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Today's News

  • Anderson County clerk issues first same-sex wedding license

    Shortly after a Supreme Court ruling legalized gay marriage nationwide, the Anderson County Clerk’s office issued its first same-sex marriage license application Friday afternoon.

    According to employees at the office, two females asked for a marriage license early Friday morning shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision was announced.

    Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny said the couple waited patiently while the office received orders from Gov. Beshear.

  • Father: ‘A hole has been torn in our hearts’

    Just hours after his son was laid to rest Monday afternoon, Randy Chrisman said he, his wife Dawn and their family are thankful for the outpouring of support they’ve received.

    “We just covet the prayers from the community,” Chrisman said following funeral services for his son, trooper Eric Chrisman. “We love our son. We’re going to miss him. A hole has been ripped in our hearts.

    “One day we’ll see Eric again and understand why this happened.”

  • Thousands pay final respects to trooper killed in car wreck

    A note found in trooper Eric Chrisman’s apartment shortly after his death asked a simple but poignant question: “What legacy do you want to leave?”

    That question was answered for him over the past week as thousands upon thousands of people honored his service to Kentucky, his faith in God and comforted his family following his tragic death.

    “This young man was an incredibly dedicated Christian man,” said Ninevah Christian Church Pastor Terry Cooper, who presided over Chrisman’s services.

  • Chrisman will live on as The Trooper

    If you travel down Coffee Tree Road in Frankfort you will soon find yourself face-to-face with the new Kentucky State Police Academy, and while this impressive former prison is a sight to behold; if you take a quick walk of the grounds and steer your steps to the center of the compound, you will find The Trooper.

    He stands 10-feet-tall and his bronze uniform gleams in the sunlight. He rests upon a small platform that reads ‘For all that serve and those who gave all.’

  • Chrisman’s legacy won’t be forgotten

    Fluttering hearts and tight throats were common Monday when Lawrenceburg and the entire state of Kentucky paid homage to Kentucky State Trooper Eric Chrisman. He had died in the line of duty six days before.

  • Bothered by gay marriage? Here’s who’s really to blame

    Column as I see ’em …

    Count me among those disappointed with the Supreme Court’s ruling last week on gay marriage, but not for the reason you might think.

    I held an admittedly obtuse hope that the court would actually do its job and simply declare that the  government has no enumerated Constitutional authority to approve or deny marriage, regardless of sexual preference, and order politicians to start minding their own business.

  • Mozart of Mowing

    Most kids his age choose to retreat indoors on their tablets and phones, rather than face scorching temperatures and sweat-soaked T-shirts.

    Brayden Ashby, 9, is not like most kids.

    Where his peers bemoan the dirt, sweat and hard work of mowing grass, Ashby sees a chance to practice his craft, one he has been cultivating since before he could walk.

    “I’ve almost mowed every yard on this street,” Ashby says proudly while he sips a Big Red on his grandparent’s couch. “It’s just something I’ve always done.”

  • City officer laid to rest

    In less than one week Lawrenceburg has laid to rest two of its finest men. One was a veteran, who spent years serving his community and was well versed in all aspects of law enforcement. Another was much younger, but no less honorable. What he lacked in experience he made up for in commitment to his duty and maturity beyond his years.

  • Herndon honored by Society of Professional Journalists

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon was honored for his work by the Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville Chapter, at the organization's 2015 awards banquet Thursday night in Louisville.

    Herndon was awarded first place in sports writing for his story on Anderson County High School baseball coach L.W. Barnes being inducted into the the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. The story, which was titled, “From Huck Finn to the Hall of Fame,” was published in January 2014.

  • Get your news to The News

    The Anderson News is often asked how to get sports news, photos and information in the paper for publication.

    The process is easy. You can send information and photos via our website, www.theandersonnews.com, or e-mail sports editor John Herndon at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com.

    Be sure to include a phone number or e-mail address where we can reach you if necessary. The deadline is 8 a.m. Monday.