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Today's News

  • Items swiped from road barn

    The Anderson County highway facility was burgled sometime over the weekend with thieves making off with a variety of tools and equipment.

    Highway foreman Chip Chambers said someone broke into the building by pushing an air conditioning unit through the window and climbing in.

    Chambers said items stolen include two chain saws, a pole saw, floor jacks, sockets and a pressure washer.

    Chambers said Monday he was still working to put together an estimated value of the equipment for the county’s insurance company.

  • COLUMN: A pain in the grass

    After spending the better part of four decades not trying to keep up with them, the Joneses finally caught me in their web of jealousy this spring.

    Their name isn’t actually Jones, but that’s not the point. Several families in my neighborhood had (past tense gleefully and firmly intended) lawns that would make even the Cincinnati Reds’ groundskeeper green with envy, and did exactly the same thing to me.

    They didn’t have dandelions poking their rotten yellow heads out of the ground only hours after they mowed.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Aug. 20: Garrard Co. at Anderson Co., Alumni Bowl, 7:30 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Aug. 18: Anderson Co at Henry Clay, Fayette Co. Soccer Spectacular, 8 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 21: Anderson Co. vs. Paul L. Dunbar, Fayette Co. Soccer Spectacular, at Henry Clay High School, 8 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 23: Anderson Co. at Lexington Catholic, 7 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

    Boys' soccer

  • Who's the best? You decide

    Honor your favorite Anderson County businesses by casting a ballot — or two — in the second annual “Best of Anderson” contest.

    Paper ballots can be found in the Aug. 4, 11 and 18 editions of The Anderson News, as well as the Aug. 9 and 16 editions of The Anderson News Extra.

    Only original paper ballots will be accepted; no copies are allowed.

    Votes can also be cast online at www.theandersonnews.com. Click here to vote.

  • Ag office cites county for spraying weeds

    The admission last Tuesday in fiscal court that a highway employee sprayed weed killer after his state certification expired has resulted in state charges against the county and sparked a political firestorm among judge-executive candidates.

    Highway foreman Chip Chambers, the Republican candidate for judge, admitted to the infraction during the meeting while being quizzed by Magistrate John Wayne Conway, a Democrat also running for judge.

  • Bearcat soccer looking for fourth regional berth in five years

    Coming off one of the best seasons  in the history of Anderson County boys' soccer, it would be easy for the Bearcats to bask in the glow of their accomplishments in 2009.

    Anderson went 13-5-4, the second highest victory total of the decade. The Bearcats had one stretch of nine wins in 10 matches. Senior Seth Beasley ranked 10th in the state and scored a school record 29 goals.

  • City tax rate ticks higher

    Lawrenceburg homeowners received a 1.2 percent property tax rate increase Monday evening after the city council voted to accept what the state terms as a “compensating” tax rate.

    The ordinance establishing the tax rate was approved unanimously on first reading, and the council is expected to vote on the ordinance on second reading at its next monthly meeting.

  • Lady Bearcats' heads go up, Franklin County goes down

    As its big lead slowly disappeared, last Tuesday, the Anderson County volleyball team needed a dig.

    A dig of its own attitude.

    Even though the Lady Bearcats had already won the first game, 25-23, over rival Franklin County, a five-point lead was quickly gone as Franklin County knotted things with the teams deadlocked at 11 in the second game.

    Anderson coach Bob Hardin called time out.

    “Their faces got down,” Hardin said. “They needed to get back up.”

  • Parents asked for input on new middle school principal

    Steve Karsner is the new instructional supervisor for Anderson County Schools, filling a vacancy left when Sheila Mitchell was hired as the district’s new superintendent.

    Karsner spent the last three years as principal of Anderson County Middle School, and now the school's site-based decision making council is beginning its search for a new principal.

  • Community calendar - 8.11 to 8.18

    Wednesday, Aug. 11

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government