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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Mitchell logical choice for next superintendent

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Here is some unsolicited advice for the board of education, but advice I hope they’ll at least consider.

    It’s a given that the school boards association is clearly the end-all, be-all when it comes to helping districts hire a new superintendent.

    That being said, here’s hoping that hiring from within isn’t dismissed out of hand as a bad idea.

  • Videos of the April 22 political forum

    The Anderson News and Anderson County Chamber of Commerce hosted a political forum April 22 featuring Democratic candidates for judge-executive and sheriff.

    Provided below are video clips of the judge-executive candidates, courtesy of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.

    The Chamber divided the video into four clips.

    (Scroll down; the video clips begin below the advertisement on the left.)

  • COLUMN: Sports speak loudly about a school

    When Kim Shaw announced his retirement as superintendent of Anderson County schools last month, there was one certain local sports editor who was more than just a little bit sad.

    While I can't be certain, I believe I was the first member of the local media to conduct an in-depth interview with Mr. Shaw. I also believe I was the last to sit down for an extended chat with his predecessor, Sonny Fentress.

  • Weather changes Monday schedule

    Monday's rains have forced postponement of Anderson County's baseball Senior Night festivities, originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

    Anderson's game with Scott County has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. Senior Night will be celebrated at 5 p.m.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Friday, May 14: Anderson Co. at Paul Dunbar, 6 p.m. Make up game from Thursday, May 13.

    Friday, May 14: Anderson Co. at Elizabethtown, 6 p.m. Canceled, no make up.

    Saturday, May 15: Henry Co. at Anderson Co., 1:30 p.m.

    Monday, May 17: Scott Co. at Anderson Co.,  5:30 p.m. Postponed to Wednesday, May 19. Senior Night festivities at 5 p.m.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.5

    Truck, tractor pull not a benefit to our ears

    To the editor:

    I read your comments in the last edition of The Anderson News regarding the truck and tractor pulls held at the county park. I understand the benefits to the community of holding events such as these in the county. However, there is a downside that you did not mention.

  • Community calendar - 5.12

    Wednesday, May 12

    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

  • Cornish anniversary

    Steve and Kathy Cornish will celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary on May 26, 2010.

    They were married May 26, 1973 at Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church by Bro. Bob Jones.

    They have one son, Derek, 29.

    Mrs. Cornish is a daughter of Pauline Kyler and the late J.W. Kyler of Lawrenceburg.

    Mr. Cornish is a son of Harold and Phyllis Cornish of Lawrenceburg.

    The couple plans to celebrate with a dinner and by taking a trip out west this summer. 

  • COLUMN: Time in Tyrone would be good for us all

    It was a warning I dismissed almost immediately, not because I am brave, but mostly because I hate being told I can’t do something.

    “Welcome to Anderson County, but if you know what’s good for you, you’d better stay out of Tyrone,” a few folks told me when I arrived in town four years ago.

    “Not even the police like to go down there,” they said.

  • COLUMN: This spring, beware the emerald ash borer

    Welcome, May. The ducks are on the pond and the locust is in bloom. Spring really has sprung. I love to watch the trees leaf out and admire the hundreds of shades of green that end up painting the landscape. Out here in the country, we’ve got lots of trees, but some are growing purple boxes.