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Today's News

  • Senior Crime College program to be held at public library

    Anderson Public Library and the Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s office will be hosting the Program Senior Crime College on Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Anderson Public Library.
    According to a press release from the library, the program will teach senior citizens how to avoid becoming victims of scams and who to alert if they feel they are being targeted.
    Lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 30 patrons. Registration is required. Sign up by calling the library at (502) 839-6420 or speaking with someone at the circulation desk.

  • Community calendar: 10-3-12

    Community
    Anderson Public Library October computer classes schedule
    Call the library at 839-6420 or speak with a staff member at the circulation desk for class descriptions or to sign up. Class space is limited to 5 students. All classes are free, and students will use the library’s laptop computers. All classes are subject to cancellation. For more information please contact Athena Gentry at 839-6420.
    Introduction to Computers
    When: Oct. 9 or Oct. 23
    Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

  • ‘Rebel in the White House’ comes to Lawrenceburg

    On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Anderson County Humanities Council will provide residents with an opportunity to hear the story of Emilie Todd Helm, portrayed by Betsy Smith, at the “Rebel in the White House 1836-1930” program at 7 p.m. at the Saffell Street Elementary library.
    According to a press release from the Humanities Council, “As the sister of Mary Todd Lincoln and the wife of Confederate Gen. Benjamin Hardin Helm, Emilie Todd Helm had a front row view of history during and after the Civil War.

  • District court docket: 10-3-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Aug. 13, 2012.
    Mark J. Sheftick, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – amended to aggravator, pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Sept. 19, motion/disposition/trial date Sept. 24.
    Logan Shelburne, hearing, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – dismissed.
    Jade A. Shouse, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – pleaded guilty, $243, installment/deferred payment Oct. 8.

  • Second graders raise money for Buddy Walk

    Two students and friends from Emma B. Ward Elementary are raising money and looking for registered walkers for the 10th annual Buddy Walk on Oct. 6.
    Second graders Jordan Ball and Elijah Penn have participated in the Buddy Walk for the past few years to raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky organization.
     “Jordan’s Team” raised $7,802 last year and rewarded for his efforts by being featured on a billboard advertisement for the 2012 Buddy Walk.

  • Library offers computer classes

    The Anderson Public Library will offer free computer classes to the computer in October. Class space is limited to five students each and students will use the library’s laptop computers. All classes are subject to cancellation. For more information, contact Athena Gentry at 839-6420.

    Introduction to Computers
    When: Oct. 9 or Oct. 23
    Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

  • Staying strong while parting with her first pony

    Editor’s note: Carson Tarter is a freshman at Anderson County High School in Melanie Valdivieso’s composition class. Her personal narrative assignment appears here with her permission.

    For the past three years my whole life has revolved around riding and taking care of my first pony, Luke.
    I never dreamed that I’d have to sell my best friend.

  • Diabetic? Be ready in case of disaster

    There are some general health tips that you should remember during a disaster. These are very important in the proper care and management of your diabetes.
    Communication plan
    · Identify family meeting places within and outside the neighborhood. Include escape routes (two ways out of every room in your house).

  • Battle of Perryville steeped with historical importance

    Oct. 8 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville, which ultimately led to who would control Kentucky during the Civil War.
    Kentucky, a border state, was very important to both the Union and Confederate forces. The Union victory ultimately helped persuade President Abraham Lincoln to issue his Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Winter is coming, so be prepared

    Wow, burgoo is over and October is here.
    What happened to September? I swear time speeds up the closer we get to winter.
    The 30 days each had  24 hours, but they just seemed to go by in a fraction of the time. While I’m not behind on my winter prep schedule, I do feel a certain urgency pushing me to get even more done. All because I don’t like cold, yucky weather.