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Today's News

  • Development is key to improving reproductive efficiency in heifers

    To improve the reproductive efficiency, and thus profitability, of a beef cattle operation, you must understand proper heifer development.

    Properly managing yearling heifer reproduction is the first step toward reproductive efficiency.

    Your goal is to manage heifers so they’ll conceive early by reducing the age of puberty, shortening the time from puberty to conception and increasing fertility.

  • Only consumers can put an end to puppy mills

    By Jane Sinnett

    Guest Columnist

    I just read about legislation concerning puppy mills and how different states have approached this problem in different ways.

    The 2014 puppy mills report goal is to inform consumers about widespread problems with puppy mills before they make an uninformed purchase that could potentially support animal cruelty.

  • Statewide teacher survey kicked off at Saffell Street Elementary

    By Ben Carlson

    The eyes of Kentucky’s public school teachers were on Saffell Street Elementary School on Monday as a veritable who’s who among the state’s top educators paid a visit to kick of a statewide teacher survey.

    Called the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey, it’s designed to gather information from counselors, principals and other administrators who deal with teaching and learning conditions every day.

  • Saffell Elementary second in Governor’s Cup

    From staff reports

    Saffell Street Elementary School placed second overall during the Governor’s Cup District competition held last weekend at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, the school announced in a news release.

    The school’s Quick Recall team placed first.

  • ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ coming to high school

    The Drama Club at Anderson County High School will present the musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” this month.

    Performances are scheduled for March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m., and March 15 and 22 at the high school.

    Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Children 5 and under will be admitted for free.

    The play is described as a classic musical set during the frontier days in Oregon.

    It tells the story of seven lumberjack brothers as they search for wives.

  • County making plans to borrow money to solve deficit

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    After two months of crunching numbers and looking for ways to cut into the county’s deficit, Orbrey Gritton confirmed late last week that the fiscal court will indeed have to borrow money this year to balance its budget.

    “We are going to have a borrowing need,” Gritton said. “The basis of the need is off the deficit recycling has created and we need to shore up our general fund.”

  • Anderson County Jail Log March 4, 2015

    From staff reports

    The following people were recently arrested and transported to jail, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Feb. 11

    Bruce Beerman was charged on a Fayette County warrant by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jessica Jones was charged with failure to appear and flagrant non-support by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Feb. 12

    Leslie Roberts was charged with failure to appear by the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • District Court Docket, March 4, 2015

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Jan. 26.

    Linley D. Yeager, motion to revoke probation, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – motion remanded.

    Brent W. Campbell, arraignment, second-degree assault (domestic violence) – bonded out.

    Kayla M. Cortez, arraignment, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting less than $500) – pleaded not guilty, disposition Feb. 12.

  • Whitts have more than 400 dolls in collection

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    Send your old photos and other information about years ago to Janie at jbowen@theandersonnews.com

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 4, 1965

    Severe leg cut

    Connie Shouse received a severe cut of her leg Sunday while getting on a motorcycle. Five stitches were required to close the wound.

    Leaves for service

    Philip Sharp left Wednesday, Feb. 24 for Norfolk, Virginia, for two years of service with the U.S. Navy.

    Completes training

  • ENGAGEMENTS

    Ortt-Burke

    Ralph and Peggy Ortt of Versailles announce the engagement of their daughter, Annette Ortt of Paris to Paul Cody Burke of Georgetown.

    A wedding is planned for 1 p.m. (CST) July 11 at Charity Baptist Church in Eddyville.

    The bride is a preschool teacher at Woodland Early Learning Center and earned bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in elementary education and Spanish.

    Her grandparents are Ishmel and Verna Ortt and the late James Noel and Joan Noel.