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Today's News

  • Bullfrog season opens Friday

    The season opens as spring days begin to warm, but the nightly chorus of the bullfrog is considered by many to be the song of summer.


    Spend a night sloshing through ponds and creeks gigging bullfrogs and then fry up their meaty legs for breakfast with eggs and hash browns. You’ll then understand the allure of the season.
    Kentucky’s bullfrog season extends through five months of warm weather, opening on the third Friday in May, May 20 of this year, and running through Oct. 31.

  • Sports briefs for May 18, 2011

    Truck Tuggers host benefit
    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will host a Truck Tug-of-War on Saturday, May 21 at Anderson County Community Park. The event is scheduled to get underway at 6 p.m.
    Classes include the 4,200-pound 4x4, 5,500-pound 2WD, 6,000-pound 4x4, street stock gas and street stock diesel.
    Admission is $7 with children under 5 admitted free. Proceeds from the event will benefit the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
    For more information, contact Melanie Wiley at 502-680-0252.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, May 18, 2011

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball
    Thursday, May 19: Anderson Co. at Franklin Co, 5:30 p.m.
    Friday, May 20: Anderson Co. at Tates Creek, 5:45 p.m.
    Saturday, May 21: Woodford Co. at Anderson Co, noon
        Junior varsity game following.

    Softball
    Thursday, May 19: Anderson Co. at Shelby Co., 6 p.m.
    Junior varsity game following

    Junior varsity softball
    Friday, May 20: Anderson Co. in Ballard JV tournament, TBA

  • Searchers find body of man who leaped from bridge

    The body of a Versailles man who leaped to his death from the Tryone Bridge last Friday was found earlier today.

    The body of Brian “Scotty” Stewart, 39, was found on the downriver side of Damn Lock 5, according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

    His discovery ended a week of searching by Anderson County Fire, EMS and a host of other nearby agencies that lent equipment and expertise.

    For more on his discovery, see Wednesday’s edition of The Anderson News.

  • The Way We Were, 5-11-2011

    40 YEARS AGO
    April 1, 1971
    Kitty Royalty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Royalty received superior ratings on her vocal solo and on her piano solo at the Junior Day contest of the Kentucky Federation of Music clubs. This was the second time she had received superior ratings in the contest.
    She and her cousin, Nina Belle Wilson, received a superior rating on their piano duet.

    Deaths
    Dr. Salathael Cole Gibbs, 96, veteran of the Spanish-American War, died at Veterans Hospital after a long illness.

  • Farm Bureau hosts inaugural legislative appreciation dinner

    The Anderson County Farm Bureau Federation on May 3 hosted its inaugural legislative appreciation dinner at the Anderson County Extension Office meeting room.
    Several elected officials and their representatives from local, state and the federal government met with members of the Federation’s Board of Directors to introduce themselves and give their comments on topics of interest and concern to Farm Bureau members and families, according to a news release.

  • Grieving families chew out city council over cemetery

    A pair of grieving moms, a grieving grandmother and grieving widower weren’t enough to sway the Lawrenceburg City Council to drop its cemetery demands during Monday night’s meeting at City Hall.
    The meeting room was nearly full as family members with loved ones buried in the city-owned Lawrenceburg Cemetery came to voice their objections to being forced to remove basically everything from their loved one’s graves except the headstone to accommodate summer mowing.

  • District Court Docket, 5-11-2011

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 28.
    Lana H. Gibson, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .188), resisting arrest, second-degree criminal mischief -- proof in file.
    Squire Gibson, disposition, license to be in possession -- failed to appear, bench warrant.
    Nafiye S. Gillispie, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- show cause, continued to April 25.
    Michael S. Gunnerman, disposition, license to be in possession -- dismissed.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats breathe easy after surviving Collins rally

    Mackenzie Peavler could only take a deep breath and relax.

    And throw strikes.

    With the bases loaded, the unlikely go-ahead run stepping into the batter’s box and one out in the top of the seventh inning, Anderson County’s Peavler stepped out of the pitching circle, collected her thoughts and delivered, getting Collins’ Bailey Rankin to hit a soft fly ball to Molly Burkhead in short center field.

    “I knew I would have to do my part,” smiled Peavler, a sophomore.

  • Friends of Library book sale is Saturday

    The Friends of Library will hold its first book sale of the year Saturday at the old Glensboro School.
    Quality used books will be available for great prices, according to a news release, including a large donation of audio books, CD books, children’s books, VHS and DVD movies.
    Members receive a 10 percent discount.
    Friends is an organization that meets every second Wednesday at the library at 5:30 p.m. The objective is to help the library in various ways. Last year the group contributed $500 to the children’s summer reading program.