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Today's News

  • Extension offers free programs

    Anderson County Extension will offer the following free classes in February. To register, call 839-7271.

    Marriage Survival
    When: Fridays, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8
    Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Do you have a good marriage that could be better with more fun and cooperative decision making. Are you stuck in the same rut, doing what you’ve always done?

  • Medical clinic awarded CVS community grant

    A local charitable group received a donation recently from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust of Rhode Island, the group announced.
    CVS donated $2,500 to the Anderson County Community Medical Clinic after Helping Hands — Heart of Community applied for the grant last summer.
    “The source of the grant is a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation, the largest provider of prescriptions in the nation,” according to a press release.

  • Prove your love with photos

    You probably know the saying before I form the sentence on my lips.
    A picture is worth a thousand words.
    Every week in The Anderson News — in every article and every column — I use hundreds, maybe even a thousands of words to describe everything happening in Anderson County.
    It’s no secret that I love words: I wouldn’t be much of a writer if I hid from them.  
    But for the month of February I wanted to show my love for Anderson County through a special photo series, “Why We Love Anderson County.”   

  • Mind travel your way to a warmer place

    I’ve decided to do a little imaginary traveling during these winter months. I’ve decided that the ups and downs of Kentucky weather can be fun. In my head, I’ll be in Phoenix when our temps here hit 60. When it’s cold and snowy, I’ll be in Colorado skiing. When it’s freezing out I’ll be in Minnesota, with my relatives. See, mind travel is cheap and easy. I don’t even have to find a sitter for the dogs.

  • A fresh start for New Year’s resolutions

    Just in time to rescue failed New Year’s resolutions to improve health and personal finances, the Extension Service is launching an online Health and Wealth Challenge called “Ft. Harrod KY Health & Wealth Challenge 2013.”
    This free eight-week program, open to anyone who enrolls online, will be held from Monday, Feb. 18 through Monday, April 15. 

  • The right way to handle problem

    Column as I see ’em …
    The school district’s recent efforts to make sure children are safe paid off early Monday morning in more ways than one.
    When a man allegedly made numerous threats against a female student, the high school and an elementary school, district officials and law enforcement acted smartly and quickly by ensuring that the schools weren’t only safe, but that the public was kept informed.
    First they made sure the person who allegedly made those threats was investigated, charged and put in jail.

  • Teens OK after vehicle lands upside down in creek

    Sunday’s fire wasn’t the only thing that kept Anderson County’s first responders busy.
    In the span of a few hours firefighters and EMS responded to a total of seven incidents, including one involving two teenagers whose car flipped upside down in Hammond’s Creek.
    Both teenagers were transported to area hospitals for precautionary purposes, EMS officials said, but were not seriously hurt.
    The vehicle in which the teens were riding apparently went off a steep driveway, flipped and landed on the roof in the creek.

  • Failing youth football program ‘dysfunctional’

     

     

    What if a town was home of a statewide high school football power drawing overflow crowds on Friday nights but did not have enough boys signing up to form a youth league in the same sport?

  • ‘Hey-hey, ho-ho, Roe v. Wade has got to go’

    When a young woman saw the sign Alonzo Gaines was carrying around Lawrenceburg last Friday afternoon, he said she began to cry.
    “It was obvious to me that she had already had an abortion,” said Gaines, who was decked out in  camouflage coveralls with a variety of anti-abortion buttons gracing his clothes and hat.
    “I asked her if she had already asked God for forgiveness, and she said yes. Then I told her there is one more important thing she needed to do, and that was forgive herself.”

  • No tax increase puts teacher pay raises in jeopardy

    Given the school board’s choice last year to keep the tax rate flat, Anderson County High School teachers will be lucky to get a salary step increase next fall, Finance Officer Nick Clark warned the school board.
    Clark, who presented next year’s draft budget to the school board during its meeting Monday night, said without a tax increase, the board may be only able to give teachers a salary step increase, minus last year’s 1 percent raise.