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Today's News

  • Why this city girl cares about the Farm Bill

    In a few short months, it’ll be 1949.
    And it’s up to the House to keep us from time traveling.
    The 2008 Farm Bill — composed of a multitude of programs, assistance and funding for U.S. producers — needs to be extended in the short-term by the first of 2013, or the legislation on the books will be one that hasn’t been in place for 60 years.
    This poses several problems for Anderson County producers and even Anderson County consumers like myself.

  • Recyling building a waste of money

    The fiscal court approved wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars Monday morning to build a recycling building that it doesn’t need.
    No, the magistrates aren’t bent on wasting your tax dollars, but Monday’s vote to spend nearly $320,000 on a building and perhaps thousands more to purchase a 15-year-old trash truck from a community bright enough to get out of the recycling business reeks of two things:
    1) Fear
    2) The desire to stay in elected office, even if it means not doing the right thing.

  • Century Bank president accepts check from Cal
  • Four Roses pours on support for Shop with Cop
  • Championship truck tug to raise funds for Cole Playground

    It’s for all the marbles, and a good cause to boot.
    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will host its final event of the year this Saturday when truck tuggers from across the region vie for the organization’s championship.
    In doing so, they will also participate in the 10th annual fundraiser for the David and Christopher Cole Playground, located in the Anderson Community Park.
    The playground is a memorial to the Cole brothers, who were killed 14 years ago.

  • Main Street place to be to celebrate Halloween

    The DARE “Project Safe Street” will be expanding to “Trick or Treat on Main” this Halloween, featuring free food, candy and entertainment provided by local businesses, churches and community leaders.
    Main Street will be blocked off from Woodford to Court Street on Wednesday, Oct. 31 for the Halloween festivities starting at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
    Trick-or-treat bags, glow sticks and candy will be handed out in front of the Anderson County courthouse through the DARE “Project Safe Street” program.

  • Stevens: King campaigned at funerals, in churches

    The incumbent state representative and her challenger traded barbs last Thursday night during a political debate conducted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.
    In front of a crowd chamber officials estimated at around 100 in the high school auditorium, challenger Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) closed his portion of the debate by insinuating that during her term King (R-Harrodsburg) has campaigned in places that he would not.

  • Judge tells magistrate he’s a ‘liar’

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved for a second time an extension of Case Road following a heated exchange during which the judge-executive called a magistrate “a liar” and another magistrate being accused of not doing his job.
    The decision came during the court’s meeting Monday morning, which also included unanimous approval to spend $319,000 to construct a recycling building, and nearly $30,000 for new windows in the county courthouse.

  • ‘N’ word, vulgarities painted on cars, street

    Someone spray painted male genitalia Saturday night on a car parked at a residence on North Main Street.
    The vandalism didn’t stop there.
    At G&C Auto Sales on North Main, someone spray painted at least seven vehicles that night, then returned Monday night to do it again.
    In the county park, someone spray painted a version of the “N” word on the road near the Cole Memorial Playground, then added other symbols including a hand with its middle finger sticking up.

  • FOOTBALL: Simmering Bearcats show no pity on East Jessamine in district battle

    Pity was locked out around Anderson County football during fall break.

    The Bearcats wanted none of it after seeing a district championship fly right by them at Franklin County the week before.

    “We couldn't have a pity party,” said Anderson running back Granville Hayes, a senior.

    No pity. Not for the Bearcats. Not on an East Jessamine team desperately fighting for its playoff life.