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Today's News

  • Quarles applauds EPA ruling

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles hailed the decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would have dramatically expanded the EPA’s regulatory authority, according to a news release from his office.

  • Good wine, leftover BBQ chicken and a sweet treat

    I hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July.

    I live out in the county, and although I love it, I wish the new firework ordinance applied out here.

    One of the things that make people move so far from town is peace and quiet. Not at this time of year. I must say it has been a little better this year. My dog would disagree.

    Not wanting to be a party pooper, I’ve got some great summer salad and drink ideas this week. Also, a great way to use leftover BBQ chicken.

  • People have turned away from God’s truth

    I wish to express my gratitude for the opportunity that I have to submit religious articles to The Anderson News.

    I am not a preacher in the traditional sense. I have never had a church, and I have not been to a seminary or religious school. I have had an opportunity to minister to hurting men and women in the jail system and drug rehab program. I do strive to be a student of the Bible, and I am a sinner saved by grace.

  • Budding artist, budding philanthropist

    It didn’t take long for 8-year-old Jaycie Wilcox to figure out that her passion for the arts could bring in money.

    Now she’s using that talent to raise funds for her friend, Kolby Matney, who needs a service dog.

    Jaycie and Kolby met at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, where Jaycie’s mom, Ami, is a teacher.

    Always having a passion for the arts, Jaycie sold some sketches she made at the end of the school year, and turned a hobby into a way to help raise funds for the dog, which will cost an estimated $2,000.

  • Dead period an important two weeks on sports calendar

    I have often thought that in order to keep high school sports lively, they needed to be dead every now and then.

    At least, that was the idea behind the “dead period” mandated by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association that prep athletes are in the midst of right now. The 15-day period in which high school athletes can’t work out as a team began on June 25 and runs through Sunday, July 9.

  • Mudcats enjoying big return to diamond

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats’ baseball team is back in action in 2017. So far the team is showing exactly why it was created 16 years ago.

    The Mudcats are technically a “travel team” that plays against similar clubs in Kentucky and surrounding states. The Mudcats work on developing all parts of the game throughout the summer, closing out the season shortly before school is back in session in August.

  • Herndon honored by SPJ

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon was honored at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Louisville Chapter Awards Dinner Thursday night in Louisville.

    Herndon received a pair of first place awards in the Non-Metro/Community Newspapers division in judging by the Hawaii Chapter of the SPJ. The contest was open to journalists in a large area of Kentucky and southern Indiana. Entries were published in the 2016 calendar year.

  • Anderson grads named to Midway honor roll

    Several Anderson County High School graduates are among 160 student-athletes earning a spot on Midway University’s Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the 2017 spring semester.

    The award is bestowed on student-athletes earning at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, according to a news release.

    Among those named to the honor roll were Libby Pike (women’s basketball), Missa Walker (women’s basketball and softball), Trista Craigmyle (softball) and Granville Hayes (men’s golf).

  • Curry plays for Kentucky team

    Anderson County High School graduate Bailey Curry participated in the Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star softball series, held last week at Belmont University in Nashville. Kentucky won the series by taking two of the three games. Kentucky now leads the series 7-5.

    Despite being the state’s career home run queen, Curry saw limited action in the series.

    Kentucky won the first game, 5-3 before Tennessee came back for a 2-1 victory in the second game. Kentucky took the third game, 3-2.

  • Higher prices, more choices

    The Anderson County Board of Education voted last week to increase the price of school lunches by 10 cents for the upcoming school year.

    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said the increase is due to federal requirements, which the district must adhere to. School breakfast will not see a change, she said, as the price will remain the same as it has for the last few years.