Today's News

  • Community calendar - 9.1 to 9.8

    Wednesday, Sept. 1


    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 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings July 12.

    Jennifer L. McDermott, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – dismissed.

    Damon E. McKee, arraignment, operating motor vehicle under the influence(BAC .223) – continued July 26.

    James N. Mercer, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, operating motor vehicle under the influence(BAC .125) – continued July 26.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.25

    Letter writer Kristin Durham says Judge-Executive Steve Cornish should worry about right or wrong, not motives.

    Anderson County Family Resource and Youth Service Center leaders say thanks for a great Family Fun Fest.

    Letter writer Norm Harding says he enjoyed a recent column on 'johnsongrass.'

    Letter writers Larry and Debbie Houston say that Lawrenceburg hospitality followed them back to Georgia.

  • COLUMN: Frost-ian expectations

    Sometimes in life, it's better to have no expectations than to set your expectations high or low. But is it possible to have no — absolutely zero — expectations?

    I think so.

    As an 18 year old, setting my sights on college, I didn't know what to expect, so for the most part, I just didn't expect anything.

    Coming home on breaks, relatives would always ask, "Is college what you expected it to be?"

    My response was usually that I wasn't sure what I expected it to be like, so I didn't really have an answer.

  • COLUMN: Daylight is waning and fall’s around the corner

    Well, the number of daylight hours is starting to wane. It’s not light at 6:30 a.m. anymore. Even the birds are sleeping in and I’ve got to admit, I want to.

    The moon was full last night and the American Indians used to call it the Full Sturgeon Moon. A sturgeon is a really big fish that used to run in the big lakes during this time of year. Some tribes called it the Full Red Moon because of its red color when it rises. I just think it’s pretty.

  • COLUMN: Rivalry now what it's supposed to be

    In case you haven't noticed, it looks like The Game really has become THE GAME for football in the state.

    And, nothing against the schools, but we aren't talking about the Campbellsville-Union clash set for Saturday afternoon.

    ABC's cameras will be focused on another showdown in Louisville that same day. And even though Kentucky has won three straight, this one really is worth talking about.

    Two of those three wins – ironically, the ones in Lexington – were literally not decided until the very last play.

  • Richardson 25th anniversary

    Rex and Belinda Richardson of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7.

    The couple was married at Thornhill Baptist Church in Frankfort on Sept. 7, 1985.

    Mrs. Richardson, the former Belinda Barnett, is a daughter of the late Carold and Marie Barnett.

    She is retired from state government.

    Mr. Richardson is a son of Billy Gene and Joyce Richardson.

    He is retired from state government.

    The Richardsons have three children, Katie Richardson and Jamie Richardson of Lawrenceburg and Amy Wetherly of Frankfort.

  • Hudson Lawrence Cooper birth

    Nicole and Josh Cooper of Mt. Washington announce the birth of their son, Hudson Lawrence Cooper, on June 8, 2010.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Perry and Teresa White of Mackville. His maternal great-great-grandmother is Dorothy Carey of Mackville.

    His paternal grandparents are Larry and Shirley Cooper of Lawrenceburg. His paternal great-grandparents are Don and Kathleen Cooper of Lawrenceburg.


  • Scarlett Marie McChesney birth

    Chrystal and David McChesney of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Scarlett Marie McChesney, on July 15, 2010 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by a brother, Logan, 10.

    Her maternal grandparents are Steve and Brenda Hall of Frankfort.

    Her paternal grandparents are Patsy McChesney and the late Edward McChesney of Frankfort. 

  • EDITORIAL: Jobs program shun sad but no surprise

    If you’re among the 1,100 Anderson County residents currently unemployed (or among the God knows how many whose unemployment benefits have expired and are no longer counted by the state), reading the rest of this editorial will make you angry.

    Heck, it made us angry even writing it, and we have jobs.

    The Anderson News received a news release Monday afternoon from Congressman Ben Chandler’s office, announcing that he and representatives from the Central Kentucky Regional Public Policy Group would reveal a jobs creation program Tuesday morning.