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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Great deals available now on spring blooming trees

    Want a good deal on spring blooming trees? Now’s the time!

    There are so many things blooming right now, but it is that smell of honeysuckle that shouts summer to me. I love it. The spring-blooming trees have been gorgeous, and now is the time to grab some deals and get your hands on some beauties.

    There are many low maintenance flowering trees that won’t litter up your car and sidewalks. The Chanticleer Pear has white blooms and tiny fruit that is edible, but the birds usually get them first.

  • Shelby stuns No. 7 Anderson to win 30th District

    EMINENCE -- Shelby County stunned highly-ranked Anderson County, 11-5, to win the 30th District championship Tuesday night at Eminence.

    Down 5-0 early, Shelby rallied with a five-run third inning, then put things completely out of reach with another five runs in the top of the seventh.

    Anderson, ranked seventh in the state in the final coaches' poll of the season, looked anything but a Top 10 team over the final five innings as the Lady Bearcats committed seven errors and had numerous mental miscues in the field and on the base paths.

  • Letters to the Editor - 05.13

    Fiscal court racially profiling dogs

    To the editor:

    Racial profiling is now going to the dogs. Anderson County Fiscal Court is set to review a new dog ordinance that specifically targets “pit bulls” as vicious dogs. Even with organizations such as the ASPCA, AKC and the American Veterinary Medical Association opposed to breed specific legislation, our fiscal court drafted this revised ordinance with exactly that in mind.

  • Community calendar 5/20-5/26

    Wednesday, May 20

    Education

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

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

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

  • COLUMN: When these show up in your garden, watch out

    Columnist Cheryl Steenerson warns against leaf spot and early blight.

    For her full column, see this week's Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • Lady Bearcats ranked 7th in final coaches poll

    The Anderson County softball team continued its climb to the program's highest ever ranking, finishing the season ranked seventh in the final coaches' poll, released Monday. The poll was taken before the start of the district tournaments.

    Perennial powers Christiian County, Owensboro Catholic, Ballard and North Laurel took the top four spots.

    Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association final poll.

  • COLUMN: Preparing for mismatches is difficult

    When you are getting ready to coach or play in a game like the one Anderson County’s softball team found itself playing Monday, things can be tricky.

    That Anderson defeated Eminence 15-0 in three innings was really no surprise. The Lady Bearcats are ranked eighth statewide, have now won 20 of their last 22 and are considered a good bet to defend their Eighth Region championship.

    The Lady Bearcats are very good. They have a different personality than a year ago, no doubt, but have the potential to again win the Eighth Region.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Feb. 12.

    Ethan Goodlett, disposition, first-degree criminal trespassing -- continued to May 7.

    Maurice Goodlett Jr., disposition, two counts of dogs to be licensed -- dismissed.

    Shelly Gottesman, motion to expunge, theft by unlawful taking (less than $300), first-degree criminal trespassing -- denied.

    Juanita Gray, review, theft by deception (less than $300) -- paid.

  • City squashes Sunday package sales

    By a vote of 5-1, the Lawrenceburg City Council shot down the possibility of selling package alcoholic beverages on Sunday.

    After a public hearing to hear from both sides of the issue before the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night, Councilman Ken Evans made a motion during the meeting to remove the issue from the agenda and instruct City Attorney Robert Myles to discontinue his work on constructing an ordinance.

    Councilman Larry Giles seconded the motion, and councilmen Bobby Durr, Steven Rucker and Sandy Goodlett backed Evans’ motion.

  • Residents gather to celebrate Day of Prayer

    Around 100 residents joined their hands, bowed their heads and lifted up their prayers Thursday afternoon on the courthouse lawn to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.

    Local religious leaders from several denominations attended the event at the courthouse and led citizens in prayers for the military, local and national government, families, educators and the church.

    Participants and organizers were thankful for a good turnout and good weather, said Alonzo Gaines.