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Today's News

  • Anderson goes for Bernie but Hillary claims Kentucky in Democratic primary

    Sen. Bernie Sanders posted a strong victory in Anderson County in the Democrat presidential primary, knocking off former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a just over 500 votes.

    Sanders collected 1,649 votes to Clinton’s 1,132.

    Clinton managed to win Kentucky by a narrow margin, however, stemming Sanders’ momentum as the two Democrats continued their battle to secure their party’s nomination.

  • Awards pile up for Maynard Studios

    The awards continue to pile up for Maynard Studios in Lawrenceburg.

    Owners Matthew and Karine Maynard have been awarded as one of the 2016 Kentucky Business Pacesetters, according to a news release.

    Their business joins an elite group of Kentucky businesses that are recognized for changing the economic landscape of Kentucky through introducing innovative products, increasing sales and/or production, boosting employment, and serving the communities of the commonwealth.

  • FFA students to compete at state level

    Ten Anderson County High School FFA members have qualified, through winning contests, to compete at the state level.

    Isaiah Caldwell placed first in specialty crop production SAE.

    Taylor Hughes placed first in beef entrepreneurship SAE; and second in beef impromptu speech.

    Placing second in their respective categories were: Adam Sanderson, greenhouse impromptu speech; Madison Powell, prepared public speech; Madison Cherry, equine impromptu speech; and Krista Spaulding, beef placement SAE.

    Casey Merideth was named regional officer.

  • Summer classes being offered

    The following classes are being offered by Anderson Community Education this summer.

    American Sign Language — Very basic ASL for parent and child together

    When: Tuesday beginning June 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    Where: Anderson Adult Learning Center at 219 East Woodford Street with certified instructor and deaf educator, Arlene Hoffman.

    Cost: $69 for 8 weeks parent and child instructor (one fee)

  • Which candidate has Kentucky in its cards?

    Tuesday’s primary dealt the cards for the Nov. 8 general election. Who holds the good hands in Kentucky?

    Not Hillary Clinton.

    With a huge effort, she avoided embarrassment, but her 0.43-percentage-point win over Bernie Sanders was less a victory than an avoidance of setback.

  • Ways to help mitigate disease problems in vegetable plantings

    More than 100 areas of Kentucky, from Calloway to Pike counties, have been unlucky enough to receive pop-up hailstorms within the last three weeks.

    Hail is typically accompanied by driving rains and wind and can physically damage even the strongest plants. Depending on the extent, plants can usually recover from hail damage.

  • Stand up for transgender rights

    By Caylee Godby

    Transgenders are being harassed by the government and our society.

    Throughout history, people who are different from society’s system of conformity are considered unequal and are treated as such.

    A major issue concerning transgenders has been bathroom use. Many laws are already in place that have forced these valuable members of our society one option: using the bathroom that coincides with their gender at birth.

    Transgenders should be allowed to use the restroom according to their preferred gender.

  • Fiscal court has bills issues of its own

    Column as I see ’em …

    For all of the handwringing and gnashing of teeth that has been done over some shirts and parkas purchased by the coroner’s office, the fiscal court would better redirect its efforts in cleaning up its own fiscal shortcomings.

    Again this year, the fiscal court has received what amounts to a lousy state audit, complete with a note that you, Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer, fronted about $200 to provide training for a non-county employee.

  • Annual DARE Fishing Derby scheduled for June 4

    It’s time to change the line on your fishing reel and break out the stink bait because the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office’s annual DARE Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 4.

    The derby is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. at Hope Community Church, located on U.S. 127 just north of the Anderson County line.

    The derby is open to children 15 and under. Registration is free and lunch will be provided.

    Parents are welcome to fish with their children immediately following the derby from 11 a.m. to noon.

  • Coroner delivers DEATH BLOW!

    The feud between the county’s coroner and two members of the Anderson County Fiscal Court boiled over Thursday night when the coroner delivered a blistering public rebuke of magistrates Meredith Lewis and Kenny Barnett.

    Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey ripped into Lewis for calling him “irresponsible” in March for money he spent on uniforms and safety parkas.

    On Thursday, Lewis spent several minutes explaining why she made the remark and at one point during the 15-minute exchange apologized for making it.