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Today's News

  • 4-H shooters excel at state contest

    Twelve 4-H members represented Anderson County at the State 4-H Shooting Sports Contest held Sept. 17-18.
    They competed in several divisions including archery compound bare bow, archery bow hunter, archery target bow and shotgun.  Anderson County had several top individual scorers as well as two state champion teams.
    Justin Mehs placed third in the 15-18 age category of the bow hunter division. Ethan Steele placed first in the 12-14 age category of the target bow division, and was also the overall high scorer for all age groups.

  • Small businesses utilize social media marketing

    When it comes to marketing a small business in a difficult economy, it’s best to be on the cusp of what’s new.
    That’s what Pam Leet, co-owner of Lovers Leap Winery with husband Logan, was looking for when she first heard of the online coupon hub Groupon about a year ago.
    “We’re trying to stay on top of what is the biggest and the best, the biggest bang for the buck,” she said.
    Groupon is a website that offers members, usually notified by social media or e-mail, daily coupons they can purchase within a specific time frame.

  • Bears, bears and more bears
  • Stay safe this Halloween

    It’s time again for the creepy decorations, falling leaves, endless costumes, and lit Jack-o-lanterns. As families across the country begin to prepare for what has become an increasingly popular holiday, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding everyone to take a few simple safety precautions in order to ensure a fun, safe, and not too scary Halloween.
    NFPA offers the following safety tips to help keep horror from striking your home this season:

  • Relay for Life golf scramble
  • Local writer Lewis publishes story for ‘Chicken Soup’ series

    Janeen Lewis of Lawrenceburg has published a new story “Consider the Daisies” in her eighth Chicken Soup for the Soul anthology — “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times, according to a news release.
    Lewis is a freelance writer. Since 2009, Lewis’ stories have been published in eight Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies.
    In March 2012, her story “Hearth Smart” will be published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul Stay-at-Home Moms.”

  • Student attends conference

    Ashley Whattenbarger of Lawrenceburg, a junior at Eastern Kentucky University, was one of two EKU risk management and insurance students who attended the annual Gamma Iota Sigma Presidents’ Conference in Hartford, Conn., earlier this year.
    Each year the conference serves as a kick-off to a new academic year. It is a forum for leadership development and an opportunity for attendees to network, discuss event and fundraising ideas, and receive updates from Grand Chapter.

  • Fire Prevention Week Demonstrations
  • News briefs: 10-19-11

    News seeks Halloween community photos
    The Anderson News will be accepting community photos of readers’ Halloween activities, costumes and festivities for its Nov. 2 edition of the newspaper.
    Readers can upload high-resolution photos to the News’ community forum page, “Anderson NewsHound” on Facebook.
    Please include the names of the individuals in the pictures, who they are supposed to be dressed up as, and any other relevant information.

  • South Anderson Water District seeks hefty rate increases

    South Anderson Water District customers will see significant increases in their water bills if proposed new rates are approved.
    The minimum bill for customers using less than 2,000 gallons per month will increase 11.8 percent, going from $16.92 to $18.93 each month.
    Those who use what is considered the average amount of water each month — 4,500 gallons — will see their water bills jump 12 percent, an increase from $42.15 to $53.75.