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Today's News

  • Recycling insert set for Dec. 24 Extra

    The Dec. 24 edition of The Anderson News Extra will include an information sheet outlining the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s recycling efforts.
    The sheet will explain how the recycling program works, along with what services are available, including the hours of operation for the recycling center and the types of materials that are accepted.
    For more information about recycling in Anderson County, call the judge-executive’s office at 839-3471.

     

  • Recipes for healthier holiday breakfast

    Holiday breakfasts can be healthier. It is possible to eat well and feel satisfied with less fat and sodium.
    The recipes below are healthier versions of holiday favorites because they are lower in fat, sugar and sodium and higher in fiber.

    Breakfast Bake
    Serves 8            
    8 slices bread (white or whole wheat), crust trimmed, buttered with a low fat spread
    1/2 pound sausage, cooked thoroughly and crumbled, rinsing with hot water to remove more fat

  • Names enough for now

    The names of the children read like an honor roll list.
    Charlotte Bacon, 6
    Olivia Engel, 6
    Josephine Gay, 7
    Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
    Jack Pinto, 6
    Noah Pozner, 6
    Twenty children in all. An entire classroom-size group of students, not listed or honored for achieving good grades, but black and white names printed in memoriam of their deaths on the Sunday front page of the New York Times.
    I haven’t been able to get 27 names out of my head all weekend.

  • Enforce gun laws we already have before making more

    Column as I see ’em …
    It was sadly predictable that before the 20 children murdered last week in Connecticut were even buried, politicians were using their tiny corpses as soap boxes to spew their anti-firearm foolishness.
    Lost in their zeal to run roughshod over the Constitution is the obvious answer, which is that until schools are no longer declared gun-free zones, whack-a-dos like the guy in Connecticut will take turns wading into schools filled with children and shooting them like fish in a barrel.

  • Holiday traditions should put smile on face, song in heart

    Welcome to the fastest time of the year. I know the watches and clocks and smart phones still run on a 24-hour day, but those hours seem to get shorter, a lot shorter, around Christmas.
    The only way to fight this battle is good planning and creativity. Well, a song in your heart and a smile on your face helps, too.

  • Sewage dumping case now involves state, federal authorities

    The investigation into an estimated 1,500 gallons of raw sewage dumped into the ravine off Wildcat Road earlier this month is ongoing and now involves state and federal agencies.
    Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that he is now working with state and federal authorities, and that he has interviewed suspects in the case.

  • Councilman calls county judge’s parking sign ‘illegal’

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway is breaking the law by having a reserved parking sign installed for himself on Ollie Bowen Drive, according to one city councilman.
    “It’s illegal,” Councilman Ken Evans said when told that Conway had the sign put up. “It’s an encroachment on the city’s right of way and needs to come down.”
    Conway had the sign re-installed last week on the heels of the city council’s vote to deny his request to have the street turned over to the county.

  • ‘Waddy Werewolf’ meeting packs local Ruritan Club

    By Todd Martin
    The Sentinel-News
    WADDY – Residents seem convinced that the recent brutal maulings of several animals in southeast Shelby County were the blood-thirsty attacks of nothing more than a dog.
    Most of more than 100 residents and community who attended a meeting Monday night at the Waddy Ruritan Club, expressed certainty that a rogue dog, or dogs, is responsible for the mauled calves and goats, at least five of which have had to be euthanized, which were found between Nov. 30 and Dec. 6.
    And now there could be confirmation coming.

  • Food pantry offers free Christmas Day meal

    A free community Christmas dinner will be served at Open Hands Food Pantry on Christmas Day, according to a news release.
    The dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pantry, located at 1111 Industrial Road.
    Organizers request those planning to attend call June Byrne at 502-604-1255; Doug Haddix at 502-598-9297; or Charlie Blacketer at 502-598-1118 by Dec. 22.
    Transportation will be provided if necessary.

  • Nearly a mile of lights

    Gary Rice leaves for work in the dark and comes home in the dark.
    So when he glimpses his glowing house from the top of the hill on Creekside Drive in Lawrenceburg, it makes the journey home from his job at a construction company, and the three weeks it took stringing the 36,000 Christmas lights, worthwhile.