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Today's News

  • Fire destroys Alton Road residence

    A fire destroyed a woman’s home early Thursday night at 1636 Alton Road.

    The owner, Sherry Perry, could only stand and watch as firefighters battled the blaze that burned her home and almost all of her belongings.

    “I had only been gone about five minutes when it started,” Perry said as neighbors gave her comfort and hot coffee.

    Perry said she was preparing to move out of the home and had just recently rented it.

    “My furniture, clothes, TV and almost everything was still in there,” she said.

  • Tourney time teaches more than the game

    Before millions of people were filling out what are now busted brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament, seventh-graders at Anderson County Middle School were figuring out who those bracket-busters would be.

    It all came about as a class project sponsored by math teachers/basketball fans Leslie Edmondson and Michael Phillips to use March Madness as a way teach statistics, inferences from them and probability.

  • Red to the rescue?

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court last Tuesday named a new deputy judge-executive, heard an idea on how to recoup money it spends housing prisoners, discussed its foundering recycling program and formally approved borrowing $400,000 to balance its next budget.

  • Tyrone Bridge’ is Custom Made on new CD

    One of the newest CDs on the market is bluegrass, custom made.

    Or more precisely, it is bluegrass band Custom Made Bluegrass with its new release, “Tyrone Bridge.”

    The group, which is well-known to bluegrass music fans in central Kentucky, features Anderson County resident Kevin Chilton on the banjo.

    Chilton wrote the CD’s title cut, “Tyrone Bridge,” which Chilton says he has been seeing nearly every day for over two decades.

  • Fish fries combine food, music, fellowshp

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The Anderson News

    The family life center at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church was a hive of activity last Friday night.

    Food, music and fellowship mingled during the parish’s Lenten Friday night fish fry, and it was all for a good cause — to raise money to support the church, including planned improvements to the parking lot at the church, located at 120 Gatewood Avenue.

  • Is Shingleton answer to recycling problems?

    Column as I see ’em …

    Well, folks, it’s official. As of a week or so ago, the county government – and by extension, you – is now $400,000 deeper in debt after the fiscal court voted unanimously to borrow that much money to balance its next budget.

    If you follow along you already know the reason why: the recycling program that costs a fortune and brings in almost no revenue.

  • Time for local schools to look at more ways to deal with snow

    I will never be one complain that Anderson County Schools should be in session on a winter day when my street is clear.

    While my home is now only a good snowball throw from the Lawrenceburg city limits, I lived well out in Anderson County for most of my life, including 15 years on a one-lane road. I have a pretty good idea of why schools are often dismissed when my friends who live in or close to town are wondering why.

  • Try beef and broccoli stir-fry tonight

    Kentucky is the largest beef cattle state east of the Mississippi River and ranks eighth nationally in beef cattle production. Cattle production represents a multi-billion dollar industry in Kentucky. Anderson County is one of the top 40 beef producing counties in Kentucky. I encourage all beef producers to join the Anderson County Cattleman’s Association.

  • Make instant raised beds using pallets

    We’re going green! Hello spring! I am so glad to see you! New life really is springing up everywhere and the prominent color is green. Those never ending carpets will soon bring forth more colorful flowers and food. I’m pretty fond of them both!

  • Rainfall sets stage for nuisance pests

    Springtails

    Springtails are tiny wingless insects that can flip into the air, giving them the appearance of tiny fleas. They would go completely unnoticed except that hundreds of them can accumulate on surfaces like a small, dusty gray carpet that moves.