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  • Financial considerations key for new teenage drivers

    The portion of Americans aged 16 to 24 who have driver’s licenses fell to 67 percent in 2011, its lowest level in roughly a half-century, according to federal statistics cited in a report by the U.S. PIRG Educational Fund and the Frontier Group, two environmentally oriented organizations.

    Several ideas have been promoted as the reason teens and young 20s drive less.

    However it’s still the majority of teens who look forward to the freedom and excitement that come with earning a license.

  • Bearcat netters looking to be doubly good

    Anderson County boys’ tennis could be doubly good in 2015.

    Led by a strong tandem of seniors Hunter Wilson and Brandon Boggs in the No. 1 doubles team, the Bearcats are looking for some strong performances in Eighth Region play.

  • Fire destroys Alton Road residence

    A fire destroyed a woman’s home early Thursday night at 1636 Alton Road.

    The owner, Sherry Perry, could only stand and watch as firefighters battled the blaze that burned her home and almost all of her belongings.

    “I had only been gone about five minutes when it started,” Perry said as neighbors gave her comfort and hot coffee.

    Perry said she was preparing to move out of the home and had just recently rented it.

    “My furniture, clothes, TV and almost everything was still in there,” she said.

  • Tourney time teaches more than the game

    Before millions of people were filling out what are now busted brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament, seventh-graders at Anderson County Middle School were figuring out who those bracket-busters would be.

    It all came about as a class project sponsored by math teachers/basketball fans Leslie Edmondson and Michael Phillips to use March Madness as a way teach statistics, inferences from them and probability.

  • Fish fries combine food, music, fellowshp

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The Anderson News

    The family life center at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church was a hive of activity last Friday night.

    Food, music and fellowship mingled during the parish’s Lenten Friday night fish fry, and it was all for a good cause — to raise money to support the church, including planned improvements to the parking lot at the church, located at 120 Gatewood Avenue.

  • Tyrone Bridge’ is Custom Made on new CD

    One of the newest CDs on the market is bluegrass, custom made.

    Or more precisely, it is bluegrass band Custom Made Bluegrass with its new release, “Tyrone Bridge.”

    The group, which is well-known to bluegrass music fans in central Kentucky, features Anderson County resident Kevin Chilton on the banjo.

    Chilton wrote the CD’s title cut, “Tyrone Bridge,” which Chilton says he has been seeing nearly every day for over two decades.

  • Try beef and broccoli stir-fry tonight

    Kentucky is the largest beef cattle state east of the Mississippi River and ranks eighth nationally in beef cattle production. Cattle production represents a multi-billion dollar industry in Kentucky. Anderson County is one of the top 40 beef producing counties in Kentucky. I encourage all beef producers to join the Anderson County Cattleman’s Association.

  • Woman jailed after being bitten by dog

    The dog went home. The woman went to jail.

    A Lawrenceburg woman who was reportedly bitten by a dog on Township Square was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill another woman, cussing at people and trying to wiggle out of handcuffs, according to police reports on file in Anderson District Court.

    Jane Gilkison, 50, of 1855 Harrodsburg Road was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication in a public place (second offense) in the incident that occurred around 11 p.m. March 14, according to the report.

  • Woman jailed after punching herself

    A Lawrenceburg woman who police say punched herself in the face after assaulting her husband was charged March 4 with fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

    Rebecca A. Hawkins, 29, of 1126 Dan Drive and her husband were drinking and got into a verbal argument, which quickly escalated into physical abuse, including against her mother, according to a police report.