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Today's News

  • Father-daughter bonding
  • District court docket: 2-6-13

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Dec. 20, 2012.
    Robert Glanz, disposition, trafficking in marijuana (less than eight oz.) – pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days (conditionally discharged one year), $200 to Anderson County Drug Interdiction Fund, $253, installment/deferred payment Mar. 28.
    Larry W. Goodlett, Jr., diversion completion, second-degree criminal trespassing – diversion successful, dismissed.

  • Two busted for stealing scrap metal

    Two people were arrested last Monday after police say they were caught trying to steal scrap metal from a location on Hammond’s Creek Road.
    Arrested were Daniel J. King, 37, of 246 Woodhill, Frankfort, and Brandy N. Woods, 36, of 104 Parker Place, Georgetown. Both are charged with theft by unlawful taking and third-degree criminal trespassing, according to citations issued by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • King on state pension fix: ‘There will be a lot of mad people’

    At least 1,200 state government retirees living in Anderson County are holding their collective breath as the legislature weighs how to fix a pension fund that could be bankrupt four years from now.
    The pension system, by some estimates underfunded by as much as $20 billion, is teetering on the brink of solvency and legislators are working on a plan they say could save it for years to come.

  • Betrayal, anger over proposed state pension bill

    The editor of The Anderson News contacted me Friday afternoon and asked if I had anything to say about a pending bill about the state pension system.
    The pension destruction bill eliminates the cost of living adjustment for retirees and creates a new inferior pension plan that does absolutely nothing to address the unfunded liability.

  • Green Christmas equals a snowy Easter

    Wow. A 50-degree drop in temperature is pretty radical, especially when it is within 48 hours. I’m thinking Mother Nature just pleased everyone.
    Wimps to the cold, like me, loved those warm days, and those who embrace the cold, got plenty. Almost three months ago (Nov. 7), I wrote about my winter predictions. Let’s see how I’ve done so far.

  • All quiet on the Interstate

    The most frightening sound is silence.
    Especially four hours of silence.
    Sometimes, during a game of hypotheticals, I like challenge myself to choose what traditional sense I would be able to live without, one I wouldn’t miss more than the others.  
    Smell. Taste. Touch. Sight. Sound.
    Last Thursday night, as I was caught in the hard place between moving forward on icy roads or driving my car in a ditch, was no game.

  • Don’t abuse a right because you can

    Column as I see ’em …
    The old adage that just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should crossed my mind several times this week as I wrote an article about a firearms law that went into effect in January.
    Passed easily by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor, the law says that only the state can regulate firearms and largely stripped municipalities from restricting people from carrying guns into publically owned buildings.

  • Sculptor, family create horse out of snow

    Most folks look at their snow-covered yards and grimace, waiting for it to melt.
    Donna Devers looks at it as an opportunity to do something she loves: sculpt.
    Devers, her daughter Kayla Higgins and grandsons Camdon and Calen Higgins, took advantage of last weekend’s snowfall, using the white stuff to sculpt a remarkably lifelike horse Sunday afternoon behind her home on Dejeddah Drive in Lawrenceburg.

  • News briefs: 2-6-13

    Retired teachers to meet
    The Anderson County Retired Teachers will meet Monday, Feb. 11 at noon at Foliage Restaurant for lunch.
    “Please join us as we will be updated on news of our state legislature and issues regarding retired teachers,” according to the group’s press release.
    The Anderson County Retired Teachers will also be collecting money to donate to Backpack Buddies.  

    Barr staff will available here each month