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Today's News

  • Lawrenceburg’s ‘Buddha of Bourbon’ honored during surprise ceremony

    Jimmy Russell’s illustrious 60-year career as a Wild Turkey master distiller was honored with a Kentucky Distillers’ Association Board of Directors lifetime honorary membership Tuesday afternoon.

    The event was a complete surprise to Russell, who was seen beaming when he walked in the Wild Turkey Visitor’s Center full of friends and peers.

    “Today we celebrate a co-worker, my friend and a living legend in the bourbon industry,” said Rick Robinson, vice president, U.S. product supply chain at Gruppo Campari.

  • Donnell quits race for judge

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell has pulled out of the race for District Judge Division I, leaving only one candidate in the race for that seat.

    Donnell withdrew her candidacy on Aug. 22, meaning J.R. RoBards is now running unopposed for the seat vacated by Linda Armstrong in March when she retired, citing health reasons.

  • ‘Steel Magnolias’ back after 20 years

    The plucky drama “Steel Magnolias” will once again grace the stage, marking the first time the Anderson County Community Theatre has performed the play in 20 years.

    “It’s an all female cast full of strong, dynamic, intelligent and witty characters,” said assistant director Shawn Reaves.

    The play and popular 1989 movie follows a small group of girlfriends through their ups and downs in life. Stories, laughs and tears are shared at the iconic Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in Louisiana.

  • Anderson County makes triumphant return to state fair

    After more than four years of being absent from the Kentucky State Fair Pride of the Counties, Anderson County returned with a bang.

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, the local state fair committee and around 118 volunteers who worked at the booth made the effort possible.

    Pam Brough, president of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, said since she took office in 2011 many people asked her about participation in the state fair.

  • An open letter to those suffering from depression

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I could throw some statistic at you like “1-in-10 Americans reportedly suffer from depression,” but it wouldn’t matter. I could tell you “chin up, things will get better,” but right now you wouldn’t believe me anyway.

    I can tell you that I understand how you feel and that you are not alone. I suspect there are many others that are like you, but they’re too embarrassed to say so.

  • Federal report gives detailed insight on expense of raising children

    The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion recently released the annual report of expenditures on children by families for 2013. It’s a 31-page report with lots of details.

    Child-rearing expenses vary considerably by household income. Families who have more, will pay more. The biggest jump in expenses comes with families who have more than $106,540 annual income.

    There isn’t a big difference between families who have gross income of $61,530 and those who have less than $106,540 but more than $61,530.

  • Pesticide container recycling offered

    The Anderson County Extension Service along with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will be offering a Pesticide Rinse and Return Program at the Anderson County Extension Office from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 22.

    This program allows for the proper recycling of these pesticide containers. This reduces the amount of material entering the landfill or being disposed of by other means. The Rinse and Return Program has collected 956,503 pounds of pesticide containers since its inception with more than 100 counties participating.

  • Two locals to compete in Senior Games this week

    Kathy Wright, a retired Anderson County High School assistant principal, has been practicing at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Frankfort in preparation for the Kentucky Senior Games in Frankfort this week.

    Wright, 56, has been playing golf since she was in high school. As a former head softball coach, assistant golf coach and assistant basketball coach at the high school, Wright is a major proponent of fitness.

  • Kentucky senior games schedule

    Wednesday, Sept 3

    8 a.m. Women’s Golf at Juniper Hills Golf Course

    9 a.m. Men’s tennis at Ben Moore Tennis Courts

    11 a.m. Softball at Capitol View Park

    6:30 p.m. Cross Country at State Library & Archives   

    Thursday, Sept. 4

    8 a.m. Swimming at Kentucky State University Pool

    8 a.m. Pickleball at Kentucky State University Exum Center

    4 p.m. Horseshoes at Millville Community Center

  • Turnovers cook Bearcats in loss to Boyle

    Five turnovers did Anderson County in Friday night.

    Boyle County intercepted five Bearcat passes on its way to a 48-26 win over Anderson in high school football action at Warford Stadium.

    Boyle only turned two of the thefts into touchdowns, but four of the five picks happened inside Boyle territory, thwarting Anderson scoring chances.

    Meanwhile, the Bearcats forced turnovers on three of Boyle's first four possessions. Unfortunately for the Bearcats, they could only convert one of the Boyle turnovers into touchdowns.