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  • Kentucky senior games schedule

    Wednesday, Sept 3

    8 a.m. Women’s Golf at Juniper Hills Golf Course

    9 a.m. Men’s tennis at Ben Moore Tennis Courts

    11 a.m. Softball at Capitol View Park

    6:30 p.m. Cross Country at State Library & Archives   

    Thursday, Sept. 4

    8 a.m. Swimming at Kentucky State University Pool

    8 a.m. Pickleball at Kentucky State University Exum Center

    4 p.m. Horseshoes at Millville Community Center

  • Mount Eden Fire Department begins rebuilding

    By William B. Carroll

    Landmark News Service

    The Mount Eden Volunteer Fire Department Board of Trustees continued to move forward with rebuilding the fire station, which was destroyed by fire two weeks ago, by appointing a building committee and approving insurance disbursements for several vehicles destroyed in the blaze.

  • Ketchup elimination causes parents to see red

    Students went back to school on Aug. 13. Students attended classes, ate lunch, and went about the normal school activities, but something was noticeably missing: ketchup. Signs were posted around the cafeteria to explain the favorite condiment’s absence because of the unavailability of low sodium ketchup.

    Parents heard there was no ketchup in the school lunches and flooded the Anderson County Schools’ office and The Anderson News with questions.

  • School board raises taxes again

    Property owners will see an increase in the amount of school taxes they pay for a second consecutive year following a decision Wednesday by the Anderson County Board of Education to take the maximum revenue increase allowed by law without voters having a chance to reverse the decision.

    The board voted 3-2 for a 4 percent property tax levy increase during a special called meeting, claiming the additional funds are needed to cover state-mandated pay increases for district employees.

  • Through the Trail of Tears and beyond

    After a journey of 826 miles, 52 days, enduring memories and the loss of a longtime friend and travel companion, Emma Swendsen returns with a changed prospective.

    Swendsen, a recent Anderson County High School graduate, spent her summer traveling through the Trail of Tears to gain an understanding of what some 16,000 Native Americans went through in 1838 when they were forcibly removed from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia to Oklahoma.

  • Coroner investigating body found in storage unit as suicide

    The owner of AAA Storage on Bond Lillard Road made a startling discovery Monday afternoon when she found an unlocked storage unit.

    She opened the unit and discovered what appeared to be a deceased male, according to Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey.

    The Anderson County Sherriff’s Office responded to the call around 2:20 p.m.

    Tussey confirmed that the body was David Kinder, 31, of Lawrenceburg. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Tussey.

  • Coroner investigating body found in storage unit as suicide

    Dr. Mark Tussey, Anderson County Coroner, said the owner of AAA Storage on Bond Lillard Road, discovered a storage unit that was unsecure and unlocked. She opened the unit and discovered what appeared to be a deceased male.

    The Anderson County Sherriff's Office responded to the call around 2:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25.

    Tussey confirmed that the body was David Kinder, 31, of Lawrenceburg. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Tussey.

    Kinder was last seen alive by family at around 6:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25., according to Tussey.

  • What does the County Clerk’s Office do?

    By Jason Denny

    Anderson County Clerk

    When most individuals think of the Anderson County Clerk’s Office, motor vehicles come to mind. However, motor vehicles are just a small portion of our job responsibility.

    Kentucky is one of only a few states that have numerous job titles in one office.

    Below is a short list of some of the duties that the county clerk’s office is responsible for:

    •Taking, recording and indexing the minutes of the fiscal court.

  • Try these methods to controls wasps, hornets

    Our office has received many calls over the last month regarding hornets and yellowjackets. Hornets are far more dangerous to control than paper wasps. Hornets nests can contain thousands of wasps which are extremely aggressive when disturbed. A full wasp suit sealed at the wrists, ankles and collar is recommended when disposing of a hornet nest.

  • Start canning your summer bounty

    Finally, a good long drink arrived and the gardens and wildflowers went “ahhhhhh.” Mother Nature sure has been stingy with her water this season, especially here on the farm. Even my purple cone flowers were looking droopy.

    Out here on “The Ridge,” rains frequently go around us. It can be pouring down in town and we may get only sprinkles here on the farm. Occasionally, the tables may turn, but that’s usually in the winter.