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Today's News

  • Court appointed advocacy group (CASA) seeks volunteers

    Franklin and Anderson County Court Appointed Special Advocates are seeking dedicated volunteers to begin training in January, according to a news release.
    CASA provides trained volunteers to serve as advocates for abused, neglected, or dependent children involved in Family Court and work toward a plan that ensures that these children are in a safe permanent home, the news release said.
    CASA acts as the “eyes, ears, and voices” for children in the Franklin and Anderson County Family Court system.

  • Family plans benefit to help local woman

    A benefit for Daphne Shifflet Hardin is planned for Sunday, Nov. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Country Place Jamboree in Frankfort.
    Hardin, a lifelong Anderson County resident, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 27. Most recently, at age 34, she was diagnosed with a brain disease brought on by mass lesions found in her brain and spinal cord, according to a news release.
    Hardin is married with one daughter.

  • Funds OK’d for Lanes Mill bridge

    Funding to replace an unsafe bridge that was closed earlier this year on Lanes Mill Road has been approved, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will receive $49,000 in county road aid funds, state officials announced.
    The bridge was closed at the request of Anderson County Highway Foreman Chip Chambers, who said he contacted transportation officials after he climbed beneath the bridge and saw that its beams were swayed and rusted through.

  • Meet your new state rep.

    State Representative-elect Kim King is hosting an open house at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Sunday, Nov. 21 from 2 to 5 p.m.
    “Thank you for you prayers, support and encouragement during our state representative campaign,” King said in a news release. “Cary and I enjoyed meeting many of you this year, and I look forward to serving as your state representative.”
    King encourages community members to attend the open house. “Please stop by and let us thank you in person,” she said.

  • Heritage Hall Red Hat Ladies host food drive for Open Hands

    The Red Hat Ladies at Heritage Hall are sponsoring a food drive to benefit Open Hands Food Pantry, according to a news release.

  • Anderson man is Guard’s newest colonel

    Karlas Owens received the silver eagles representing the rank of colonel in a Nov. 7 ceremony at the National Guard Association of Kentucky building in Frankfort, according to a news release.

  • Spanish students honored at Kentucky Stars Breakfast

    Three Anderson County High School Spanish students were honored guests at the annual convention of Kentucky’s World Language Teachers in Lexington in September.

  • Students in the news - 11/10

    Saffell to host Veterans Day celebration
    Saffell Street Elementary School will host a Veterans Day celebration on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m.
    The school is collaborating with the Anderson County High School band, which will perform during the event.
    Three teachers at the school are veterans and will speak during the celebration.
    Saffell’s all-district honors choir members will also perform.
    Veterans, their families and other community members are invited to attend.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during District Court proceedings Oct. 14.
    Robert Brown, arraignment, fourth-degree assault domestic violence (no visible injury) – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Oct. 28.
    Derek Z. Carter, arraignment, operating motor vehicle under the influence – amended to driving under the influence, first, pleaded not guilty, bond decision; first-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest – pleaded not guilty, bond decision.

  • The Way We Were - 11/10

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 3, 1960
    Sandra Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Robinson was crowned Homecoming Queen.