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Today's News

  • Society announcements now appear online

    Society announcements (births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries) now appear online, as well as in our printed edition.

    All announcements must still be submitted by completing forms available at our office or online (click here). All forms require the signature of both parties mentioned in the announcement.

    For more information, e-mail sbrock@theandersonnews.com or call 502-839-6906.

  • Harper Liam Mattox birth

    Christopher Mattox and Holly Murphy-Mattox of Frankfort announce the birth of their son, Harper Liam Mattox, on July 19, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Arnold and Alma Murphy of Lawrenceburg and the late Mary Jane Richardson.

    His paternal grandmother is Suzanne Rodriguez of Columbia, S.C.

    His paternal great-grandmother is Rosemary Terry of Aiken, S.C. 

  • Katilyn Emily Byrd birth

    Jeffrey Byrd and Brittany Waughtal of Harrodsburg announce the birth of their daughter, Katilyn Emily Byrd, on June 21 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 6 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by a sister, Kyleigh Jean, 3.

    Her maternal grandparents are Katherine Waughtal of Lawrenceburg and Tracy and Debbie Dresch of Independence, Mo.

    Her maternal great-grandparents are Maebeth Waughtal of Branson, Mo. and Paul and Marylyn Dresch of El Dorado Spring, Mo.

  • COLUMN: Two sides of fantasy football

    During the NFL season, I might as well have split personalities.

    My husband introduced me to fantasy football two seasons ago, and I’ve been in love ever since. (Those of you who keep up with this column on a regular basis know this.)

    However, because of my extremely competitive nature, my mood tends to change a lot from September to February.

    I’m an exceptionally happy winner, but the oh-so-sorest of losers.

    We’ve joined two leagues this year and the first week of the season, my teams went 0-2.

  • Cattle rustlers swipe 17 cows

    When all of Donnie and Sandy Peggs’ cows didn’t show up for feeding time Sept. 8, they knew something was amiss.

    What they didn’t know at that moment but are convinced of now is that 17 of their cows were stolen — in broad daylight.

    “It’s just a very strange situation,” Sandy Peggs said by phone Monday afternoon. “My husband noticed all the cows not showing up. He looked around that night, but couldn’t find them.”

  • Wreck kills Dana Drive man

    A Dana Drive man was killed last Wednesday in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Highway 62.

    Ralph G. Coy, 65, died from injuries he received in the accident, according to a news release from the Anderson County Coroner’s Office.

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the accident, but as of Monday had not released any specific details about how it occurred.

  • School board blinks, keeps tax rate

    The public spoke Wednesday night, and the Anderson County Board of Education listened.

    The board voted unanimously to leave the property tax rate where it is, and where it has been for the past two years.

    The property tax rate will remain at $5.52 per $1,000 of assessed value, meaning the school’s portion of this year’s tax bills will neither increase nor decrease.

    Dozens of concerned citizens attended a public hearing on the tax rate Wednesday, and most of them implored the board not to raise taxes.

  • Early Anderson deluge makes for happy homecoming, district win

    About 10 minutes prior to the kickoff of Anderson County's district football opener with Grant County last Friday, the gray sky dropped a steady rain on Hollie Warford Stadium.

    The minor nuisance lasted only a short time but a major storm really was brewing. It wore red jerseys and white pants and was still smarting from a game that had been snatched away seven days before.

  • COLUMN: No coach-speak needed for Friday's game

    When someone has been around this business as long as I have, he can usually decipher coach-speak.

    You know the routine. Coach speak – Rex Ryan not included – has become even more widespread with the Internet making nearly every publication available at the click of a button.

    “They are a good football team.” Translation: “They are the next team on the schedule.”

  • FULL STORY: Late tax bills sold despite lawsuit

    A Circuit Court judge on Monday rejected the last-minute pleas of one of Anderson County’s largest property owners to halt the sale of his delinquent tax bills.

    Brad Smith, owner of SmithCo Properties, which includes Eagle Lake Convention Center and a host of strip malls, sued the county attorney, judge-executive, sheriff and county clerk in an effort to stave off the sale of his 2009 back taxes, which totaled roughly $95,000, nearly $10,000 of which includes his home.