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Today's News

  • Delivering results that are just too good

    I bumped into a frustrated fellow Monday night who wanted a help wanted ad he purchased pulled from this week’s paper.
    Seems the ad, which ran last week for a minimum wage, temporary position, had generated so many phone calls that his phone was ringing almost non-stop.
    “I can’t take it anymore,” he said. “Just today we’ve received 40 calls.”
    I told the fellow I’d do what I can to oblige even though it was well past our normal advertising deadline.

  • Unused phone lines costing county plenty

    Taxpayers are footing the bill for phone lines that county employees not only don’t need, but ones they don’t use and perhaps don’t know even exist.
    That’s the consensus following last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court following a pitch by a pair of salesmen from a company trying to get the county to use their service.

  • Friends of the Library host Fall Book Sale and events

    Anderson Friends of the Library are having a fall book sale Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic Glensboro School on the Anderson County High campus at the corner of Broadway and US 62.
    A nice assortment of new books have donated, organizers said, who encouraged visitors to stock up on winter reading material and Christmas gifts at this sale.
    Friends have donated two laptops to the library for the new Introduction to Computer Basics I class. The class starts Nov. 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the library.

  • Foster families needed for dogs

    Construction of new kennels at the county’s animal shelter has members of the Anderson Humane Society scrambling to find temporary homes for dogs.
    During construction, which was funded by a $55,000 grant from the state’s Department of Agriculture, only 10 dogs can be housed at the animal shelter. As of Monday afternoon, those spaces were taken.
    “If anyone out there could foster a dog for a couple of weeks, it would ease overcrowding and the resulting euthanasia due to lack of space,” Humane Society volunteer Sandy Warner said in an e-mail.

  • Competency hearing set for murder suspect

    The man charged with the murder of an Anderson County woman is scheduled for a competency hearing next month.
    Dressed in prison garb and handcuffed, Terrance Cram, 49, appeared Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court where Judge Charles Hickman set the hearing for Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m.
    Cram will be evaluated by a doctor before the hearing.

  • State Rep. King discusses agriculture
  • Discovery turned over in ex-social worker case

    The attorney for the former social services worker charged with nine felony counts of tampering with public records asked for and received a continuation in the case Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Lawrenceburg attorney Bill Patrick, who is representing Margaret “Geri” Murphy, said he had recently received a “substantial amount of discovery” from the state Attorney General’s office, and requested time to review it before deciding how his to proceed.

  • 50 years of blessings

    The Briscoes and the Harleys share more than just the same wedding anniversary.
    They’ve shared the same street, the same church home and the same fond memories in a friendship spanning more than 40 years.
    Now they’ll share the blessings of both their friendship and their marriages in a joint celebration of their 50th wedding anniversaries.
    Davis and Mary Jane Cox Briscoe married Dec. 2, 1961, as did Roy and Velena Gash Harley.
    Velena remembers short-sleeves and a usually warm 75-degree December day.

  • Birdwhistell honored for faith, service

    To many who knew Julian Birdwhistell, he was the greatest of men.
    In honoring the former county clerk’s memory, those who knew him remembered his faith, his service and his legacy as an esteemed member of Anderson County.
    Birdwhistell died last Monday morning. He was 88.
    During his services at Sand Spring Baptist Church, he was honored, eulogized and remembered as one of Anderson County’s finest and most beloved citizens before being laid to rest in the church cemetery.

  • Tears, cheers when soldier surprises folks at ‘Madness’

    The Anderson County High School gym has erupted over big 3-pointers, slam dunks and heart-stopping wins for decades.
    But none came close to the drama that played itself out last Saturday night during the annual Cat Madness program.
    Joe and Kathy Campbell were brought to the gym floor during the event, allegedly to speak with their son, Joseph, via an internet program from where he was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.