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Today's News

  • Cornish appoints Hanks as county clerk

    Edith Hanks has been appointed as county clerk and will serve in that position until the general election in November, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish announced Thursday morning during a special-called meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Hanks was the chief deputy in the county clerk's office under former county clerk Harold Ritchey, who died unexpectedly Monday night.

    According to Kentucky Revised Statutes, a vacancy in the office of the county clerk is to be filled by an appointment from the county judge-executive.

  • Embracing domestic roles can still be a part of feminism

    I will never forget the first time I watched Sen. Hillary Clinton in a debate. When a comment was made about politics being a "boys club," Clinton spoke up and said something to the extent of, "If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. And I am very comfortable in the kitchen."

  • Boys, girls heading to state playoffs

    Anderson County sports fans could only shake their heads in amazement of what transpired last Thursday night.

    "Never," said longtime fan Jerry New when asked if he could have ever foreseen both the boys' and girls' teams from Anderson County High School winning regional championships in the same or corresponding sports the same year. "It is just so tough to make it," New said.

    New and a throng of Anderson softball fans had watched the Lady Bearcats take care of long-time rival Shelby County 4-0 for the Eighth Region championship at Oldham County High School.

  • A purr-fect homecoming for a furry friend

    He'd been sitting under that desk for hours - basically since he got home ... well, to his new home.

    He was scared and in an unfamiliar place, so he felt safest curled up in that corner. But he couldn't stay there forever.

    So I did what any loving mother would do. I got under there with him. I smiled, rubbed his arm and told him everything was fine.

    And then, the most amazing thing happened.

    He started to purr and put his little paw on top of my hand. Izzy Sebastian Canterbury Mason had finally come home.

    OK, now that you think I'm crazy, I'll explain.

  • This company even misery can't stand

    When God stirred the dust and created Adam back in the day, life was the result.

    With life comes countless miracles and miseries, apparently all part of God's grand design and that which keeps us all - believers and non-believers alike - searching for its meaning.

    My limited linear brain until recently tended to separate miracles and miseries into distinct categories. When my kids were born: miracles. When a loved one dies or suffers: tragedies.

  • Fire destroys Lanes Mill Road home

    Furious flames engulfed a home on Lanes Mill Road near Lovers Leap Winery on Tuesday, resulting in the "total loss" of the house, said Mike Barnes, Anderson County fire chief.

    The house belongs to Jerry Holder, who owns the winery. Holder and his family were on vacation in Florida at the time of the fire, so no one was injured, Barnes said.

    "They have been notified, and it is my understanding that they are on their way back," he said.

    The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, the fire chief said.

  • County clerk collapses, dies while jogging

    Longtime Anderson County Clerk Harold Ritchey died of an apparent heart attack while jogging Monday evening near the entrance of American Legion Fairgrounds.

    According to an unofficial preliminary report, Ritchey, 64, collapsed at about 8:30 p.m. He was unresponsive when county EMS workers treated him at the scene and he was immediately transported to Frankfort Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 9:30 p.m.

    The news of his untimely passing was met by disbelief and a great deal of sadness by people throughout the community.

  • Annual DARE Fishing Derby set for Saturday

    The fifth annual DARE Fishing Derby will be this Saturday, June 7, from 8-11 a.m. at the Hope Community Church Lake near the Anderson/Franklin county line on U.S. 127.

    The derby is sponsored by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office DARE Program and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Children ages 15 and younger are invited to fish for free. Participants are asked to bring their own fishing pole/tackle. Bait will be provided, and participants can keep what they catch. The Sheriff's Office stocks the pond a few days before the event.

  • Pleasure Ridge Park ace no-hits Bearcats in semi-state series opener

    LOUISVILLE -- Anderson County found out why Pleasure Ridge Park is the state's top-ranked team and why Zach Cox is ranked as one of the nation's top 100 prospects.

    Cox silenced what had been a group of booming Anderson bats with a no-hitter, then hit a towering home run that put the game out of reach as homestanding PRP defeated Anderson 5-0 in game one of the semi-state series Wednesday night. The series is the first round of the state high school baseball tournament.

  • A modern Civil War

    My one sibling, Jeff, and I seldom agree about anything. It has always been that way between the two of us.

    I'm three years older and have always been larger and stronger than him. As many big brothers are wont to do, I'm embarrassed to admit that I bullied him a time or two or more.