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Today's News

  • Red Cross blood donors now eligible to enter in giveaways May 23-31

    To support summer holiday donations, all Red Cross blood donors who come to donate blood at a Red Cross blood drive between May 23 and May 31 will be entered into prize giveaways with a chance to win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, according to a press release from the Red Cross.
    Donate blood at the Red Cross Chapter House at 318 Washington St. on May 24 or May 31; Dept. of Environmental Protection at 200 Fair Oaks Ln. on May 30 or May 31; Capital Complex East at 1024 Capital Center Dr. on May 31.  

  • Poker run to benefit veteran causes

    A poker run to benefit veteran causes is scheduled for June 8 at S&B Cycles, 865 North Main St., Lawrenceburg.
    The Second Brigade M/C fourth annual Memorial Run in memory of Scott Harper, organizers said, and will leave from S&B Cycles at noon.
    Registration begins at 10 a.m.
    Proceeds will be used to “adopt” veterans at the Thompson-Hood Veterans Hospital in Wilmore, organizers said.
    There will be raffles, door prizes and the first 50 people to sign in will get a free T-shirt.

  • District seeks input for new Early Childhood Center principal

    A survey to help select the next principal at the Sparrow Early Childhood Center is now available on the school district’s website, www.acschools.net, the school district announced.
    The center’s school based decision making council hopes to have a new principal named by June 26, according to a news release from the district.

  • Council work session on basin, ‘glass pile’ to be rescheduled

    The city council work session to discuss a future $2 million wet weather detention basin and a recycling plant “glass mountain” has been tentatively rescheduled for June 6 at 5 p.m., according to City Clerk Robbie Hume.
    The work session date needed to be changed because of a conflict with Anderson County High School graduation on May 30, Hume said.
    According to Hume, the engineering firm GRW and the Dlubak Glass Company are both scheduled to attend the work session.

  • Wishing Anderson County, and myself, a happy anniversary

    Inserted in your newspaper this Wednesday are the traditional two-year anniversary gifts: cotton and china.
    Not really.
    Please don’t go searching for cotton tufts or delicate china dishes tucked behind your sports section.
    Unless we have unusual coupons for all of our readers this week, they’re not there.
    Saturday marks my two-year anniversary of working at The Anderson News.
    In the lifespan of the average toddler raging through his terrible 2’s, I’ve learned to make Lawrenceburg and The Anderson News my home.

  • Don’t have your garden in yet? Well, it’s time to get cracking

    Here it is, the end of May already. The roses are popping and so are the strawberries. Wildflowers splash colors by the roadsides next to the blooming brambles reaching for the sky
    I love this time of year. School is out and the stand is open, let summer begin.

  • Tractor-trailer crashes into couple’s Graefenburg Road home

    A tractor-trailer crashed into the spare front bedroom of a Graefenburg Road home last Wednesday morning and pulled down a live power line, trapping the driver inside his vehicle for about an hour.
    Driver Gurmail Singh Kler, 64, of Canada lost control of the semi truck and dropped off the right shoulder of Graefenburg Road at about 6:23 a.m. Wednesday, Kentucky State Police said.
    The tractor-trailer smashed through the front porch and came to a stop in the front bedroom of 1699 Graefenburg Road.

  • Trustees’ pay raise histrionics ridiculous

    Column as I see ’em …
    Library trustees Amy Kennedy and Katie Hutton need to take a deep breath and calm down.
    Or at least log onto this newspaper’s website and read what I’ve actually written instead of what they apparently think I have.
    Their histrionics during last Tuesday night’s library board meeting about getting “slayed” in the newspaper after voting to give library employees a pay increase was, to be kind, unfortunate. To be not so kind, ridiculous.

  • DARE fishing derby Saturday

    Grab a fishing pole, some bait and tackle, and head over to the annual DARE Fishing Derby, scheduled to be held this Saturday, to see who can nab the biggest catch of the day.  
    The 2013 DARE Fishing Derby is set to be held Saturday, June 1 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the lake near Hope Community Church, located just over the Anderson County line on US 127.
    Registration is free for children ages 15 and younger. Fishing begins at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to bring their own fishing poles, tackle and bait (not provided.)

  • Seniors remember Cody

    A simple button for a simple country boy: just Cody Ramsey’s name, the year he would have graduated from Anderson County High School, and the word “unforgettable.”   
    High school seniors Peyton Howard and Rachael Walker said they were driving down US 62 one night about two months ago when they passed the place where their friend and classmate Cody Ramsey had died.
    Ramsey, about to enter his senior year at Anderson County High School, was driving back to work to his job in the county park last July when his minivan hit a tree.