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Today's News

  • Letter: Is water to blame for bad drivers?

    To the editor:

    Being in a career that moves me around state to state every few years, we recently settled here in Anderson County.

    It's plain to see that the people are friendly and show a lot of manners when you run into them at church or in the stores around town.

  • EMS chief steps down

    The man who for the past four years has served both as Anderson County public safety director and Lawrenceburg's emergency medical services director has resigned from both positions effective Feb. 15.

    But Charlie O'Neal will continue to serve Anderson County, as well as all of the state's counties, in his new position. O'Neal has just been named executive director of the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

  • Slumber party ends as Bearcats jolt Grant County

    DRY RIDGE - The calendar said Friday, but you could have sworn Anderson County put together a Monday morning performance at Grant County.

    Anderson's 68-51 margin of victory suggests a routine day at the office for the Bearcats. But in reality, it was more like someone struggling to get out of bed after a long weekend, then finally getting the blood pumping after the first coffee break of the week.

  • Realizing sports are not everything, but they're close

    There comes a time when you realize it is time to say words you never thought possible: Sports aren't everything.

    You say the words, then kick yourself and pinch yourself. Just making sure you are still alive, you know.

    You even stand in front of a mirror, deliberately enunciating the words, then checking your pulse for good measure.

    "Sports aren't everything. Sports are not everything."

  • Rhett and Scarlett, the sequel

    As soon as I learned Donald McCaig's sequel to "Gone With the Wind" was due out in November, it was quickly added to my Christmas wish list.

    I must have been a pretty good boy, as the 498-page "Rhett Butler's People" was under our tree Christmas Day. I devoured it in two days.

    Set in the Old South in the years immediately before the Civil War and continuing through the war and into early Reconstruction, both books tell of Southern plantation life and how the war changed that way of life forever.

  • Letter: Kudos to Chambers, road crew

    To the editor:

    It's been my experience that most people like to complain more than encourage.

    I have lived in Anderson County my entire life; specifically Corinth Road.

    I remember when there were times that we wouldn't see a county road truck for days after a snow. This past Tuesday the county road truck graded and dropped cinders on our road even before daylight.

    When I proceeded to Highway 512 and then to Highway 395, I found both of those roads un-graded.

  • 'Toy' gun lands student in hot water

    A middle school student was charged with menacing Friday morning after allegedly bringing what police say was a "air soft" pellet gun to school and sticking it into the back of another student, according to a report from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    The 13-year-old student's name was not released.

    Air soft guns, also referred to as "soft air" guns, are spring, electric or gas-powered guns that fire small, spherical plastic pellets ranging from 6 mm to 8 mm, according to information obtained from Wikipedia.com.

  • Community Calendar

    To have your event or meeting listed in the community calendar, send the name, date, time, location and a contact number by mail to P.O. Box 410, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, by e-mail to news@theandersonnews.com with the subject line "Community Calendar Event" or drop it off at The Anderson News offices at 133 S. Main St. in Lawrenceburg. For recurring events or meetings, indicate the weekly or monthly schedule in your submission. Calendar entries are due by Thursday at noon for the next week's edition.

    Wednesday, Jan. 30

    Education

  • Reader forum up and running

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  • Freezin' for a reason

    Before removing his warm clothes and leaping into an icy pool at Applebee Park in Lexington, local developer Ray Peden explained how he became involved with Saturday's ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge.

    "I joined a team with my daughter (Layne Peden) and her coworkers at Mellow Mushroom, a very good Lexington pizza restaurant, to participate in the Polar Bear Plunge," he said. "All money raised will go to the Lexington Special Olympics.

    "I purchased my own antifreeze and am willing to suffer the pain and indignity of jumping into an icy pool with rabbit ears on."