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  • City council hopefuls discuss taxes, Main Street, tourism

    Meet Dan

    Name: Dan Stumph

    Age: 63

    Office sought: City council

    Occupation: Printer

    Education: High school

    Organizations/memberships: CASA, Battle of Dogwalk Re-enactment Association

    Question: Why do you think you’re among the top six candidates to serve on the city council?

  • Myles, Hellard compete for Family Court Judge

    Myles seeks second term on bench

    Meet John David

    Name: John David Myles

    Age: 59

    Occupation: Family Court Judge

    Education: BA Centre College; University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

    Family: Wife, Mary Helen Myles

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

  • Bus monitor charged with menacing

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    A school bus monitor was charged with menacing and harassment Monday for allegedly pushing the face of a 12-year-old student into a seat and tearing up another 12-year-old’s school papers, according to documents obtained by The Anderson News.
    Melinda R. Owens, 41, of 210 Forrest Drive, Lawrenceburg was issued a summons to appear in Anderson District Court following an investigation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    She was not taken into custody.

  • Church localizes mission efforts to repair homes

    Growing up in a housing project in Shelbyville, Glenn Corn, pastor of Glensboro Baptist Church, said he knows firsthand about the struggles of a low-income family.

    “It’s tougher to get than it is to give,” said Corn.

  • Band takes Reserve Champion

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats took the Reserve Grand Championship trophy at the Butler Traditional Invitational Band Contest held Saturday.

    Anderson won the Class 4A division in the preliminaries, but finished second overall to Louisville Male in the finals. Anderson had a distinguished score of 84.35, while Male, a class 5A school, finished at 84.90.

  • Police conduct compliance checks on sex offenders

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Registered sex offenders in Anderson County got the once-over earlier this month by local, state and federal law enforcement to ensure they are obeying the rules.

    Of 32 people checked in Anderson County, no arrests were made in a sweep dubbed “Operation Whiskey River,” which included checks made here along with Mercer, Scott and Woodford counties. One sex offender remains under investigation as the result of the check, but charges have not been filed, according to Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young.

  • Water lines, fire hydrants called into question

    When a water main broke in front of his South Main Street last week, Ed Ruggles said it was just one example of many infrastructure concerns to which the city has turned a blind eye.

    The break allowed water to flow into his lawn, down his driveway run into his garage. Although Ruggles said nothing in his garage was damaged, he did say it was the inconvenience of having to take everything out and hose it down.

  • ‘Fire Chief Mike’ to retire

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The instrument has yet to be invented that will accurately measure the impact Chief Mike Barnes has had on fighting fires in Anderson County.

    Barnes confirmed Monday that he will retire Nov. 15, leaving behind a legacy that includes taking what can be generously described as a modest county fire district and turning it into one that is emulated across Kentucky.

    “It’s been coming for a while,” Barnes said. “My wife and I have been discussing since May.”

  • Candidates to square off Thursday

    From staff reports

    Can’t decide who to vote for in the upcoming local elections?

    We can help.

    Along with blanket coverage in the Oct. 29 edition of the newspaper of all candidates heading into November’s races, The Anderson News will give voters a chance to hear and see candidates answer questions and ask for your vote during a candidate forum scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23 at Anderson County Middle School.

    The event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m.

  • Tornado sirens now cover estimated 90 percent of city

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Tornado sirens now cover 95 percent of the city, thanks to the newest one placed at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    The newest of five such sirens inside city limits was activated this week, giving about 90 percent of the city’s population base a chance to hear one blow during a tornado warning, according to Emergency Management Director Bart Powell, who announced the new siren Monday afternoon.