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Today's News

  • AC Historical Society will hold meeting on Sept. 22

    The Anderson County historical society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22.
    The meeting will be located at 1000 Industrial Road (barn A) where John A. Perry will show and discuss some of the historic farm tools and other implements once used throughout the county.
    Parking is available at the site.
    The meeting is free and the public is welcome.
    For more information, contact William S. Bryant, president of the historical society, at 839-8497.
     

  • Birdwhistell retains state auction board’s top post

    Glenn Birdwhistell’s name is synonymous with the word auction in Anderson County.
    It’s apparently the same at the governor’s mansion in Frankfort.
    Birdwhistell, owner of Birdwhistell Realty & Auction Company, was reappointed earlier this summer to his third term on the Kentucky Board of Auctioneers.
    The honors didn’t stop there, though, as Birdwhistell’s peers on the board named him chairman for a second consecutive term.

  • Repair Affair committee extends application deadline

    If the Repair Affair doesn’t use it, they lose it.
    The National Association of Realtors and the Kentucky Housing Corporation have made $6,400 available for Anderson County citizens for the first Repair Affair community service event on Oct. 8 at 7:30 a.m.
    The purpose of the Repair Affair, committee members said, is to assist low-income senior citizen homeowners in keeping their homes in healthy and safe conditions.

  • Car wash will support middle school archery team

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team is bent on defending its title, but needs some financial back to do so.
    The team, which won the world archery shoot last year in Florida, will sponsor a car wash Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Soap Factory, located on US 127 Bypass.
    The team will wash cars in return for donations, according to team parent Brian Peyton.
    The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Anderson County Public Schools earn Energy Star efficiency certification

    Five Anderson County School Buildings have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

  • When all else fails, amateur radio prevails

    Being a ham isn’t funny business.
    Anderson County’s amateur radio “hams” use their volunteered expertise to serve with emergency management so that when most technology fails, ham radio can be counted upon in a time of crisis.
     “When normal communications fail, we can rely on these people to talk,” Bart Powell, director of public safety, said.

  • ACE offers classes

    The following classes are being offered by Anderson Community Education, located at 219 East Woodford St.
    For more information or to register, contact Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Boot Camp Fitness
    When: Sept. 20-Nov. 1 on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m.
    Where:  Emma B. Ward Elementary gym with instructor Todd Barrick.
    Cost: $60 (10 sessions)

  • Worried about having gaseous tomatoes? Wrap ’em up

    Is anyone else surprised that fall is almost here?
    Here on the farm, there are many indicators of the changing of the seasons, but two stand out: football and furball frenzy.
    I know most look at the falling leaves and temperatures as signs the season is changing. Not here.
    I’ve already printed out my Steelers schedule for Sunday afternoon games, and Spanky and Tiller have begun their daily farm tours.

  • Carlson’s take on home-schoolers playing public sports just wrong

    Ben Carlson is my boss, but when it comes to whether home-schooled children should be allowed to play sports on school teams, he’s just wrong.
    A week ago, Carlson penned a column asking what would it hurt if children whose parents have opted to educate their children at home instead of in a public or private school were allowed to play interscholastic sports.

  • Growing up with 9/11

    At 12, I preferred to color between the lines.
    I was probably darkening my doodled, misshapen stars in my notebook when my seventh grade teacher received the call.
    He rushed out of the room, and rushed back in to turn on the loop of a plane, a tower and a TV screen full of smoke.
    As a 12-year-old, my post-9/11 world still rotated around the typical routine: after school snacks, play rehearsal, church on Sundays.
    I couldn’t predict that my world, by 2011, would be in danger of tilting off its axis.