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Local News

  • Health dept. urges people to vaccinate for the flu

    Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death, according to a news release from the Anderson County Health Department.

    Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000.

  • Marching Bearcats advance to state semi-finals

    BEREA – The Anderson County High School Marching Band is moving on to the state semi-finals again.

    While the Marching Bearcats saw their grip on the East Region championship slip away, the band still qualified for the state as one of the top eight regional scores in the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association competition, held Saturday at Madison Southern High School in Berea.

    Anderson placed third in the region behind Grant County and South Oldham. Anderson had held the top regional spot for the previous three years.

  • Loan program helps Maynard Studios expand

    A Lawrenceburg business was among a number of small businesses that received nearly $5.3 million from the U.S. Treasury Department to help small businesses receive private-sector loans from banks and other credit institutions, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office.

    Maynard Studios, a professional blacksmith enterprise specializing in architectural ironwork railings and furniture, received approval for a $165,750 loan from Community Trust Bank in Versailles in 2012.

  • Wear a costume, get a free book

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library will host a Halloween book sale Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the organization announced.

    Those who come dressed for Halloween will receive one free book of their choice.

    The sale location is in the Friends Bookstore on the back lawn of the Anderson Public Library, 114 N. Main St. Live entertainment will be provided during the lunch hours by The Highs & The Lows, a local duo of Jessica and Cole Ripy.

  • Anti-bullying program hosts event

    The book, “Virgil: The Bully from Cyberspace,” and its animal characters were the focus of an anti-bullying event Oct. 10 for children in first through third grades in Anderson County, according to a news release.

    The book, written by Lorrie Christel Sanchez with Carol Blank, assisted Back Up Bully! program director and lead instructor Donna Crain Drury in presenting a half-day workshop.

    Lessons for 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds during the workshop were on friendship, empathy, respect for others, self-esteem and bullying prevention among children.

  • 2-year-old OK after SUV rolls twice, hits two vehicles

    Five people were transported to area hospitals following a three-car wreck last Friday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 151 and US 127.

    None had what appeared to be life-threatening injuries.

    The wreck occurred when an SUV headed north on US 127 collided with a minivan pulling out from Frankfort Road. The SUV rolled twice before colliding with a third vehicle that was stopped at the light in the southbound lane.

  • Anderson County Extension Service programs

    What’s your money personality?

    What’s your money personality wil be Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m.

    Learn how your beliefs about money affect your relationships as well as spending habits. Are you spontaneous, carefree, giving or more concerned about security, status and planning?

    Black Friday shopping

  • Skyy Spirits county’s top tax payer

    According to data from the Anderson County Property Valuation Administration office, Skyy Spirits remains the county’s top tax payer.

    At a combined $833,648 — $636,887 in real estate taxes and $196,761 in tangible goods taxes to the county — the company, which produces Wild Turkey, pays about $480,000 more in real estate taxes and taxes on tangible goods than Florida Tile.

    Florida Tile pays the county $124,200 in real estate taxes and $226,124 in taxes on tangible goods, for a total of $350,324.

  • Military experience may bring Jordan Adams possible career

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester, Landmark News Service

    In mid-July, Jordan Adams, of Lawrenceburg, followed in the footsteps of countless young men before him. Standing in the famous yellow footprints at Parris Island — formally known as the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island — he wondered, briefly, if he’d made a mistake.

  • Gresham part of new junior fireman program for county

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    Landmark News Service

    When Emma Gresham was younger, she never thought she’d do anything like joining a volunteer fire department.

    But her father and uncle both are members of the Anderson County Fire Department, and she’s seen, up close and personal, the family atmosphere that permeates volunteer fire departments.