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Today's News

  • District court docket: 10-3-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Aug. 13, 2012.
    Mark J. Sheftick, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – amended to aggravator, pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Sept. 19, motion/disposition/trial date Sept. 24.
    Logan Shelburne, hearing, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – dismissed.
    Jade A. Shouse, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – pleaded guilty, $243, installment/deferred payment Oct. 8.

  • Second graders raise money for Buddy Walk

    Two students and friends from Emma B. Ward Elementary are raising money and looking for registered walkers for the 10th annual Buddy Walk on Oct. 6.
    Second graders Jordan Ball and Elijah Penn have participated in the Buddy Walk for the past few years to raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky organization.
     “Jordan’s Team” raised $7,802 last year and rewarded for his efforts by being featured on a billboard advertisement for the 2012 Buddy Walk.

  • Library offers computer classes

    The Anderson Public Library will offer free computer classes to the computer in October. Class space is limited to five students each and students will use the library’s laptop computers. All classes are subject to cancellation. For more information, contact Athena Gentry at 839-6420.

    Introduction to Computers
    When: Oct. 9 or Oct. 23
    Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

  • Staying strong while parting with her first pony

    Editor’s note: Carson Tarter is a freshman at Anderson County High School in Melanie Valdivieso’s composition class. Her personal narrative assignment appears here with her permission.

    For the past three years my whole life has revolved around riding and taking care of my first pony, Luke.
    I never dreamed that I’d have to sell my best friend.

  • Diabetic? Be ready in case of disaster

    There are some general health tips that you should remember during a disaster. These are very important in the proper care and management of your diabetes.
    Communication plan
    · Identify family meeting places within and outside the neighborhood. Include escape routes (two ways out of every room in your house).

  • Battle of Perryville steeped with historical importance

    Oct. 8 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville, which ultimately led to who would control Kentucky during the Civil War.
    Kentucky, a border state, was very important to both the Union and Confederate forces. The Union victory ultimately helped persuade President Abraham Lincoln to issue his Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Winter is coming, so be prepared

    Wow, burgoo is over and October is here.
    What happened to September? I swear time speeds up the closer we get to winter.
    The 30 days each had  24 hours, but they just seemed to go by in a fraction of the time. While I’m not behind on my winter prep schedule, I do feel a certain urgency pushing me to get even more done. All because I don’t like cold, yucky weather.

  • Consider the cockroach

    The view from an airplane window made it possible to dream of living in a cloud.
    On Sunday, I found out what living in a cloud was like. I never want to know again.
    The equation is simple. Autumn mornings plus the mixing of cool and warm air over the Kentucky River equals a Tyrone Pike bridge enveloped in a fog so thick you could scoop it into cupped hands.

  • Student fees leave parents steaming

    Column as I see ’em …
    While many folks had visions of steaming pots of burgoo dancing in their heads this past week, others were just steaming over what they consider incessant fees some students are forced to pay to receive their “free” government education.
    I’ve had several complaint calls and visits during the past week or so from parents fuming over high school students having to pay $10 to park their cars and the $50 “student fee,” both hidden taxes disguised as something else.

  • Happy retirement