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  • Make sure Santa gets the message

    If you’ve been good this year, tell Santa all about it by submitting your letters to The Anderson News.

    For the 34th consecutive year, the News will help Santa by publishing the letters and pictures of Anderson County’s children.

    Santa only asks one thing. In order to make sure he can get through them all, please keep letters to 100 words.

    Letters should be e-mailed to santa@theandersonnews.com. Photos should be attached to the letters they accompany and should be saved in JPEG format.

  • Farmer vs. a farmer in race to replace Farmer for ag commissioner

    By Stephen Lega
    Landmark News Service
    One candidate to be Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.
    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

    James Comer

  • Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds

    By Stephen Lega
    Landmark News Service
    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because  Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.
    Grimes, 32, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, 44, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Identification, please

  • Edelen, Kemper III vie to replace outgoing state auditor Luallen

    By Jesse Osbourne
    Landmark News Service
    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.
    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.
    Adam Edelen
    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he’s had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • Conway, P’Pool battle for attorney general’s office

    By Tracy Harris
    Landmark News Service
    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P’Pool do have a few things in common.
    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P’Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.
    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general’s office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Honor veterans Sunday at Legion

    A Veterans Day celebration sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary will be held Sunday, Nov. 6 at American Legion Post 34.
    The service will begin at 3 p.m. in the Patriot Hall building, and there will be a guest speaker.
    Three area churches will serve a meal to Anderson County veterans and their spouses and guests following the service.
    Interested individuals may RSVP for the meal by calling Pam Rice at 502-680-1268 or Shirley Thornberry at 502-418-6286.
     

  • Three vie for governor next Tuesday

    James Roberts
    Landmark News Service
    Election Day is next Tuesday, and while there are no local races, voters here will head to the polls from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to vote for governor among a host of statewide races.
    Three candidates are seeking the governor’s seat, but while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, is among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

    Steve Beshear

  • Marching into record books

    The Anderson County marching band marched right past last year’s state semi-final ranking, snagging seventh place out of 16 teams at the state contest on Oct. 29.
    The band was a point and a half away from the coveted fourth place spot and a place in the state finals, director Patrick Brady said.
    “For that fourth spot, everyone was battling for it,” he said.

  • Suspected hotel bandit: ‘That’s not me!’

    A Lawrenceburg man suspected in at least four area hotel robberies is proclaiming his innocence from behind bars.
    Bryan Springate, 34, of 1090 Dan Drive was hauled off to jail last Friday on several active bench warrants from Anderson County, but was slapped with four more warrants once he arrived at the Shelby County Detention Center.
    He has been charged in a string of hotel robberies stretching from Louisville to Lexington, during which police say he flooded public bathrooms in hotel lobbies to distract employees.

  • High school marching band qualifies for state semi-finals

    The Anderson County Marching Band qualified for the state semi-finals in Bowling Green after receiving sixth place at the regional marching band contest Oct. 22.
    “We got into it with ease,” director Patrick Brady said via e-mail.
    “We had a pretty bad run by our standards but even with our worst day this year it is better than most people’s best. We scored very well in music something we have been working very hard this year.