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Local News

  • Anderson County makes triumphant return to state fair

    After more than four years of being absent from the Kentucky State Fair Pride of the Counties, Anderson County returned with a bang.

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, the local state fair committee and around 118 volunteers who worked at the booth made the effort possible.

    Pam Brough, president of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, said since she took office in 2011 many people asked her about participation in the state fair.

  • Donnell quits race for judge

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell has pulled out of the race for District Judge Division I, leaving only one candidate in the race for that seat.

    Donnell withdrew her candidacy on Aug. 22, meaning J.R. RoBards is now running unopposed for the seat vacated by Linda Armstrong in March when she retired, citing health reasons.

  • Two locals to compete in Senior Games this week

    Kathy Wright, a retired Anderson County High School assistant principal, has been practicing at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Frankfort in preparation for the Kentucky Senior Games in Frankfort this week.

    Wright, 56, has been playing golf since she was in high school. As a former head softball coach, assistant golf coach and assistant basketball coach at the high school, Wright is a major proponent of fitness.

  • Pesticide container recycling offered

    The Anderson County Extension Service along with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will be offering a Pesticide Rinse and Return Program at the Anderson County Extension Office from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 22.

    This program allows for the proper recycling of these pesticide containers. This reduces the amount of material entering the landfill or being disposed of by other means. The Rinse and Return Program has collected 956,503 pounds of pesticide containers since its inception with more than 100 counties participating.

  • 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.