Today's News

  • Offense is worst defense

    We’ve perfected the art of being offended.
    We love perfecting the art of being offended.
    People stumble all over themselves — and their computer keys — to be the first to offer their shock, disgust and outrage.
    Pick a war, any war: the war on Christmas, the war on women, even the ridiculously hyped presidential election doggie wars.
    Pick a side, and get your fake rage on.  
    I suppose it’s how you can remind yourself of your own humanity, that at least you’re not as bad as that guy.

  • Too chicken to fight fires, but at least firefighters aren’t

    Sweat stinging my eyes and breathing super-heated air, I exited a burning house last Saturday morning with a long-held belief firmly intact: Firefighters are absolutely out of their ever-lovin’ minds.
    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes invited me to a house burning that morning near the Four Roses Distillery, saying that I could get a taste of what it’s like to be inside of a burning building.

  • Tons of trash removed from Wildcat Road

    Fifteen tons.
    That’s how much trash was removed from the gravel stretch of Wildcat Road last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
    County employees, volunteers and Magistrates Forrest Dale Stevens and David Ruggles spent days removing illegally dumped trash from an area regarded as one of Anderson County’s most scenic areas.
    Wayne Supply of Lexington donated the use of a trackhoe, a large machine capable of reaching part way down the steep bank and pulling out big items.

  • Drivers place in bus safety rodeo

    Clara Waldridge, Linda Curtsinger and Bill Curtsinger recently placed for Region Eight at the Bus Safety Rodeo at Spencer County Middle School on April 21.
    The Bus Safety Rodeo is an annual competition in which bus drivers across the state are tested in their driving safety skills used while transporting school children.
    Two drivers took second and third place in the conventional bus, and another driver took third place in the transit bus category, according to a news release.

  • Christian Academy celebrates Earth Day


  • Academy students compete in math Olympics

    Six schools participated in the ACSI or Association of Christian Schools International Math Olympics.  In the competition completed recently, students are tested in computation and reasoning (problem solving.)  Melody Dezarn had the highest CAL score, placing fifth out of all those students participating in the third grade.

  • National Guard hosts fun day for military children
  • Locks of Love donation
  • Volunteers, donations sought for Repair Affair

    Local real estate agents will perform their second Repair Affair on May 11 and 12 and are seeking volunteers and donations.
    Repair Affair designed to make repairs and updates to homes owned by senior citizens with funds provided by the Realtor Community Housing Foundation, which has made $3,600 available for this event.
    Those interested are asked to meet each day at 7:30 at the Century 21 office, located next to 4 Way Stop and Go at the intersection of Old Frankfort Road and US 127. Lunch and drinks will be provided.

  • Junior Lauren Welsh named 2013 Distinguished Young Woman
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