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Today's News

  • Throw a tea party — for your garden

    I am a sunshine girl! After 23 years in Arizona, I have a hard time getting through weeks of rain and clouds. I was almost on the edge of depression, and then the sun came out. There’s always a silver lining. At least we haven’t had to water!
    All this cool and damp weather makes our plants prime targets for a whole host of problems. There is gray mold, dampening off (pythium), septoria and more, all making life difficult for plants to grow and thrive.

  • Mandatory pickup is only viable solution

    Column as I see ’em …
    My considerable gut tells me that at some point the trash issue is going to hit the fan.
    After discussing it with the judge-executive Monday afternoon, it’s clear that there is no shortage of folks who will kick and scream and vow ballot box revenge were the fiscal court to enact mandatory trash collection. They’ll scream poverty, property rights and claim that the idea is yet another example of government trying to control their lives.

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  • Pierian Woman’s Club elects officers

    At its monthly meeting May 19, the Lawrencburg Pierian Woman’s Club presented its officers for the 2011-12 year. Newly elected are: President Joy Bozorgzad; 1st Vice President Barbara Bryant; 2nd Vice President Jackie Wendlandt; Secretary Wanda Perry; and Treasurer Essie Toney.
    Outgoing President Sue Litkenhus thanked the previous executive committee and other members for their support and assistance throughout her three-year presidency. The members presented a farewell gift to Sue.

  • Humane Society needs your vote

    Cash donations and bags of dog and cat food are always welcome, but this time the Anderson Humane Society needs something even more important: votes.
    If it gets enough, Anderson County’s last line of defense for stray and unwanted animals will get a free van, courtesy of Toyota.
    “It would mean everything to us,” said the agency’s executive director, Donna Callahan. “We currently have to use our personal vehicles to transport pets, go to vets and pick up supplies.”

  • Trial date set for alleged puppy killer

    A District Court trial is scheduled for Nov. 21 in District Court for the man accused of stomping an 8-month-old puppy to death last year.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger faces a charge of second-degree misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals for his alleged roll in stomping on the puppy then setting it on fire last September following an argument with his girlfriend.

  • Anderson County’s dirty little secret

    Editor's note: Due to a production error, a portion of this article was left out of Wednesday's edition of The Anderson News. It appears here in its entirety.

  • Newspaper’s staff wins numerous excellence awards

    The news and graphics departments at The Anderson News won 21 awards during recent newspaper competitions.
    Creative Director Mary Garrison won 16 awards for excellence in graphic design. Topping the list was the award for overall general excellence, along with seven other first-place finishes in the Kentucky Press Association’s statewide contest.
    Sports Editor John Herndon won three first-place awards in the Landmark Community Newspapers contest, including sports writing, sports columns and best news or feature series.

  • Beasmore attorney’s behavior ‘outrageous’

    The attorney representing the fiscal court in Lea Beasmore’s sexual harassment lawsuit claims her lawyer has “slandered” and “libeled” one of the jurors in the trial and should be made to publicly apologize for doing so.
    John Harrison, who last month successfully represented the fiscal court in Beasmore’s $1.5 million lawsuit, blasted her attorney, Ken Henry, for statements he made in a motion demanding that Beasmore be given a new trial because the juror, Carolyn Burton, is related to Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.

  • Beaver Lake man arrested following armed standoff with police

    An armed standoff Monday between a Beaver Lake man and police ended with the man escaping and the police trying to find him

    Following a search that lasted through Wednesday, Alan Scott Rice, 57, was arrested by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, according to a new release issued by the Kentucky State Police. The release did not include where or exactly when Rice was arrested.