Today's News

  • Community Actions does more than pay electric bills

    Over the past two years when Troy Roberts has introduced himself as executive director of Blue Grass Community Action Partnership, people have responded in one of two ways.
    “They either say, ‘who?’ because they aren’t familiar with us, or they say, ‘Oh, you all pay electric bills,’” Roberts said.
    While the partnership does have programs to help those in need pay their electric bills, Roberts hopes to spread the word about its other programs, too.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following case during District Court proceedings Oct. 28.
    Nicole R. Blade, show cause deferred/installment payment, three counts of theft by deception (less than $500) – bench warrant.
    Nicole R. Blade, show cause deferred/installment payment, two counts of theft by deception (less than $500) – bench warrant.
    Paul Casey, show cause deferred/installment payment, theft by deception (less than $500) – bench warrant.

  • The Way We Were - 11/15

    The railroad bridge was built in 1889 by Louisville and Southern Railroad. It is now owned by Norfolk Southern.

  • Akins-Smith wedding

    Sherry Lyne Akins and Jason Adrian Smith were married Sept. 18 at Old Country Church in Mt. Eden.

  • Anderson Senior Center Calendar - 11/15

    Monday, Nov. 15
    10:30 a.m., Diabetes information from Anderson County Health Department
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:15 p.m., Nutrition with Sara
    12:45 p.m., Games/cards
    7 p.m., Rook club

    Tuesday, Nov. 16
    9 a.m., Exercise/Tai Chi
    Shopping and errands

    Wednesday, Nov. 17
    10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
    10:30 a.m., Arnold Clark and friends
    12 p.m., Thanksgiving potluck
    1:30 p.m., Grief support

  • Community calendar - 11/15 to 11/22

    Monday, Nov. 15
    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.
    7 p.m., Anderson County Board of Education meeting, Anderson County Board office, U.S. 127 Bypass North

  • Bearcats advance to regional final with romp past Bullitt Central

    Anderson County scored three times in the first seven minutes, then went on to an impressive 42-7 win over visiting Bullitt  Central in the Class 5A, Region 2 football semifinal on Friday night.
    The Bearcats move on to play John Hardin for the regional championship next Friday. That game will also be played at Anderson.

  • ‘Hit list’ found at high school

    A handwritten note containing the names of eight or nine Anderson County High School students was found at the school Wednesday afternoon, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    The list did not include any specific threats against the students, but did say it was a “heavy hit list,” Sheriff Troy Young said, adding that it is unclear exactly what that means.

    “We are investigating this,” Young said. “The students whose names were on the list, along with their parents or guardians, have been notified.”

  • COLUMN: At least some showed to thank our veterans

    Column as I see ’em …
    It’s more than a bit ironic that the percentage of elected public officials who attended Sunday’s Veterans Day ceremony mirrors almost exactly the survival rate of a local vet’s horrifying experience in Korea.
    Get this: There were 40 or so people running for public office on the Nov. 2 ballot, and four (County Clerk Jason Denny, Mayor Edwinna Baker, Jailer Joani Clark and City Councilman Larry Giles) attended the ceremony, which equals around 10 percent.

  • COLUMN: Thankful for the ‘dark ages’

    Don’t you just love that it gets dark at 5:30 p.m. these days?
    Yeah, me neither.
    However, while staring out the office window at the moon at 6 p.m. on a Monday night, I decided not to dwell on that.
    Sure, we all hate that it gets dark so early. It’s no fun to get home from work after the sun sets, but (in the spirit of the upcoming holiday) I’ve decided to compile a list of things I’m thankful for now that Daylight Saving Time has ended.