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Today's News

  • District Court Docket, Feb.11, 2015

    Judge J.R. Robards heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Jan. 22, 2015.

    Gary L. Bullion, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, possessing license when privileges are suspended/revoked, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – pleaded guilty, $1343; possession of marijuana – pleaded guilty, sentenced to five days to serve (credit time served), $100 to Anderson County Drug Interdiction Fund, installment/deferred payment Aug. 6.

  • Twain portrayal coming to Senior Center

    From staff reports

    Actor Robert Brock will portray Mark Twain during a performance Feb. 19 at the Anderson Senior Center, according to a news release.

    The performance is free and scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

    Brock will tell stories of the life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, whom as history would come to know him as Mark Twain, author of many novels including two classics of American literature.

  • Community News Briefs

    Auxiliary sponsoring essay contest

    The American Legion Auxiliary is seeking entrants for its annual Americanism Essay Contest, according to a news release.

    Titled “What Does Freedom Mean to My Family,” the contest is divided into five classes, with winners receiving $50, along with a $50 honorarium in the student’s name that will be made to the Children of Warriors National President’s Scholarship Fund.

    Entries are due by April 1.

  • Sure-fire ways to help control pet’s bad breath

    By Jane Sinnett

    Guest Columnist

    Bad breath isn’t something any of us like to talk about, but it’s a harsh reality in animals.

    It’s no fun getting a big, slobbery wet kiss from a pet that has halitosis. That’s the fancy word for bad breath. Fancy words aside, it’s still a problem that is caused by excessive build-up of odor-producing bacteria inside your pet’s mouth, lungs or even gut.

  • library calendar

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in February, according to a news release.

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesday

    Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

     

    Computer Club

    When: Thursday, Feb. 12

    Time: 10 to 11 a.m.

     

    Closed for President’s Day

    When: Monday, Feb. 16

     

    Mystery & Thriller Book Club

    When: Tuesday, Feb. 17

    Time:  10 to 11 a.m.

     

  • Love for each other matters more than size of church

    By Nancy Kennedy, Guest columnist

    Scattered throughout any community are tiny, struggling churches.

    Sometimes they’re invisible. If you blink while driving past them you’ll miss them. Or they’re eyesores — run down, weather worn.

    In my 20 years covering local religion for the newspaper, I’ve gotten to know the people at some of these little churches.

    I’ve attended their services and could count the people in the pews with two hands and not need a third.

  • Anderson Community Education announces classes

     

    From staff reports

    Anderson Community Education will offer the following classes, according to a news release.

    Call Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us to register for ACE classes. Anderson Community Education also offers adult education programs with instruction to earn a GED diploma, prepare to attend college or volunteer in the community.

    Zumba Dance Fitness

    When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. (ongoing) for ages 12 and up.

  • Home invasion suspect pleads guilty, faces 10 years in prison

    One of the men charged in a home invasion case pleaded guilty last Tuesday and now faces 10 years in prison.

    Kendall Cunningham, 19, pleaded guilty to complicity on charges that include first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and two counts of theft of unlawful taking, firearms during an appearance last Tuesday morning in Anderson County Circuit Court, court documents show.

  • Former big leaguer, UK QB visits Christian Academy

    From staff reports

    Freddie Maggard, a former Kansas City Royals baseball player and University of Kentucky quarterback (1988-1992), spoke recently at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg’s middle/high school chapel service, the school announced.

    Maggard shared about putting Christ first in people’s lives and reminded the students that the choices we make as young people will affect our futures for the positive or the negative.

    He said always putting Christ first will secure a good future.

  • All is not lost, even during the worst of times

    By Nancy Kennedy

    Tachycardia is a dangerously rapid heartbeat, arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat and dead is no heartbeat at all — and I had all three recently.

    That may be a slight exaggeration and a bit of melodrama, but the truth is I experienced severe panic recently.

    I lost my camera.

    And by “my camera” I mean the one the newspaper I work for gave me to use and not mine to keep.