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Today's News

  • News writers are recognized by Society of Professional Journalists

    The Anderson News Sports Editor John Herndon and former News Editor Meaghan Downs were recently honored for the their work by the Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville Chapter.

    Downs was awarded first place in the Best News Story category with her story “Terror, then anger!” The story about a local robbery that appeared in the July 31, 2013 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Springate is appointed to fill empty district judge seat

    Betty Springate of Lawrenceburg was appointed to Division I district court judge for the 53rd District court, serving Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties, Monday of last week.

    Springate’s appointment marks the first time in 30 years a district court judge has resided in Anderson County.

    “It’s an honor to serve Anderson, Shelby and Spencer Counties,” said Springate. “It’s an honor for Anderson County, for even a short period of time, to have their own judge.”

  • No one was injured in Fairview Road fire

    The Anderson County Fire Department responded to a structural fire in the 1700 block of Fairview Road around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday of last week.

    The fire caused extensive damage to the structure and all of the occupant Don Keeling’s belongings. Several Anderson County firefighters were checked by EMS for dehydration and heat exhaustion. None of the firefighters required transport to the hospital.

  • Lawrenceburg takes center stage in upcoming indie film

    It’s short and low budget but “The Sentinel Chronicles: After Exodus-12 Days In the BQZ” will create exposure for Lawrenceburg and Anderson County that could attract fans of the series and future film makers.

    At an estimated run time of 9 minutes and a budget of $20,000, 12 Days joins a growing list of films that have shot scenes in Anderson County.

    The Sentinel Chronicles is an Atlanta, Ga.-based sci-fi Web series. At 7 years old, it is the oldest, ongoing sci-fi Web series in that state.

  • Primary Care closing leaves Medicaid patients ‘high and dry’

    More than 10,000 patients must seek treatment elsewhere

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Anderson Primary Care officially closed its doors Friday.

    The clinic’s more than 10,000 registered patients will be directed to Paragon Family Practice in Versailles.

    Anderson Primary Care, owned by Lu Anne Wallace and Ann Giles, was one of the only medical care facilities that took Medicaid, leaving many Medicaid patients with no place to seek treatment locally.

  • Cohabitation may be convenient, but robs couple of marriage benefits

    I remember the conversation like it was yesterday. I was walking behind two women who were making their way from the fellowship hall of our church to the sanctuary for worship. One of these women, in her mid-twenties, was talking about how she and her boyfriend had recently moved in together.

    This comment brought a rebuke from the other, much older, woman who chided, “Now you know better than that.” The younger woman retorted, “Well, times have changed!” “Perhaps,” said the older saint, “but the Bible hasn’t.”

  • Church News Briefs for July 30, 2014

    The Capital City Boys to play at Farmdale Baptist

    Farmdale Baptist Church is hosting concert with the Southern Gospel quartet “The Capital City Boys” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, August 3.

    Farmdale Baptist Church is located at 5610 U.S. 127 South, just across the Franklin County line.

    Salvisa Christian certified cool congregation

    Salvisa Christian Church is a small, rural Green Chalice congregation, worshipping in a sanctuary built in 1881 in Salvisa.

  • Allen Dennis Memorial scramble tees off Aug. 9

    The annual Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. Benefits from the scramble will go to the Allen Dennis Scholarship Fund, named for a young man who drowned in 2001.

    The fee for the scramble is $50 per player or $200 per team. The scramble will feature a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

  • Good not good enough for Bearcat golf

    Being good is just not good enough for Anderson County boys' golf anymore.

    Not after the Bearcats tasted what it was like to be among the teams playing on the course at the Bowling Green Country Club the final week of the season last year.

    Anderson ended a 20-year state tournament drought when the Bearcats defeated Taylor County in a sudden death playoff in last year's regional tournament. The Bearcats used their depth to overcome a couple of subpar tee shots and Taylor's home-course advantage at the Campbellsville Country Club to  advance.

  • What a catch!

    It wasn't “Jaws” but Braxton Bostic had a catch he will always remember while fishing with his mother and step-father, Whitney and Joseph Coots, at Gulf Shores, Ala., earlier this summer.

    The 15-year-old caught a 5½-foot black fin shark while fishing on the beach at Gulf Shores. Braxton was using a 15-pound test line and a lady fish he had previously caught for bait.

    The shark weighed over 100 pounds.