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Today's News

  • Letters to the editor - 9.23

    Health chair should be open minded or resign

    To the editor:

    I attended the Anderson County Board of Health meeting, August 23, 2009 to express my concern about the ordinance concerning septic systems. This meeting was for the public to make comments about the current ordinance.

    The board of health stated that this ordinance was in the best interest of Anderson County due to groundwater and public health concerns over failing septic systems. However, the board could not produce facts as to why a system would need pumping every three years.

  • Semi crashes on Bluegrass Parkway

    A semi tractor and trailer crashed just before 2 a.m. Thursday on the Bluegrass Parkway, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

    The single vehicle crash occurred at the 51-mile marker in the eastbound lanes.

    One person was transported to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center with undetermined injuries, the news release said.

    At least one lane is now open to traffic.

    According to the news release, the crash is still under investigation.

  • COLUMN: There’s plenty to love about fall

    Yesterday was the first official day of fall — one of my favorite seasons.

    Last year, I wrote about how much I love the smell of fall and how my husband pointed out that that means I must love the smell of dead leaves. Well, so be it. But I won’t bore you with that two years in a row.

    Last week, as we were tossing around ideas for a poll question on our website, it occurred to me that fall was literally just a week away. So, we decided to find out what you — our readers — love most about fall.

  • Community calendar - 9.30 to 10.6

    Wednesday, Sept. 30

    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

  • 'I'm in it to win it'

    Rumor became reality Monday when Magistrate John Wayne Conway confirmed he will run for Anderson County judge-executive next year.

    Conway, who represents the county’s 6th District, became the first Democrat to toss his hat in the ring against incumbent Steve Cornish, who has not publicly announced if he will seek re-election. Donna Drury announced that she will run earlier this year as an independent candidate.

    Conway said he has been considering a run for judge-executive for months, and that it’s time to make it official.

  • Truck pull to benefit 4-H

    A truck and tractor pull to benefit Anderson County 4-H is planned for Saturday, Oct. 3.

    The event will begin around 6 p.m. in the Anderson County Community Park, said Marva Gill, Anderson County Extension agent for 4-H youth development.

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

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Oct. 2: Jeffersontown at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. Class 5A, District 4 game.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Oct. 5: Anderson Co. at Spencer Co, 6 p.m.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Oct. 1: Boyle Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Thursday, Oct. 1: Anderson Co. at Lexington Catholic, 7 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Fall's onset means it's time to put gardens to bed

    I was driving home just after dusk the other night and caught a whiff of watermelons in the air.

    It was cut grass, but to me it smelled like watermelon. It was like a last hoorah of summer.

    Well, autumn did officially begin yesterday. I know the cycle of life includes all four seasons, but I do hate to see the warm one go. But, go it must.

    I’m sure I’m not the only gardener that dreads putting the garden to bed. Now if I were getting ready to plant, I’d be raring to go.

  • Kentucky to host squirrel, deer and bear seasons

    Anderson News outdoors columnist Jeff Lilly says fall is his favorite time of the year because of the start of hunting seasons. His column this week takes a look at many of the different hunting opportunities in Kentucky this fall. 

    Check it out in The Anderson News, available at newstands across the county.

  • Rotary gearing up for annual wine fest

    The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg will hold its third annual Wine Fest on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 4:30 to 10 p.m.

    The event will be held again this year at Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery, located on Lanes Mill Road.

    The festival features plenty of food, music and, of course, wine made right at Lovers Leap, one of the largest wineries in Kentucky.

    Musical groups this year include bluegrass music by Lawrenceburg’s Greg Breeding and Friends, Hurley Ridge, Logan Leet and a variety of other country and bluegrass artists.