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Local News

  • Local couple stars in webisode series

    Travis Huber hunts orcs, but he’s always 10 minutes too late.
    As the cleric in the Web series “The Brothers Barbarian,” he’s a sort of medic who styles himself as both an alchemist and a warrior.   
    His wife Nycole plays Nicky, a thief who charms her way into getting what she wants.
    Those are the kinds of characters to be anticipated in an episodic production Travis describes as “‘The Lord of the Rings’ meets ‘The Princess Bride.’”

  • Family needs help as child battles cancer

    The hits just keep coming for the McKinney family.
    In May, Paul and Tonia McKinney’s 2-year-old daughter, Ryleigh, was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood liver cancer.
    It has since spread to her lungs.
    Then, two weeks ago, Paul lost his job when the company he worked for fired him for missing too much work to be at his ailing daughter’s side while she underwent massive bouts of chemotherapy.

  • ‘Whoever did this … will pay’

    By Ben Carlson
    General Manager
    Residents along Hammonds Creek Road don’t have much.
    The stretch of county highway that connects Alton Station Road and Highway 44 doesn’t have a general store, gas station or business of any kind.
    But they do have each other, Fellowship Baptist Church and its adjoining cemetery where many of their loved ones are buried.

  • Penis amputation trial starts next week

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    Jury selection is scheduled to begin Aug. 18 in the trial of a man suing his surgeon for amputating his penis allegedly without his consent.
    Phillip Seaton, of Waddy, claims Dr. John Patterson did not have his permission to remove his penis during a circumcision procedure in 2007.
    The case was moved up by one day on the calendar during a pretrial hearing last Wednesday before Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, who asked for the earlier start date.

  • Lightning temporarily knocks out newspaper's phones

    A lightning strike has temporarily disabled the telephone system at The Anderson News.

    The strike apparently ocurred over the weekend.

    At 9 a.m., AT&T was working on the problem.

    The newspaper's website and e-mail were not affected by the strike, nor was its fax line (839-3118).

    Until the phone system is restored, call 502-517-6279 for assistance.

  • County needs to take action on abandoned homes

    To the editor:
    I’m very disappointed in our county and find it hard to believe that there is a lack of legal recourse for abandoned properties like the one on Hammond Road.  
    Why do we even have the processes in place to condemn or issue orders to destroy a building because it is a fire hazard if there are no laws to enforce such orders?  

  • Spilled oil on US 127 slows down traffic
  • Magistrates table setting new tax rate

    Taxpayers will have to wait at least a few more days to find out if their county property tax rates will go up.
    During its meeting Tuesday morning, the Anderson County Fiscal Court voted to table setting its tax rate for 2011-12 because of confusion over exactly how much revenue it would receive.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said he had received tax rate details from Property Value Administrator Brian Stivers that came to one conclusion, and from the state’s Department of Local Government that came to another.

  • No new trial for Beasmore

    The joy during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court was obvious as word spread like wildfire that the woman who unsuccessfully sued the county on sexual harassment allegations would not receive a new trial.
    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis interrupted the work session portion of the meeting by simply announcing: “Overruled.”
    Magistrates broke out in smiles at the news — news that had it gone the other way, could have proved very costly to taxpayers.

  • Fix them up, or else

    The owner of a crumbling house on Hammond Road has been warned and now has just 30 days to come up with a plan to address the problem before being hauled into District Court.
    And he’s not alone. The county’s code enforcement officer, Doug Ingram, has also put on notice the owner of a burned out structure in Fox Creek on Highway 62, as he ratchets up the pressure to get both eyesores cleaned up.