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Today's News

  • Way We Were: Alton Ruritan field dedicated

    50 YEARS AGO
    Aug. 30, 1962
    H.G. McRay and Billy Bob Smith exhibited prized Jersey and Holstein cattle in the Larue County Fair at Hodgenville.
    McRay won first on his Jersey junior calf, second on senior calf, junior yearling and senior yearling and the junior championship.
    Smith won first on his junior Holstein calf and his senior yearling, third on this senior calf and junior championship.

    The Wonderful World of The Brothers Grimm was on at the new Rialto Cinema Theater in Louisville.

  • District court docket: 8-29-12

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 26, 2012.
    Jason E. Sallee, preliminary hearing, flagrant non support ñ continued to Oct 4.
    Tina M. Sallee, arraignment, second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension, failure to notify department of transportation of address change ñ pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Aug. 15, disposition Sept. 6.
    Destry Sharp, hearing, harassment (physical contact, no injury) ñ show cause Sept. 6.

  • Magistrates OK spraying for brush

    Beating back brush on county highways might cost less if a trial run at spraying problem areas proves effective.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously last Tuesday night to hire a company to spray trees along 50 miles of county roads in an effort to reduce costs.
    Magistrates approved spending $5,000 with a company called Natur Chem to reduce the amount of labor required to keep branches from hanging over county roads.

  • Work continues on new county park football field

    A new football field in the county park is getting closer to reality.
    During the past week, county highway employees and others continued to haul in dirt while others installed drainage lines in an all-out effort to have the field ready to be seeded my the middle of September.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway briefed the Anderson County Fiscal Court on the project last Tuesday night, asking for and receiving permission to hire outside haulers to bring in dirt to complete the field.

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  • County courthouse to close for business Sept. 3-4

    The Anderson County Courthouse will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 4 as part of a statewide shutdown of the Kentucky Judicial Branch, it was announced.
    The court system also will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, to observe the Labor Day holiday.
    This will be the first time since Kentucky’s modern court system was formed in 1976 that the Judicial Branch must close courthouse doors to balance its budget, officials said in a news release.
    The court system will also be closed Monday, Oct. 15.

  • Cruise nights on Main St. winding down
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  • School board to hold public hearing on 4 percent revenue hike

    Anderson County Board of Education invites the community to a public hearing tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. regarding a potential 4 percent revenue increase for city and county taxpayers.
    A 4 percent revenue increase raises district tax rates from $5.52 to $5.69 per $100,000 assessed value, a 3 percent tax rate increase from last year.
    The increase would add $17 on tax bills of homeowners with properties assessed at $100,000.
    The board is also considering other options in setting its tax rates — compensating and flat.

  • Bike rally for National Guard is Sunday

    Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.
    The second annual ‘Ride II Remember’ bike rally and Kentucky Headhunters concert will be roaring into town on Sept. 2 starting at 4 p.m. at the American Legion fairgrounds and Legion Auxiliary Healing Field.
    National Community Outreach Coordinator Freddie Maggard II said supporting the troops and riding motorcycles “match up perfectly.”  

  • September is time to prepare house plants

    Here it is almost the end of August.
    Summer has flown by on super sonic wings. The jiggler on the canner has been singing in the kitchen every weekend and I still have bushels to go before I'm done. The pantry is looking better every day. We've only had one fog this month, so far, so I'm hopeful that it will be an easy winter.