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Today's News

  • Adult Learning Center announces fall schedule

    From staff reports

    Anderson Community Education has announced is slate of fall classes.

    Register at the Adult Learning Center, located at 219 East Woodford St.; by calling 839-3754; or by email at jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Other services offered include a youth services program titled Students with a Goal that offers assistance in continuing education for those ages 17-24; jobs academy and workplace assessment; computer literacy; college preparation; and volunteer opportunities through Apple Corps and Trailblazers.

  • Paid firefighters likely won’t happen

    Column as I see ’em …

    It was the nightmare everyone talks about that finally came true.

    A man is trapped inside his burning vehicle Friday on Versailles Road and, of course, a train blocks the crossing, delaying a full-throated response from first responders desperate to come to his rescue.

    As we reported the tragedy on our website and social media platforms, outrage grew as people took to their Facebook pages to complain about the trains and demand that something be done.

    But what?

  • Don’t forget the sacrifices of 9/11

    I don’t normally offer things to the news, but with this being the 15th anniversary of the attack I felt that there needs to be something in the paper to help our citizens remember this horrendous attack against America on our homeland.

  • I’m officially ‘that mom’

    Before having children, I vowed never to become “that mom,” but sometime in the past 13 years I have molded into her.

    I realized that I had become “that mom” Thursday afternoon, when I opted to buy my son boxer shorts rather than tackle the seemingly endless pile of laundry that a family of five acquires during the week.

    After a brief (pun intended) stop at Walmart, I decided the best course of action regarding dinner was the good ole standby — Mickey D’s.

  • File FAFSA early to get state aid for college

    The federal government has made it easier to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    If you have gone to college or have had a child go, chances are you’ve filled out the FAFSA.

    Changes to this form announced by the Obama administration in 2015 are about to go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Take advantage of great deals this fall

    What a beautiful weekend.

    After two months of basically no weekend, I took total advantage of this last one. I went to yard sales and found a lawn tractor that is practically brand new.

    The storm that blew through was fast and furious and I was already done with outside chores, because I’m a weather addict. Sunday was even better.

  • Learn to recycle pesticide containers Sept. 19

    The Anderson County Extension Office in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will hold a pesticide rinse and return program at the Anderson County Extension office on Sept 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.

    All farmers are encouraged to bring in empty pesticide containers for recycling.

    Due to the materials previously held by these pesticide containers they cannot be recycled with your ordinary household plastics. This program allows for the proper recycling of these pesticide containers.

  • Protesting pros could learn from Lady Cat volleyballers

    What in the world are they thinking?

    The key word is “thinking.” Or more specifically, the lack of thinking by bench-warming millionaire Colin Kaepernick and his misguided minions.

    If you don’t know about Ol’ Colin’s antics, you have undoubtedly been putting on your best imitation of Rip Van Winkle or you have been mountain climbing in Tibet.

  • Remembering Trooper Eric Chrisman

    Aaron Hume took first place overall in the Trooper Eric Chrisman Memorial 5K Run/Walk hosted by Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg on Saturday.

    Hume covered the 3.1 mile course in 18:56.7 as runners battled a steady ran that began just after the race started. Hume finished about 9 seconds ahead of Andrew Hockensmith, who completed the race in 19:05.5. Both runners were in the 19-29 age group.

  • Boyle regains old form, blasts Bearcats

    About the only thing atypical about Boyle County last Friday was its record.

    It is true that the Rebels, one of the regal names in Kentucky high school football over the last 20 years, stepped on Bob Ware Field with an 0-3 record. Anderson County coach Mark Peach had warned the week before that the mark was deceiving.