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Today's News

  • ‘Rupp’ to make appearance at Ward

    Legendary University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp will speak at 7 p.m. April 14 in the library at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.
    Well, sort of.
    Of course Rupp is long gone, but thanks to a presentation sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Edward B. Smith will portray Adolph Rupp for Kentucky Chautauqua.
    Admission is free.
    A Kentucky native, Smith earned a Ph.D. in performance studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and currently teaches theater and film classes at Georgetown College, where he is an associate professor.

  • 3-year-old run over

    A 3-year-old was run over and its twin injured Tuesday night when a parked car they were playing in was knocked out of gear and rolled down a driveway, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    The twin that was run over was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Trauma Center and admitted, according to the news release. The release did not include the child’s condition.

    The other twin was treated for an abrasion on its arm and released.

    Their identities were not released.

  • Get a jump by starting melon seeds indoors

    It will get warmer, we just have to wait for it.
    That’s the tough part, waiting. I am such a wimp when it comes to cold. It’s hard to motivate myself to get outside, when I have to dress in layers. At this rate, I’ll be wearing my long underwear into May.
    We can get a head start outside by starting inside. Now is the time to start melon seeds inside. Watermelon and cantaloupe are warm weather crops that can be a lot of fun. There are so many different varieties to choose from that it’s almost hard to pick.

  • Broadband access proves burying agendas moves county forward, not back

    Congratulations, rural Anderson County. You will soon have high-speed internet accessibility.
    That’s a big deal to some. As my good friend Monty Collingsworth of Collingsworth Consulting once said, “High speed internet may not bring new jobs, but it will sure stop them if they decide to locate to one of our rural areas and we don’t have it.”
    I would personally like to thank Collingsworth the most because he did much of the groundwork for this breakthrough.

  • Get tough on owners of dilapidated homes

    We generally loathe the idea of government at any level sticking its bureaucratic nose into people’s lives, but will gladly support any effort from county government to take action against the owners of abandoned, dilapidated homes.
    A perfect example is the home on Hammond Road that is the subject of an article on page A1. It has been abandoned for years, has bags of trash falling out of its broken front windows, has floors and ceilings that are caving in, and is an eyesore of the first order.

  • Cub Scouts visit The Anderson News
  • Finding their voices

    Jerrica Drury, 8, and Layne Barlow, 7, are like most other little girls.
    They like school (both are in second grade at Emma B. Ward Elementary), have a lot of friends, love candy and ice cream, enjoy board games, play baseball, are a little giddy and a little shy around strangers.
    Full of energy, their eyes light up when they giggle and at times they are even a little mischievous.

  • Analysis: Questions aplenty as Beasmore trial begins

    Will she get $1.5 million, nothing at all or somewhere in between?
    That is the primary — but far from the only — question that will likely be answered in a sexual harassment trial scheduled to begin 9 a.m. Monday in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Owners told trash-filled house must go

    The owners of an abandoned house on Hammond Road were notified Friday that it’s a fire hazard and they have 10 days to remove it or face fines or jail time.
    That news couldn’t come soon enough for Kristyle Renfro, a neighbor who said she’s sick of rodents coming from the crumbling house and infesting hers.
    “I have had an unbelievably large amount of mice in my house that have come from that house,” Renfro said while standing in her front yard last week. “I have seen all kinds of animals come from there.

  • COLUMN: Four Final thoughts on college hoops

    Well, now, wasn’t that fun?

    Obviously, it would have been more of a blast for most people in these parts if a different shade of blue had been playing Monday night, but Kentucky’s run to the Final Four was what sports are really supposed to be.

    For Kentucky fans, at least, watching a team morph from marginal to mighty was as much as anything since, oh, 1998 or so. And you can bet that it won’t take 13 more years.

    So with that, I will leave you with four final thoughts on the college basketball season.