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Today's News

  • Community calendar - 7.21 to 7.27

    Wednesday, July 21

    Education

    11 a.m. to noon, Anderson Public Library summer reading program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students, 114 N. Main St.

    City/county government

    8:30 a.m., Registration for all road tests with the license examiner.

    8:30 to 10:30 a.m., All written tests for driving permits, reinstatements and commercial drivers licenses.

    Community groups

    7 p.m., Station 3 (Glensboro), Firehouse, Highway 44.

    7 p.m., Boy Scout Troop 37, First Christian Church, William Hunt Scout room, 300 South Main St.

  • Letters to the editor - 7.14

    Drury’s deeds a lesson on what to do

    To the editor:

    I have to admit I bought The Anderson News [last week] because of the outrageous quote on the front page attributed to Ms. Drury, candidate for Anderson County judge-executive.

    I am amazed a candidate would refer to her would-be constituents as being without sense or intellectual ability.

    Then I read your article about your interview with her and the plagiarism found on her website.

  • COLUMN: 'The King' could learn a lesson from the kids

    While LeBron James was telling us — excuse me, blessing us — with his decision of where to play next year, a team of 10- and 11-year-old baseball players reminded us of what we love about sports.

    James, the latest example of a me-first superstar we have in sports today, decided it was necessary to take an hour of our lives so he could announce where he would suit up next year.

  • COLUMN: Heavy rains make earth 'sigh with relief'

    I’m smiling. As I write, it’s Thursday night and I’m listening to thunder boomers and a nice steady rain. It’s been two weeks of dry, hot weather and hand watering to keep things alive. You can almost hear the earth sighing with relief. Some native plants, that are our most hardy lawn weeds, were even curling up.

  • Author says he doesn't know Drury

    The author of writing that appears on judge-executive hopeful Donna Drury’s campaign website says he never gave her permission to use the material.

    Asked last week why material written by someone else appeared on her website without crediting the actual author, Drury said she had received permission to do so.

    In two e-mails to The Anderson News, author Jerold Aust denies knowing Drury or giving her permission to use his thoughts on leadership on her website.

  • Honeysuckle death investigation still ongoing

    Investigators have ruled out homicide in the case of a man found dead in his home last Wednesday morning.

    “After an autopsy and further investigation, we were able to rule out homicide,” Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie said Thursday.

    However, the cause and manner of death of 53-year-old Richard Shamas will not be released until toxicology results and final autopsy reports are received, Ritchie said.

  • New ECC to be built near Ward

    A new Early Childhood Center will be built just off of U.S. 127 between the Anderson County Schools’ central office and Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

    The board of education voted unanimously in favor of building the new school on the Ward campus at a special meeting last Wednesday night.

    The board ultimately decided against building at the Robert B. Turner Elementary School campus, a site that had been the early favorite, primarily because of traffic issues on U.S. 62.

  • Walking for a cure

    Dillon Straub is taking everything day-by-day.

    The cliché is often overplayed, but for Straub it’s how life goes.

    Though only 16 years old, the Hillsdale, Mich., native has been diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type II, a disease doctors say nobody truly understands completely.

    Accompanied by three friends also from Hillsdale, Straub is walking 860 miles to the Florida state line.

  • North Laurel shatters Anderson state title dream

    CORBIN – Anderson County's dream of a state championship came crashing down Tuesday as the North Laurel All-Stars rolled to a 12-3 win in the semifinal round of the Little League state baseball tournament for 11-year-olds, held at Corbin Rotary Park.

    North Laurel batted around and took advantage of a pair of Anderson errors to score four times in the first inning, then made Anderson pay for another miscue in the second by scoring three more runs.

  • COLUMN: Enjoy moment with our 11s

    So many times during last basketball season, John Calipari admonished Kentucky Wildcat fans to enjoy the moment.

    Have fun. Savor the good times. Remember that we are talking about games.

    Games, in this instance, played by boys.

    Boys who, for the time being, dream of hitting the walk-off home run in the seventh game of the World Series. Boys whose voices have not deepened and who probably should not be throwing curve balls.