Today's News

  • Lanes Mill Road bridge reopens Tuesday

    The Lanes Mill Road bridge near the Franklin County line reopened Tuesday afternoon.
    Anderson County highway foreman Billy Catlett made the announcement during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    The bridge was closed for several months after it was declared dangerous by former highway foreman Chip Chambers.
    Replacing the bridge cost the county $49,000, but that money was recovered through the state’s emergency road aid fund, to which the county contributes.

  • Pay teachers we need, not the ones we don’t

    The Anderson County Board of Education cannot hope to obtain and retain the best and brightest teachers by continuing to employ even one teacher too many.
    News last week that the district employs, by its own staffing formula, 13 teachers it doesn’t need is a slap in the face to every needed teacher in the district.
    They are the ones who had to grovel earlier this year to avoid having the number of days they work reduced, which would amount to a pay cut.
    They are the ones who have lived through pay freezes.

  • March — and its smorgasbord of weather — is here

    Happy March. In like a lion and out like a lamb, March is typically a smorgasbord of weather. One day makes it feel like summer is just around the corner and the next surprises us with snow showers. It’s a tough month to garden in the field. Gardening in the house is easier.
    This is the month to start your seeds indoors for those summer veggies you’ll be transplanting in May. Seeds, trays of dirt, warmth and sunlight (or lamplight) are basically all you need to get going.

  • Support legislation that would prohibit flag desecration

    By Pam Rice

  • Public Safety plans storm spotter class for March 11

    Whether you love thunderstorms, have an interest in spotting funnel clouds or just want to do good deeds and help out the community, the Anderson County Department of Public Safety has a task for you.
    On Friday, March 11, the department is co-sponsoring a storm spotter class with the Louisville office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service.
    Storm spotters are “the critical eyes-on-the-ground who identify and report severe weather,” according to the NOAA website.

  • Subscribers will get full online version of paper beginning March 9

    The Anderson News will offer its subscribers unlimited access to all of its online content beginning March 9, the newspaper announced.
    On that date, only subscribers will be able to access all of the information at www.theandersonnews.com, but they will first have to register.
    To do so, go to www.theandersonnews.com/subscriptionservices and click the link for “Activate Existing Account.” Readers will also need their subscription number, which is printed in the top right hand corner of the newspaper that is delivered to their homes.

  • BLOG: Anderson very impressive in regional opener

    About 40 minutes before tipoff of Tuesday's Eighth Region Tournament game, I asked Anderson County girls' basketball coach Tony Kays if his team was ready to play.

    It was a legitimate question as the Lady Bearcats have had a tendency to play to the competition at times and have slacked a little against teams that they are supposed to handle, such as Oldham. To make matters more interesting, Oldham had a team that many thought could be a spoiler in the region.

  • Lawrenceburg woman gets 25 years for trying to kill grandmother

    The Lawrenceburg woman charged with trying to kill her grandmother by torching her house was sentenced last week in Circuit Court to 25 years in prison.
    Cheryl Brogan, 43, was sentenced to 20 years on an amended charge of second-degree arson and five years for first-degree wanton endangerment. She was originally charged with first-degree arson and attempted murder.
    Brogan, who was her bed-ridden grandmother’s primary caregiver, set ablaze her grandmother’s home at 309 Center St. last March before fleeing for Arkansas.

  • Cattlemen donate to Senior Center
  • Anderson County Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week

    Anderson County Farm Bureau will celebrate Food Check-Out Week on March 2, the organization announced.
    Future Farmers of America members from Anderson County High School will mark the occasion by handing out literature and speaking with customers at Kroger about how affordable food is in the United States, organizers said.