse — fresh from the racetrack according to her recollections — down to her family home on Wildcat Road about five miles from town.
    “And then I had a mare that I drove to school,” Rhetta said. “She came straight off the racetrack. She could really fly.”

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 12-25-13

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past several days, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Dec. 10
    Ernest Hutton, failure to appear, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Kenneth Glover, violation of domestic violence order, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    James Terrance, warrant, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Billie Combs, criminal abuse of child 12 or less, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: The following was written by Francis P. Church and was first published in The New York Sun in 1897. Church married shortly after the editorial appeared. He died in April, 1906, leaving no children.
    Virginia O’Hanlon went on to graduate from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts degree at age 21.
    Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died on May 13, 1971, at the age of 81, in a nursing home in Valatie, NY.

  • Engaged couple runs to spread Christmas cheer

    Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus —
    Running down Broadway?
    No, really.
    I know — I was as skeptical as you when I got the call from one of our advertising representatives, Tamara Smith, last Friday afternoon.
    The conversation on the phone was one of those where I repeated everything she told me incredulously because, really.
    “Santa? On Broadway? OK … ”
    A Santa and his partner-in-crime Mrs. Claus running down a Lawrenceburg street?
    Sure. Why not?

  • Where your holiday meal came from

    Spanky, Tiller, Zeus, Lacy and I wish you all a Merry Christmas. This is probably the only time of year when you want to get three F’s, family, fun and food. I thought this would be an especially good time to focus on food.
    Special dishes will grace many tables, only to be followed by many satisfied groans. We’re very lucky to have so much bounty, but did you take a moment to remember where all that food came from?

  • Anderson County's 5 Most Interesting People: The Letter Writer

    “Kjare, Duncan,” the teenage photojournalist from Norway began.
    Monika’s letter to Duncan Adams, a 17-year-old Anderson County High School senior, included a small language lesson.
    She had underlined a few English words in colored pencil to match the text of a second letter, the Norwegian translation.
    Duncan requested all of his pen pals to write one letter in English, and then translate the same text into their native tongues.  
    Another pen pal, a teenage girl from Finland, obliged Duncan’s request. Sort of.