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Today's News

  • Biker airlifted following early morning wreck on U.S. 127

    A woman was airlifted to an area hospital this morning (Monday) after the motorcycle she was riding wrecked while avoiding a collision with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 127.

    The woman, identified as Lexington resident Penny Powell, suffered what first responders said was a compound ankle fracture when she “laid down” her motorcycle to avoid colliding with the tractor-trailer.

  • Wildcat Road sewage dumper found guilty

    The man indicted for dumping an estimated 1,000 gallons of raw sewage into Wildcat Creek in 2012 was found guilty last week in federal court on a felony violation of the federal Clean Water Act.

    David Christopher Giles, who reportedly lived in Tyrone at the time of the incident, was convicted Friday by a jury of 12 following a three-day trial conducted in U.S. District Court in Frankfort.

    He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 12. There was no immediate indication as to how much time in federal prison he could be sentenced to serve.

  • Dope, pool dominate budget debate

    Heroin and the raiding of the county’s swimming pool fund dominated the discussion last Tuesday when the Anderson County Fiscal Court passed its 2016-17 budget.

    Two magistrates — David Montgomery and Juretta Wells — voted against the $7.4 million budget, with Montgomery objecting the court pulling $125,000 out of a fund set up to build a community swimming pool.

  • School board OKs student fees, higher lunch prices

    The Anderson County School Board voted 3-1 Monday night to keep most instructional fees at Anderson County High School the same for the 2016-17 school year.

    “The one big change is Culinary I and II,” high school principal Chris Glass explained. “They cook a lot and buy a lot of groceries.”

    School board chairman Lee Hahn questioned Glass as to whether the ACHS fees were in-line with what other districts charge.

    “Usually, if they sign up for the courses, they know ahead of time,” Glass said.

  • Dealing with life’s hardships

    I heard someone say that they once cried out, “Can things possibly get any worse?” They said that was meant to be a rhetorical question, and not a challenge.

    Have you ever heard the testimony of Nick Vujicic? If not, I think you should. Nick was born in Melborne, Australia in 1982 to very Godly parents. His dad was a preacher.

    Nick was born without any limbs. No arms or legs.

  • Church briefs

    Pigeon Fork Baptist plans vacation bible school

    Pigeon Fork Baptist Church will host vacation bible school June 29 through July 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Family Fun Night is planned for 5 p.m. July 2.

    Pre-register by calling 502-803-6508.

    The church is located at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road, Waddy.

    Waddy Church of Faith homecoming planned

    The Waddy Church of Faith homecoming begins at 10 a.m. July 10.

    Lunch will follow the service.

  • Be a hit at this year’s cookout

    The Fourth of July is almost here and you’ve likely been invited to someone’s house for a cookout.

    You’re probably thinking of something to bring, but you don’t want to be that person with the tray of sliced watermelon, or the sheet cake decorated with blueberries and strawberries in a flag pattern. You want to do something different, be creative, wow them.

  • Births

    Mason Alexander and Aiden Michael Scott were born June 23, 2016, at 8:26 a.m. at Norton Women’s Hospital in Louisville.

    Mason weighed 3 lbs 15 oz and measured 16 inches long at birth. Aiden weighed 3 lbs 9 oz and measured 16 inches long at birth.

    The twins are the sons of Alison and Michael Scott of Louisville.

    They are the grandsons of Mike and Vicky Barch of Lawrenceburg, and Al and Roseanne Scott of Niles, Michigan.

    They are the great-grandsons of Sandra Scott of Largo, Florida, and the late Clyde Scott, Anthony and Delores Sergio.

  • Calendar of events

    June 29

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    10:30 a.m. — Easy Listening Ed Surtsinger at the Anderson County Senior Center

    11 a.m. to noon — Jim Austin, comedy and magic at First Baptist gym (Anderson Public Library 2016 Summer Reading Program)

    11:30 a.m. — Lunch at the Anderson County Senior Center

    Noon — Rook Club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    1 p.m. — Chair yoga, cards, puzzles, games, and pool at the Anderson County Senior Center

  • COUNTY GETTING READY FOR BICENTENNIAL

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 30, 1966

    Kenneth Riley, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Riley of Mercer County, was seriously injured at the Calvin Morgan Service Station on U.S. 62, just west of Lawrenceburg, where he was employed.