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Today's News

  • Bringing sewing machines back to life

    The Mad Hermit of the Hill brings sewing machines back to life in the basement of a spacious, two-story Lawrenceburg log cabin.
    His patients — the black swans of antique Singers and their white and squat modern offspring — wait in queue for Nelson Maynard, the one-stop repair shop at Nelson Maynard Sewing Machine Service and Repair.
    Maynard himself sits perched on a stool in front of a modern Singer 5825 C model, pausing a moment to snap a photo of a common sewing machine problem for his Facebook page.

  • The perfect choice for library’s PR agent

    Dear Anderson Public Library Board of Trustees,
    I read in this week’s edition of The Anderson News (see A1) that you are considering hiring a public relations firm to help improve the library’s image.
    Despite being the person viewed by several (or more) of your board members as responsible for creating the library’s negative image in the first place, please consider this letter as official notice that I’m applying for job of repairing it.
    Oh, stop laughing. I’m serious about this!

  • Brooks wins 2013 Miss Lawrenceburg title

    Brenda Brooks, 16, won the title of Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show 2013 on Monday.
    Brooks will attend Anderson County High School as a junior this fall and will represent Lawrenceburg in the state pageant.
    She said her mother, April Hensler, encourages her to be her best.
    “She (my mother) told me to be confident and that smiles are the best makeup,” Brooks said.
    After high school Brooks said she hopes to go to an Ivy League university to become a marine biologist or a lawyer.

  • ‘Twilight’ actor coming here to film movie on bridge

    Tyrone Bridge was made for the movies.
    As cliché as it sounds, Director Joshua Overbay said in a phone interview, Tyrone Bridge is cinematic, the perfect location to shoot an upcoming feature film “Hope Bridge.”  
    Before June 11, Overbay said, he had only seen photos of Tyrone Bridge, the S-curved crossing high above the Kentucky River that connects Woodford and Anderson counties.
    Overbay said he was initially drawn to the uniqueness of the bridge, the way the road slowly shows itself as a filmmaker’s lens would.

  • Library board discusses hiring PR firm, taxes

    The library will be slightly under budget at the end of the fiscal year, Director Pam Mullins said during last Tuesday’s board meeting, which may translate to the board being able to decrease property tax rates for 2013-2014.
    Those tax rate calculations, however, will be handed down from the state library association based on House Bill 44, a method being contested in a recent lawsuit filed by Anderson County taxpayers.

  • Proposed pool would cost $2.8M

    The size and cost of a proposed swimming facility in the county park will be detailed during the July 2 meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    The meeting begins at 9 a.m. with a work session, followed by a regular session at 10. Both are open to the public.
    On Monday, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway revealed that the facility — a centerpiece of his campaign for judge in 2010 — will cost an estimated $2.8 million, adding that it will have an expanded wading area for small children as well as six competition-sized swimming lanes.

  • Details emerge on planned pipeline

    The proposed Bluegrass Pipeline that would carry as much as 400,000 barrels of mixed natural-gas liquids each day would cut a swath through nearly all of western Anderson County, according to a map obtained by The Anderson News.
    The pipeline, which has already caused significant concern in neighboring counties, would enter Anderson County from the north and travel its western edge before entering Nelson County, where company officials have held public meetings to answer questions.

  • COLUMN: Pee Wee remained a kind-hearted Bearcat to the end

    I always knew the voice.

    It seemed to be full of perpetual sunshine, even if the days were cloudy, either literally or figuratively.

    The words were simple.

    “Helllllllllooooo, brottthhhherrrrrrr!!”

    I knew it was Pee Wee.

    If you have been around Anderson County sports for any period of time, say before 2011, you just knew Pee Wee. Whether you knew his actual name or not – Marvin Robinson – didn't really matter.

    He was Pee Wee.

  • SOFTBALL: Burkhead plays well in All-Star series

    Molly Burkhead really did not know what to expect when she reported for the East-West All-Star softball series.

    Playing a position where she had never lined up and going against some of the state's best, Burkhead turned in a strong performance in the three-game set, held at Louisville's Ballard High School, June 15-16.

    Burkhead, who was a member of the West Junior All-Stars from Regions 1-8, went 3-for-8 on the weekend as her team defeated the East Junior All-Stars but lost to both of the senior teams.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Cann, the coach, leaving Lady Bearcat program for LCA

    Getting a job opportunity without submitting a resume doesn't happen very often, so Nick Cann had to make a change of plans when it did.

    Cann, who has worked with the Anderson County girls' basketball program as an assistant coach five of the last six seasons, has left for Lexington Christian Academy, where he was named head coach last Monday.

    It's an opportunity Cann, felt he could not turn down, especially since he wasn't looking to move.