Today's News


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 9, 1966

    New officers of the Western High School Future Homemakers of America were: Jane McQuire, president; Mary Lou Corley, first vice president, Linda Brown, second vice president; Charlotte Crain, secretary; Delores Drury, treasurer; Pat Fritts, reporter; Alla Case, song leader; Donna Brown, recreation leader; Judy Young parliamentarian; Emma Edington, historian.

    The Louisville Store had a Bargain Sale on Ivory soap for 5 cents a bar.

  • Fish on!

    One child landed a big catfish, thanks to a family friend’s “lucky pole.”

    Nearby, a pair of stepbrothers were dueling atop the leaderboard, each having hauled in a 5-plus pound catfish that were separated by just a few ounces and more than a little eager to share their fishing tale.

    A little further along, one young man hauled in a dandy catfish on his dad’s birthday, and just one day before his own.

  • Hop on the bus

    Seniors in wheelchairs and walkers lined the entryway to the Anderson County Senior Center on Monday to watch for the arrival of a new bus — a handicap-accessible bus.

    “We’ll be able to bring people in who have never been able to come here before,” senior center volunteer secretary Opal Phillips said.

  • New program will help seniors with pets

    Donna Callahan of the Anderson Humane Society told seniors about a new program the humane society is partnering with Bluegrass Community Action Partnership with that will help seniors care for their pets at the senior center Monday.

    She said the services provided will include delivering pet food, medicines, trimming pet nails, and vet visits.

    “It’s our way of helping you to keep your pet at home,” Callahan explained.

    She added that if seniors become hospitalized, their pets will be taken to a foster home, rather than a shelter.

  • Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recently recorded at the Anderson County Courthouse.

    Jeffrey G. Carter and Derick VanPembrook to James N. and Barbara C. Seeders, lot 7 Pleasant Acres subdivision, $185,000.

    Dean M. and Julie L. Oschwald to Thornton M. and Evelyn M. Helm Jr., 1320 Mudlick Road, $131,000.

    John W. Bain and Joann Bain to Timothy and Sherri Brothers, parcel in North Main Street, $80,000.

    Bonnie Kaufman to Tony Kaufman, 1340 Puckett Road, $130,000.

  • Hudson wins essay contest

    Emily Hudson, left, is congratulated by Patty Klink, right, president of the Anderson County Retired Teachers Association, for winning an essay contest for fifth-graders in which they wrote about their grandparents. Emily, who attended Emma B. Ward Elementary School, wrote about her grandfather Harold Todd, center. Lisa Hudson, Emily’s writing teacher, also received a gift. The contest was sponsored by the Anderson County Retired Teachers Association and the American Association of Retired Persons.

  • Education briefs

    Three named to dean’s

    list at Cumberlands

    The University of the Cumberlands has named three local students to its dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester.

    Madison Garrett, Kaitlyn Riley, and Hannah Wampler, all of Lawrenceburg, earned this distinction.

    To be eligible for dean’s list students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and be in good standing.

    Dual credit scholarships announced

  • Man killed when bike hits tree

    Donald “Duck” Curtsinger Jr. couldn’t have been happier than when he fulfilled a lifelong dream of purchasing a Harley-Davidson motorcycle about two weeks ago.

    “He had wanted a bike all of his life,” said close friend William Desponett. “He got a wonderful price on a Harley-Davidson and called me as soon as he got it. He said, ‘Billy, you’re not going to believe it, but I got my bike! I got my bike!’ He sounded like a kid at Christmas.

    “He finally got him one, and it killed him.”

  • Girls return to state tournament

    Owensboro might not be the most popular tourist destination around, but the Anderson County High School softball team has begun to make a trip to the western Kentucky city an annual excursion.

    The Lady Bearcats earned their third straight trip to the state softball tournament when they romped past Shelby County, 12-2, in the Eighth Region championship game at Trimble County High School.

  • Morgue not OSHA compliant

    With no running water, the county’s morgue does not comply with OSHA standards, Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey has confirmed.

    Tussey warned magistrates during a recent Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting that the facility, which opened nearly a year ago, does not meet the standards required the the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

    “I don’t think county morgue is up to OSHA standards,” Tussey said during a protracted argument that ensued after a magistrate called Tussey’s spending “irresponsible.”