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Today's News

  • Singing group honored at Military Child Appreciation
  • Nine-year-old poultry farmer hits pay dirt

    She bought her new iPad, paid off her grandfather and even had enough left to purchase another batch of chicks.
    Leah Zimmerman, 9, the subject of a front page article in the April 17 edition of The Anderson News that featured her efforts to replace a broken iPad by raising and selling chickens, has hit pay dirt, according to an e-mail from her father, John.
    He said they took the chicks to the twice-monthly chicken swap held in the West Park Shopping Plaza parking lot, but rain shortened it and she only sold eight of the 100 chicks she had purchased.

  • Lawrenceburg man charged with 139 counts of legend drug

    A Lawrenceburg man is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Anderson District Court on 139 counts of possession of a legend drug and leaving the scene of an accident, according to court documents on file.
    John T. Ivey, 21, of 1497 Aaron Barnett Road, was served April 12 with a grand jury summons on an incident that occurred last December when the car he was driving crashed into a home on Fox Creek Road, reportedly causing severe damage.
    Ivey allegedly fled before being tracked down by Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Likens.

  • Like eating? Plant more flowers to attract bees

    Well, you know it’s that time of year, when just a small, black hole in a blanket makes you think tick. I shake garlic powder on the dogs’ food to help them repel critters. I also give them the drops, like Advantax. I have to check myself every time I come in from working on the farm.
    And once you find one, you’ve got the heebie jeebies when anything touches your skin, like say, a thread. I know they must serve some purpose in our ecosystem, but I’m killing every one of those little parasites. Can you tell that I don’t care for ticks.

  • Avoid contracting foodborne illness from leafy greens, fruits

    Foodborne illness causes 3,000 deaths each year. About 128,000 people are hospitalized each year due to food borne illness. Although not hospitalized, about 1 in 6 (48 million) people in the United States are affected by food borne illness.
    It can happen to anyone, anywhere and from foods we might not expect. Children under age 5 and adults 60 and older are at highest risk.

  • The best grad speech you will never hear

    “Teddy Roosevelt is my favorite president,” I said to the soon-to-be college graduate sitting across from me.  “I visited his house once.”
    Teddy Roosevelt’s home on Long Island, NY, is stuffed with books as well as a frightening grizzly bear looming in frozen growl over small elementary student visitors.
    The museum was both terrifying and fascinating to a fourth grader with career aspirations of becoming a pioneer and creating her own head cheese.    

  • Being wrong has never felt so good

    Column as I see ’em …
    I’ve never been happier to be wrong in my life.
    I screwed up royally several weeks go when I wrote an article about potential health department tax increases.
    I wasn’t alone in thinking health department taxes are governed under the convoluted “compensating rate” system; even the county attorney wasn’t aware of an old statute that actually covers health taxes.
    She is now, and I’m absolutely thrilled.

  • Not your average college student

    Don’t dare waste class time around Roy Dearmon.
    When Dearmon, 83, sees a student not paying attention to the college instructor  —
    He won’t slap them like he might have as a special forces instructor in the Army.
    Dearmon gives them advice.
    “They’re daydreaming when they should be listening, I’ll tell them about it,” Dearmon said.
    Time won’t stop for you, he said.
    Time didn’t stop for Dearmon.
    Learning isn’t going to stop for him, either.

  • Fiscal court: Spending up 4% in proposed budget

    Spending in the proposed Anderson County Fiscal Court budget is slated to increase 4 percent, if approved by magistrates who had little to say last Tuesday when the budget was presented for a first reading.
    The budget calls for spending to increase from $7,173,172 to $7,462,735 — a jump of $289,563, nearly half of which is in payroll increases.
    Budgeted revenue is anticipated to go up 3.3 percent, from $6,720,502 to $6,944,336, an increase of $223,834 that includes anticipated gains in property tax revenue, EMS collections and an increase in county road aid.

  • Trial dates set for three charged with tying up child

    Trial dates have been set for the three people who allegedly tied up a 3-year-old girl for up to 16 hours each day.
    Where those trials will occur has not been settled, but a change of venue hearing is scheduled for May 28 in Anderson Circuit Court at 9 a.m.
    The child’s grandmother, Carolyn Case, is scheduled for trial for Dec. 9-11. The child’s mother, Rebecca Medley, is scheduled for trial Jan. 13-15, 2014. The child’s stepfather, Herbert Medley, is scheduled for trial Jan. 16-17, 2014, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.