Today's News

  • Circuit clerk’s office announces holiday hours

    From staff reports

    The Anderson Circuit Clerk and drivers licensing offices has announced its holiday hours, according to a news release.

    The offices will close at noon Dec. 24 and be closed Dec. 25 and 26. Only the written portion of the drivers license test will be given Dec. 24. No road tests will be given that day.

    The offices will be open during normal hours Dec. 31, but closed Jan. 1 and 2, 2015. Road and written driver tests will be given Dec. 31.

  • 12-17 published district court docket

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Nov. 20.

    Donnie R. Campbell, review, no operator/moped license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, third-degree terroristic threatening, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – show cause Dec. 4.

    Samantha J. Combs, arraignment, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting less than $500) – pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days (conditionally discharged two years), $153, installment/deferred payment Feb. 26.

  • 12-17 Anderson County Jail Log

    From staff reports

    The following people were recently arrested and transported to jail, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Dec. 8

    Billy Dean was charged with a Franklin County warrant by the Kentucky State Police.

    Matthew Young was charged with a Shelby Count warrant by the Kentucky State Police.

    Dec. 9

  • Chance to see police as they really are

    By Ben Carlson


    It’s a shame that when police get together to congratulate each other on a job well done that they are typically the only ones who know about it.

    When something goes wrong, though, most have what usually amounts to an under-informed or downright ignorant opinion on the issue and are more interested in advancing the problem rather than fixing it.

  • Concert proves classical music still has a place

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending the Handel’s “Messiah” concert and I want credit to Sue Lou Smith, Anderson County High School staff, students and the First Christian Church Chancel Choir for hosting a fantastic concert.

    Members of the Lexington Philharmonic added to the experience, making it a truly unforgettable concert.

  • Poinsettias remain a beautiful holiday staple

    By Tommy Yankey


    Poinsettias are synonymous with the holiday season. Their bright red, pink or white leaves are beautiful as standalone plants or as components of bigger holiday displays.

    It may surprise many to know that in their native climate, this subtropical plant can grow to lofty heights of more than 10 feet. In the United States, poinsettias are grown as indoor potted plants, most in heated greenhouses.

  • Parents: It’s OK to say no to overindulgence

    By Joan Martin

    Guest Columnist

    As the calendar creeps closer to the winter holidays, it is worth asking the following questions: Isn’t it good to give children what they want, when they want it, and won’t they love us more if we do that?

  • Gift giving advice: give from heart

    By Cheryl Steenerson


    A week before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. OK, so there was plenty of stirring of dog hair, but no mice so far this winter.

    I must have found all the nooks and crannies, because unlike last year, I haven’t seen a drop of evidence. The cat has been really bored.

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  • Bearcat mystery has ingredients for good ending

    If you love a great mystery, I mean a really great one that keeps you trying to figure out the conclusion up to the end, you will probably love high school basketball around Anderson County this season.

    That is not a knock on the current edition of the Bearcats. It is the reality of expectations. And so far, the teams have shown the expectations might be a bit lower than they should have been.