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Today's News

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Band of Brothers’ mission: state championship

    “I want an officer for a secret and dangerous mission. I want a West Point football player.”
    —Gen. George C. Marshall, during World War II

    There’s nothing secret about the Anderson County Band of Brothers’ mission. A trip to the state championship football game in December has been on their minds since that night last November when they came within a whisker of upsetting No. 1 John Hardin in a state quarterfinal game.

  • The Way We Were: Byrd brothers found interesting bottles

    50 YEARS AGO
    August 17, 1961
    A special section of the paper reported the words from the kid’s point of view.
    Just for the asking . . .
    Adelia “Deede” Huddleston, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Huddleston had a new baby brother and her aunt, Mrs. Sherman Sims, took her to the hospital nursery to see him.

  • A Dog’s Life
  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Veterans, dads support ‘Band of Brothers’ theme

    Football is often described in military terms.

     “It is a war.”  “They battle in the trenches.” “He boomed a howitzer shot.” 

    Some object, saying it is wrong to describe a game with war. Others do not like the comparison, saying a game cannot begin to capture the sacrifices made in combat.

  • Rotary plans annual Wine Fest for Aug. 27

    The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club will host its annual Wine Fest on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Lovers Leap Vineyard and Winery, the club announced.
    Tickets are $10, and VIP tables are available. Event sponsorships range from $1,000 to $100. Sponsors will be included in “all advertising, including the internet, The Anderson News and flyers throughout the community,” organizers said.
    Call club president Adam Burton at 502-517-9090 for details or e-mail adam@adamburton.net.

  • Aerobics, Tae Bo classes begin Aug. 22

    Anderson Community Education will begin its Steppin’ Up aerobics and Tae Bo combination classes with Doris Thompson, certified instructor, starting Aug. 22.
    The classes are held at United Methodist Church on Carlton Drive. A combination of step aerobics and Tae Bo will run for six weeks on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 – 7 p.m., and the cost is $29.
    Children ages 12 and over are welcome to join the class. Registration will take place on the first night of class.
    For more information call the ACE office at 839-3754.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: About 'Band of Brothers'

    “Band of Brothers” is a book written by noted historian Stephen E. Ambrose, originally published in 1992. It was released again in 2001 when Touchstone Books released a paperback version.

    The book was also the basis of an acclaimed HBO miniseries of the same name that first aired in 2001 and was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. It has since been broadcast on many different cable networks including The History Channel and Spike TV, among others.

  • Crumbling fire halls spark tax rate increase

    The Anderson County Fire District voted unanimously last Thursday for a 4 percent increase in revenue, the maximum it could take without being subjected to a public recall of the decision.
    That decision will increase the rate property owners will pay from 63 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation to 66 cents, meaning the tax bill on a home assessed at $100,000 will increase $3.
    Board members said the decision will increase the department’s revenue by $34,000 in the coming year, which is needed to begin addressing crumbling fire stations.

  • School board keeps property tax rate the same for third year

    The Anderson County Board of Education voted Monday to keep its property tax rate at $5.52 per $1,000 of assessed value for 2012.
    This is the third year in a row the board has voted to maintain the same tax rate.
    According to information collected from the PVA office, the schools’ tax revenue in 2011 totaled about $7.906 million.
    Although the board of education voted for the same tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year, the schools’ tax revenue will increase for 2012 to $7.953 million, an additional $47,000.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Bearcats to battle E. Jessamine, Franklin for district title

    History buffs will love what the new football alignment has done to Anderson County and surrounding areas.


    The lineup that goes into effect this year has lumped the Bearcats in Class 5A, District 6 with a host of old rivals that have been absent from the Anderson schedule since 2006. Anderson, however, most likely hopes that history does not repeat itself as the Bearcats suffered through some lean years during much of the time the new district was competing against each other.