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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bearcats take care of business against Eminence

    SHELBYVILLE —Anderson County, the top seed in this year’s 30th district baseball tournament faced Eminence tonight in the first round of the tournament at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.  Anderson emerged victorious 12-2 and notched their place in the championship game Wednesday night against their arch-rival Shelby County.

    Anderson Jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Jordan Alves singled, stole second, reached third on a passed ball and scored on Jacob Brown’s sacrifice fly to center.

  • Report: Impersonator beats, steals man’s pit bull mix

    A man impersonating an animal control officer beat another man’s dog with a baton and confiscated it last Thursday afternoon, according to a report obtained from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Aaron Miller of 1139 Versailles Road told police that a white Dodge pickup truck pulled up beside his residence and that a man identified himself as an animal control officer.

  • Homes sales tumble by nearly half

    Home sales in Anderson County fell nearly 50 percent in the first quarter of 2009, according to statistics released by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors.

    During the first quarter of 2008, the association reports that 67 homes were sold compared to only 35 in the first quarter this year, according to the statistics.

    “The first quarter in Anderson County was just awful this time,” said Danny Willis, broker of Century 21 Commonwealth Real Estate.