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Today's News

  • Desponett honored by NRA
  • Woodford Theatre to hold auditions

    The Woodford Theatre will host auditions for young artists from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 30.

    Those wishing to audition must have 16 bars of a musical theatre selection ready and be prepared to dance.

    For those unable to attend auditions, a video submission will be accepted.

  • Fire cadet salvages old plaque
  • Cutting a rug

    Former governor and current state Senator Julian Carroll made an unexpected stop at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center last Wednesday for the potluck lunch. He spoke on a few issues, shook hands, posed for pictures and danced with a few ladies. Above: Carroll shows off his dancing moves with Estella Glover.

  • Teenagers learn, bond during Fire Cadet Camp

    Finding one teenager willing to spend a week of summer vacation away from home doing hot, sweaty work with no pay might seem impossible.

    Finding eight of them? Forget about it.

    The Anderson County Fire Department did just that, however, when it conducted Fire Cadet Camp last week for eight willing participants eager to learn about life as a real firefighter.

  • Kid gloves for robbery suspects?

    Column as I see ’em …

    Did you have a loved one who was not allowed to “walk” during the recent high school graduation ceremony due to unpaid student fees, athlete fees or some other technicality?

    If so, I strongly advise you to go read Cheryl’s gardening column because what you’re about to read here is really going to bake your biscuits.

  • Not too late to plant a fall garden

    Can you believe June is almost over? If only winter would go by so fast.

    On the bright side, those of you who’ve been too busy to get that garden planted still have time. There are a lot of vegetables that can be planted right up to fall. So, let’s start with what you can plant in June.

  • Know facts about cedar-apple rust

    Cedar-apple rust is the most common and economically important rust disease of apple in Kentucky. Symptoms of this disease are beginning to appear across the state. The pathogen overwinters as galls on cedar and juniper. Removal of these pathogen sources on cedar can later reduce disease incidence on apple. Once apple trees become infected limited management options are available.

    Cedar-apple rust facts

  • Feds seeking comments on Highway 151 truck ban

    The federal government is seeking comments on turning a temporary ban of Surface Area Transportation Act trucks in Highway 151 into a permanent ban.

    Comments will be accepted through July 15 by logging onto www.regulations.gov and going to https://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FHWA-2016-0012-0001.

    Getting a permanent ban would eliminate only the largest tractor-trailers from traveling the dangerous stretch of state highway, which has made headlines in recent months after residents sued Kentucky to prove it is safe enough for large trucks.

  • Friends of the Library to host book sale Saturday

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library will host their second book sale Saturday.

    The sale, which will take place on the back lawn of the Anderson Public Library, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The sale will feature a large selection of new books, as well as used books of all kinds.

    “We invite children taking part in the library’s summer reading program to come in for a free book,” Friends’ member Donna Herrick said. “Also, anyone who brings in this article from The Anderson News, will receive a free book.”