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Today's News

  • Community Calendar - 8.5 to 8.11

    Wednesday, Aug. 5

    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 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

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

  • Letters to the editor - 7.29

    Carlson unfairly criticized over dentist’s two DUIs

    To the editor:

    My family and I have received on many occasions excellent care from Dr. Dahlen.

    My family and I, along with others, have watched with interest our local paper’s coverage of Dr. Dahlen’s problems with the law that endangered other citizens’ lives.

  • Local All-Stars win Frankfort tourney

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars captured the championship of the East Frankfort Kiwanis Tournament, defeating the Frankfort Blue team 8-4 in the final on July 25.

    It was just the second time that Anderson had won the tournament for 11- and 12-year-old all-star teams. Anderson also won in 2004 with the team that eventually won the Eighth Region high school championships in 2008 and 2009.

    Anderson won its three games by a combined 29-9 score.

  • Lady Bearcats capture Bluegrass gold

    The Anderson County girls' soccer team got its pre-season off to a rousing start with four wins over Top 25 teams to take its second consecutive gold medal in the Bluegrass State Games held in Lexington.

    “It was four very good games for us, as all four teams are top 25 teams, so this was very good competition that I was extremely pleased with,” said Anderson coach Jason Earnest.

  • EDITORIAL: Time to cut KACo down to proper size

    Remember those old cries of “Break up Ma Bell!” back in the 1980s when the monopolistic telephone company practically ran the world?

    Although breaking up the Kentucky Association of Counties might seem a bit extreme, perhaps it’s time to trim a few of its overgrown branches.

    For those living under a rock over the past month, KACo has been under almost constant attack after the Herald-Leader exposed its lavish — and at times vulgar — spending practices.

  • COLUMN: Is it football season yet?

    Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons. There’s just something about the smell of dead leaves.

    Last year, for me though, fall brought with it a new list of reasons to fall in love.

    First downs. The wildcat formation. The red zone. Man-to-man coverage. Touchdowns!

    What can I say? The football bug got a hold of me and left a lasting bite with an itch that can’t wait to be scratched.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings May 18.

    Matthew S. Gilbert, motion for shock probation, trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces), possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia -- probated balance of 218 days for two years.

    Robin L. Hayes, hearing, hitchhiking on limited access facilities -- fine converted to 15 days jail (credit time served).

    Bradley Scott Newby, motion, third-degree criminal possession of forged instrument -- granted.

  • Hey, kid, button your shirt!

    Students at Anderson County middle and high schools might find their back to school fashion choices a little limited this year — not because the stores are lacking, but because of a new dress code being implemented when school starts Aug. 4.

    The changes in both schools’ dress codes are mainly in regard to shirts, said middle school Principal Steve Karsner.

    According to the new middle school dress code — a full version of which is available on the school’s website — shirts worn must have either a rounded crewneck or polo-style collar.

  • Golf carts on Main Street?

    A golf course might not be the only place you’ll see your neighbors cruising around in golf carts. If Lawrenceburg follows the suit of some other Kentucky cities, golf carts could become a frequent sight even on Main Street.

    Mayor Edwinna Baker told city council members at Monday’s work session that she had been approached by an individual who would like the council to consider allowing golf carts on public roads.

    Councilman Larry Giles said he had also heard a similar request.

  • Turn off the lights!

    When the Anderson County Board of Education signed on with an energy savings program last fall, board members were promised the district would save thousands. Less than a year into its four-year contract, it already has.

    Based on data gathered from the last week of February through May, the district has saved $59,272.

    Just exactly what does that mean?

    Last year during the same time frame, the district spent just under $250,000 on energy and water bills alone. This year, that number dropped to just over $190,000 — a savings of nearly 24 percent.