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Today's News

  • ANALYSIS: Here's where your tax dollars go

    It should come as no surprise that the county’s largest public employer, the school system, receives nearly 65 percent of all county tax dollars collected.

    What is surprising is that county government, which includes the judge-executive’s office, planning and zoning, electrical and building inspections and the highway department receives only slightly more than the public library.

  • Anderson girls' soccer wins Bluegrass gold

    The Anderson County High School girls' soccer team took the gold medal in the Bluegrass State Games competition, held Saturday and Sunday in Versailles.

    The Lady Bearcats, who are expected to be a regional contender in 2010, got some revenge by defeating perennial power South Oldham 2-1 in the championship game. South Oldham had defeated Anderson 3-1 on Saturday.

    Earlier in the tournament, Anderson had beaten Ryle, 1-0, and Highlands, 2-0, to advance to the final.

    For a complete report, see the July 28 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Gilbert-Conkle engagement

    George and Connie Gilbert of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Patricia Claire Gilbert, to Mark Daniel Conkle, son of Daniel and Debbi Conkle of Bloomington, Ind.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Jessie Rae Herzog of Lancaster and the late Edward R. Herzog, as well as Linda Gilbert of Lawrenceburg and the late Dr. George F. Gilbert.

    She is a 2003 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Chicago.

  • Basham-Cooper engagement

    Jr. and Nita Basham of Lawrenceburg and Alan and Vickie Cooper of Mackville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Kayla Lynette Basham and James Alan Cooper.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Ralph and Joyce Pierce of Leitchfield.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2008 graduate of Sullivan University where she earned a degree as a professional nanny.

    She is currently employed as a professional nanny in Lexington.

  • EDITORIAL: Board chooses great location for new ECC

    At a special called meeting last week, the Anderson County Board of Education selected the location at which it will build a new Early Childhood Center — and we couldn’t be happier with its choice.

    Actually, either of the locations the board was considering would have made us giddy.

    The location the board has chosen is a plot of land between the district’s central office and Emma B. Ward Elementary School. The runner-up in the contest was a plot of land on the Robert B. Turner Elementary School campus.

    So, why are we smiling so wide?

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings May 24.

    Terry S. Allen, hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .138) -- show cause.

    Melissa D. Bamberger, arraignment, license to be in possession, operating a vehicle with an expired operator’s license -- dismissed.

    Martin G. Begley, arraignment, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- pleaded guilty, $643, show cause/installment/deferred payment Dec. 6.

  • Community calendar - 7.21 to 7.27

    Wednesday, July 21

    Education

    11 a.m. to noon, Anderson Public Library summer reading program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students, 114 N. Main St.

    City/county government

    8:30 a.m., Registration for all road tests with the license examiner.

    8:30 to 10:30 a.m., All written tests for driving permits, reinstatements and commercial drivers licenses.

    Community groups

    7 p.m., Station 3 (Glensboro), Firehouse, Highway 44.

    7 p.m., Boy Scout Troop 37, First Christian Church, William Hunt Scout room, 300 South Main St.

  • Letters to the editor - 7.14

    Drury’s deeds a lesson on what to do

    To the editor:

    I have to admit I bought The Anderson News [last week] because of the outrageous quote on the front page attributed to Ms. Drury, candidate for Anderson County judge-executive.

    I am amazed a candidate would refer to her would-be constituents as being without sense or intellectual ability.

    Then I read your article about your interview with her and the plagiarism found on her website.

  • COLUMN: 'The King' could learn a lesson from the kids

    While LeBron James was telling us — excuse me, blessing us — with his decision of where to play next year, a team of 10- and 11-year-old baseball players reminded us of what we love about sports.

    James, the latest example of a me-first superstar we have in sports today, decided it was necessary to take an hour of our lives so he could announce where he would suit up next year.

  • COLUMN: Heavy rains make earth 'sigh with relief'

    I’m smiling. As I write, it’s Thursday night and I’m listening to thunder boomers and a nice steady rain. It’s been two weeks of dry, hot weather and hand watering to keep things alive. You can almost hear the earth sighing with relief. Some native plants, that are our most hardy lawn weeds, were even curling up.