Today's News

  • Calendar of events

    Oct. 12

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    10:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks and Friends in Christ with Jean Bush at the Anderson County Senior Center

    11:30 a.m. — Lunch at the Anderson County Senior Center

    1 to 3 p.m. — Card room open at the Anderson County Senior Center

    5 to 6:30 p.m. — Free flu shots at Sand Spring Baptist Church in the old fellowship hall

    5:30 p.m. — Friends of the Anderson Public Library meet at the library

    Oct. 13

  • ’67 Chevy Nova sparks memories for ACHS librarian

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 13, 1966

    The Optimist Club team was to meet the Lions Club team for the county championship in the Little League football tournament Sunday at the Anderson High field. The Optimist Club defeated the Rotary Club team the previous Sunday 26 to 7 in the first tourney game. The Lions team drew a bye.

    Second records were: Optimist 3-1; Lions 3-1; Rotary 0-4.

  • Saffell Street’s Miller voted top instructor

    Teresa Miller says she didn’t choose teaching as much as teaching chose her.

    Miller, who has taught all of her nearly 24 years at Saffell Street Elementary School, didn’t head back to college to become a teacher until age 32.

    “I had been involved in children’s ministries and volunteered in my daughters’ classes at Saffell. Max Workman kept telling me I should be a teacher. I felt God calling me to become a teacher too,” she explained.

  • Warren, Hyatt voted top educators

    Ginger Warren is quick to admit if she could go back in time and be a student again, she would.

    “I would appreciate and soak in what I was learning so much more, knowing what I know now,” said Warren, who was voted this year’s Best of Anderson Middle School Teacher.

    “Mrs. (Ginger) Warren is very dedicated and enthusiastic about her profession,” Jeanna Rose, Anderson County Middle School Principal said.

  • Locals in Haiti OK after hurricane slams island

    Lawrenceburg residents currently on mission trips to Haiti are safe and sound following the massive hurricane that struck the island last week.

    Marcella Laytart said the day after the hurricane hit that she had spoken with her son, Sam, who assured her that he and others from Ninevah Christian and Fox Creek Christian churches are OK.

    “I was worried but I tried not to,” said Marcella. “We didn’t know exactly where they are, but he assured me they were fine.”

  • News briefs

    Kuntz to lead tax-aide effort

    David Kuntz of Lawrenceburg has been appointed Kentucky state coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, the organization announced.

    Kuntz will oversee tax-aid operations of 500 volunteers in more than 70 locations throughout Kentucky, including the site located in Lawrenceburg, which he helped establish at the Anderson Senior Center in 2004.

    Kuntz has been a resident of Anderson County for 37 years, married to Yvette and father to three children, all graduates of Anderson County High School.

  • Kentucky Grazing Conference to focus on pasture health

    Participants attending the 2016 Kentucky Grazing Conference will learn new and innovative ways to think about their pastures and improve their operation.

    The conference is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

    It is sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council.

    Among the presenters is Peter Byck, a journalism professor at Arizona State University. He will discuss how soil health can lead to increased farm income.

  • Know limits on nursing homes

    When there is a medical emergency, you most likely are not thinking about the bill. You need to get help right away.

    That’s why it’s emergency care, an unplanned medical need that requires immediate attention.  It’s not a planned medical event such as surgery.

    Don’t assume that the hospital billing procedures have your best interests in mind. They have to follow the rules for Medicare and Medicaid, which may have very different rules that your private insurance.

  • Stirring the pot
  • BOZA vote could open Pandora’s box

    Column as I see ’em …

    I’m very much looking forward to Oct. 20, when the Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA) decides the fate of Francis Recycling, a mom-and-pop operation located on the Bypass that has run afoul of the conditions set forth when it was granted a conditional use permit in 2011. (See www.theandersonnews.com or last week’s paper for details.)