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Today's News

  • Great American Smokeout is Nov. 18

    By April Thomas

    The American Cancer Society is marking the 35th Great American Smokeout on Nov. 18 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.
    By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Quitting smoking is not easy, but it can be done.

  • Fitness program begins Nov. 20 at Ward Elementary

    A program titled “Boot-Camp Fitness” is scheduled for Saturday mornings from Nov. 20 to Dec. 17 at Ward Elementary School.
    The program will be from 9 to 10:30 in the school’s gymnasium, and is sponsored by Anderson Community Education.
    Structured to meet all fitness levels, the program will consist of circuit training, heart rate intervals, polymeric training and strength and core training, according to a news release. It will consist of five fitness interval sessions for those 16 and older. Cost is $30.

  • Judge: Monitoring device stays

    The man facing numerous felony charges of sexual abuse and sodomy of children under the age of 12 was denied a request to remove an electronic monitor from his ankle Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Fire destroys river cabin near Lovers Leap

    A fire Saturday night that destroyed a riverfront cabin near Lovers Leap remains under investigation, according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

  • Murder suspect back in court Dec. 7

    The man accused of slashing his girlfriend’s throat earlier this year did not appear as scheduled Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court, and is now scheduled to appear Dec. 7.

  • YMCA to sponsor Christmas Ball

    The Frankfort YMCA will sponsor the fifth annual YMCA Christmas Ball on Dec. 18, the agency announced this week.
    The event is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center.
    The ball is designated for Special Olympic athletes and individuals with special needs in the Central Kentucky area.

  • House of Trees lineup announced

    Organizers recently announced the entertainment lineup for the second annual House of Trees.
    The event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the former Bill Waits Auto Mall show room.

    Friday night lineup
    6:20 to 7:30, Jessie Crouch (from Anderson County High School)
    7:30 to 8:30, GBusy
    8:30 to 9, Men of Joy (from Sand Spring Baptist)
    9 to 10, GBusy

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during District Court proceedings Nov. 1.
    Jennifer L. Redding, arraignment, failure to notify Department of Transportation of address change – dismissed.
    Justin Reynolds, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – failed to appear.
    Shameka Richardson, arraignment, license to be in possession – dismissed.
    Sammy Rucker, arraignment, license to be in possession, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – dismissed.

  • The Way We Were - 11/17

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 10, 1960
    Two Anderson County men were critically injured about 9:45 a.m. when their milk truck was struck by a northbound train at the McBrayer crossing.
    Local ambulances rushed Charles Boyd, 20, and Euell Corn, 50, to the Frankfort hospital.
    Boyd lived with Earl Cotton on the Waddy Road and Corn, nephew of Mrs. Ada Corn Noel, was a resident of Anderson County, living between Birdie and the Shelby County line.

  • Bearcats out to prove state wrong against top-ranked John Hardin

    Everyone knows the magnitude of the challenge facing Anderson County on the football field Friday night.