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Today's News

  • Reading Patriot

    Fellow Patriot Mikey, a fourth grader at Saffell Street Elementary School, is excited to share the historic adventures of Rush Revere & Liberty with his friends in Mrs. Hamel’s class as he receives a book donation from Rush and Kathryn Limbaugh. Mikey was entered into the contest to tell why your school is great. He and other entrants received a classroom set of “Rush Revere” and the “Brave Pilgrims” for entering.

  • Engagement: Drury-Meade

    Glen and Jennifer Drury of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Erin Drury of Pikeville to Johnny Meade III, son of Johnny Meade Jr. and Detrice Meade of Pikeville.

    The bride-to-be is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in child and family sciences.

    She is employed by the Pikeville Medical Center.

    She is a granddaughter of Josephine Sea.

    The groom-to-be is employed as a dispatcher for the Kentucky State Police.

  • No one was injured in Fairview Road fire

    The Anderson County Fire Department responded to a structural fire in the 1700 block of Fairview Road around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday of last week.

    The fire caused extensive damage to the structure and all of the occupant Don Keeling’s belongings. Several Anderson County firefighters were checked by EMS for dehydration and heat exhaustion. None of the firefighters required transport to the hospital.

  • New golf course opens at Blue Grass Parkway

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 14, 1964

    Sparrow style review champ

    Beulah Sparrow, 15, was chosen 4-H Style Review champion from 105 participants. She had just completed her freshman year at Anderson High School and had completed five years of 4-H work, carrying clothing, foods, electricity, woodworking and good grooming as her projects.

     

    Thursday, July 9, 1964

    Miss Fox Creek RECC

  • Anderson Chamber needs volunteers at Kentucky State Fair

    It all began in 1827 when the county was founded and has evolved into the great community its residents know today.

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce is taking this story on the road. The Chamber is headed to the Pride of the Counties at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville Aug. 14-24.

    Sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau, the Pride of the Counties offers fairgoers the opportunity to visit booths from many Kentucky counties and learn about the wonderful things each has to offer.

  • Springate is appointed to fill empty district judge seat

    Betty Springate of Lawrenceburg was appointed to Division I district court judge for the 53rd District court, serving Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties, Monday of last week.

    Springate’s appointment marks the first time in 30 years a district court judge has resided in Anderson County.

    “It’s an honor to serve Anderson, Shelby and Spencer Counties,” said Springate. “It’s an honor for Anderson County, for even a short period of time, to have their own judge.”

  • News writers are recognized by Society of Professional Journalists

    The Anderson News Sports Editor John Herndon and former News Editor Meaghan Downs were recently honored for the their work by the Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville Chapter.

    Downs was awarded first place in the Best News Story category with her story “Terror, then anger!” The story about a local robbery that appeared in the July 31, 2013 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Affordable Care Act has not replaced the need for the free clinic

    Kim Brown is not one to look a gift horse in the mouth.

    A couple of years ago, the 57-year-old diabetic was between a rock and a hard place. She needed frequent blood tests to get medication but couldn’t afford the tests that cost around $1,500 per month.

    Her health had deteriorated to the point that she was in constant pain.

    While reading The Anderson News one day, she found information about what would become her salvation - the Anderson County Community Medical Clinic, a free service to qualifying patients.

  • Is the T.B. Ripy mansion haunted?

    Jeff Waldridge, paranormal investigator and owner of the Lawrenceburg Ghost Walk, says benevolent spirits attached to the house, possibly even Thomas B. Ripy himself, haunts the Ripya mansion.

    Waldridge, a lifelong Lawrenceburg resident, has been working on the Lawrenceburg Ghost Walk for about 3 years, compiling research through microfilm at the Anderson Public Library, Kentucky Historical Society documents and The Anderson News clippings from the 1900s.

    The end product fuses history with the paranormal to give tourists a memorable experience.

  • New sign ordinances are designed to be explicit, user friendly

    The city, county and Anderson County Chamber of Commerce worked together to draft new sign ordinances designed to be more explicit and easier to follow.

    The sign ordinance draft was presented at an Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday of last week.

    The new proposed sign ordinances outline each sign and gives a glossary of definitions for popular signage from an abandoned sign to a window sign.