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Today's News

  • Way We Were: Sisters up to their old tricks, again

    50 YEARS AGO
    Sept. 14, 1961
    Two Anderson County sisters were up to their old tricks again in walking off with canning honors at the Kentucky State Fair.
    Mrs. Elvin Burgin, the state sweepstakes winner last year and not eligible to win the highest honor again this year, placed second with her 65 entries.
    Her sister, Mrs. E.B Sparrow, the Sweepstakes winner of the Anderson County Agricultural Fair this year, walked off with third place in the state with her 54 entries at the Fair.

  • District court docket: 9-14-11

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 25.
    Magaleno Loreto, continued first appearance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – pleaded guilty, 30 day operator license suspension, $728, installment/deferred payment March 22.
    Dana Mackey, show cause, false statement/misrepresentation to receive benefits – failed to appear, bench warrant.
    Rigoberto Martinez, continued first appearance, no operator/moped license – pleaded guilty, $393, installment/deferred payment Dec. 1.

  • Happy Birthday, Col. Sanders!
  • Poker Run raises more than $9,000 for Healing Field

    The fourth annual Poker Run for the Healing Field was held Sept. 3.
    Signaling the start of the Poker Run was Department of Kentucky Auxiliary President Lois Hall. There were 117 people to register and 77 motorcycles. More than $9,000 was raised with the raffle, silent auction, 50/50 jackpot, sale of T-shirts and registration.

  • American Legion, Auxiliary members attend national convention

    The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary National Convention was held in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.
    This was the 93rd National Convention for the American Legion and the 91st for the Auxiliary.
    Attending from Lawrenceburg was Pam Rice, Unit 34 vice president and membership chairman for the Department of Kentucky for 2011-12. Post 34 Commander Bobby Thornberry and Unit Historian Shirley Thornberry also attended.

  • AC Historical Society will hold meeting on Sept. 22

    The Anderson County historical society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22.
    The meeting will be located at 1000 Industrial Road (barn A) where John A. Perry will show and discuss some of the historic farm tools and other implements once used throughout the county.
    Parking is available at the site.
    The meeting is free and the public is welcome.
    For more information, contact William S. Bryant, president of the historical society, at 839-8497.
     

  • Birdwhistell retains state auction board’s top post

    Glenn Birdwhistell’s name is synonymous with the word auction in Anderson County.
    It’s apparently the same at the governor’s mansion in Frankfort.
    Birdwhistell, owner of Birdwhistell Realty & Auction Company, was reappointed earlier this summer to his third term on the Kentucky Board of Auctioneers.
    The honors didn’t stop there, though, as Birdwhistell’s peers on the board named him chairman for a second consecutive term.

  • Repair Affair committee extends application deadline

    If the Repair Affair doesn’t use it, they lose it.
    The National Association of Realtors and the Kentucky Housing Corporation have made $6,400 available for Anderson County citizens for the first Repair Affair community service event on Oct. 8 at 7:30 a.m.
    The purpose of the Repair Affair, committee members said, is to assist low-income senior citizen homeowners in keeping their homes in healthy and safe conditions.

  • Car wash will support middle school archery team

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team is bent on defending its title, but needs some financial back to do so.
    The team, which won the world archery shoot last year in Florida, will sponsor a car wash Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Soap Factory, located on US 127 Bypass.
    The team will wash cars in return for donations, according to team parent Brian Peyton.
    The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Anderson County Public Schools earn Energy Star efficiency certification

    Five Anderson County School Buildings have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.