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Today's News

  • Do you know what a staycation is?

    With the title above did you think to yourself, “Hey, I don’t know what a ‘staycation’ is?” If you don’t, then I will tell you. Hi! My name is Caitlin Hobbs and I am a seventh grader at Anderson County Middle School. A staycation is a vacation in your hometown or state. This means you could go on vacation and not have to fly or drive far away. Have you ever looked for historical sites or museums to visit? Well I have, and you should too!

  • What’s a staycation?

    Editor’s note: The following essays were chosen as the winning entries from Heather Hardin’s seventh grade language arts class at Anderson County Middle School. Students were required to write about “staycations,” and their peers voted on which article they wanted to submit to The Anderson News.
    A staycation is doing something that will relax you, save you money, don’t have to stay in a hotel, and something that keeps you active as well.

  • Camp Calvary is the place to be for vacation

    With the rising cost of plane tickets and gas, a lot of you haven’t been on vacation in a while. Your kids are probably asking you, “Why can’t we go on vacation,” and you say, “We don’t have enough money.” Well, money is pretty tight these days and people are on a strict financial budget.

  • Revamping Wooldridge Spur, one rock at a time

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Horace Lawson is fighting neglect with a retaining wall.
    He grips another large field rock in his bare hand and drops it into place on the wall, now standing about two feet tall.
    His 8-year-old grandson, Isaiah Black, rides his bike behind him as Lawson works.
    Both Lawson and Black walk out to this patch of land between Jenny Lillard Road and Wooldridge Spur nearly every day, cleaning and revamping a portion of Anderson County that previously sat forgotten until Lawson decided to do something about it.

  • Seventh grade ‘staycation’ essay writers
  • A staycation you’ll never forget

    We all know what a vacation is, but do we know what a staycation is? A staycation is somewhere you go in your city/town or nearby your home to save money.
    A great staycation location is Anderson County’s Wall of Veterans. This honors all the military veterans of Anderson County who have served for the United States military, all branches. You should choose this location for a staycation to proudly salute and thank all those, past and present, who have fought for our freedom. Your visit will be a salute to the veterans’ bravery.

  • District court docket: 10-10-12

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on August 20, 2012.
    Kristara Amey, show cause, license to be in possession, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – failed to appear.
    Kayla L. Charles, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – paid.
    Sandra C. Cox, show cause, license to be in possession, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – failed to appear.

  • County attorney earns Citizen Support Award

    She’s been recognized by her peers as one of the state’s top county attorneys, and now she’s been recognized as one of its top citizens.
    Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis was honored recently by the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association by receiving the statewide group’s annual Citizen Support Award.
    Lewis was nominated by Sheriff Troy Young, who offered a letter of recommendation on her behalf.
    In the letter, Young outlines Lewis’ contributions to Anderson County, calling her a “very unique county attorney.”

  • City council to review new sign ordinance proposal

    A proposal for a new city sign ordinance — drafted with input from businesses, the Anderson County chamber of commerce and city officials — is scheduled to be back on the table before the city council after more than a year of discussion, according to City Attorney Robert Myles.
    Mayor Edwinna Baker asked Myles to update council members at Monday night’s meeting on the progress of the sign ordinance, the enforcement of which prompted more than a dozen business owners to voice their concerns before the council in June 2011.

  • Learn the pros and cons of ATV safety

    ATV safety was the subject of my display at General Cable’s Health and Safety program a few weeks ago.
    I’m concerned about improper use and deaths associated with ATV’s. In 2004 one of my daughter’s friends was killed in an ATV accident in Grayson County. He was not riding safely and he was not wearing any protective equipment.