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Today's News

  • Way We Were: Real Kentucky burgoo served at Alton restaurant

    50 YEARS AGO
    August 3, 1961
    Fifty-one cars of a 175-car Southern Railway freight train were derailed about 2:30 last Thursday afternoon near the Avenstoke crossing.
    A number of rails were broken and damaged, as well as severe damage to the cars and contents. No one was injured.
    Cause of the derailment was unknown.

    Johnny Cook, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Cook, fell from his bicycle Monday and sustained a deep cut of the right knee. Six stitches were required to close the wound.

  • Engagement: McDonald-Carey

    Tammy O’ Neal and David Kinnerson of Lawrenceburg, and Patrick and Laura McDonald of Frankfort proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Layne McDonald of Lawrenceburg to Jarrod Hunter Carey of Lawrenceburg, son of Eddie and Angie Carey of Lawrenceburg and Tracy and Frank Sanders of Versailles.
    The bride-to-be’s maternal grandparents are Linda Sandford and Bryl Manley of Franklin County. The bride-to-be’s paternal grandparents are Gary and Sandra McDonald of Anderson County.

  • District court docket: 8-3-11

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings July 18.
    Evan T. Avery, arraignment, sexual misconduct – bonded out.
    Stephen Griffin, hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, driving on DUI suspended license – 6 months to serve (credit time served), sentencing Aug. 1.
    Stephen Jewell, hearing, 2 counts theft by deception (less than $500) – continued to July 21.
    Stephen Jewell, hearing, 3 counts theft by deception (less than $500) – continued to July 21.

  • Homemakers award ribbons during Home, Craft and Garden Fair

    The following people won ribbons and/or premiums at the Anderson County Extension Homemakers Home, Craft, and Garden Fair held July 19 and 20 at the Anderson County Extension Office:

    Clothing Department
    Lady’s dress-up dress – Nancy Baker, blue
    Sportswear – Tiffany Lyens, blue
    Girl’s dress-up dress or outfit – Nancy Baker, blue
    Boy’s dress-up outfit – Nancy Baker, blue
    Child’s play clothes outfit – Nancy Baker, blue
    Vest – Nancy Baker, blue

  • High school teacher collaborates on classroom memorial

    It began with a rotor blade.
    Steven McKaig, technology education instructor at Anderson County High School, said his original intent wasn’t to create a memorial in his classroom.
    He had been talking with student Caleb Tiedi about their mutual interest in military aircraft, and Tiedi offered to talk to his father, who possessed a decommissioned helicopter main rotor blade from a Kiowa OH56 Army utility helicopter.

  • It’s harvest time, so spray carefully

    It’s time to put the garden into high gear. I’m guessing the canners are jiggling and freezers are filling.
    Those of us living in the country may have noticed the increase in noise outside. The insects are so loud you almost want to shush them. That’s the sign that all the bugs are out. It’s happy hour in the garden. They know that it’s prime time for good eats.
    Your plants should be loaded by now and it’s a tough time to treat for pests. There are a variety of methods to protect your food.

  • Thompson’s shallow analysis on church buildings misses point

    I wish to respond to Jess Thompson’s column from last week in which he sharply criticized nearly every local church for having buildings which he deemed excessive in their size or cost.  He described them as “mega buildings.”  By any commonly accepted definition there are no mega churches in Anderson County.  And, even if there were, that would not necessarily be a bad thing.  A mega church is given the opportunity to do mega ministry.  

  • Backpack Buddies needs community’s support

    Did you know that 47 percent or approximately 3,800 Anderson County children receive free or reduced school meals? Did you ever wonder what those children eat on the weekends?
    We do. We are Anderson County Backpack Buddies, a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that helps feed those children on the weekends.

  • County needs to take action on abandoned homes

    To the editor:
    I’m very disappointed in our county and find it hard to believe that there is a lack of legal recourse for abandoned properties like the one on Hammond Road.  
    Why do we even have the processes in place to condemn or issue orders to destroy a building because it is a fire hazard if there are no laws to enforce such orders?  

  • The myth of the slippery slope

    I don’t believe in the slippery slope.
    You know, that metaphorical downward hill of depravity everyone talks about.
    I basically put it in the same category as the bogeyman. Or unicorns.
    I consider myself a pretty respectful and responsible person. I pay my taxes. I give change to the Salvation Army at Christmastime. I refrain from taking candy from small children, or kicking cute puppies.
    Imagine my astonishment when I learn that my generation’s sliding down the slope’s shifting sands of immorality.