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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Lack of rain making potatoes look like fries

    How about those sunsets?

    It’s like having our own personal drive-in screen, with a different show every night.

    Fall officially arrives tomorrow and I hope we have some leaves left on the trees. Rain would help.

    I was doing a little math the other day, adding up the recorded rain we’ve had, as recorded by the National Weather Service. They say we’ve had over 23 inches, since the beginning of May. My Oregon Weather Station tells me I’ve had just under 16 inches here on the farm, in the same time period. It’s dry.

  • Anderson boys' golf falls short in regional

    The Anderson County boys' golf team fell short of its own high hopes at the regional golf tournament, held at The Pines at Lindsey Wilson in Columbia.

    The Bearcats finished fifth in the tournament, won by West Jessamine. Adair County, playing on its home course, also advanced to the state as the second place team.

    No Anderson individual made the final state cut on a day when several golfers had hot rounds and all of the individual qualifiers shot par-72 or below. Anderson's Marcus Lake was two strokes off a possible state berth.

  • Max Patrick Quisenberry birth

    Rachel and Casey Quisenberry of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Max Patrick Quisenberry, on Aug. 3 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    He was welcomed home by a sister, Jenna, 3.

    His maternal grandparents are Mike and Becky Townsend of Lawrenceburg.

    His maternal great-grandmother is Louise Smock of Danville.

    His paternal grandparents are Vaughn and Sharon Quisenberry of Lawrenceburg.

  • COLUMN: Seedy message board no reason to restrict freedom of speech

    Did you know that I’m gay?

    Neither did I, but according to an outrageous message board that has gained local notoriety, someone out there has speculated just that.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that — as Jerry Seinfeld so humorously contended on his TV show — but all you single middle-aged men out there will just have to continue on without me. I’m hopelessly heterosexual, married and have no intention of switching teams anytime soon.

  • Letters to the editor - 9.22

    Voters need to choose better judge-executive

    To the editor:

    Where is our county’s government?

    I am curious to know where our governing body has been during the alleged inappropriate conduct that has occurred in the county judge-executive’s office and the county road department office.

  • Community calendar - 9.29 to 10.6

    Wednesday, Sept. 29

    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

  • 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.