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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Can I have my hour back, please?

    How could one little missing hour mess with my head so much?

    I woke up totally confused Sunday. My body felt like someone threw me off a cliff. I lurched from room to room; I had no energy. Since my body clock was being screwed up, so was my food clock. So, I ate all day long. (Excuses, excuses.)

  • 'In memory of Brianna'

    Teachers, friends and family of Brianna Borwig gathered outside Anderson County Middle School Friday afternoon to share their memories of the 13-year-old and to make a new one.

    The group planted a tree in memory of Brianna, who died in November after a second battle with an inoperable brainstem tumor.

    For more on this story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Letters to the editor - 3.17

    Caleb’s family grateful for support

    To the editor:

    Once again, our community has opened its heart and wallets to support a family in crisis. I am amazed by the outpouring of support and encouragement Caleb Pack and his family have received from Anderson County citizens and from numerous other communities. Caleb is one of our precious students at Robert B. Turner Elementary School who has been in critical condition due to very serious medical conditions since Jan. 13. He remains at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

  • COLUMN: Could diabetes be one of your family secrets?

    Do you know your family’s health history? Or is it like a secret no one wants to talk about? Many health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, run in families.

    Many people who get Type 2 diabetes have one or more family members with the disease.

    Knowing the health history of your siblings, parents and blood relatives is important because it gives you and your health care team information about your risk for developing health problems, such as Type 2 diabetes.

  • Community calendar - 3.24 to 3.30

    Wednesday, March 24

    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

  • Judge objects to recent headlines

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish is objecting to what he calls “misleading” headlines in the past two editions of The Anderson News.

    In an e-mail to the paper, Cornish takes issue with a headline on an article about a recent audit of the county’s finances, and a headline about a fiscal court vote to pay down debt on the county park.

    The audit headline, “County audit shows problems” appeared in the March 3 edition of the paper. The debt headline, “Fiscal court tells judge to pay park debt,” appeared in the March 10 issue.

  • Commission re-adopts plan despite attorney warnings

    The city and county joint planning commission asserted last Tuesday that its comprehensive plan contains valid research and information.

    Trouble is that isn’t true, according to previous statements by at least two attorneys who have reviewed the plan.

    The commission voted to readopt instead of update the plan, which came as a surprise to the agency that created it, according to Dal Harper, a senior regional planner for Bluegrass Area Development.

  • Auto Mall shut down

    When Tommy McAdams purchased his 2010 Ford Escape earlier this year, he never dreamed that by the middle of March he still wouldn’t have legal title to the vehicle.

    McAdams apparently isn’t alone. Similar complaints, including some potentially criminal, have been pouring in since Bill Waits Auto Mall closed its doors last Tuesday night, leaving some of its customers in a lurch and Anderson County without a new-car dealership for the first time in decades.

  • Egg hunt set for March 27

    The annual Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and the City of Lawrenceburg, is set for Saturday, March 27.

    The hunt will begin at 1 p.m. sharp at the American Legion Clubhouse located at 725 W. Broadway, organizers said.

    The event is open to all children ages 1 to 12. Children will be split into four age groups for the hunt.

    Refreshments will be served, and children will have the chance to find money eggs, earn prize baskets and have their pictures taken for free.

    Special guests, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, will also make an appearance.

  • Diesel spilled when gravel truck flips

    A blown right-front tire caused a dump truck to leave the road, spill its load of gravel and leak an estimated 100 gallons of diesel fuel into a culvert last Tuesday afternoon on Highway 62 near Powell-Taylor Road.

    The driver of the truck escaped injury, but the accident prompted a significant clean-up effort by several local agencies, according to Bart Powell, the county’s emergency management director.

    The driver of the truck managed to escape injury, but his truck was seriously damaged when it toppled over and came to rest in a ditch.