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Today's News

  • Help the hungry by filling soup bowls at Ward Elementary

    Emma B. Ward Elementary will be hosting the fifth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser and Holiday Station Express on Dec. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    The Empty Bowls fundraiser, held in the Ward gym, provides soup, bread and handmade ceramic bowls to benefit hunger charities such as Backpack Buddies, Open Hands food pantry and Heifer International.
    Students from Ward, Anderson County Middle School and Robert B. Turner Elementary created the ceramic bowls, which will be available for sale at the dinner.

  • Ward writers compete to see who has the best grandparents

    Students in instructor Lisa Hudson’s fifth grade reading and writing class at Emma B. Ward Elementary completed essays for a writing contest. Students had to write an essay for the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year essay contest and explain why their grandparent should be the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year. The overall winner of the contest was Emily Slone. Her essay will move on to the next level of the contest, according to Hudson. The other essays were chosen as runners up.

  • Win or lose, grandma is the best

    I am nominating my grandma, Shirley Cherry, for Kentucky AARP grandparent of the year essay contest. She deserves this award for many reasons. Here are only a few of them.

  • Local constable threatens legal action against fiscal court

    A local constable threatened legal action Monday against the Anderson County Fiscal Court following its decision days earlier to force him to increase his liability bond from $10,000 to $1 million.

  • Board to increase share of school resource officer salary

    The Anderson County Board of Education will now be paying a little more out of pocket to keep the sheriff’s office school resource officer Paul Blackhurst at Anderson County High School.
    The school board unanimously voted in a special-called meeting Dec. 6 to double the resource officer’s current salary reimbursement from 25 to 50 percent for about $25,000 total.
    The decision does not give Blackhurst a pay increase.

  • County clerk sells birdhouses to help Kentucky veterans

    Buy a license plate birdhouse, help a veteran.
    Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny is asking Anderson County residents to help reach a $5,000 goal for next year by purchasing a birdhouse to assist veterans.
    The Kentucky County Clerks Association, working with the Hope for Veterans foundation, donates all the proceeds of handmade license plate birdhouses to support three state veterans’ homes, Denny said.
    The Fletcher County clerk’s father-in-law constructs the birdhouses free of charge in his woodshop every day, Denny said.  

  • Know these facts when buying, selling vehicle

    As we approach the end of the year, I chose topics that relate to that very subject.
    Buying, selling vehicle at end of year
    If you have sold or intend to sell a vehicle before the end of the year, be sure that the buyer transfers the vehicle at the county clerk’s office. Just signing the title and having it notarized will not remove the vehicle or the tax obligation from your name. Whomever’s name is in the AVIS System (state transportation system) on Jan. 1 of that year is responsible for the property tax on that vehicle for that entire year.

  • This week, let’s have fun with numbers

    It’s the 12th day of the 12th month, 12 years into the 21st century.
    Those who really like numbers, like these. Plus, they’re just fun to write. One-two, one-two, one-two. Flip the one and two around and you’ve got the first day of winter. Oh, I’ve got more.

  • For homebound, a visit can be best gift of all

    The holiday season is a time to not only give gifts that you can buy or make yourself but also to provide special service and visits to people you love.
    The homebound often appreciate a visit as much as having a gift. With limited access to the outside, a person’s world can shrink considerably and he may feel disconnected from people and the community.  

  • Child’s Christmas wish: shampoo and conditioner

    Kids can say the darnedest things, including some that will bring a tear to even the Grinch’s eyes.
    While looking over children’s applications for this year’s Shop With a Cop program, Sheriff Troy Young said one child’s wish list really brought home just how well off some folks are, and how tough it is for others.
    “We always look at needs first,” Young said following Saturday’s Shop With a Cop effort that resulted in Christmas gifts for around 50 children in need.