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Today's News

  • Rally planned for Healing Field

    The American Legion Auxiliary Post 34 will host the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Ride 2011: Ride to Remember rally at the Healing Field Aug.13, starting at noon.
    Registration is $25 for a single bike or $35 for couples.
    The registration fee includes lunch, live entertainment, commemorative T-shirt and collector’s edition ride patch.
    Riders will gather from noon to 3:30 p.m. that afternoon, but everyone is welcome to come to ride, walk or drive.

  • Patrick to pitch unified government plan Tuesday night

    The Lawrenceburg City Council and Anderson County Fiscal Court will meet Tuesday, Aug. 16 to hear a presentation on unified government.
    The meeting, which is open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Anthony Stratton Building, located in the county park.
    Attorney Walter Patrick, who has spearheaded the effort, will make the presentation on what is required to unify government, including the creation of a commission to study the issue.

  • Local couple stars in webisode series

    Travis Huber hunts orcs, but he’s always 10 minutes too late.
    As the cleric in the Web series “The Brothers Barbarian,” he’s a sort of medic who styles himself as both an alchemist and a warrior.   
    His wife Nycole plays Nicky, a thief who charms her way into getting what she wants.
    Those are the kinds of characters to be anticipated in an episodic production Travis describes as “‘The Lord of the Rings’ meets ‘The Princess Bride.’”

  • Fees dropped for reduced lunch students

    Reduced lunch students can cross instructional fees off their back-to-school lists.
    The site-based council of Anderson County High School voted unanimously Aug. 4 to drop the $25 instructional fee for reduced lunch students.
    “Long story short, we weren’t right in doing that back then,” principal Ronnie Fields said in Thursday afternoon’s meeting.

  • Family needs help as child battles cancer

    The hits just keep coming for the McKinney family.
    In May, Paul and Tonia McKinney’s 2-year-old daughter, Ryleigh, was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood liver cancer.
    It has since spread to her lungs.
    Then, two weeks ago, Paul lost his job when the company he worked for fired him for missing too much work to be at his ailing daughter’s side while she underwent massive bouts of chemotherapy.

  • ‘Whoever did this … will pay’

    By Ben Carlson
    General Manager
    Residents along Hammonds Creek Road don’t have much.
    The stretch of county highway that connects Alton Station Road and Highway 44 doesn’t have a general store, gas station or business of any kind.
    But they do have each other, Fellowship Baptist Church and its adjoining cemetery where many of their loved ones are buried.

  • Penis amputation trial starts next week

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    Jury selection is scheduled to begin Aug. 18 in the trial of a man suing his surgeon for amputating his penis allegedly without his consent.
    Phillip Seaton, of Waddy, claims Dr. John Patterson did not have his permission to remove his penis during a circumcision procedure in 2007.
    The case was moved up by one day on the calendar during a pretrial hearing last Wednesday before Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, who asked for the earlier start date.

  • Lightning temporarily knocks out newspaper's phones

    A lightning strike has temporarily disabled the telephone system at The Anderson News.

    The strike apparently ocurred over the weekend.

    At 9 a.m., AT&T was working on the problem.

    The newspaper's website and e-mail were not affected by the strike, nor was its fax line (839-3118).

    Until the phone system is restored, call 502-517-6279 for assistance.

  • Westside Community Church visits Creation Museum
  • Church briefs: 8-3-11

    Helping Hands sponsors ‘50s themed Ladies Day