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Today's News

  • State police sponsor poker run

    A poker run to benefit Trooper Island is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10, Post 12 of the Kentucky State Police announced.
    Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Post 12, located at 1250 Louisville Road, Frankfort. The run begins at 10.
    Cost is $35 for a single rider, $45 for a double and includes a poker hand, T-shirt, meal and a chance to win a Camaro.
    For more information call trooper Mitch Harris at 502-227-2221.
     

  • Reward offered for stolen garden tractor

    A Tyrone resident is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people who stole it, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    The tractor was reported stolen July 19 from 1871 Tyrone Main, according to the release.
    It is a Model 7232 Cub Cadet Compact Garden tractor that was stolen from the owner’s farm The garden tractor has a 90-inch Woods finish mower attached.

  • Fiscal court votes unanimously against pipeline

    After nearly two hours of hearing residents say they don’t want it, the Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution it hopes will keep the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline out of Anderson County.

    Dozens of angry landowners and concerned residents packed the basement of the Extension building, sharing stories of being approached by what they called “unethical salesmen” who tried to lure them into allowing them to survey their land for the pipeline.

  • Former school bus driver sues board over dismissal

    A former bus driver is suing the school board over the district’s decision not to renew his contract, according to civil lawsuit filed in Anderson Circuit Court.                   
    Timothy Brothers worked as a bus driver for approximately 20 years before the district chose not to renew his contract in May of 2011, according to the certified employee hearing document on file.

  • Be calm and try new recipe for zucchini

    I love to take in the world around me. I mostly use my eyes and nose to relish the living things that surround us.
    I observe changes, like the later sunrise and the earlier sunset or the smell of fresh cut grass. As I drove home the other day, I noticed people along the way. People who were walking and talking or texting on their cell phone. People were driving and on their cell phone.

  • Better ways to combat diabetes

    Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have had diabetes for a long time, the eight-week class on Taking Ownership of Your Diabetes will help you learn about living with and managing diabetes.  Treatment of diabetes has changed over the past four decades.  
    It was once common to severely restrict sugar and almost anything that was tasty was off the eating plan for someone with diabetes.

  • City’s credit card receipts? Nothing to see here

    We (by we, I mean The Anderson News) get many requests to look into spending in local governments and other taxing districts.  
    Some of these concerns are warranted (the fiscal court allowing the purchase of Creatine for inmates is a notable and recent example).
    And we’ve gotten several requests to research Walmart credit card receipts.
    So we did.

  • Fire board, Mitchell make the right calls

    Column as I see ’em …
    Some of you will probably call me a hypocrite after reading the article I produced this week about a new fire station in western Anderson County and finding no criticism of it here.
    Of course you’ll be wrong for doing so but everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, even if it isn’t correct.
    You’ll notice in the article that I quote the fire chief as saying the fire district has been socking away money not spent in its budget each year and has saved a tidy sum toward the new building.

  • School resource officer wins service award

    Officer Joe Saunier, school resource officer at the Anderson County Middle School, recently received an exemplary service in school safety award during the annual Safe Schools Advocacy Council Conference in Las Vegas, N.V.
    Saunier, who was not in attendance at the conference held the week of July 22, was nominated for the award by the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers.

  • 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.