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Today's News

  • COLUMN: City should get tough on delinquent taxes

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Kudos to the city council for discussing how to collect city property taxes from those who don’t pay.

    It’s flat-out amazing that, in 2010, the council is just now getting around to doing so, but that’s another story.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Oct. 5.

    Porter L. Boyd, arraignment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- pleaded guilty, $243, installment/deferred payment Dec. 14.

    Michael W. Hays, arraignment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 90 days, to serve seven days (balance conditionally discharged for two years), $243, installment/deferred payment Jan. 11.

  • Bearcats face regional tests this week

    After an unexpected week off, the Anderson County boys' basketball team will be tested by a pair of teams intent on making some regional noise in March.

  • Community calendar - 1.13 to 1.19

    Wednesday, Jan. 13

    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

  • Lady Cats get preview of country star's eatery

    Country music?

    Check.

    Enough televisions to watch any sporting event, especially the Kentucky Wildcats?

    Check. After all, the owner is the Wildcats' top celebrity fan. Eat your heart out, Ashley.

    A ribeye so tender you can eat it with a fork?

    Check again.

  • Former Lady Cat hoops star Milam injured, out for season

    Former Anderson County Lady Bearcat basketball player Courtney Milam had an abrupt end to her season when she suffered a knee injury while playing for St. Catharine College against Centre on Dec. 19.

    St. Catharine College is located near Springfield.

    Milam suffered damage to her right anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments.

    “I have a torn ACL, torn meniscus and a partially torn MCL on my right knee,” Milam said in a message from her Facebook account. “I am obviously out for the rest of the season.”

  • COLUMN: Get through winter by planning for warmer times

    Here’s a happy thought. Spring will be here in just a little over two months. With that in mind I thought this would be a good time to start planning the garden. We’ve got all of those gardening catalogues arriving in our mailbox almost daily. All you need is paper and pen to get started.

    I love to page through the catalogues and circle the item and the page numbers of those things that I’m interested in possibly growing. Don’t hold back. You never know what the next catalogue will bring and you may want to plant several varieties of the same thing.

  • COLUMN: Resolutions for the New Year

    New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken.

    It’s a negative outlook, I know, but usually it’s true. And, that’s why I typically don’t make resolutions.

    But hey, it’s a new year and by my calculations, with all the resolutions I’ve broken in the past, I’m due to make a resolution that will actually stick.

    So, to increase my chances of making one I’ll actually go through with, I’ve made four for 2010, ranging from small and specific to large and broad.

  • 'They are ruining my property'

    Water spilling from a South Anderson Water District tower on Lanes Mill Road has a homeowner there hopping mad and demanding that the district fix damage it has caused to his property.

    Monty Collingsworth says the recent spillover has flooded his septic system, washed out his driveway and has left “miniature lakes” on his frozen yard.

    “I’ve spent thousands of dollars trying to keep my land from disappearing, but the water comes so fast I can’t stop it,” Collingsworth said. “They are ruining my property.”

  • Feared snow produces only couple of inches

    They were too prepared, but that’s a good thing.

    County highway foreman Chip Chambers said his crews were prepared for significantly more snow that the 1 ½ to 2 inches that fell Thursday in Anderson County, but is happy those preparations proved unnecessary.

    “It’s a blessing, really,” Chambers said by phone around 1:30 p.m.