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Today's News

  • Man’s art collected around world

    By Nancy Royden

    Special to The Anderson News

    Some folks excel in business, and some succeed in creative pursuits.

    Lawrenceburg’s James Kessinger, 70, is one who is passionate about, and accomplished at, both undertakings.

    One thing that sets him apart from many other artists is his blindness. Kessinger began to lose his sight in his 30s to macular degeneration, he said.

  • Hume graduates high school

    Stazia Hume, shown here in her graduation photo, was among those who graduated last Wednesday from Anderson County High School. She plans to attend Paul Mitchell School this fall to pursue a degree in cosmetology. She willed her love to her little sister, Trinity. Hume’s photo and information was not submitted in time for the recent graduation section published in The Anderson News.

  • Magistrates bicker over how to pick roads for repair

    County highways again took center stage during the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s meeting last Tuesday, including when one magistrate rejected a previous suggestion that she shouldn’t be allowed to participate in deciding which ones should be resurfaced.

    Magistrate Juretta Wells represents the 3rd magisterial district, which has no county highways. During a meeting last month, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton suggested because of that, Wells should be the only of six magistrates not to get to place a road on the county’s priority road list.

  • Hospital launches electronic check-in

    Patients who visit Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Room can now use an electronic check-in process designed to expedite and improve their care and provide them with a better ER experience, the hospital announced.

    The process is similar to that used in airports and retail outlets. Patients first scan their driver’s license or type in basic identification information at the check-in station in the ER.

  • Class of 2015 celebrates graduation
  • Douglass earns Eagle Scout
  • Hundreds participate in annual DARE Fishing Derby
  • Suspected drunk driver injures three in Tyrone Hill wreck

    Three people were injured, two seriously, when the car they were in was struck by an alleged drunk driver earlier this afternoon on Tyrone Hill, just before the bridge.

    The two with serious injuries, both females, were transported via helicopter to area hospitals. A third person, a male, was transported by ambulance. There names have yet to be released.

    The driver of the other vehicle apparently took off on foot up the hill toward Lawrenceburg before being stopped by motorists who witnessed the wreck who told him to wait until police arrived.

  • Male ends Lady Bearcat state tournament run with eighth-inning home run

    OWENSBORO – Anderson County's quest for a state softball championship came to an end Saturday morning when Louisville Male's Danielle Walls blasted a walk-off two-run home run in the eighth inning to defeat the Lady Bearcats 6-4 in the Final Four of the Worth/KHSAA fastpitch tournament.

    Anderson, which finished fourth in the state, saw its season end at 34-10. Male moved on to play Ashland in the consolation bracket final.

  • Lady Bearcats Final Four bound!

    OWENSBORO – The Anderson County High School softball team rolled to victories over North Laurel and Warren East by identical 11-2 scores Friday evening to advance to the Final Four of the Worth/KHSAA Fastpitch Tournament.

    It is the first time Anderson County has ever advanced to the softball Final Four. Anderson will play Louisville Male at 10 a.m. Eastern time Saturday. Top-ranked McCracken County and Ashland will be playing in the winner's bracket final at the same time.