Today's News

  • District court docket: 7-27-11

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 21.
    Angel L. Sewell, motion to revoke probation, first-degree criminal trespassing -- continued to May 19.
    Chastin C. Sheppard, sentencing, representing another person’s operator’s license as one’s own -- diversion failed, $353.
    Stephen Stampler, motion to revoke probation, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury), menacing, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest -- remanded.

  • Fiscal court notebook: 7-27-11

    Front of courthouse to be repaired
    The fiscal court voted unanimously last Tuesday to spend $8,500 to make repairs to the entrance of the Anderson County Courthouse, and selected the low bidder, Kearns and Stratton Construction, to do the work.
    “It needs to be fixed, and has been an eyesore for years,” said Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.
    Conway said the repairs will be made using the courthouse fines fund.

  • County has surplus revenue, but not very much

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court isn’t exactly flush with cash, but it isn’t broke, either.
    County Treasurer Dudley Shryock briefed magistrates during last Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting, revealing that county government had approximately $1.2 million in surplus funds when its fiscal year ended June 30.
    That amount is deceiving, though, because it will take roughly 75 percent of the total to operate county government between now and the time property tax receipts start coming in, according to Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.

  • Anderson County students travel south to Guatemala

    Three Anderson County students and their Spanish teacher started summer vacation with an eight-day educational trip to Guatemala, according to a news release.
    Amber Hume, Lajeana Wright and Elle Woolery, accompanied by Sylvia Hensley and her husband John, flew to Antigua, the original capitol of Mesoamerica.
    In Guatemala, they toured colonial churches and cathedrals, listened to demonstrations at the Museum of Mayan Music, saw the workings of a coffee plantation and a macadamia farm, haggled for handcrafted goods, and watched Mayan weavers at work in the markets.

  • COLUMN: Time to stop short-changing track, soccer

    I am no expert on track and field, but it I don’t need a degree in hurdle-ology to know what a good running surface is.

    Neither am I an expert on the offside trap. My only viewing of the World Cup came on SportsCenter. But I have been around athletic fields long enough to know what a good one looks like, no matter what the sport.

  • Pierian Woman’s Club presents student scholarships

    In June the Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club presented scholarships to four Anderson High School graduates.
    Angel Hudson and Micah Searcy will be attending Eastern Kentucky University. Angel will major in criminal justice and minor in psychology. She will be working with a Federal Work Study Program at EKU, according to a news release.
    Micah Searcy, who plays the trumpet, guitar and piano, is majoring in music industry.
    Brittany Couch will attend Morehead State University. She has been accepted for a leadership program beginning in the fall.

  • The Fields of Bad Dreams: An injury waiting to happen?

    Anderson County girls’ soccer coach Jason Earnest vividly remembers the day when an opposing coach nearly deemed the high school’s soccer field unplayable.

    There was nothing really out of the ordinary. It had not rained for several days and the playing surface was dry.

  • Cooling off at the Park
  • Focus on spreading the gospel, not building mega churches

    Here is an interesting thought: Why is it that around every corner from Ninevah to Stringtown from North Anderson to South Anderson there are church buildings?
     When I say buildings, I mean mega, multimillion dollar church buildings.  Some right on top of one another.  Best selling author David Platt in his book, Radical Together, says, “Why would we spend an inordinate amount of our resources on something that is never prescribed or even encouraged in the New Testament?

  • Now it’s time to harvest the fruits of labor

    I can’t believe it’s the end of July.
    I have noticed that it’s getting light later in the mornings and that’s my reminder that the season is passing, however slowly. I took the time one morning last week to spend a few glorious minutes just sitting on the porch, listening to Mother Nature. It was incredible.