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Today's News

  • Schools opt out of non-traditional instruction program

    Snow days may have lost their appeal to some Kentucky students this upcoming school year. Instead of building snowmen and sledding when winter weather forces schools to close, students from 44 Kentucky school districts will be completing pre-arranged lessons from their teachers at home.

    Many school districts have opted to participate in a non-traditional instruction program designed to keep students learning even when bad weather keeps them out of the classroom.

    Anderson County is not one of them.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Duncan shooting for national berth

    Anderson County resident Connor Duncan is planning to compete in the AAU regional meet, being held at Knoxville, Tenn., from June 30 to July 3.

    Duncan, a rising senior at Anderson County High School, needs to be one of the top six finishers to qualify for the Junior Olympics, to be held in Norfolk, Va., in August.

    Running unattached due to a scheduling conflict that kept him from competing with USA Track and Field, Duncan has had a busy summer. He competes in the 17-18 year old division.

  • Tourney runner-up
  • Ultimate teammate loved by all who knew him

    Kentucky lost a good one last week.

    Make that a great one that our state lost when Eric Chrisman, a Kentucky State Trooper who was less than six months into his career, died in the line of duty.

    Our state lost a great young man who just happened to grow up in Anderson County.

    Even though we were distant cousins through our mothers, I didn't really know Eric Chrisman well. I had seen him play basketball when he was attending Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg and really remember only one thing about his career.