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Local News

  • Springate is appointed to fill empty district judge seat

    Betty Springate of Lawrenceburg was appointed to Division I district court judge for the 53rd District court, serving Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties, Monday of last week.

    Springate’s appointment marks the first time in 30 years a district court judge has resided in Anderson County.

    “It’s an honor to serve Anderson, Shelby and Spencer Counties,” said Springate. “It’s an honor for Anderson County, for even a short period of time, to have their own judge.”

  • News writers are recognized by Society of Professional Journalists

    The Anderson News Sports Editor John Herndon and former News Editor Meaghan Downs were recently honored for the their work by the Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville Chapter.

    Downs was awarded first place in the Best News Story category with her story “Terror, then anger!” The story about a local robbery that appeared in the July 31, 2013 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Lawrenceburg boy learns to play with less at NubAbility Camp

    Evan Peters, 10, of Lawrenceburg learns to play with less at NubAbility camp

    A 10-year-old Lawrenceburg boy spent his weekend building confidence, improving sports skills and learning to play with less and win.

  • Extension Homemakers announce winners of Home, Craft and Garden Fair

    The following people won blue ribbons during the recent 2014 Anderson County Extension Homemakers Home, Craft and Garden Fair:

     

    ART DEPARTMENT

    Grades 1 – 4:

    Acrylic:  Ellie Yon

    Other Medium:  Rachel Ellis

    Grades 5 – 8:

    Pencil:  Jack Ryan

    Acrylic:  Krista Spaulding

    Other Medium:  Jack Ryan

    Grades 9 – 12:

    Watercolor:  Kaylee Snow

  • What does the County Clerk’s Office do?

    By Jason Denny

    Anderson County Clerk

    When most individuals think of the Anderson County Clerk’s Office, motor vehicles come to mind. However, motor vehicles are just a small portion of our job responsibility.

    Kentucky is one of only a few states that have numerous job titles in one office.

    Below is a short list of some of the duties that the county clerk’s office is responsible for:

    •Taking, recording and indexing the minutes of the fiscal court.

  • Try these methods to controls wasps, hornets

    Our office has received many calls over the last month regarding hornets and yellowjackets. Hornets are far more dangerous to control than paper wasps. Hornets nests can contain thousands of wasps which are extremely aggressive when disturbed. A full wasp suit sealed at the wrists, ankles and collar is recommended when disposing of a hornet nest.

  • Start canning your summer bounty

    Finally, a good long drink arrived and the gardens and wildflowers went “ahhhhhh.” Mother Nature sure has been stingy with her water this season, especially here on the farm. Even my purple cone flowers were looking droopy.

    Out here on “The Ridge,” rains frequently go around us. It can be pouring down in town and we may get only sprinkles here on the farm. Occasionally, the tables may turn, but that’s usually in the winter.

  • Extension conference offers support to grandparents who are raising children

    From staff reports

    The numbers are increasing. According to U.S. Census figures, from 2000 to 2010 the number of Kentucky children living with someone other than their parents increased by more than 200 percent in some counties.

    That shift in parenting responsibilities can often bring its own set of challenges, and those who find themselves caring for grandchildren or nephews or nieces can sometimes find themselves at a loss for support.

  • Women’s Fitness 24/7 to hold nutrition, exercise workshop Saturday

    Women’s Fitness 24/7, a gym and fitness facility located at 1085 Eagle Lake Drive, Suite 9, in Lawrenceburg, is hosting a free Wellness Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m.

    According to a news release, the event will focus on the value of proper nutrition and exercise in a comprehensive healthcare regimen.

  • Even Christians can be depressed, but Christ understands our grief

    Last week, we were shocked and saddened by the news that comedian Robin Williams took his own life after an extended battle with depression. His death is shining a bright light on this dark malady that is associated with many stigmas and misunderstandings, particularly how this disease can touch anyone, no matter your position in life.