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Today's News

  • Community calendar: 11-2-11

    Community
    Nov. 8: Election Day

    Education
    Nov. 9-11, Nov. 14-15: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Nov. 2: English as a second language, community education building, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Nov. 3: English as a second language, 9-10:30 a.m.
    Nov. 3: Family Literacy and Next Step Program, Anderson Community Education building, 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Way We Were: Fallout shelter booklets to be mailed

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 2, 1961
    Captain J. Gilbert Franklin, native of Anderson County, retired from the US Navy after 28 years of service.

    Fallout shelter booklets were to be put in every mailbox in the nation.
    According to a national magazine, the 106-page booklet would contain tips on fall shelters.

    Christy Ann Stratton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stratton, celebrated her fifth birthday with a party at her home Thursday afternoon.

  • Presentation features last Shaker

    On Nov. 10 the Anderson County Humanities Council will provide an opportunity to hear the story of Mary Settles, the last Shaker at Pleasant Hill.
    Janet Scott, who portrays Mary, will tell Mary’s story from 7-8 p.m. at the Emma B. Ward Elementary School library.
    Mary Settles was born Oct. 31, 1835, in Louisville. Her mother, Mary Ann, died during childbirth, leaving Mary to be raised by her father, Daniel.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Runners look to extend strong season

     

     

    Anderson County runners look to keep what has, so far, been a strong season going when they compete in the Class 3A, Region 7 meet at Woodford County Park on Saturday, Nov. 5.

    The boys' race will begin at 11 a.m. with the girls hitting the trail an hour later.

  • Farmer vs. a farmer in race to replace Farmer for ag commissioner

    By Stephen Lega
    Landmark News Service
    One candidate to be Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.
    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

    James Comer

  • OUTDOORS: Sutherland harvest 6x6 bull elk

    Pictured are Saundra Sutherland of Glensboro with a 6x6 bull elk. She and her guide, Johnny Sutherland, harvested the bull Oct. 5 in Bell/Knox County.

  • Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds

    By Stephen Lega
    Landmark News Service
    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because  Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.
    Grimes, 32, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, 44, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Identification, please

  • Cat Madness to honor veterans, tip off season

    The Red, Blue and White will be honoring the Red, White and Blue.

    That is the intent of the Anderson County boys' basketball program as it hosts the annual Cat Madness on Saturday, Nov. 19. The first of three scrimmages, Henry County and Richmond Model, will tip off at 4:30 p.m. followed by the Anderson County girls' Red-White intra-squad scrimmage and the Bearcats hosting Frankfort in the final game of the day.

  • Edelen, Kemper III vie to replace outgoing state auditor Luallen

    By Jesse Osbourne
    Landmark News Service
    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.
    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.
    Adam Edelen
    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he’s had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • Conway, P’Pool battle for attorney general’s office

    By Tracy Harris
    Landmark News Service
    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P’Pool do have a few things in common.
    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P’Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.
    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general’s office, a position he has held since 2008.