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  • Flash flood damages church, traps woman in home

    A flash flood late Wednesday night left one home destroyed and caused significant damage to a church and other homes in the Puncheon Creek area.

    Puncheon Creek, which runs along Highway 53 in western Anderson County about 15 miles from Lawrenceburg, roared at least 6 to 8 feet over its banks when an estimated 5 inches of rain fell in about one hour.

    The creek swelled over the top of Highway 53, washing out the foundation of a home at the corner of Puncheon Creek Road and trapping a woman who ended up screaming for help from a second-floor window.

  • Hanging with The Turtleman
  • What’s cooking?

    Anderson County students Cody Adams and John Doss organized a celebration June 14 for fellow students and staff after reading “The Pigman,” a story where the main characters cook a meal.
    Adams and Doss got their classmates to pitch in by bringing food items, helping to prepare the meal and serving it, according to a news release. The menu included Hamburger Helper, green beans, garlic bread, corn and salad.
    Teachers Travis York and Heather Hardin said the meal was a true example of initiative and teamwork, according to the release.
     

  • Send your first day of school photos

    The first day of school is quickly approaching, and we want to see your first day of school photos.
    The Anderson News will collect first day of school photos for Anderson County students for possible publication in an edition of The Anderson News.
    The newsroom will also be sharing a few submitted photos on its Facebook page with readers today, Aug. 14. Check them out on Facebook at "The Anderson News."

  • Camp Calvary youth volunteer in eastern Kentucky

    By Geoff Hamill
    Landmark News Service
    In 1960, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Coulter, members of the Willisburg Christian Church, donated 26 acres of land to be used as a spiritual camp for kids. The first group of 86 campers arrived in the summer of 1963 and learned about the teachings of Jesus Christ. Since those early days, the camp has expanded to more than 400 acres. Dormitories, meeting halls and a covered pavilion have been built. Last year, more than 1,200 campers attended events at Camp Calvary.

  • News briefs: 8-7-13

    Horse Council to host caucus
    The Kentucky Horse Council is hosting a Horsemen’s Caucus for all area horsemen at the Boyle County Extension Office at 6 p.m. Aug. 22.  The event is free to all horsemen and related equine businesses, and will offer a meal, presentations and discussion of area horse concerns and successes.
    This Horsemen’s Caucus includes horsemen from Anderson, Boyle, Washington, Marion, Mercer, Garrard, and Lincoln counties.  Judge-executives and state representatives from each of the areas have also been invited.

  • Reward offered for stolen garden tractor

    A Tyrone resident is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people who stole it, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    The tractor was reported stolen July 19 from 1871 Tyrone Main, according to the release.
    It is a Model 7232 Cub Cadet Compact Garden tractor that was stolen from the owner’s farm The garden tractor has a 90-inch Woods finish mower attached.

  • Fiscal court votes unanimously against pipeline

    After nearly two hours of hearing residents say they don’t want it, the Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution it hopes will keep the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline out of Anderson County.

    Dozens of angry landowners and concerned residents packed the basement of the Extension building, sharing stories of being approached by what they called “unethical salesmen” who tried to lure them into allowing them to survey their land for the pipeline.

  • Former school bus driver sues board over dismissal

    A former bus driver is suing the school board over the district’s decision not to renew his contract, according to civil lawsuit filed in Anderson Circuit Court.                   
    Timothy Brothers worked as a bus driver for approximately 20 years before the district chose not to renew his contract in May of 2011, according to the certified employee hearing document on file.

  • New fire hall planned for western Anderson County

    After years of scrimping, saving and at times dreaming, the Anderson County Fire District has finally begun the process of building a new fire station in western Anderson County.
    The district’s board of directors is in the process of accepting bids for a new Station 4, which will be located where the current station sits on Bardstown Road about a mile before Highway 555.
    Construction of the new station is expected to begin sometime next month and be completed in May of next year.