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Today's News

  • County schools closed Friday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 21, according to an announcement from the district's Twitter account around 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

    Schools closed early Thursday to avoid transporting students in the middle of a snow storm that hit the area during the afternoon.

    Anderson and surrounding counties are under a winter storm warning through 1 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. A total of three to six inches is expected, the warning said.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Rhea named chair of Ky. Distillers’ Association

    The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced that John Rhea of Four Roses Distillery has been named chairman of the historic group that promotes and protects the Commonwealth’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry, including the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour, according to a news release.

  • Callahan wins ‘Animal Professional Award’

    Donna Callahan of the Anderson Humane Society was recently announced as a winner of the Animal Professional Award through Pet Groups United.
    Callahan will receive this award at the Fur Ball in Louisville on Feb.19. 
    Victoria King, director of Holly’s Place Animal Rescue in Lawrenceburg, nominated Callahan for her contributions to the Humane Society since it was founded in 1977.

  • COLUMN: Meet the man who wants to raise taxes

    Cup a hand to your ear and point it toward Lexington.
    That snoring sound you hear is coming from state Rep. Bill Farmer, who apparently slept through the results of last November’s election and remains asleep to this day.
    How else can it be explained that Farmer got up to his old tricks earlier this month by proposing a bill that would raise taxes on just about everything?

  • COLUMN: Putting up with the cold

    My feet have been stuck in boots for ... well, it seems like forever.
    I expressed that sentiment to one of my coworkers Tuesday, and we’re both ready for some flip-flops.
    Never fear, though, readers. Spring isn’t that far away.
    I keep catching myself thinking, “Oh my goodness, it’s so cold, and we still have two months to go.”
    But, when you think about it a little bit more, two months isn’t that long.
    The official first day of spring is March 20, so we’re almost exactly two months away.

  • COLUMN: Beans a good way to start thinking summer

    It’s the full wolf moon today. If you want your hair to grow out slower, wait until tomorrow to get your hair cut. There are all kinds of advice based around the moon and the stage it’s in. Some swear by it, others think it’s interesting but don’t put much stock in it.
    The Old Farmer’s Almanac has a whole list of things to do, based on the sun, stage of the moon and the alignment of the planets. The list runs the gamut from dental care to castrating animals and many things in between.

  • Eleven students make all-district band

    A combined 11 students from Anderson County High School and Anderson County Middle School were selected to participate in this year’s All-District Honors Band.

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  • Local student graduates from IWU

    One Anderson County student was among the 1,740 graduates receiving degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University on Dec. 18.
    Joni Whisenhunt of 1535 Lock Road received an MBA in health care management.
    IWU is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of the Wesleyan Church, which has its world headquarters in Indianapolis. The university was founded in 1920 and is committed to liberal arts and professional education.

  • New state rep earns House committee posts

    Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) (55th District) was named vice-chairwoman of the Tourism Development & Energy Committee in the Kentucky House of Representatives.
    “As a freshmen legislator, it is an honor to be named as vice-chairwoman of the House Tourism Development & Energy Committee,” King said in a news release.
    “I look forward to working on issues that will help grow our tourism industry and also place Kentucky as a global leader in the energy needs of today and tomorrow.”