Today's News

  • COLUMN: Gardened out? Don’t quit just yet

    Well, the garden’s harvest is winding down for many.

    Folks are stocking the pantry with all the freshness of summer that can be done.

    Those of you with herb gardens need to step it up. The herbs are stronger before they go to flower.

  • 14th-ranked Rockets overcome determined Bearcat bid

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team put on a gallant effort but dropped a 2-0 decision to 14th-ranked Shelby County on Thursday night at the Anderson field.

    The Bearcats were unable to get much offense going in the first half but were only down 1-0 at the break. Shelby's Matthew Huff scored on a rebound with 7:25 to play in the half.

    The Bearcats made some adjustments at the break and were able to get several good looks in the second half, but to no avail.

  • Earnhardt's biggest fan?

    There are fans and then there is Kim Carpenter.

    An assistant vice-president at Century Bank, Carpenter took up an friend's invitation to go to Bristol Motor Speedway and came home with the distinction of being the number one fan of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

    Carpenter and Debbie Henderson went to the Tennessee track on Aug. 21 for the Food City 250. While there she came upon the chance to burnout in Earnhardt's car. The popular driver was not going to run until the next day in the Sharpie 500.

  • Rich Brooks is the man!

    I will be the first to admit that when Mitch Barnhart hired Rich Brooks back in December of 2002, I was not the happiest of campers.

    What in the world could Mitch have been thinking? We are talking someone almost old enough to collect Social Security being given the reins of a program that competes – wait, let's make it lines up – in college football's toughest conference.

    Recruiting? You have GOT to be kidding me. A guy that came of age before the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan relating today?

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School


    Monday, Sept. 7: Junior varsity – Anderson Co. at Lexington Christian, 6 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Saturday, Sept. 5: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity match at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Sept. 8: Anderson Co. at Frankfort, 5:30 p.m.

    Boys' soccer

    Thursday, Sept. 3: Frankfort at Anderson Co., 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 5: Anderson Co. at Berea, 7 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Just because husband’s younger, doesn’t mean I’m robbing the cradle

    Just because my husband is six months younger than me doesn’t mean I’m robbing the cradle — even though it might look that way.

    Let me explain.

    On Sunday, Josh and I were enjoying a relaxing afternoon at home watching TV (I’m sure it was something sports related), when our doorbell rang.

    Our doorbell never rings. We almost never have unexpected visitors. We’re usually peering out the windows in anticipation of our guests arriving.

    Anyway, the doorbell rang, and Josh answered the door.

  • 'Public relations disaster'

    One health board member is angry that the health department is leaving Main Street.

    Another questioned why the board OK’d a new $2.1 million building near Wal-Mart just months after a state officials advised against it.

    Keith Klink, a pharmacist whose family has operated a drug store on Main Street for decades, said the deciding factor for him was a comment Health Director Brandon Hurley made about potential fallout of the health department leaving Main Street.

  • No, you can't!

    A group of Anderson County business owners are concerned about a proposed 5.25 percent school tax rate increase and plan to let the school board know about it Thursday night.

    The business owners gathered for a meeting Monday night at Eagle Lake to formulate questions and concerns they plan to air, and said they planned to meet again Tuesday night and invite school officials.

    Most were quick to point out that they are not against a solid education system, but are concerned at such a large tax increase.

  • $2.1 million OK'd for new health department

    Citing the need for more room and its inability to expand its current building, the Anderson County Board of Health voted Wednesday to construct a new, $2.1 million building near Wal-Mart.

    Board members voted 5-3 on the measure, ending a years-long debate about how to expand the health department.

    The new building is expected to be around 10,000 square feet, doubling the size of the department’s current location on Main Street, which is about 17 years old. It will be located on 2 acres of land between Wal-Mart and Lawrenceburg Physical Therapy on Woodford Street.

  • 'Ignorance tax'

    If health board members had any question about where septic tank owners stand on an ordinance that requires them to pump their tanks every three years, they don’t any more.

    About 50 people attended last Wednesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Board of Health in an attempt to get the board to change the ordinance.

    Adopted in 2004 and reaffirmed in 2007, the ordinance requires those with homes three years old or newer to have their tank pumped and inspected every three years. The pumping costs about $250, on top of a $25 fee to the health department.