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Today's News

  • Correction

    An incident report issued March 4 by the Shelby County Detention Center says inmate Robert Harrison Phillips did not test positive for methamphetamine. A previous report from the detention center dated Feb. 19 indicated that Phillips did test positive for methamphetamine, which was the basis for an article that appeared in the March 4 edition of The Anderson News. The March 4 detention center report was written after that edition of the newspaper was distributed.

  • Much more than a fish tale

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Going fishing with who was home on leave from the U.S. Army would have been special enough for Robert Boatman.

    Doing so and hauling in the biggest largemouth bass he’s ever caught made the experience priceless.

    Boatman, 45, who lives on Fairmont Road, pulled in a 7 pound, 5 ounce bass that measured 23 inches while fishing with his son, Staff Sgt. Donald Fuller, May 7 on Willisburg Lake.

  • Gritton filling in large recycling hole

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    When you’ve dug yourself a hole, stop digging.

    That old axiom is undoubtedly one that Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton heard during his years in private business, and one he certainly has put into action in regard to the county’s unsustainable recycling program.

    Gritton vowed several months ago to reign in what he estimates are losses totaling $175,000 a year in the ill-conceived recycling program that has cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • Spring brings on sensory overload

    I am loving life. Outside at 6:30 a.m. to water and still outside watching the sun go down at 8:30 p.m. It’s almost an overload of the senses. On the porch chilling at 9 p.m., only to look up and see the clear night and stars bright, while the honey locust tree blossoms perfume the air and birds singing “night, night” songs. My definition of heaven on earth.

  • Knowing teen relationships

    It’s graduation time. Most parents begin talking about success in school at an early age. How many parents actively talk about success in relationships?

    We hope our children are learning from us about how they can have healthy relationships. Maybe we need to share more about love, romance and relationship strengths.

  • Learn to manage vegetable soil insects

    There are several serious soil insect pests that we manage periodically in vegetable production, including wireworms, white grubs and seedcorn maggot.  Unfortunately, when symptoms of damage by these pests become apparent, there are no rescue treatments. Our management strategies are preventative, not reactionary. Two important factors that, in part, impact the risk of soil insect problems are rotation and field history.  The most challenging rotation for soil pests is one following established sod where wireworms and white grubs can be common.

  • Dare Graduation 2015
  • Locals named in ‘organized crime ring’

    Courtesy of The State Journal

    Five Lawrenceburg residents were among 12 people indicted last Tuesday by the Franklin County Grand Jury for what prosecutors say is their involvement in organized crime involving property theft and trafficking methamphetamine.

    Each was indicted for a Class B felony.

  • 10 days to go

    Anderson County baseball and softball fans can only hope the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats hit the home stretch running as fast and smooth as American Pharoah did Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    If that happens, early June could be a fun time around Anderson County.

    It does not seem possible, but when this column is published, there will only be 10 days left in the 2015 regular seasons for baseball and softball. Through the weekend, they both seemed poised to make tha move for an extended post-season run.

  • Power surge ignites Bearcat rout of Marion

    Anderson County’s deluge kept Friday’s game with Marion County from being known as “The Flood Game.”

    Bearcat catcher Brice Stockton, a senior, led off the bottom of the fourth with his first varsity home run and ignited a six-run uprising that propelled Anderson to an 11-1 win over the Knights Friday night.

    Stockton broke a 1-1 tie that had come about when Wesley Jorette parked his second home run in as many nights over the left field fence.