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Today's News

  • Musical group to perform at African-American Ball
  • Community calendar: 1-8-14

    Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.

    Anderson County Extension Office

  • Library offers classes, events for January

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in January. All classes are subject to cancellation and class space is limited to five students. Students will use the library’s laptops.

    Computer Classes

    Introduction to Computers
    When: Jan.14
    Time: 10-11 a.m.

    Introduction to the Internet
    When: Jan. 16
    Time: 10-11 a.m.

    Introduction to Email
    When: Jan. 21
    Time: 10:00-11 a.m.

    Introduction to Word
    When: Jan. 23

  • Way We Were: CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENTS CRANE FAMILY AFFAIR

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Jan. 9, 1964
    A registered three-day-old Guernsey calf reported missing on the Garrett Johnson farm Tuesday on the Anderson-Franklin County line was found Tuesday night.
    David Gaines, 17, son of Lloyd Gaines, a tenant on the farm, missed his calf when he got home from school Tuesday and notified local authorities, however, when Deputy J.W. Carlton went to the home to investigate, he found the calf had been found a short distance from the barn.

  • Church briefs: 1-8-14

    Westside Community church announces upcoming events
    Past events
    On Dec. 8 Westside held a Christmas dinner in the Fellowship Hall for the church family.
    On Dec. 11 Westside put fruit baskets together for several centers and for some elderly church family.
    On Dec. 14 fruit baskets were delivered to all centers and to the elderly church family.

  • Lesson on forgiveness found in father’s tragedy

    Michael Davis did one of the hardest things any human being can do; he extended forgiveness to another person. Not some little peccadillo, mind you. He forgave the man who murdered his daughter. On Dec. 13, 2013, 17-year-old Claire Davis was shot and killed in the hallway of Arapahoe High School by 18-year-old Karl Pierson, who turned his gun on himself as authorities closed in on him.

  • Junior fundraises for educational international trip

    Eventually Anderson County High School junior Harley Bakken, 17, wants to join Doctors without Borders.
    But for now, she’s trying to raise a several thousands of dollars to visit seven European countries in 20 days through the non-profit organization People to People.
    Bakken was selected for the People to People Student Ambassador Program, and needs to raise $7,500 by April 1 in order to be able to go overseas for the first time.  

  • District court docket: 1-8-14

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on November 14, 2013.
    Glen Abner, hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – contempt of court, review Feb. 17.
    Derek L. Cooper, arraignment, third-degree terroristic threatening – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Dec. 18, motion/disposition/trial date Jan. 9.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 1-8-14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past week, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Dec. 29
    Jeremy Rucker, diversion violation, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Dec. 30
    Brandy Woods, Jeffersonville, Ind., warrant, by the Lawrenceburg police department.
    Aaron McDaniel, probation violation, by Probation and Parole.
    Jordan Gibson, failure to appear, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Kentucky gets $1.7 million federal grant to reduce health risks

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News
    Kentucky has received a five-year $1.7 million grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help Kentuckians reduce risk factors that lead to obesity and chronic disease.
    Most of the money will be used for preventive measures such as physical activity, weight loss and better nutrition, and programs to prevent and control diabetes, heart disease and stroke with a focus on high blood pressure.