Today's News

  • BOZA vote could open Pandora’s box

    Column as I see ’em …

    I’m very much looking forward to Oct. 20, when the Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA) decides the fate of Francis Recycling, a mom-and-pop operation located on the Bypass that has run afoul of the conditions set forth when it was granted a conditional use permit in 2011. (See www.theandersonnews.com or last week’s paper for details.)

  • Now’s the time to go nuts for walnuts

    Fall brings a lot of color to our lives, between the winter squash and falling leaves. It can also bring a lot of calories. Some of which are healthy, some not so much. As we near November, I think it only fitting that we talk about nuts, from a tree.

    Here on the farm I have plenty of nuts, but my favorite is the black walnut! Yes, I know they are a pain in the yard. I’ve slung quite a few from the mower blades over the years. Thankfully, no one has ever been hit by one, though there are a few I’d like to strategically line up.

  • Help for veterans available Saturday at American Legion

    From staff reports

    Are you a veteran or know of a veteran in need of services?

    On Saturday, Oct. 15, American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg will team up with Open Hands Food Pantry for a Veterans Stand Down, an event designed to provide a variety of services to veterans from an eight-county region, including Anderson.

  • Welcome home, sailor
  • Women face kidnapping, assault, robbery charges

    From staff reports

    Two women remain behind bars for kidnapping and other charges after police say they lured a man into a waiting vehicle where he was twice beaten and forced to withdraw money from an ATM.

  • Jail log

    From staff reports

    A Salt River Road woman who allegedly added the cost of gift cards to customers’ bills while checking them out at Walmart pleaded not guilty Oct. 3 in Anderson District Court.

    Madison Mangione, 19, of 1104 Salt River Road, Lawrenceburg is charged with theft by unlawful taking for an alleged scheme that saw her pocket more than a dozen gift cards customers didn’t know they were purchasing, according to an arrest report.


    Two words were all Mark Peach needed to describe what he had just seen.

  • A hug to remember

    I really didn’t know what to expect that night I approached Bobby Keith for some comments.

    Keith’s Clay County basketball team had just defeated a very good Anderson County club back in February of 1994.

    Clay County was, well, Clay. The Tigers weren’t that far removed from the great teams led by Richie Farmer in the late 1980s. Clay just reloaded and was, as usual, the best team in the mountains. Clay would go on to win the 13th Region that year, the 16th time in 22 seasons the Tigers would be making a trip to the Sweet 16.

  • A Senior Night celebration

    Senior Nights are supposed to be a night of celebration.

    Anderson County was able to do just that Monday night when the Lady Bearcats put together one of the their better outings of the volleyball season as they downed Owen County, 25-17, 25-21.

    The Lady Bearcats were impressive defeating a team that was shooting for its 20th win on the season. Owen, which will enter the post-season undefeated in 31st District play, fell to 19-11 Monday.

  • Marching Bearcats striding toward state finals