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  • Former Alton minister dies

    J. Tyre Denney, a long-time pastor of Alton Baptist Church, died Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

    He was 79.

    Denney, a Lawrenceburg resident, served at Alton Baptist for over 29 years and as a columnist for The Anderson News.

  • 'Fearless Foley' joins benefit lineup

    Students will recognize one of the participants in Saturday night’s wrestling benefit at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    They’ve seen his face walking up and down the school halls — and not because he’s been scouting the venue.

    Greg Foley — or “Fearless Foley,” as he will be called Saturday — is a teaching assistant at the school who decided to participate to help a good cause.

  • Uh-oh! Bond shortfall could leave taxpayers responsible for private streets in Briar Creek

    Taxpayers could be on the hook to fix private streets in Briar Creek if city officials can’t convince the bank that repossessed the subdivision to do it for them.

    Briar Creek was repossessed last fall by the Bank of Corbin, which refused the city’s request to renew and increase a bond that was in place to bring the streets up to city specifications and ultimately into the city’s possession.

    Instead, the bank formed the BOC Asset Corporation, cashed out the bond and turned over roughly $81,000 to the city.

  • Candidate says election papers were altered

    A constable who apparently filed for re-election in the wrong district claims “someone” in the county clerk’s office changed his filing documents.

    County Clerk Jason Denny refutes that claim and insists the constable, Chuck Imel, is to blame for changing the documents, and did so in his presence.

    Imel called Denny’s response a “blatant lie.”

  • Friday, school is in session

    After missing four consecutive days, Anderson County Schools will be back in session on Friday, Feb. 19.

    Through a One Call Now announcement, Superintendent Kim Shaw also issued a reminder that students will be in the classroom on Monday, Feb. 22, which was originally scheduled as a day off, to make up a snow day.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

     

  • Anderson County Schools closed Thursday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed for the fourth consecutive day Thursday, Feb. 18, according to Transportation Director Chuck Fletcher.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

  • Anderson County schools closed Wednesday

    Anderson County schools will be closed for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

    Check back for more weather related information as it becomes available.

  • Magistrates stall county's land-swap deal with developer

    An ongoing discussion about trading county-owned land with a developer hit a snag last Tuesday when magistrates rejected Judge-Executive Steve Cornish’s attempt to have the land surveyed.

    Developer Doug Dadisman apparently approached the fiscal court several months ago to purchase a strip of land near the Farmers Market on US 127 Bypass, just north of the city.

  • 'I'm for the coaches!'

    Colin Kays is onto something.

    He’s only 6 and loves basketball, but realizes that the opponent the Anderson County coaches are taking on is tougher than a full-court press.

    The schedule says Lexington’s Paul L. Dunbar is coming to town to try to knock off the Bearcats. But this is one night when the opponent will be one that does not wear baggy shorts and Nikes.

    It’s cancer, a foe just as apt to hit Anderson County or Dunbar, or any other team, for that matter, with an equi-lethal blow.

  • Constable charged with using blue light

    Being cited late last month for alleged illegal use of a blue light apparently isn’t the only problem facing an Anderson County constable.

    Charles Imel, 40, of 2124 Indian Trail was elected constable in 2006 in the county’s 2nd District, which is where Indian Trail is located. But earlier this year Imel used his Indian Trail address when he filed for election in the county’s 1st District, according to copies of election filing documents obtained by The Anderson News through an open records request.