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Today's News

  • The Way We Were, 5-18-11

    50 YEARS AGO
    April 6, 1961
    Anderson High majorettes received a rating of excellent in competition. Martha Thomson, band instructor, said the local group competed with four other ensembles.
    The Anderson majorettes were Judy Hostetter, Mary Jane Duncan, Gay Danford, Carol Yates and Linda Chilton.

  • Anderson Community Education offers classes

    From staff reports
    Anderson Community Education, 219 East Woodford St., has announced its latest class schedule.
    To register or for more information, call 839-3754 or e-mail jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Basic Dog Obedience
    When: Tuesdays, May 24-June from 6 to 7 p.m.
    Where: Anderson County Park (behind the Extension Office) with professional dog trainer, Jean Gibowski.
    Cost: $69

  • Norton graduates, earns Hutton Scholar at Cumberlands

    Heather Norton of Lawrenceburg received the 2011 Public Health award and was named a presidential and Hutton Scholar during an honors day convocation at the University of the Cumberlands, the school announced.
    A daughter of Tim and Natalie Norton, she has a 3.7 GPA and has made the school’s dean’s list in six of seven semesters.
    She was also named an honor student for attaining a minimum 3.7 cumulative standing. While at UC, she “faithfully” served as a resident assistant and senior resident assistant, the school announced.

  • Water damages on roads enough for FEMA

    The cost of damages to county roads during April’s incessant rain storms are well beyond the amount needed to trigger reimbursement from FEMA, county road foreman Billy Powell Catlett said during Monday’s fiscal court meeting.
    Powell said damages to Case, Gilbert’s Creek and Duncan roads total nearly $150,000, and he is waiting on an estimate for Timber Creek Road.

  • Magistrates to consider charging for compactor

    Magistrate David Ruggles, who chairs the fiscal court’s solid waste committee, floated the idea of charging a fee to those who utilize the compactor at the county highway facility.
    Ruggles said the fees the fiscal court pays for the compactor are already $7,000 over this year’s budget, and that a change needs to be made.
    “It’s killing us,” he said.

  • County’s toothless laws allow trashed Hammond Road home, others, to stand

    It can huff and puff, but the fiscal court acknowledges that it can’t blow trashed houses down.
    That realization surfaced during Monday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court. During his department head report, code enforcement officer Doug Ingram discussed a number of crumbling structures, including one on Hammond Road that made headlines several weeks ago. At that time, Fire Chief Mike Barnes declared the house a fire hazard, and gave its owners 10 days to have it torn down.

  • Townsend completes basic training

    PFC Colton D. Townsend of Lawrenceburg graduated basic training from Fort Sill, Okla., on March 18.
    He is now stationed at Ft. Gordon, Ga., where he will complete his job training for computer and communications.
    Townsend is a son of Toni Townsend of Lawrenceburg and Kent Townsend of Danville, and is a 2010 graduate of Anderson County High School.

  • Extension wildlife specialist Barnes to speak at Ward Elementary

    Kentucky Extension wildlife specialist Thomas Barnes will discuss the state’s unique and beautiful natural world Thursday, May 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, the Anderson County Humanities Council announced.
    Barnes will provide the audience with an opportunity to view outstanding photography showcasing the best Kentucky has to offer, from beautiful mountain vistas to southern swamps.
    The event is free and open to the public, organizers said.

  • Pageants set for Lawrenceburg Fair, Horse Show

    From staff reports
    Dates and times for the annual pageants held during the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show have been announced.
    Miss Teen, Young Miss and Princess are scheduled for Saturday, June 25, organizers said.
    Miss Teen requirements include that contestants must be 13 but not 16 by Oct. 31 and live in Anderson County. A $30 sponsorship is also required from an Anderson County merchant.
    To register or for more information, call Courtney Sullivan at 502-598-6329 or Carolyn Cole at 502-680-1438 or e-mail itsme.carolync@gmail.com.

  • Lumber flies through windshield during wreck