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Today's News

  • Camp Calvary is the place to be for vacation

    With the rising cost of plane tickets and gas, a lot of you haven’t been on vacation in a while. Your kids are probably asking you, “Why can’t we go on vacation,” and you say, “We don’t have enough money.” Well, money is pretty tight these days and people are on a strict financial budget.

  • Revamping Wooldridge Spur, one rock at a time

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Horace Lawson is fighting neglect with a retaining wall.
    He grips another large field rock in his bare hand and drops it into place on the wall, now standing about two feet tall.
    His 8-year-old grandson, Isaiah Black, rides his bike behind him as Lawson works.
    Both Lawson and Black walk out to this patch of land between Jenny Lillard Road and Wooldridge Spur nearly every day, cleaning and revamping a portion of Anderson County that previously sat forgotten until Lawson decided to do something about it.

  • Seventh grade ‘staycation’ essay writers
  • A staycation you’ll never forget

    We all know what a vacation is, but do we know what a staycation is? A staycation is somewhere you go in your city/town or nearby your home to save money.
    A great staycation location is Anderson County’s Wall of Veterans. This honors all the military veterans of Anderson County who have served for the United States military, all branches. You should choose this location for a staycation to proudly salute and thank all those, past and present, who have fought for our freedom. Your visit will be a salute to the veterans’ bravery.

  • District court docket: 10-10-12

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on August 20, 2012.
    Kristara Amey, show cause, license to be in possession, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – failed to appear.
    Kayla L. Charles, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – paid.
    Sandra C. Cox, show cause, license to be in possession, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – failed to appear.

  • County attorney earns Citizen Support Award

    She’s been recognized by her peers as one of the state’s top county attorneys, and now she’s been recognized as one of its top citizens.
    Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis was honored recently by the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association by receiving the statewide group’s annual Citizen Support Award.
    Lewis was nominated by Sheriff Troy Young, who offered a letter of recommendation on her behalf.
    In the letter, Young outlines Lewis’ contributions to Anderson County, calling her a “very unique county attorney.”

  • City council to review new sign ordinance proposal

    A proposal for a new city sign ordinance — drafted with input from businesses, the Anderson County chamber of commerce and city officials — is scheduled to be back on the table before the city council after more than a year of discussion, according to City Attorney Robert Myles.
    Mayor Edwinna Baker asked Myles to update council members at Monday night’s meeting on the progress of the sign ordinance, the enforcement of which prompted more than a dozen business owners to voice their concerns before the council in June 2011.

  • Learn the pros and cons of ATV safety

    ATV safety was the subject of my display at General Cable’s Health and Safety program a few weeks ago.
    I’m concerned about improper use and deaths associated with ATV’s. In 2004 one of my daughter’s friends was killed in an ATV accident in Grayson County. He was not riding safely and he was not wearing any protective equipment.

  • Are schools starving hungry students?

    Kids’ stomachs are grumbling, and so are critics of the new national nutritional standards for school lunch.
    Although the new guidelines for healthier meals have been officially in place through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 since the beginning of the school year, criticism flared anew last month about the new caloric limits for lunches.
    High school students from Kansas complained about their apparent hunger through a medium sure to spread their message virally — YouTube.

  • Fruit trees need winterizing to ensure future harvest

    As we fall through the days of October, I’m already thinking of warmer weather. Thankfully, St. Luke’s Little Summer is coming up next week and I’m hopeful for more sunshine than frost. The other Indian Summer will occur between Nov. 11 and the 20th. I’ll take all the warmth that I can get. I still have lots of outdoor chores to do.