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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Use coffee, bananas to make roses bloom

    One of the best things about my roll into summer is breakfast with the birds. They make such beautiful music in the morning you just want to get up and be out there with them.

    I almost feel like Homeland Security, listening in on a hundred different conversations. I only wish I knew what they were saying. They sure sound happy.

  • Letters to the editor - 4.21

    Burkhead ‘most qualified’ to be next sheriff

    To the editor:

    Rex Burkhead’s candidacy for Anderson County sheriff presents an opportunity for us to install the most qualified, experienced and best-trained law enforcement officer that we’ve ever had in the county’s top position.

  • Judge, sheriff hopefuls square off Thursday

    Democratic candidates for sheriff and judge-executive will square off in a political forum this Thursday night and everyone’s invited.

    Sponsored by The Anderson News and Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, the forum will begin at 6 p.m. with sheriff candidates, followed by judge-executive candidates at 7:15.

    Admission is free.

    Participating will be judge-executive candidates Steve Cornish, the incumbent, and John Wayne Conway, a magistrate in the county’s 6th District.

  • 'All mouth and attitude'

    The rescue of two men stranded late Monday night on the bank of the Kentucky River ended with one of them being arrested.

    Dakota M. Turner, 19, of Lawrenceburg was charged with alcohol intoxication and menacing after he was plucked by rescuers from the Anderson County side of the riverbank near the Tyrone Bridge, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Thunder over Lawrenceburg: Truck, tractor pull coming to town

    The roar of pulling trucks and tractors will echo through Lawrenceburg on April 30 and May 1 when the city hosts Battle of the Bluegrass at the county park.

    The event, organized by Eddie Carey of Carey’s Towing and Recovery, is his latest effort to raise funds for worthy causes by inviting in some of the nation’s top truck and tractor pullers.

    “This one is to benefit the park,” Carey said Monday morning. “We hope to raise enough funds to put a fence around the motorsports portion of the park and to purchase new bleachers.”

  • Planting seeds of knowledge

    Traditional agriculture has met the changes demanded by the 21st century at Anderson County High School, and it is just in time for the spring planting season.

    The school will host the grand opening of its new greenhouse on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The public is invited and can purchase a wide variety of vegetables and ornamental plants. Among the offerings are five varieties of tomatoes and three different kinds of peppers.

  • Shaw announces retirement

    The search is about to begin for a new superintendent of Anderson County Schools.

    Kim Shaw, the superintendent of the school system for the past five years, announced his retirement Monday evening at the Board of Education’s monthly meeting. Shaw will finish out the current school year, with his last day being June 30.

  • Online extra: Challenger League a huge blessing

    The experience I had Saturday cannot be put into words.

    The Pirates team I manage took on the Rangers in the first-ever Challenger Division baseball game at Legion Park.

    The game itself was everything I expected and more.  The children playing the game received a prolonged ovation from an overflow crowd. The smiles on the kids' faces told me that a scoreboard could never do justice to the result of this game.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Area coaching shakeups changing high school hoops landscape

    Several of Anderson County's rivals in boys' basketball will have new coaches for the 2010-11 season, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

    High school writer Mike Fields has reported on his blog this week that Woodford County has hired former Scott County star Scott Hundley as its head coach. No real surprise there as it had been rumored for some time.

    A former Mr. Basketball, Hundley went on to play at Vanderbilt and has been an assistant coach at Scott County and, for the last three years, at Montgomery County.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Baseball

    Saturday, April 24: Anderson Co. at Simon Kenton, 10 a.m.

    Saturday, April 24: Anderson Co. vs. Covington Scott, 12:30 p.m. (at Simon Kenton)

    Tuesday, April 27: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 5:15 p.m.

    JV game following

    Junior varsity baseball

    Friday, April 23: Seneca at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Monday, April 26: Anderson Co. at Marion Co., 6 p.m.

    Fast-Pitch Softball

    Tuesday, April 27: Spencer Co. at Anderson Co, 5:30 p.m.