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Today's News

  • Toll joins Anderson Realty

    Dee Toll has joined the staff of Anderson Realty, the real estate agency announced.
    “We’re very pleased to have Dee Toll join our team,” said company owner Connie Blackwell. “Her experience in the loan process and assisting buyers in the pre-approval process complements our existing capabilities. We expect to increase the amount of business we do in that area.”
    Toll has been a real estate agent since 2004.
     

  • Legion sponsors health fair, benefits assistance

    American Legion Post 34 will sponsor a health fair on Thursday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the post.
    The Veterans Administration Hospital from Lexington will enroll new patients and perform blood pressure checks.
    Also, the state officer will be available to file claims for compensation and pensions for veterans and wives of deceased veterans.
    “Please stop by and check out your benefits,” organizers said in a news release.
    Also at the fair will be the department’s commander and membership chairman for the state.
     

  • Four Roses, with hint of roses

    From staff reports
    Bourbon enthusiasts will truly “smell the roses” when Four Roses’ 2011 limited edition single barrel bourbon hits the shelves this spring, according to a news release from Four Roses.
    Master Distiller Jim Rutledge specially selected a 12-year-old bourbon that uses Four Roses’ recipe coded OBSQ, one of 10 uniquely handcrafted bourbon recipes produced by the Lawrenceburg-based distillery.

  • Lovers Leap named Derby Festival wine

    Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery announced last week that it is the official Kentucky Derby Festival wine for 2011.
    The announcement came five days before the winery was notified that five of its wines were awarded medals at the 2011 Kentucky Derby Festival Competition. It won gold for its 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, silver for its Merlot, Riesling and Norton (Cynthiana) and bronze for Vidal Blanc.

  • ‘Rupp’ to make appearance at Ward

    Legendary University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp will speak at 7 p.m. April 14 in the library at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.
    Well, sort of.
    Of course Rupp is long gone, but thanks to a presentation sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Edward B. Smith will portray Adolph Rupp for Kentucky Chautauqua.
    Admission is free.
    A Kentucky native, Smith earned a Ph.D. in performance studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and currently teaches theater and film classes at Georgetown College, where he is an associate professor.

  • 3-year-old run over

    A 3-year-old was run over and its twin injured Tuesday night when a parked car they were playing in was knocked out of gear and rolled down a driveway, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    The twin that was run over was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Trauma Center and admitted, according to the news release. The release did not include the child’s condition.

    The other twin was treated for an abrasion on its arm and released.

    Their identities were not released.

  • Get a jump by starting melon seeds indoors

    It will get warmer, we just have to wait for it.
    That’s the tough part, waiting. I am such a wimp when it comes to cold. It’s hard to motivate myself to get outside, when I have to dress in layers. At this rate, I’ll be wearing my long underwear into May.
    We can get a head start outside by starting inside. Now is the time to start melon seeds inside. Watermelon and cantaloupe are warm weather crops that can be a lot of fun. There are so many different varieties to choose from that it’s almost hard to pick.

  • Broadband access proves burying agendas moves county forward, not back

    Congratulations, rural Anderson County. You will soon have high-speed internet accessibility.
    That’s a big deal to some. As my good friend Monty Collingsworth of Collingsworth Consulting once said, “High speed internet may not bring new jobs, but it will sure stop them if they decide to locate to one of our rural areas and we don’t have it.”
    I would personally like to thank Collingsworth the most because he did much of the groundwork for this breakthrough.

  • Get tough on owners of dilapidated homes

    We generally loathe the idea of government at any level sticking its bureaucratic nose into people’s lives, but will gladly support any effort from county government to take action against the owners of abandoned, dilapidated homes.
    A perfect example is the home on Hammond Road that is the subject of an article on page A1. It has been abandoned for years, has bags of trash falling out of its broken front windows, has floors and ceilings that are caving in, and is an eyesore of the first order.

  • Cub Scouts visit The Anderson News