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Today's News

  • Former school bus driver sues board over dismissal

    A former bus driver is suing the school board over the district’s decision not to renew his contract, according to civil lawsuit filed in Anderson Circuit Court.                   
    Timothy Brothers worked as a bus driver for approximately 20 years before the district chose not to renew his contract in May of 2011, according to the certified employee hearing document on file.

  • Be calm and try new recipe for zucchini

    I love to take in the world around me. I mostly use my eyes and nose to relish the living things that surround us.
    I observe changes, like the later sunrise and the earlier sunset or the smell of fresh cut grass. As I drove home the other day, I noticed people along the way. People who were walking and talking or texting on their cell phone. People were driving and on their cell phone.

  • Better ways to combat diabetes

    Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have had diabetes for a long time, the eight-week class on Taking Ownership of Your Diabetes will help you learn about living with and managing diabetes.  Treatment of diabetes has changed over the past four decades.  
    It was once common to severely restrict sugar and almost anything that was tasty was off the eating plan for someone with diabetes.

  • City’s credit card receipts? Nothing to see here

    We (by we, I mean The Anderson News) get many requests to look into spending in local governments and other taxing districts.  
    Some of these concerns are warranted (the fiscal court allowing the purchase of Creatine for inmates is a notable and recent example).
    And we’ve gotten several requests to research Walmart credit card receipts.
    So we did.

  • Fire board, Mitchell make the right calls

    Column as I see ’em …
    Some of you will probably call me a hypocrite after reading the article I produced this week about a new fire station in western Anderson County and finding no criticism of it here.
    Of course you’ll be wrong for doing so but everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, even if it isn’t correct.
    You’ll notice in the article that I quote the fire chief as saying the fire district has been socking away money not spent in its budget each year and has saved a tidy sum toward the new building.

  • School resource officer wins service award

    Officer Joe Saunier, school resource officer at the Anderson County Middle School, recently received an exemplary service in school safety award during the annual Safe Schools Advocacy Council Conference in Las Vegas, N.V.
    Saunier, who was not in attendance at the conference held the week of July 22, was nominated for the award by the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers.

  • New fire hall planned for western Anderson County

    After years of scrimping, saving and at times dreaming, the Anderson County Fire District has finally begun the process of building a new fire station in western Anderson County.
    The district’s board of directors is in the process of accepting bids for a new Station 4, which will be located where the current station sits on Bardstown Road about a mile before Highway 555.
    Construction of the new station is expected to begin sometime next month and be completed in May of next year.

  • After 70 years of waiting, pastor gets a BB gun

    The 70-year-old pastor cocked his rifle, aimed and missed.
    Undeterred, he cocked it again, aimed and broke into a huge grin when the BB ricocheted off his mailbox on Cat Ridge Road in Mount Eden.
    The preacher is Roy “Junie” Temple Jr., who during last week’s 127 Yard Sale bought something he’d wanted since he was a child but had never purchased: a BB gun.
    To be specific, a Daisy BB gun that he found for sale at one of the churches along US 127 in Franklin County.
    I cost him all of $5.

  • Garmon murder suspect pleads not guilty

    The man indicted in the vehicular murder of a Lawrenceburg woman last September made his first appearance Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court where he was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty.
    Eric D. Jenkins, 42, of 208 Country Dr., Hustonville, was indicted last month with murder and DUI in the death of Marie Garmon, who died several days after a dump truck driven by Jenkins hit her mini-van head on on Versailles Road.

  • Fiscal court approves tax increase

    A divided Anderson County Fiscal Court narrowly approved a tax increase and the next step toward building a swimming facility when it met Tuesday morning.
    Magistrates voted 4-3 for a 1.6 percent increase on real estate, raising the rate from $1.27 per $1,000 assessed value to $1.29. That means a home assessed at $100,000 will now pay $129 instead of $127.
    Voting for the increase were Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and magistrates David Ruggles, Forest Dale Stevens and Juretta Wells. Voting against were magistrates Buddy Sims, David Montgomery and Kenny Barnett.