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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Tips on managing diseases on tobacco seedlings

    At the moment, tobacco producers around the state are getting into high gear to begin growing transplants.

    Healthy transplants are a cornerstone of a successful tobacco crop, and disease in the float system often interferes with the production of high-quality seedlings.

    Planning and preparation now can lead to better disease control and better yields of transplants in the spring.

  • Letters to the editor - 4.8

    Don’t blame smokers for limited shopping

    To the editor:

    This goes to the lady who says she doesn’t shop in Lawrenceburg because she doesn’t know which businesses are smoke-free and would like The Anderson News to publish the smoke-free businesses.

    Then please print the businesses you can smoke in and see which list is longer.

  • District Court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Dec. 29.

    Ray A. Polly, arraignment, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- pleaded guilty, $643 ($400 conditionally discharged for 12 months, insurance monitoring), installment/deferred payment March 23.

    Jamie W. Purvis, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- failed to appear.

    Rodrigo Ramirez, arraignment, no operator’s/moped license -- pleaded guilty, paid $243.

  • COLUMN: Want to grow better roses? Add bananas

    Ahh … spring in Kentucky. It’s always full of surprises and spring break is full of outdoor chores. I’m actually on vacation this week, doing that very thing — chores. As of this writing, the weather folks are predicting periods of rain and temperatures in the 60s. I’m guessing I won’t be able to dig much dirt. I can, however, do lots of other things.

  • Dixon selected to play Down Under

    Anderson County High School senior Cody Dixon has been selected to participate in the Down Under Sports football tournament in July. Dixon’s team, sponsored by International Sports Specialists of North Logan, Utah, will be in Australia for seven days, then return to Hawaii for three more.

    The Down Under Sports program is in its 20th season and boasts alumni such as former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer and running back Ahman Green.

  • EDITORIAL: Our solution for controlling pit bulls

    It’s doubtful that the city and county would even consider banning people from owning pit bulls. The potential legal challenges from pit bull enthusiasts (to characterize those folks kindly) alone would likely sway the thinking of those who could make that happen, and it’s hard to blame them for that.

    However, here’s a way that would add some serious muscle to local ordinances about vicious dogs already on the books and perhaps get rid of nearly all pit bulls in the process.

  • Grand Jury indictments

    The following people were indicted April 7 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    •Michael Stines, 32, of 224 B Lynn Drive, was indicted on three charges: second-degree assault; first-degree wanton endangerment; and tampering with physical evidence.

    •Robert Estes, of 1065 Tanbark in Lexington, was indicted on four counts of third-degree rape.

    •John T. Murphy, 25, of 401 East Woodford St., Apt. 12, was indicted on two charges: third-degree burglary; and theft by unlawful taking (more than $300).

  • Opening Day set for Saturday

    Opening Day festivities for the Anderson County Little League are set for Saturday, April 18 at Legion Park. Activities are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. with a parade of players, with the first pitch slated for 10 a.m.

    The pre-game festivities will culminate with the dedication of batting cages named in honor of Allen Dennis, a young baseball player who drowned several years ago.

  • Central Baptist sponsors shoe collection

    Central Baptist Church is sponsoring a Soles4Souls shoe collection for the second consecutive year. Any and all types and sizes of shoes are needed.

    The breezeway at the church will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for drop-offs until May 15. The church is located on Bypass North near the Anderson-Franklin county line across the road from the cell phone tower.

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

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • Renewing an old tradition

    To current members of the Anderson County track team, saying the words “Anderson County” and “traditional track power” are a language as foreign as Russian or Japanese.

    Most weren’t even born when Anderson was one of the state’s top five Class AA programs in the 1980s and early ’90s. And many might not even know that the school’s only state championship came in girls’ track 45 years ago.