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Today's News

  • New fire hall planned for western Anderson County

    After years of scrimping, saving and at times dreaming, the Anderson County Fire District has finally begun the process of building a new fire station in western Anderson County.
    The district’s board of directors is in the process of accepting bids for a new Station 4, which will be located where the current station sits on Bardstown Road about a mile before Highway 555.
    Construction of the new station is expected to begin sometime next month and be completed in May of next year.

  • After 70 years of waiting, pastor gets a BB gun

    The 70-year-old pastor cocked his rifle, aimed and missed.
    Undeterred, he cocked it again, aimed and broke into a huge grin when the BB ricocheted off his mailbox on Cat Ridge Road in Mount Eden.
    The preacher is Roy “Junie” Temple Jr., who during last week’s 127 Yard Sale bought something he’d wanted since he was a child but had never purchased: a BB gun.
    To be specific, a Daisy BB gun that he found for sale at one of the churches along US 127 in Franklin County.
    I cost him all of $5.

  • Garmon murder suspect pleads not guilty

    The man indicted in the vehicular murder of a Lawrenceburg woman last September made his first appearance Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court where he was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty.
    Eric D. Jenkins, 42, of 208 Country Dr., Hustonville, was indicted last month with murder and DUI in the death of Marie Garmon, who died several days after a dump truck driven by Jenkins hit her mini-van head on on Versailles Road.

  • Fiscal court approves tax increase

    A divided Anderson County Fiscal Court narrowly approved a tax increase and the next step toward building a swimming facility when it met Tuesday morning.
    Magistrates voted 4-3 for a 1.6 percent increase on real estate, raising the rate from $1.27 per $1,000 assessed value to $1.29. That means a home assessed at $100,000 will now pay $129 instead of $127.
    Voting for the increase were Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and magistrates David Ruggles, Forest Dale Stevens and Juretta Wells. Voting against were magistrates Buddy Sims, David Montgomery and Kenny Barnett.

  • YOUTH SPORTS: Anderson teams shine in late summer tournaments

    Anderson County youth teams star in late-summer tournaments.

  • OUTDOORS: BIG catch!

    Colton Hawkins, 6, caught this 21-inch bass last week while fishing at his great-grandfather's pond. Colton will be a third-grader at Robert B. Turner Elementary School and is the son of Glenn and Chasidy Hawkins.

  • GOLF: Bearcat golf tees off with strong start

    Anderson County wanted an early-season golf test. The Bearcats got two of them last week as the opened the season with a pair of fifth-place finishes in tournaments.

    Competing against some of the state's perennial powers at the 5-Star General and Taylor County invitationals, the Bearcats placed high in tournaments that drew close to 20 teams. Most importantly for Coach Jim Beward, the Bearcats found they belong.

  • GOLF: Lady Bearcats to host Joy of Golf Tourney

    The Anderson County High School girls' golf team will be the Fifth Annual "The Joy of Golf" Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 17.

  • SOFTBALL: Glass forced to give up leading Lady Bearcat softball

    One of the most successful high school softball coaches in Kentucky is apparently out of a job coaching the game he loves.

    Brian Glass, who has led Anderson County to two Eighth Region championships and six 30th District titles since 2001, recently learned that he would have to step down from his coaching job after his older brother, Chris Glass, was hired as the school's interim principal for the upcoming academic year.

  • COLUMN: Unfortunate situation, but law is very clear

    Life never claimed to be fair. It never has been.

    Try as we might to change that, it never will be either.

    Remembering those truths is about the only way you can rationalize the news that Brian Glass will apparently have to step down from his job as softball coach at Anderson County High School.

    Glass learned the news after his brother, Chris Glass, was named the schools' interim principal.

    I have not seen Brian Glass since the ruling came down. We've just communicated in a few e-mails or text messages back and fourth.