Today's News

  • Community calendar - 9.2 to 9.8

    Wednesday, Sept. 2


    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.

  • COLUMN: Septic opponents should be careful what they wish for

    Screaming for government to be fair is sometimes no different than one sibling quibbling with another over who takes the first bath.

    Eventually, everyone gets a good soaking.

    Soaked is likely what everyone who owns a septic tank will eventually get, thanks to a crowd of about 50 people who voiced their displeasure during last Wednesday’s board of health meeting.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.26

    This American will not stand for socialism

    To the editor:

    I offer the following points about the ongoing debate over government-run health care:

    1. Where in our Constitution does it state that health care is a right or that the federal government is ordained to force health care upon the populace without its consent?

    2. The Canadian health care system is on the verge of bankruptcy, following our own in Massachusetts and California government run health care plans, which are billions of dollars in the red.

  • Man thought to be county's oldest resident dies at 103

    The man believed to be the oldest Anderson County citizen died Friday.

    Several sources, including the Anderson County Clerk’s office, said that to their knowledge, Charles O. Bertram, 103, was Anderson County’s oldest citizen.

    For more about Mr. Bertram, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • EDITORIAL: Another commercial property bites the dust

    It’s frightening, really, that the board of health apparently never even considered the tax-base ramifications of building its new $2.1 million health department next door to Wal-Mart.

    That decision forever eliminates yet another piece of prime commercial real estate from the property tax rolls, a practice of public agencies here that is all too common and needs to stop.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 29.

    James C. Flora, arraignment, operating a vehicle with an expired operator’s license -- dismissed.

  • COLUMN: Gardened out? Don’t quit just yet

    Well, the garden’s harvest is winding down for many.

    Folks are stocking the pantry with all the freshness of summer that can be done.

    Those of you with herb gardens need to step it up. The herbs are stronger before they go to flower.

  • 14th-ranked Rockets overcome determined Bearcat bid

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team put on a gallant effort but dropped a 2-0 decision to 14th-ranked Shelby County on Thursday night at the Anderson field.

    The Bearcats were unable to get much offense going in the first half but were only down 1-0 at the break. Shelby's Matthew Huff scored on a rebound with 7:25 to play in the half.

    The Bearcats made some adjustments at the break and were able to get several good looks in the second half, but to no avail.

  • Earnhardt's biggest fan?

    There are fans and then there is Kim Carpenter.

    An assistant vice-president at Century Bank, Carpenter took up an friend's invitation to go to Bristol Motor Speedway and came home with the distinction of being the number one fan of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

    Carpenter and Debbie Henderson went to the Tennessee track on Aug. 21 for the Food City 250. While there she came upon the chance to burnout in Earnhardt's car. The popular driver was not going to run until the next day in the Sharpie 500.

  • Rich Brooks is the man!

    I will be the first to admit that when Mitch Barnhart hired Rich Brooks back in December of 2002, I was not the happiest of campers.

    What in the world could Mitch have been thinking? We are talking someone almost old enough to collect Social Security being given the reins of a program that competes – wait, let's make it lines up – in college football's toughest conference.

    Recruiting? You have GOT to be kidding me. A guy that came of age before the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan relating today?