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Today's News

  • Anderson County alum graduates from Murray State

    Matthew Drury graduated Summa Cum Laude from Murray State University on May 11 with a bachelor of arts degree.
    The day before, he was awarded the outstanding senior in criminal justice plaque, according to a press release, and the award is presented to the criminal justice senior who exemplifies academic excellence. The student’s name will be inscribed on a permanent plaque displayed in the department.
    Matthew is a 2003 graduate of Anderson County High School and is the son of Connie and Nancy Drury and husband Hongyue Wang.

  • Board increases share of pay for resource officer

    The school district will spend a little more to keep a school resource officer in Anderson County High School for the upcoming school year.
    School board president James Sargent cast the tie-breaking vote Monday night to pay about $36,000 in a salary reimbursement increase agreement with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Fireworks to fly in park July 4

    From staff reports
    Celebrate Independence Day with a veterans parade, live music, and of course, fireworks next week on Thursday, July 4.
    The Veterans Parade line up will begin at 4 p.m. at the American Legion fairgrounds. Hot dogs, chips and other refreshments will be provided by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 for all parade participants during the line up.
    The veterans parade is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.

  • Consider pets while celebrating Fourth of July

    Have you noticed the extra daylight hours that we have now that summer is officially here?
    There’s more time for everything. We can still be out mowing at 9 p.m. The extra light makes things grow faster, too, but my favorite part is having a little time to just sit outside and enjoy the view. When the sun goes down the lightening bugs come out, like little fireworks. Better than fireworks though because there are no loud noises to go with it.

  • Go beet-crazy this summer with salad recipe

    Joan
    Martin

    Guest columnist

  • Bringing sewing machines back to life

    The Mad Hermit of the Hill brings sewing machines back to life in the basement of a spacious, two-story Lawrenceburg log cabin.
    His patients — the black swans of antique Singers and their white and squat modern offspring — wait in queue for Nelson Maynard, the one-stop repair shop at Nelson Maynard Sewing Machine Service and Repair.
    Maynard himself sits perched on a stool in front of a modern Singer 5825 C model, pausing a moment to snap a photo of a common sewing machine problem for his Facebook page.

  • The perfect choice for library’s PR agent

    Dear Anderson Public Library Board of Trustees,
    I read in this week’s edition of The Anderson News (see A1) that you are considering hiring a public relations firm to help improve the library’s image.
    Despite being the person viewed by several (or more) of your board members as responsible for creating the library’s negative image in the first place, please consider this letter as official notice that I’m applying for job of repairing it.
    Oh, stop laughing. I’m serious about this!

  • Brooks wins 2013 Miss Lawrenceburg title

    Brenda Brooks, 16, won the title of Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show 2013 on Monday.
    Brooks will attend Anderson County High School as a junior this fall and will represent Lawrenceburg in the state pageant.
    She said her mother, April Hensler, encourages her to be her best.
    “She (my mother) told me to be confident and that smiles are the best makeup,” Brooks said.
    After high school Brooks said she hopes to go to an Ivy League university to become a marine biologist or a lawyer.

  • ‘Twilight’ actor coming here to film movie on bridge

    Tyrone Bridge was made for the movies.
    As cliché as it sounds, Director Joshua Overbay said in a phone interview, Tyrone Bridge is cinematic, the perfect location to shoot an upcoming feature film “Hope Bridge.”  
    Before June 11, Overbay said, he had only seen photos of Tyrone Bridge, the S-curved crossing high above the Kentucky River that connects Woodford and Anderson counties.
    Overbay said he was initially drawn to the uniqueness of the bridge, the way the road slowly shows itself as a filmmaker’s lens would.

  • Library board discusses hiring PR firm, taxes

    The library will be slightly under budget at the end of the fiscal year, Director Pam Mullins said during last Tuesday’s board meeting, which may translate to the board being able to decrease property tax rates for 2013-2014.
    Those tax rate calculations, however, will be handed down from the state library association based on House Bill 44, a method being contested in a recent lawsuit filed by Anderson County taxpayers.