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Today's News

  • Turner sub accused of hitting student

    By Ben Carlson

    General Manager

    A dismissed Turner Elementary School substitute struck one student and yelled, screamed and threw objects in front of as many as 100 others, according to a complaint filed by the Anderson County Attorney’s Office.

    Barbara Stires, 57, of 1731 Bonds Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, is facing three misdemeanor charges stemming from the Feb. 25 incident at the school, the complaint states.

  • ANDERSON COUNTY SPORTS BLOG: Important announcement about the blog

    We are taking the Anderson County sports blog down for the time being, as we are looking for ways to improve on the blog. It was begun as a way to keep you informed and give you a chance for feedback during basketball tournament time, when everything is happening much faster than our normal deadlines. Our response has been good and we are looking for ways to improve.

    I ask that you give some feedback on the blog, what you like, what you do not like and any suggestions you might have. Just drop me an e-mail at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com.

    Thanks!

  • EDITORIAL: Sign ordinances ripe for change

    A story on this week’s front page reveals efforts by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce to nudge once and for all the city and county into changing their ridiculous sign ordinances.

    Those ordinances are virtually the same, but enforced differently by each, often to the point of ridiculousness.

    Take, for example, Eagle Lake. Its owner has tried for years to get a green light to build a marquee-type sign near the Bypass, giving passersby a list of all businesses in the development.

  • Squeeze all you like, she's not telling

    Squeezing Linda Apple for her lemonade secret is a waste of time.

    Not that her fellow Anderson County Fire Department Auxiliary members haven't tried.

    "Oh, they've tried," she said, taking a break from serving Lemon Shake Ups during last weekend's Burgoo Festival. "They've tried everything known to man and woman to get that recipe out of me, but I'm not saying."

  • COLUMN: My inner cheerleader still wants to come out

    Pep rallies were something I considered myself a little bit of an expert on — at least until Monday.

    In high school, I was a varsity cheerleader for three years. I consider my school to be pretty high in the school spirit department, so we had our fair share of pep rallies. During any one of the rallies, you could find me at center court because in Bell County, the cheerleaders were pretty much in charge of the spirit fests.

    In hindsight, I think it’s because no one else wanted to be.

  • Chamber lobbying to change sign ordinances

    The county and city sign ordinances are “fundamentally broken” and need to be fixed, according to one Anderson County Chamber of Commerce board member working to get the ordinances changed.

    “Enforcement has been one major issue,” said Jess Thompson, who has led the charge for nearly a year to get the ordinances revised. “When one business can get a sign approved and the business next door is denied, something is fundamentally broken.”

  • Governor OKs statewide contract for debris removal

    Gov. Steve Beshear approved the negotiation of a statewide contract for debris removal for Anderson and the other Kentucky counties affected by last month’s ice storm, announced Judge-Executive Steve Cornish and Mayor Edwinna Baker in a joint news release Friday.

    Cornish and Baker learned of the contract during a conference call hosted by the Kentucky Office of Emergency Management.

  • COLUMN: Coming of spring brings cornucopia of color

    There are little explosions going on right now. Color is coming back.

    “Spring has almost sprung and the grass has riz, and I know where the flowers is.”

    We have wildflowers popping up every day. As I drive in to work, I watch along the road and in the fields. The long wait is finally over.

    If you want to bring a little of that color into the house, then go out and snip a few limbs off the forsythia.

  • Busted

    By SHARON GRAVES

     

    The News-Democrat

     

    In the pre-dawn hours Thursday morning, troopers from the Kentucky State Police and law-enforcement officers from Carroll and five surrounding counties converged in an effort to take 68 people – all indicted for alleged drug trafficking – off the streets.

     

  • Ready to rock at Rupp

    Think you’re excited about the Bearcats’ trip this week to the state basketball tournament?

    Get a load of this guy.

    When the Bearcats tip off Thursday night, David Jenkins will have traveled nearly 1,000 miles to cheer them on in Rupp Arena.

    The Louisville native now lives in Houston, but not even that distance will keep him from watching the Bearcats compete in their first Sweet 16 since 1997.

    “I’m flying in the day of the game,” said Jenkins, whose cousin, Landon, plays for the Bearcats.