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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Thank God for rain, firefighters

    Saturday produced a very stressful night of sleep — and not because the time changed.

    In fact, I was happy to take an hour cut in the time allotted to worry about waking up to see my parents’ house on fire. Let me explain.

    My husband and I drove back to Pineville on Saturday morning for a visit with my parents for the first time since Christmas. Overall, it was a great trip. We ate pizza, watched the Cats work their way to a Southeastern Conference championship and got to visit with our church (and biological) family members.

  • EDITORIAL: EDA shouldn't cover for fiscal court's failure

    An ongoing scam is being perpetrated on the people of Anderson County and most people aren’t even aware of it.

    Until now, that is.

    Unlike most scams, this one doesn’t leave women, children and the elderly among the most vulnerable. Instead, its primary victims are builders, developers and industrialists bent on bring jobs, prosperity and a better life to the people of Anderson County.

  • COLUMN: Moment that takes your breath away

    There are times when you experience something, know it's real, then still shake your head.

    You look around. Pinch yourself.

    Then just allow the moment to sink in, letting it linger for that extra minute or so, because you know that this time is so genuine. There might be imitations down the road but this is the real thing.

    Monday night, my breath was taken away.

  • COLUMN: Can I have my hour back, please?

    How could one little missing hour mess with my head so much?

    I woke up totally confused Sunday. My body felt like someone threw me off a cliff. I lurched from room to room; I had no energy. Since my body clock was being screwed up, so was my food clock. So, I ate all day long. (Excuses, excuses.)

  • 'In memory of Brianna'

    Teachers, friends and family of Brianna Borwig gathered outside Anderson County Middle School Friday afternoon to share their memories of the 13-year-old and to make a new one.

    The group planted a tree in memory of Brianna, who died in November after a second battle with an inoperable brainstem tumor.

    For more on this story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • Letters to the editor - 3.17

    Caleb’s family grateful for support

    To the editor:

    Once again, our community has opened its heart and wallets to support a family in crisis. I am amazed by the outpouring of support and encouragement Caleb Pack and his family have received from Anderson County citizens and from numerous other communities. Caleb is one of our precious students at Robert B. Turner Elementary School who has been in critical condition due to very serious medical conditions since Jan. 13. He remains at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

  • COLUMN: Could diabetes be one of your family secrets?

    Do you know your family’s health history? Or is it like a secret no one wants to talk about? Many health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, run in families.

    Many people who get Type 2 diabetes have one or more family members with the disease.

    Knowing the health history of your siblings, parents and blood relatives is important because it gives you and your health care team information about your risk for developing health problems, such as Type 2 diabetes.

  • Community calendar - 3.24 to 3.30

    Wednesday, March 24

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Judge objects to recent headlines

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish is objecting to what he calls “misleading” headlines in the past two editions of The Anderson News.

    In an e-mail to the paper, Cornish takes issue with a headline on an article about a recent audit of the county’s finances, and a headline about a fiscal court vote to pay down debt on the county park.

    The audit headline, “County audit shows problems” appeared in the March 3 edition of the paper. The debt headline, “Fiscal court tells judge to pay park debt,” appeared in the March 10 issue.

  • Commission re-adopts plan despite attorney warnings

    The city and county joint planning commission asserted last Tuesday that its comprehensive plan contains valid research and information.

    Trouble is that isn’t true, according to previous statements by at least two attorneys who have reviewed the plan.

    The commission voted to readopt instead of update the plan, which came as a surprise to the agency that created it, according to Dal Harper, a senior regional planner for Bluegrass Area Development.