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Today's News

  • Anderson Farm Bureau receives Young Farmer Gold Star Award

    From staff reports

    Recognized for the achievements of its Young Farm Program this year, Anderson County Farm Bureau received the 2014 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.

    The award honors a county’s Young Farmer Committee for its active participation in Farm Bureau leadership development programs, state competitions, and educational or promotional initiatives.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 465,000 member families statewide, is the state’s largest general farm organization.

  • Chiropractor’s office delivers food to Open Hands

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    There will be fewer people going hungry in the weeks to come thanks to a food drive conducted at Lawrenceburg Family Chiropractic.

    Chiropractor Brian Schulz offered a discount rate for patients who showed up with 10 food items, and the response, he said, was tremendous.

    “It was way more than I thought we were going to get,” said Schulz. “I was hoping for half of what we got. We filled the entire back of a van, plus my trunk and back seat.”

  • Support pours in for Shop With a Cop
  • Frankfort Regional Medical Center earns Top Hospital award

    From staff reports

    For the first time, The Leapfrog Group has named Frankfort Regional Medical Center to its annual list of Top Hospitals, according to a news release.

    This is an elite distinction awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, according to a news release. The award is given to less than 7 percent of all eligible hospitals. The awards, which are given annually, were announced at Leapfrog’s annual meeting and Top Hospital Awards on Dec. 2, in Washington, D.C.

  • CASA ad -hoc committee says thanks for support, donations

    From staff reports

    Members of an ad-hoc committee for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) said in a news release that they are thankful for several recent fundraisers to provide funds for the organization that helps advocate abused or neglected children in court.

    Recent events include the organization having a booth at the Burgoo Festival, a horse show sponsored by the Alton Saddle Club and a chili luncheon, according to a news release.

  • Tipton starting to learn ropes in Frankfort

    From staff reports

    Representative-elect James Allen Tipton, R-Taylorsville (53rd District) spent his first week in Frankfort as part of a three-day orientation for incoming legislators, according to a news release.

    The legislative training is in preparation for his first session in January, and work in future legislative and interim sessions.

  • A visit with Santa
  • FORMER RESIDENT BECOMES MILLIONAIRE

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    email old photos or other information

    to jbowen@theandersonnews.com

     

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Dec. 10,1964

    New officers

    The Alton Ruritan Club installed new officers at its annual banquet at the Alton School. They were: Joe Garrity, vice president; Bob Elliott, secretary; Harley Stucker, president; Ellis Hostetter, treasurer; and outgoing president Coy Davis.

    Recovering

  • New team, same attitude in Lady Cat opener

    The changes were apparent when the starting lineups were announced to open the season last Thursday for the Anderson County girls’ basketball team.

    It would have been easy for anyone to look for some of the group that played in three state tournaments over a five-year stretch to come to the Lady Bearcats’s aid. But those young ladies have gone their separate ways to various colleges.

  • Currens blisters Garrard for 34, grabs school long-ball mark

    Kaci Currens blistered the nets at Garrard County for nine 3-pointers and 34 points as Anderson County rolled past the Lions, 80-56, Saturday afternoon.

    Anderson evened its record 1-1 and gave head coach Clay Birdwhistell his first varsity win.

    Currens’ bombing eclipsed the Anderson girls’ basketball record of eight threes, previously held by Makenzie Cann. Currens tied the Anderson County school record, boys or girls, for 3-pointers in one game. Austin Cummins hit nine against Shelby County in 2013.