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Today's News

  • Get with the program or get out of the way

    We drink potentially contaminated water during boil water advisories.

    We’re at the mercy of a handful of tornado sirens to warn us when a twister is on its way.

    Rail cars loaded with God-knows-what rumble each day through the heart of our city mere yards from schools and homes, not to mention police and fire departments.

    The common thread with each of these risks is that when or if they occur, our city and county governments have no effective means with which to warn us.

    Isn’t that special?

  • Post-season preview?

    It was not clear what kind of words Anderson County and North Oldham exchanged in the customary post-game congratulatory line, but “See you in March” would have been appropriate.

    Thirty-two minutes of bumping, banging, bruising and, in one instance, breaking each other came down to the oldest truism of basketball as Anderson hit its free throws down the stretch, North Oldham did not.

    Final score: Anderson 69, North Oldham 67.

  • Bearcat game with Spencer canceled

    UPDATED: Tuesday, Jan. 27, 10:40 a.m.

    The Anderson County boys' basketball game with Spencer County, scheduled for Tuesday night, has been canceled. No make-up date has been announced, but the game will be rescheduled as it is necessary for 30th District tournament seeding purposes.

    Check back to www.theandersonnews.com for updates on all weather related cancellations and updates.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Reader photos

    Photos submitted by readers of The Anderson News.

  • ‘Beyond the birds and the bees’

    Parents can say a lot to their children by not saying anything at all — especially when it comes to sex.

    That’s one of the messages Betsy Neale, Ph.D., hopes to convey to Anderson County parents during a workshop Feb. 5.

    “By not saying anything, children can pick up the message that (sex) is embarrassing and that it’s something our culture doesn’t talk about,” Neale said.

  • County employees’ insurance rate jumps 25 percent

    Renewing the county’s current health insurance policy would cost taxpayers an additional $80,000, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish announced at last Tuesday night’s Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting.

    “It will go from $425 a month per employee to $531,” Cornish said. “That’s just about a 25 percent increase.”

    The proposed increase comes about year after the county dropped its policy through the Kentucky Association of Counties and accepted a lower bid supplied by the Lawrenceburg-based Goodlett Group for Humana.

  • MainSource acquires local AFB branch

    UPDATED 9:25 A.M. THURSDAY — MainSource Bank has acquired the Lawrenceburg and Franklin County branches of American Founders Bank, MainSource announced this morning in a news release.

    The acquisition marks the second Lawrenceburg bank MainSource has purchased in the past several months. In November, the Indiana-based bank purchased the former 1st Independence Bank branch, located on U.S. 127 Bypass.

    American Founders has one branch in Lawrenceburg, located in front of Wal-Mart on the Bypass. The deal also includes two branches in Franklin County.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Have photos? Share them with us

    Have any photos of the sights produced by the wintry weather? Send them to The Anderson News at news@theandersonnews.com and we'll post them online.

  • Summer slipping away?

    The school year keeps getting longer in Anderson County.

    The storm that dropped several inches of snow and ice on the area early this week forced schools to close through at least Wednesday, meaning students have missed nine days already this year.

    One of those days will be made up on President’s Day, Feb. 16, but there isn’t any more wiggle room in the district’s calendar, Superintendent Kim Shaw told the Board of Education at its meeting Monday night.

  • Obtaining agricultural credit in troubled times

    Much has been said about the availability of credit in today’s world of troubled markets, failing businesses and loan losses.

    Credit is certainly still available, but in seeking a loan you need to visit your prospective lender armed with a proposal that is reasonable and easily understood by the loan officer.

    You need to address, in a written business plan, what are referred to as the “Five Cs of Credit,” namely character, capacity, conditions, capital and collateral.

    Character