Today's News

  • Red Cross offers CPR, first aid and babysitting classes

    The American Red Cross will offer babysitter’s training plus pediatric first aid/CPR certification on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Red Cross building, located at 318 Washington St. in Frankfort.
    The class is for 11- to 15-year-olds.
    The cost is $140 per person, and students must be pre-registered and prepaid to attend.
    Students must bring a sack lunch each day.
    Register online at https://classes.redcross.org at least five days before the class.

  • Birth: Young

    Jonathan and Erin Young of Elizabethtown announce the birth of their son, Braxton Carter Young, born Nov. 21, 2013, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long.
    Big sister Peyton, 17 months, welcomed Braxton home.
    Maternal grandparents are Nicholas and Robin Moore of Lawrenceburg. Maternal great-grandparents are John and Sandy Carter.
    Paternal grandparents are the Rev. Darrell and Shad Young of Murray. Paternal great-grandparents are James and Ann Young.

  • Local FFA member awarded national American FFA degree

    Emily Nicole Drury of Lawrenceburg, a member of the Anderson County FFA chapter, was recently awarded the American FFA degree at the 2013 National FFA convention and expo held in Louisville.
    The award recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs, according to a news release.

  • 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.


    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.