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Today's News

  • Wishing Anderson County, and myself, a happy anniversary

    Inserted in your newspaper this Wednesday are the traditional two-year anniversary gifts: cotton and china.
    Not really.
    Please don’t go searching for cotton tufts or delicate china dishes tucked behind your sports section.
    Unless we have unusual coupons for all of our readers this week, they’re not there.
    Saturday marks my two-year anniversary of working at The Anderson News.
    In the lifespan of the average toddler raging through his terrible 2’s, I’ve learned to make Lawrenceburg and The Anderson News my home.

  • Don’t have your garden in yet? Well, it’s time to get cracking

    Here it is, the end of May already. The roses are popping and so are the strawberries. Wildflowers splash colors by the roadsides next to the blooming brambles reaching for the sky
    I love this time of year. School is out and the stand is open, let summer begin.

  • Tractor-trailer crashes into couple’s Graefenburg Road home

    A tractor-trailer crashed into the spare front bedroom of a Graefenburg Road home last Wednesday morning and pulled down a live power line, trapping the driver inside his vehicle for about an hour.
    Driver Gurmail Singh Kler, 64, of Canada lost control of the semi truck and dropped off the right shoulder of Graefenburg Road at about 6:23 a.m. Wednesday, Kentucky State Police said.
    The tractor-trailer smashed through the front porch and came to a stop in the front bedroom of 1699 Graefenburg Road.

  • Trustees’ pay raise histrionics ridiculous

    Column as I see ’em …
    Library trustees Amy Kennedy and Katie Hutton need to take a deep breath and calm down.
    Or at least log onto this newspaper’s website and read what I’ve actually written instead of what they apparently think I have.
    Their histrionics during last Tuesday night’s library board meeting about getting “slayed” in the newspaper after voting to give library employees a pay increase was, to be kind, unfortunate. To be not so kind, ridiculous.

  • DARE fishing derby Saturday

    Grab a fishing pole, some bait and tackle, and head over to the annual DARE Fishing Derby, scheduled to be held this Saturday, to see who can nab the biggest catch of the day.  
    The 2013 DARE Fishing Derby is set to be held Saturday, June 1 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the lake near Hope Community Church, located just over the Anderson County line on US 127.
    Registration is free for children ages 15 and younger. Fishing begins at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to bring their own fishing poles, tackle and bait (not provided.)

  • Seniors remember Cody

    A simple button for a simple country boy: just Cody Ramsey’s name, the year he would have graduated from Anderson County High School, and the word “unforgettable.”   
    High school seniors Peyton Howard and Rachael Walker said they were driving down US 62 one night about two months ago when they passed the place where their friend and classmate Cody Ramsey had died.
    Ramsey, about to enter his senior year at Anderson County High School, was driving back to work to his job in the county park last July when his minivan hit a tree.

  • No ruling yet on case of tied up 3-year-old

    One of the three public defenders representing the parents and grandmother charged with tying up a 3-year-old child up to 16 hours a day argued Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court that their clients would not get an impartial trial in Anderson County.

  • Water bills could be socked with 911 fee

    The shrinking number of landline telephones could result in a fee to fund the 911 dispatch center being added to water bills across Anderson County.
    Members of the city/county joint 911 Committee have for several months been discussing how to replace the $1.89 monthly landline fee as more and more people drop home phone service and replace it with cell phones or internet-based service called voice over IP.
    Committee Chairman Todd Sparrow said Friday that adding a fee to water bills is among several options being considered.

  • It's catfish time in the Commonwealth

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    When water temperatures warm into the 70s, it's catfish time across Kentucky.

  • Free fishing opportunities abound this weekend

    Families can take a free test drive of fishing fun during the first weekend of June.

    Kentucky celebrates free fishing weekend across the state June 1-2. It’s been an annual event since at least 1992.

    Moms, dads, grandparents, extended family and out-of-state visitors all can sample Kentucky’s fishing opportunities without having to buy a license or permit during this weekend. Size and creel limits on the number of fish that angles may keep still apply, however. Anglers may keep trout without possessing a trout permit during free fishing weekend.