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  • Library offers free computer classes

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free computer courses in July:

    Basic I: Introduction
    to Computers
    When: Tuesday, July 10
    Time: 9:30-11 a.m., 5:30-7 p.m.
    This class is for the beginner. The main goal is to ease anxieties about using the computer. Topics include parts of the computer and mouse/keyboard skills.
    No previous computer skills required. Please register in advance.

    Basic II: Introduction
    to the Internet
    When: Tuesday, July 17
    Time: 9:30-11 a.m.

  • Way We Were: Rod Martin Oakland Raider Trainer

    50 YEARS AGO
    July 5, 1962
    Kenny Walker suffered a leg fracture on the Tway Horse Farm near Louisville Friday morning.
    According to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walker, a horse threw him and the horse fell on his leg.
    He is a nephew of deputy county clerk Susan Walker. The Walkers are former residents of Lexington where Mr. Walker was a horse trainer.

    Sharon, Teresa and Eddie Hyatt, children of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Earl Hyatt, were confined at home for several weeks with measles and whooping cough.

  • National Auxiliary president visits Healing Field
  • News briefs: 7-4-12

    Special-needs swim party to be held at Anderson-Dean Park
    A special-needs swim party will be held July 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson-Dean Aquatic Center in Anderson-Dean Park in Harrodsburg.
    The event is open to any age, and is open to residents and families of Anderson, Mercer and Boyle counties.
    Lifeguards and volunteers will be present, and there will be free refreshments.
    For more information, contact 859-325-0417.

    Maxfield receives promotion

  • Wind damages county building
  • West retires from The Anderson News

    Sales representative Don West retired last Friday from The Anderson News.
    West sold advertising for the paper for just over four years.
    West said he enjoyed his time at the paper.
    “Working at The Anderson News gave me the opportunity to know and work with a lot of really nice people around the county,” West said.
    “It has been fun.”
    The paper has interviewed a number of candidates to replace West, and is expected to make an announcement within the next two weeks, Publisher Ben Carlson said.

  • Prepare now for garden-fresh taste this winter

    Well, you don’t need a calendar to know it’s July. The thermometer is telling us it’s hotter than a firecracker.
    If you do nothing else this week, please wash your cars and leave the windows down at night. Anyone knowing of a rain dance please feel free. We need rain.
    Our gardens need 1 inch of rain a week to grow well. The high temperature increases that need.

  • CASA volunteer finds her voice for neglected, abused children

    When Amanda Neff met CASA volunteer Connie Riddell, she assumed Riddell only wanted to hear the same story about her past.  
    Neff was 15. A ward of the state. She had lived in a group home in Indiana, was living in a Frankfort group home with 14 other girls. Neff and her brother were in the middle of an extended custody battle.
    She repeated the same narrative to the social worker. The attorney. The judge. The probation officer assigned to her case after Neff got physical with her stepmother while living with her father in Indiana.

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  • ‘Tragedy’

    Family and friends are mourning the loss of a teenager who was killed Sunday afternoon when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree on US 62.
    Cody Ramsey, 17, of Willisburg Road was on his way home during a break from his part-time job in the county park when the mini-van he was driving went off the right-hand shoulder of the road. Based on tire marks, it appears the van returned to the road, but went sideways and slammed into a tree on the opposite side.
    The van hit the tree on the driver’s side door, and Ramsey was pronounced dead at the scene.