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Today's News

  • Tanker truck overturns near county line

    A tanker truck loaded with liquid propane overturned Tuesday night on US 127 near the Mercer County line, forcing nearby residents to evacuate their homes.

    The accident occurred when the driver of the truck, Charles E. Ballard, 45, of LTJ Transport in Burgin failed to make a right turn on Wheat School Road and went into a roadside ditch, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

    No propane spilled, but US 127 was closed for more than six hours while emergency responders removed the truck from the ditch.

  • Batcats claim NSA World Series title

    The Central Kentucky Batcats-Red 10 and under team captured 2009 10 and under “B” NSA World Series, held July 19-26 in Crown Point, Ind.

    The Batcats went 11-1 in the 31-team tournament, outscoring their opponents 117-20.

    The Batcats beat the Mattoon Cobras 13-0 and the Illinois Raiders 15-3 in pool play to claim top-seed in their pool.

    In tournament play, the Batcats won their first two games against the Howard County Inferno (9-1) and Indiana Eclipse (13-0) before losing their only game to the St. Louis Espirit 4-3.

  • COLUMN: Sunlight, and how to keep yards mowed

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Had an interesting chat with the city attorney based on a note in last week’s column about the need for the city to crack down on mowing the yards of abandoned homes.

    He asked for what I would do about the problem, which I’ll gladly share here.

    First, I’d solicit bids from yard mowing services to cut the yards, eliminating the need to use city employees and freeing them to do more pressing work.

  • COLUMN: Private schools, public sports

    Will it ever end?

    I mean, really ever end?

    It is the seemingly eternal wrangling over public and private school sports at the high school level. In case you missed it, The Courier-Journal reported last week that a Presentation Academy student is asking a judge to overturn a Kentucky High School Athletic Association rule that declares athletes ineligible if they receive more than 25 percent of a private school tuition from grants or scholarships.

  • Three barrels, two hearts, one championship

    Imagine a rookie learning the game teaming with an aging, overweight teammate suffering from arthritis to win a state championship.

    Far-fetched?

    Don’t tell Hannah Alves.

    The Anderson County Middle School student entered the final weekend of the 2009 barrel racing season in second place, just 32 points behind the state leader in the Division 3 standings.

    Hannah took the lead with a second-place finish at Carrollton Friday night, then won her race in Lewisburg, Ohio on Saturday.

  • Group sets out to determine ‘greenness’ of Anderson County

    Six high school students spent their summer assessing the "greenness" of Anderson County. This week, they'll present their findings in a competition hoping to win new computers.

    For the full story, including a list of places to recycle in Anderson County, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • Community calendar 7.29-8.4

    Wednesday, July 29

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

  • COLUMN: Rolling on rollover no more

    So, apparently I talk a lot.

    Those of you who have never met me may find that hard to believe, but those of you who know me know that once you get me started, I just keep going.

    Apparently last month I just kept going and going and going — at least on my cell phone.

    My parents still receive the paper copy of my cell phone bill, so imagine my surprise when my mother called last Thursday and told me my bill for that month was nearly $400.

    Yes, $400. It’s normally about $60.

  • Letters to the editor - 7.22

    Paper should focus on Obama, not Dahlen

    To the editor:

    Picking up [last week’s edition of] The Anderson News, as we always do, was a true disappointment to my husband and myself.

    It’s not that the “Dentist charged” (you know the rest) story was in the paper, but where and how it was displayed. You must have needed this for your ratings.

    With what is happening, the destruction of our nation by [President] Obama’s agenda, is this the best you can do?

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 16.

    Renee Carper, arraignment, theft by deception (less than $300) -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to April 30.

    Wilda Faye Casey, arraignment, theft by deception (less than $300) -- pleaded guilty, $183, show cause/installment/deferred payment July 9.

    Joseph Chesser, motion to revoke probation, non-support -- continued to May 28.

    William T. Desponett, disposition, possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia -- continued to April 30.