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Today's News

  • No. 9: Anderson sheriff retires

       Although no one knew it at the time, the three little blessings Troy and Benita Young received in 1986 turned into one big blessing for all of Anderson County.

       Troy Young, then an officer with the Lawrenceburg Police Department who would arguably become the most accomplished sheriff in Anderson County history, had all but packed his bags for a job with the Jefferson County Police.

  • No. 10: Milam named sheriff

       It's a job Joe Milam says he's been preparing for his entire career.

       At the end of August, he got the chance to put all of that preparation into action.

       Chief Deputy Joe Milam was tapped to replace retiring Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young, who stepped down Sept. 1.

       The announcement, which was largely expected, was made by Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton during a meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • SANTA AT FISCAL COURT

    Sheriff Joe Milam shakes hands with Santa (County Clerk Jason Denny), who burst into last Thursday's fiscal court meeting and handed out candy canes for all.
     

  • ‘SANTA’ DENNY VISITS ANDERSON SENIOR CENTER
  • God provides even during a Dickens of a time

    By Nancy Kennedy

    With apologies to Charles Dickens, it truly was the best of times and the worst of times.
       I had just learned I was pregnant with our now 25-year-old daughter. We had wanted another child, and the news was definitely in the best of times category. It remained best and blissful for about a month until the worst of times began.

  • Courthouse security beefed up

    A new year will mean major changes at the Anderson County Courthouse.

    Starting Jan. 5, the courthouse will have only one public entrance and those who come in will be subjected to screening by courthouse security personnel and have to walk through a metal detector.

  • Publisher receives award for religion coverage

    From The Western Recorder

    FLORENCE — Princeton newspaper publisher Chip Hutcheson is the 2016 recipient of the Integrity Award for Coverage of Faith Issues, an honor bestowed by the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
    KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood awarded the prize to Hutcheson during the annual meeting of Kentucky Baptists at Florence Baptist Church in Florence.

  • Kentucky's new GOP ready to drain the swamp

    By Jim Waters

  • Fruit and vegetable conference coming Jan. 9-10

    The 2017 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 9 until 5 p.m. Jan. 10 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

    Preconference activities on Jan. 8 will include tree fruit, small fruit and vegetable roundtable discussions as well as a plasticulture strawberry short course.

  • Grow some diversity in the new year

    I have fallen down on the job and for that I apologize. Life got a little hectic with getting my new wheels, visiting family and doing all those other holiday things packed in with regular life. As we send this year packin', we should reflect on all the lessons learned.

       I learned to be prepared for anything, from droughts and floods to floating beds and hungry critters in between. I learned that time speeds up with accumulating years and that it's the people in our lives that make it worth living.