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Today's News

  • Anderson County school district shows improvement in audit

    If Anderson County Schools spent like they did last year, Auditor Denise Keen said, the district would have been broke.
    But according to the 2010-2011 audit report presented at Monday’s board meeting, the district increased its general fund revenue by $253,401, a definite improvement from last year’s deficit of $1.1 million.
    The school’s contingency fund, $1.5 million, showed positive growth at 4.2 percent , as opposed to last year’s 2.3 percent.

  • Vegetables, like families, share certain traits

    Here it is, the end of November already. I can’t believe it has flown by so fast.
    We’re about to sit down to a big meal and a day of rubbing elbows with kin. It doesn’t matter if you like them or not, you’re family, you’re going to spend the day with them, so don’t stress. One day does not a lifetime make.
    Thanksgiving is all about family and believe it or not, yours is not the only one there. Vegetables have families, too, and they didn’t get to the table by hanging out together. They have their own likes and dislikes.

  • Spotting the Wienermobile on the Bourbon Trail

    This isn’t bat country.
    It’s Wienermobile country.
    Much like native son Hunter S. Thompson, I thought some sort of hallucination had started to take hold when I saw a 27-foot hot dog car from my driver’s seat.
    Thanks to a tip from a reader who first spotted the vehicle, I learned about life on the road from behind the wheel of a hot dog.
    For “hotdoggers” and Wisconsinites Kylie Hodges and Dylan Hackbarth, Oscar Mayer hot dogs paved the way for their year-long road trip with the Wienermobile.

  • Delivering results that are just too good

    I bumped into a frustrated fellow Monday night who wanted a help wanted ad he purchased pulled from this week’s paper.
    Seems the ad, which ran last week for a minimum wage, temporary position, had generated so many phone calls that his phone was ringing almost non-stop.
    “I can’t take it anymore,” he said. “Just today we’ve received 40 calls.”
    I told the fellow I’d do what I can to oblige even though it was well past our normal advertising deadline.

  • Unused phone lines costing county plenty

    Taxpayers are footing the bill for phone lines that county employees not only don’t need, but ones they don’t use and perhaps don’t know even exist.
    That’s the consensus following last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court following a pitch by a pair of salesmen from a company trying to get the county to use their service.

  • Friends of the Library host Fall Book Sale and events

    Anderson Friends of the Library are having a fall book sale Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic Glensboro School on the Anderson County High campus at the corner of Broadway and US 62.
    A nice assortment of new books have donated, organizers said, who encouraged visitors to stock up on winter reading material and Christmas gifts at this sale.
    Friends have donated two laptops to the library for the new Introduction to Computer Basics I class. The class starts Nov. 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the library.

  • Foster families needed for dogs

    Construction of new kennels at the county’s animal shelter has members of the Anderson Humane Society scrambling to find temporary homes for dogs.
    During construction, which was funded by a $55,000 grant from the state’s Department of Agriculture, only 10 dogs can be housed at the animal shelter. As of Monday afternoon, those spaces were taken.
    “If anyone out there could foster a dog for a couple of weeks, it would ease overcrowding and the resulting euthanasia due to lack of space,” Humane Society volunteer Sandy Warner said in an e-mail.

  • Competency hearing set for murder suspect

    The man charged with the murder of an Anderson County woman is scheduled for a competency hearing next month.
    Dressed in prison garb and handcuffed, Terrance Cram, 49, appeared Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court where Judge Charles Hickman set the hearing for Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m.
    Cram will be evaluated by a doctor before the hearing.

  • State Rep. King discusses agriculture
  • Discovery turned over in ex-social worker case

    The attorney for the former social services worker charged with nine felony counts of tampering with public records asked for and received a continuation in the case Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Lawrenceburg attorney Bill Patrick, who is representing Margaret “Geri” Murphy, said he had recently received a “substantial amount of discovery” from the state Attorney General’s office, and requested time to review it before deciding how his to proceed.