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Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon
  • Electoral College worked as intended

    By Jim Paxton

    The Paducah Sun

       The Electoral College system performed just as the Founders intended in the 2016 presidential election.

       The institution has taken a lot of criticism in recent years. It has been referred to as archaic, particularly after elections in which the successful candidate won both the electoral and popular votes.

  • Tourism commission making progress toward hiring director

    It might not be at a breakneck pace, but progress is being made by the joint tourism commission created one year ago by city and county government.

       Gabe Uebel, who chairs the still-fledgling group, said it is inching ever closer to hiring a full-time director, a position authorized when the commission was created by the Anderson County Fiscal Court and Lawrenceburg City Council.

  • Help sought for deceased girl’s family

    Donations are being sought to help a family whose 14-year-old daughter died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 20.

       Gabrielle “Gabby” Elize Saylor, whose family had recently moved into the Alton area, passed away at her family’s home.

       A Go Fund Me page has been established by Exit Crutcher Realty at gofundme/gabrielle-elize-saylor-funeral-fund, the local real estate office announced Thursday afternoon.

       Services were Dec. 23 at Anderson Christian.

  • Fiscal court notebook

    Taxes rolling in

       Sheriff Joe Milam delivered a short report during last Thursday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, saying that property taxes are roughly 90 percent collected for bills mailed out in October.

       He said a minor computer glitch retained about $12,000 that should have gone to the Anderson County Fire District, but that had been fixed and money sent.

     

    Fiscal court on Santa’s good list

  • Magistrates look to boost county’s housing starts

      Hoping to kick-start new home construction, the Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Thursday to modify a rule that dictates when the county takes over new roads built in subdivisions.

       The fiscal court voted unanimously to lower from 90 to 60 the percentage a subdivision must be filled before it allows the developer to reduce a bond set in place to ensure the road remains in good condition.

  • Wild Turkey is county’s top taxpayer — by a lot

       Wild Turkey Distillery (Campari America) remained Anderson County’s top property tax payer in 2016, and it wasn’t even close, according to figures obtained from Property Value Administrator Brian Stivers.

       The world’s largest producer of Kentucky bourbon paid $652,234 in county property taxes and an additional $143,163 in tangible taxes for a grand total of just short of $800,000.

       Combined, the top 10 property tax payers listed here pay $1.8 million.

  • Lady Bearcats win big in Bardstown

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball team ran its winning streak to seven games by dominating its division of the Bardstown Christmas Classic, held last week at Bardstown High School.

    The Lady Bearcats defeated Pleasure Ridge Park, West Jessamine and Bardstown Bethlehem by an average of 35 points to win their four-team pool in the 12-team affair. The tournament format consisted of three separate pools and three different winners.

    Anderson now stands at 8-2 on the year.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats continue playing through holiday

    The Anderson County High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams were scheduled to play in holiday tournaments this week.

    The Bearcats, who finished third in the Raceland Derby Classic last week to see their record go to 7-3, return to the Ashland area to play in the Stultz Pharmacy Holiday Classic at Greenup County. Anderson opens tournament play against West Carter.

  • Anderson third in Raceland tournament

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team scored a pair of impressive wins last week in the Raceland Derby Classic, but a bad first quarter against a very good Johnson Central team in the semifinals the Bearcats had to settle for third place in the eight-team tournament.

    The Bearcats whipped Russell with a devastating second half in the opener, then in the third-place game, gradually pulled away from Lewis County.

     

    Anderson Co. 80, Russell 60