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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Taking more heat from dot-edu types

    What the heck is it with you dot-edu types who keep bashing me over the head for a short blurb about the local library’s finances in my editorial a few weeks ago?

    The Sept. 1 letters to the editor featured a scathing rebuke of the blurb from a local grade school teacher who doubles as the library board’s secretary.

    This week’s featured letter from Russell Barnett — he of a dot-edu e-mail address, too — does more of the same, including a demand that I suspend myself as editor.

  • Letters to the editor - 9.15

    Carlson should suspend himself for editorials on library, teacher

    To the editor:

    Call them as I see them. Many of your editorials are prefaced with this motto, but your editorials on Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 bring into question what you see.

  • Wells anniversary

    Truman and Lois Wells of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church Simpson Center at 565 Carlton Drive.

    They were married Sept. 23, 1950 by the Rev. Herman E. Rowlette at his home in Louisville.

    Mrs. Wells, the former Lois Lawrence, is a daughter of the late Charles and Roma Lawrence of Shelbyville.

    Mr. Wells is a son of the late Roy and Lillis Wells of Lawrenceburg.

    He is a World War II veteran and a retired contractor.

  • COLUMN: Voters, lend me your ears

    Forty-eight days.

    Not counting today, that is the exact number of days left until the general election Nov. 2.

    Voters have 48 days to make up their minds about who to vote for, and those running for office have 48 days to get their messages to the masses.

    Here at The Anderson News, we’ve come up with a way to kill both of these birds with one stone — our website.

  • Gregory-Drury engagement

    John and Linda Weaver of Baltimore, Md. and Glen and Jennifer Drury of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Tiffany Nicole Gregory and Daniel Pierce Drury.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of the late Robert Gregory. Her grandparents are the late Hershel and the late Eva Jane Brooks, John and the late Anita Gregory and Delores Weaver, all of Baltimore, Md.

  • Campbell anniversary

    Joyce and Kenny Campbell of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30.

    They were married Sept. 30, 1995 by the Rev. Jones.

    Mrs. Campbell, the former Joyce Tingle, is a daughter of Brenda Thompson of Lawrenceburg and the late James Lee Tingle.

    Mr. Campbell is a son of the late Joe Campbell and the late Margaret Campbell.

    He is employed by Jim Beam Brands Co. in Frankfort.

    They have two children, Tanner Lee and James Tyler, both of Lawrenceburg. 

  • Magness Magic beats Bearcats

    Anderson County had fair warning that Henry County was able to explode at any time.

    There was fair warning that the Wildcats' quarterback, Luke Magness, is one of Kentucky's best and certainly the best the Bearcats would face all season. Fair warning that even though Henry competes in Class 3A and Anderson is perceived to be two notches higher at 5A,  when the teams line up, both have 11 on the field.

    No more, no less.

  • COLUMN: It's time to pick some new bloomers for spring

    I was looking at some pictures my cousin sent the other day, while waiting for the weather radar to download on my computer.

    Here I was wishing for rain on the farm when it dawned on me that the only grass my young cousin has to enjoy in Chicago was the little strip between the sidewalk and the street. We just don’t know how lucky we are to live here in Kentucky.

    We did get a little rain. Now maybe we can dig with something less than a pick ax.

  • Community calendar - 9.22 to 9.28

    Wednesday, Sept. 22

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Murder suspect allegedly tells friend: 'I sliced her from ear to ear'

    The friend of a Bardstown Road man accused of murdering a Mount Eden woman Sept. 3 claims the man admitted doing so the next day while trying to convince him to help get rid of her body.

    “I [f-ed] up. I killed her. I sliced her from ear to ear and put her in a trash bag in the bathroom,” is what Ronnie Hale of 4307 Bardstown Road claims in court documents was said by Gary M. Bancroft, 33, the day after Bancroft allegedly killed his girlfriend, Frances Renee Mobley, 33.