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Today's News

  • District court docket: 11-28-12

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Sept. 20, 2012.
    Jessie L. Morris, arraignment, possession of marijuana, use/possess drug paraphernalia – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Oct. 4.
    Katurah Prophet, disposition, fourth-degree assault (minor injury) – pretrial conference Oct. 4, bench trial Nov. 1.
    F.D. Robinson, III, arraignment, harassing communications – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Oct. 10, motion/disposition/trial date Nov. 1.

  • Time running out for Santa letters

    If you think you’ve been good this year, tell Santa all about it by submitting your holiday letters to The Anderson News.
    For the 35th consecutive year, the News will help Santa by publishing the letters and pictures of Anderson County’s children. Santa only asks one thing. In order to make sure he can get through them all, please keep letters to 100 words.
    Letters should be e-mailed to santa@theandersonnews.com. Photos should be attached to the e-mail letters they accompany and should be saved in JPEG format.

  • Community thanked for election day cooperation

    Another election has come and gone. Even though we experienced a large voter turnout, we had very few problems.
    As usual, the Attorney General’s Office visited several of the voting locations looking for voter fraud and election officer compliance. Nothing was found.

  • Beat cold with indoor garden

    Like it or not winter is rolling in on us and Mother Nature is doing her best to get us used to it.
    Cold nights, with a low of 19 so far at the farm, and 50-degree days help our bodies adjust to the upcoming change. It’s like having continuous nudges that winter is on its way. Still, how many had to scramble to find their ice scrapper the other day?

  • Extension offers parenting program Dec. 12

    Is there a perfect parent? I’m interested in hearing from you. If the answer is yes, my guess is that every perfect parent needs the same thing. Think about it.
    Past studies on parenting styles suggest that parents may get what they want by the way they parent, i.e. parents who believe that obedience is the most important characteristic will parent in a way that encourages obedience.

  • Dismantling Black Friday myth

    Blood gushes from an open wound on a stranger’s head.
    She uses her newly purchased bathroom towels (a deal at two for $10) to clot the gore.
    An elderly gentleman plays discount sweater tug of war with a fellow shopper, using his teeth in an attempt to snag the marked-down sweater for himself.  
    In the days leading up to my first Black Friday excursion, I imagined myself a front-row witness to the above fabled retail battlefield.

  • A big government solution that wasn’t really necessary

    Column as I see ’em …
    I’m not sure which of the following surprised me more during the past week.
    1. Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway’s willingness to supplement the county’s new recycling program to the tune of $200,000 a year before declaring it a failure.
    2. The fact that the school district throws away an untold amount of money in tin cans and barely bothers to recycle.

  • Child tying suspects in court Tuesday

    The three Lawrenceburg residents charged with first-degree criminal child abuse for allegedly tying up a 3-year-old for up to 16 hours a day are scheduled to return to Circuit Court on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m.
    A disposition hearing is set for the child’s grandmother, Carolyn Case, along with parents Rebecca and Herbert Medley.
    All three appeared earlier this month, but another hearing was set when prosecutor David Nutgrass rescinded a plea offer.

  • County forges ahead with recycling

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted 5-2 last Tuesday night to construct a $325,000 building, a cornerstone of its new recycling program expected to begin early next year.
    The vote effectively ends any discussion on mandatory recycling, an effort pushed previously by Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and Magistrate David Ruggles, who chairs the county’s solid waste program.

  • Santa, live reindeer to visit library

    The Anderson Public Library will host Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and two of Santa’s reindeer Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10-11 a.m.
    The program includes songs and stories, as well as an appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Children will receive a gift from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and be able to take a picture with Santa.