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Today's News

  • Locks of Love donation
  • ACE to offer Excel class

    Register for classes at Anderson Community Education, 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg by calling Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us. Adult education students are returning to class for the 2014 school year, so those in need of instruction for a GED diploma or college preparation should call 839-3754 or stop by the center to enroll.

    Excel and beyond
    When: Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 3 and 5 from 6-8 p.m. with instructor Beth Feddersen
    Where: Adult Learning Center, 219 East Wood St., Lawrenceburg

  • Humane Society to hold ‘Pizza for Pups’ fundraiser

    The Anderson Humane Society will be holding a “Pizza for Pups” fundraiser Aug. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at Edwardo’s Pizza on Glensboro Road.
    The buffet (dine in or carry out) includes salad, pizza, pasta, potatoes and chicken wings. Dinner can be ordered from the menu as well.
    The Anderson Humane Society cares for homeless animals until they can find their new family, fundraiser organizers said in a news release.

  • Way We Were: No soaps for Mable, she'll take the Wildcats

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Aug. 15, 1963
    Joseph Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Cook, received a hand and wrist injury at football practice Monday night. A bone above the thumb and across the wrist was fractured.

    Paul Simpson sustained a cracked bone in his right elbow Saturday night while participating in a practice game at the Ruritan Recreation field between church teams.

  • Library lowers property tax rates by 1.2 percent, 3.41 percent

    Library trustees, including two new board members, unanimously agreed last Tuesday to lower real property taxes by 1.163 percent and personal property taxes by 3.41 percent for the upcoming fiscal year.
    Board president Bryan Proctor made the first motion to accept a custom rate of 85 cents per $1,000 assessed value for both real and personal property.
    The new rates will shave roughly $1 off real property taxes and a little more than $3 off personal property taxes on taxpayers’ tax bills.

  • School board approves $30K for high school textbooks, iPads

    The school board unanimously approved $30,399.54 to purchase textbooks for Anderson County High School using collected student fees.
    After approving the $50 instructional fee for high school students, the board voted to use the funds collected from those fees to spend more than $30,000 on math, English, literature, psychology, government and other instructional materials for the new school year.

  • Clark takes home state fair blue ribbon for bourbon pie

    Lisa Gunther Clark of Lawrenceburg said she was “tickled” last Tuesday as she watched a Kentucky state fair judge take a bite of her bourbon tollhouse pie, lift up Clark’s entry and give the pie a sniff.  
    Clark said she wanted to taste the bourbon in her prize-winning bourbon tollhouse dessert, so she included 3 teaspoons of a 100 proof “Very Old Barton” Kentucky straight whiskey.   

  • Ex-state senator charged with DUI following wreck

    A former Kentucky state senator was charged with DUI following a non-injury wreck earlier this month on the Bluegrass Parkway in Anderson County.
    Joey Pendleton, 67, of 905 Hurst Drive, Hopkinsville was more than three times over the legal limit for alcohol when he was arrested, according to a citation filed by deputy Brian Boggs of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Bill removes King as representative in Anderson

    Anderson County will lose state Rep. Kim King as its state representative and receive a new one from Monroe County as a result of district boundary changes included in the state’s new redistricting legislation.
    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a redistricting bill last Friday that will, if given final approval by a federal three-judge panel, split 24 counties into multiple districts and create four new House districts.

  • Mystery of the missing grapes

    I am a natural born morning person. I like to watch the sun come up and brighten my day. Every day the grass and weeds get taller. The mower blades are almost shot and the weed trimmer is whining for the repair shop. We’ve had a lot of growth this summer and we have 25 more days of it.
    As the season winds down, I kick in to winter mode. I like to stock the shelves with all things necessary to get through the winter by the end of September. Because the more I get carried in now, the less I have to carry up the hill when the drive in covered in snow and ice.