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Today's News

  • County’s assessed value up

    When tax rates are set later this summer, the county, city and the various taxing districts can leave their rates flat and bring in the nearly the same revenue, thanks to slight growth in the county’s overall value.
    Data obtained from the Anderson County Property Value Administrator’s office show that the county’s total assessment, which includes real estate and tangible assets such as business inventories, increased from $1.482 billion to $1.493 billion during the past year, including an $18 million jump in manufactured raw materials.

  • Wild Turkey parties down

    Jimmy and Eddie Russell nearly did the unthinkable.
    Following a round of speeches that included remarks from Gov. Steve Beshear and Wild Turkey dignitaries, the master distiller and his son each grabbed a bottle of Wild Turkey 101 by the neck and were poised to smash them over a giant commemorative bourbon barrel — a christening, if you will.

  • District Court Docket, 6-15-2011

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 21.
    Andrew T. Moreno, review, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- amount due determined.
    Kenason R. Murray, bond forfeiture hearing, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- pleaded not guilty, disposition April 18.
    Timothy A. Newton, disposition, license to be in possession -- dismissed.
    Heather R. Noe, disposition, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- failed to appear.

  • Grand Jury Indictments, 6-15-11

    The following people were indicted June 7 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

  • Alton Youth give back
  • Church briefs, 6-15-11

    Homecoming at Pigeon Fork Baptist
    From staff reports
    Pigeon Fork Baptist Church will host its annual homecoming event June 26 at 11 a.m.
    Bro. Ray Cummins will preach and there will be dinner on the grounds.
    Special music will be presented by The Potter’s Clay and The Good Ole Boys at 1:30 p.m.
    Pigeon Creek Baptist Church is located at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road in Waddy.

    Grafenburg Christian hosts VBS

  • Man’s tradition, or the word of God?

    “We’ve never done it that way before.”
    These sometimes seem to be the most popular words in the church today. The temptation to elevate tradition above scripture is one for which we must always remain vigilant. Jesus warned against the Pharisees in Mark 7 who He said, “leave the commandment of God and hold to traditions of men.” (7:8)

  • Community Calendar, 6-15-11

    Wednesday, June 15
    Education
    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 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    City/county government

  • Wedding: Richardson-Riley

    Linda C. Richardson and Earl J. Riley were wed on June 4, 2011 in Key West, Fla. The Rev. Ron Scott officiated.
    Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Alexander of Carlisle, and the late Eugene Clinkenbeard.
    Parents of the groom are Pauline and E.J. Riley of Lawrenceburg. His grandparents are Loretta Riley and the late Edward Earl Riley and the late Peck Weldon and Martha Camden.
    The bride wore a short, sleeveless ivory dress featuring elegant beading detail along the scoop neck top and shoulders with shimmery shutter pleats from the empire waist.

  • Bypass Motors donates to Relay