Today's News

  • Turner hosts science fair

    Robert B. Turner Elementary hosted its annual science fair for fourth grade students on Feb. 28-29.
    According to Jennifer Darmsteadt, instructor at Robert B. Turner: “The projects were very creative and showed evidence of great thought. Students learned a lot by using the scientific method to uncover some of the secrets that science holds.”
    The following students received awards for their entries:

  • Expecting a child? Enroll in HANDS

    Expecting parents and new parents can get a helping hand through the Anderson County Health Department’s HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services) program, according to a news release.
    The program is free for those who qualify, which can be determined through a screening process at the health department.
    Amanda Blair, a registered nurse who coordinates the program, describes it as follows:

  • District court docket: 3-14-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Feb. 16, 2012.
    Armando M. Cortes, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – pleaded guilty, sentenced to 20 days to serve (credit time served), 90 day operator license suspension, $728, installment/deferred payment May 21; no operator/moped license – pleaded guilty, sentenced to 20 days to serve (credit time served).

  • Stay classy, not trashy

    I met Anderson County on Wildcat Road.
    My father’s GPS decided to take us by this road less traveled by, and I won’t say that it made all the difference in choosing to move to Kentucky, but it was definitely my first glimpse at my new home.
    That bumpy gravel road didn’t offer a smooth, comfortable ride.
    It offered a lush jungle of green forests and gurgling creeks, a sore sight for eyes overloaded with endless fields of cows and corn.

  • No easy answers for domestic abuse

    While reporting on the murder last Monday afternoon on Ballard Road, I’ve had several folks who know say there was no shortage of domestic problems at that residence.
    I have no reason to doubt them. Any man who would allegedly shoot and kill the woman he was supposed to love and then point a gun at her daughter and grandson is certainly capable of less lethal forms of abuse before finally flipping his lid.
    It’s a tragedy, but one that plays itself out all too often in today’s pill- and alcohol-fueled world.

  • Now’s the time to get out and start getting your fingernails dirty

    As the sunshine-yellow blossoms of daffodils open, spring rolls in to warm our hearts and we get to roll up our sleeves.
    On March 20, the sun will officially shift into our vernal equinox, bringing the lively weather of spring with it. All I can say is expect everything, all four seasons, throughout the month.
    If nothing else, it will certainly keep us on our toes, as if the mud isn’t enough.

  • Corned beef always a hit on Saint Patrick’s Day

    I’m a member of the Anderson County Cattlemen’s Association.
    Every pound of beef I own is in the freezer, not on the hoof in the pasture. I produce good meals, not healthy calves and heifers. I’ll leave that end of the business to someone else.
    If you are interested in educational programs on beef production, please contact the Extension Office and consider joining the Anderson County Cattlemen’s Association.

  • Historical Society to meet March 22

    The Anderson County Historical Society will meet March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Anderson Public Library.
    This month’s speaker, Victor Brown, will present a program titled “Berea College and Segregation in Kentucky.”
    Admission is free.

  • Library board meets Tuesday

    The Anderson Public Library’s board of trustees will meet March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the library for its monthly meeting.
    The board of trustees includes Amy Kennedy, Bryan Proctor, Jane Scott Bentley, Martha McNaghten and Katie Hutton.

  • Business Expo will help park

    Sports and business have plenty in common at the professional level.
    They’ll now have something in common at the local youth level, too, thanks to a decision last week by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce to donate some of the proceeds it receives from its upcoming Business Expo to purchase athletic equipment for the county park.
    The chamber will donate the funds it receives for each booth over 110 that register for the event, according to event chairman John Rennels.