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Today's News

  • Government should leave life-changing to Jesus

    Last Tuesday, a New York appeals court ruled that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s effort to place a size limit on non-diet sodas, which had in turn been imposed by the local board of health, was unconstitutional and an excessive use of power.
    This determination to curb the city’s obesity epidemic brings up the question: “How much control should our government have over the lives of the citizens?”

  • BCB & Company to perform in Nashville

    BCB & Company, a teen performing group representing Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, and Mercer counties, will present the sounds of Motown at “Celebrate Nashville” on Oct. 5 at the Parthenon, according to a news release.  

  • High school seniors to send transcripts electronically

    Kentucky high school seniors will soon have the option to send free, electronic transcripts to Kentucky universities and colleges, and even some out of state schools, according to a press release from the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • School board approves donation, $21K for computers

    The board of education approved the following during a special-called meeting Aug. 1.
    Board members approved a $1,750 donation from the National Wild Turkey Federation to be used for the archery program at the following schools:
    • Saffell Street Elementary: $350
    • Emma B. Ward: $350
    • Robert B. Turner: $350
    • Anderson Middle School: $700
    • Anderson County High School: $350
    The school board also approved to purchase 12 computers for the middle school and 13 computers for Robert B. Turner Elementary.

  • What’s cooking?

    Anderson County students Cody Adams and John Doss organized a celebration June 14 for fellow students and staff after reading “The Pigman,” a story where the main characters cook a meal.
    Adams and Doss got their classmates to pitch in by bringing food items, helping to prepare the meal and serving it, according to a news release. The menu included Hamburger Helper, green beans, garlic bread, corn and salad.
    Teachers Travis York and Heather Hardin said the meal was a true example of initiative and teamwork, according to the release.
     

  • Send your first day of school photos

    The first day of school is quickly approaching, and we want to see your first day of school photos.
    The Anderson News will collect first day of school photos for Anderson County students for possible publication in an edition of The Anderson News.
    The newsroom will also be sharing a few submitted photos on its Facebook page with readers today, Aug. 14. Check them out on Facebook at "The Anderson News."

  • Pavers offered to help build Kentucky National Guard memorial

    The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund is offering individuals and organizations from across Kentucky the opportunity to pave the way to a sacred space and become part of the Kentucky National Guard Memorial effort by purchasing a personalized engraved paver, according to a news release.
    The pavers will be placed at the entrance to the memorial when it is constructed and proceeds will go toward construction costs.

  • Camp Calvary youth volunteer in eastern Kentucky

    By Geoff Hamill
    Landmark News Service
    In 1960, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Coulter, members of the Willisburg Christian Church, donated 26 acres of land to be used as a spiritual camp for kids. The first group of 86 campers arrived in the summer of 1963 and learned about the teachings of Jesus Christ. Since those early days, the camp has expanded to more than 400 acres. Dormitories, meeting halls and a covered pavilion have been built. Last year, more than 1,200 campers attended events at Camp Calvary.

  • Raising funds for CASA
  • District court docket: 8-7-13

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on June 6, 2013.
    Larry L. Ramsey, arraignment, second-degree assault (domestic violence), second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot) – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing June 20.
    Tanner L. Tingle, hearing, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – pleaded guilty, sentenced to seven days to serve, $393, installment/deferred payment Aug. 26.