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Today's News

  • 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.

  • When all else fails, amateur radio prevails

    Being a ham isn’t funny business.
    Anderson County’s amateur radio “hams” use their volunteered expertise to serve with emergency management so that when most technology fails, ham radio can be counted upon in a time of crisis.
     “When normal communications fail, we can rely on these people to talk,” Bart Powell, director of public safety, said.

  • ACE offers classes

    The following classes are being offered by Anderson Community Education, located at 219 East Woodford St.
    For more information or to register, contact Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Boot Camp Fitness
    When: Sept. 20-Nov. 1 on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m.
    Where:  Emma B. Ward Elementary gym with instructor Todd Barrick.
    Cost: $60 (10 sessions)

  • Worried about having gaseous tomatoes? Wrap ’em up

    Is anyone else surprised that fall is almost here?
    Here on the farm, there are many indicators of the changing of the seasons, but two stand out: football and furball frenzy.
    I know most look at the falling leaves and temperatures as signs the season is changing. Not here.
    I’ve already printed out my Steelers schedule for Sunday afternoon games, and Spanky and Tiller have begun their daily farm tours.

  • Carlson’s take on home-schoolers playing public sports just wrong

    Ben Carlson is my boss, but when it comes to whether home-schooled children should be allowed to play sports on school teams, he’s just wrong.
    A week ago, Carlson penned a column asking what would it hurt if children whose parents have opted to educate their children at home instead of in a public or private school were allowed to play interscholastic sports.

  • Growing up with 9/11

    At 12, I preferred to color between the lines.
    I was probably darkening my doodled, misshapen stars in my notebook when my seventh grade teacher received the call.
    He rushed out of the room, and rushed back in to turn on the loop of a plane, a tower and a TV screen full of smoke.
    As a 12-year-old, my post-9/11 world still rotated around the typical routine: after school snacks, play rehearsal, church on Sundays.
    I couldn’t predict that my world, by 2011, would be in danger of tilting off its axis.

  • Lack of 9/11 event here a real shame

    Column as I see ’em …
    The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks weren’t atop my mind Sunday morning as I cruised down North Main while trying to finish my weekend honey-do list.
    Why would it be? Not one public agency in Anderson County had planned a memorial service or otherwise — at least that they bothered to tell the newspaper about.

  • Like father, like son

    Aura’s not your typical high school garage band.   
    To be exact, the four Anderson County High School seniors practice in a barn.  
    Guitarist Lowell Gordon reassures the converted stall on drummer and cousin Brett Tracy’s property is a good place to work on Aura’s music.
    If they tried practicing in the same space as their fathers’ band, Garland Buckeye, they’d make a lot of alternative rock noise.  ”It’s got to be separate, with all that rock music,” Lowell said.

  • Red Hat Ladies support food drive
  • First responders, official receive cakes on 9/11

    Every year since Sept. 11, 2001, employees at Cash Express stores across Kentucky and Tennessee and throughout the nation have visited first responders in early September to deliver cakes to police and fire stations.
    This year employees from the Cash Express store on Humston Drive delivered cakes to EMS technicians at the EMS district office.
    Cake will also be delivered to police officers at Glensboro Road. Cash Express gave cakes to ambulance, police, sheriff’s department and county judge’s office.