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Today's News

  • Jailer: Humor, dedication define sheriff’s career

    From staff reports

    Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark as known retiring Sheriff Troy Young throughout his entire career and jumped at the chance to share her memories — both funny and frightening — at having the chance to work with him.

    Below are her thoughts on Young’s career.

    “I have worked with Troy almost 25 years and knew him long before that.

    “He was best man at our wedding in 1993.

  • Evans ‘proud’ of Young’s career

    When former Sheriff Jim Evans decided to retire in 2005, there was no question in his mind who then-judge-executive Anthony Stratton should pick to re-place him.

    “I asked the judge to consider Troy when I finished my term,” said Evans. “We had a good working relationship and we worked very well together.”

    As is the case when people are asked to recount memories of being around or working the Young, Evans was quick with a funny story.

  • Loren: ‘I’d give my life for him’

    The business of being a police officer is a serious one, but ask anyone who ever worked around Sheriff Troy Young about his sense of humor and to a person they can tick off a list of funny stories — including some suitable for print.

    Carl Loren, a United States Marshal and longtime law enforcement officer in Woodford County, became lifelong friends with Young during the early years of the DARE program, when they attended a training class nearly 30 years ago.

    “We went to the second-ever DARE training class,” he said.

  • Proud of her ‘baby brother’

    From staff reports

    The following was submitted by Sheriff Troy Young’s sister, Rosanna Young Motley.

    “I’ll start by saying I have been blessed with two brothers that I love and respect very much.

    “Troy is my baby brother. We’ve always been close even after Tommy and I moved 1,100 miles away to Texas.

  • Brother says sheriff did family proud

    From staff reports

    Sheriff Troy Young’s brother Tony offered the following thoughts on his retirement.

    “On behalf of the Young family, we have always been very proud of Troy.

    “He was able to follow his dream in public service and serve as sheriff. With Troy, it’s always been about serving others. No matter what he was doing, he always put the citizens of Anderson County (especially the children) and his deputies first, it was never about him.

  • Young a ‘strong advocate for children’

    From staff reports

    Ask anyone and they’ll say that retiring Sheriff Troy Young went above and beyond in his effort to assist children, particularly through the DARE program.

    Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell has seen those efforts first hand, and offers the following tribute to Young.

  • News briefs

    CASA has ‘urgent need’ for volunteers

    Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) has an “urgent need” for volunteer advocates here and in Franklin County, the organization announced Monday evening.

    The agency and its volunteers “speak up for the best interests of children who are brought before Family Court because of abuse, neglect or dependency and bring urgency to a child’s needs, both in and out of the courtroom,” organizers said.

  • Singers try out for Emma B. Ward Harmony Hive

    As 2:30 p.m. approach-ed, fifth grade students shuffled their way to the music room at Emma B. Ward Elementary School to audition for Harmony Hive.

    Harmony Hive is the honors children’s chorus. “These students not only go through the audition process, but are also recommended by their classroom teachers for being responsible model citizens,” music teacher Emily Davis said.

    It truly is an honor to become a Harmony Hive singer. However, there are only 20 slots to fill, hence the tryouts.

  • Local senior citizens enjoy carnival day at the center

    From staff reports

    With the scent of freshly made popcorn wafting through the building, a clown walking around and balloon animals, it truly was a circus atmosphere for the Anderson County Senior Center’s carnival day last Wednesday.

    Seniors worked their way through several games lined up along the outer walls. There was a plink-it game, a duck game, and a ping-pong ball game among others. Players won prizes at each game.

    Many enjoyed the carnival food — hot dogs (complete with all the trimmings), snow cones, and popcorn.

  • TAYLOR, FLYNN RECEIVE ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 1, 1966

    Mrs. Ernest Satterly fell down her basement steps Monday and broke her right wrist.

    Mary E. Flynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Flynn, was to receive two of the five awards to be presented at graduation at the School of Nursing at Philadelphia’s Albert Einstein Medical Center.

    Flynn, a 1963 graduate of Anderson High School, received the Medical Center’s annual Outstanding Student and Patient Care Awards.