Today's News

  • Adair 60th anniversary

    Harry E. and Annell B. Adair of Versailles, formerly of Lexington, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 18

    The couple was married Aug. 18, 1950 at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Baxter, in Anderson County by the Rev. Reed Carter

    The Adairs have two children, Woody Adair and his wife, Debbie, of Danville, Ind. and Julie Barnett and her husband, Kenny, of Lawrenceburg.

  • Upchurch 50th anniversary

    Jack G. and Ann Parker Upchurch of Stanford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20 at the Inter-County Energy community room, 1009 Hustonville Road, Danville.

    The couple was married Aug. 11, 1960 at the Danville First Church of God by then pastor Marvin L. Forbes.

    Betty Coomer Parker, sister-in-law of the bride served as matron of honor and Earl Upchurch, brother of the groom served as best man.

  • Clint Matthew Brown birth

    Randi Whittaker and Kenneth Layne Brown of Frankfort announce the birth of their son, Clint Matthew Brown, on July 14, 2010 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    He was 6 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    He was welcomed home by a brother, Caleb Brown, 7.

    His maternal grandparents are Rhonda Click of Lawrenceburg and Billy Whittaker of Burgin. 

  • COLUMN: Continuing the tradition

    Right now, every high school football team in Kentucky is undefeated.

    It is that time of eternal optimism where many teams and their fans are hoping to catch the lightning to transform a bad team into a contender. Going from 2-8 to 8-2 (or some reasonable facsimile thereof) isn’t likely but it happens enough that fans always have hope the week of the opener.

  • Items swiped from road barn

    The Anderson County highway facility was burgled sometime over the weekend with thieves making off with a variety of tools and equipment.

    Highway foreman Chip Chambers said someone broke into the building by pushing an air conditioning unit through the window and climbing in.

    Chambers said items stolen include two chain saws, a pole saw, floor jacks, sockets and a pressure washer.

    Chambers said Monday he was still working to put together an estimated value of the equipment for the county’s insurance company.

  • COLUMN: A pain in the grass

    After spending the better part of four decades not trying to keep up with them, the Joneses finally caught me in their web of jealousy this spring.

    Their name isn’t actually Jones, but that’s not the point. Several families in my neighborhood had (past tense gleefully and firmly intended) lawns that would make even the Cincinnati Reds’ groundskeeper green with envy, and did exactly the same thing to me.

    They didn’t have dandelions poking their rotten yellow heads out of the ground only hours after they mowed.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School


    Friday, Aug. 20: Garrard Co. at Anderson Co., Alumni Bowl, 7:30 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Aug. 18: Anderson Co at Henry Clay, Fayette Co. Soccer Spectacular, 8 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 21: Anderson Co. vs. Paul L. Dunbar, Fayette Co. Soccer Spectacular, at Henry Clay High School, 8 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 23: Anderson Co. at Lexington Catholic, 7 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

    Boys' soccer

  • Who's the best? You decide

    Honor your favorite Anderson County businesses by casting a ballot — or two — in the second annual “Best of Anderson” contest.

    Paper ballots can be found in the Aug. 4, 11 and 18 editions of The Anderson News, as well as the Aug. 9 and 16 editions of The Anderson News Extra.

    Only original paper ballots will be accepted; no copies are allowed.

    Votes can also be cast online at www.theandersonnews.com. Click here to vote.

  • Ag office cites county for spraying weeds

    The admission last Tuesday in fiscal court that a highway employee sprayed weed killer after his state certification expired has resulted in state charges against the county and sparked a political firestorm among judge-executive candidates.

    Highway foreman Chip Chambers, the Republican candidate for judge, admitted to the infraction during the meeting while being quizzed by Magistrate John Wayne Conway, a Democrat also running for judge.

  • Bearcat soccer looking for fourth regional berth in five years

    Coming off one of the best seasons  in the history of Anderson County boys' soccer, it would be easy for the Bearcats to bask in the glow of their accomplishments in 2009.

    Anderson went 13-5-4, the second highest victory total of the decade. The Bearcats had one stretch of nine wins in 10 matches. Senior Seth Beasley ranked 10th in the state and scored a school record 29 goals.