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Today's News

  • Letters to the editor - 2.24

    Carlton thanks Heritage Hall, Hospice

    To the editor,

    I would like to this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff at Heritage Hall for their loving care of my grandmother, Naomi Brown.

    Each staff member looked after her with the same love and affection they would show their own loved ones. As my grandmother’s end neared, everyone in the building from the administration to the custodians bent over backward to make sure that not only she was comfortable, but that our family was comfortable as well.

  • Middle school students earn $2 bills for economics project

    Linda Madden's students at Anderson County Middle School recently got paid in $2 bills for an economics project.

    The students started their own business — a one-night only restaurant — to put some of their classroom knowledge to use.

    In this week's Anderson News, some of those students share what they plan on doing with their $2 bills. Pick up a copy on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 9.

    Bland Ballard III, arraignment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, possessing a license when privileges are revoked/suspended -- pleaded guilty, $343, show cause/installment/deferred payment Feb. 15.

    Thomas L. Rakestraw, hearing, illegal possession of a legend drug -- defendant to serve out.

    Justin K. Boblett, motion, theft by unlawful taking (firearm), theft by unlawful taking, first-degree burglary -- remanded.

  • COLUMN: Timing is everything when it comes to life's puzzle pieces

    Sometimes it’s funny how things work out.

    Take for instance, the story a few pages over about Biscuit, the dog rescued by Anderson County volunteer firefighters over the weekend.

    You see, the fire department hosted the second of two ice rescue training sessions last Friday, and we here at The Anderson News had already planned on covering the training in this week’s paper.

    I was waiting on Battalion Chief Chris Harrod to drop by our office to identify firefighters in the photos we planned to use, when Mrs. Rosemary Bowling dropped by with a story idea.

  • Lady Cats never panic, claim district title in overtime

    Even when things looked bleak, Anderson County were confident Friday night.

    Turning the ball over while trailing 56-54 with 1:26 to go in overtime, the Lady Bearcats never doubted that they would pull things out.

    Anderson forced a turnover and sank seven of eight free throws in the final 53 seconds to outlast host Shelby County 65-60 for their second consecutive 30th District championship Friday night.

  • Bearcats' Road to Rupp a difficult one

    The Road to Rupp is never easy but Anderson County took a triple whammy over the weekend.

    Friday, the Bearcats lost to Shelby County in the 30th District final, but that was not devastating. Anderson went to the Sweet 16 as a district runner-up in 1997 and every year, three or four district runners-up from around the state are still playing the final week of the season.

    (Longtime Anderson fans might note that the 1971 Anderson team that advanced all the way to the state championship game, was beaten by a district runner-up, Male, in the state final. You can look it up.)

  • COLUMN: Muskrats should be very, very worried

    Most guys who don’t own trucks almost always make buddies with guys who do.

    There’s no way around doing so, unless you want to haul a new washing machine home atop the family sedan, or the deer you just harvested in the sedan’s trunk.

    To a lesser degree and dependent upon their varied interests, there are also guys who seek out buddies with ponds. Being the proud owner of a pickup, I’ve become the latter and have very well befriended a local guy with a sizable pond in his front yard.

  • Conway blasts Cornish on paving

    Anderson County exceeded its road paving budget by nearly $100,000 this year, and Magistrate John Wayne Conway is blaming Judge-Executive Steve Cornish for the mistake.

    “I guess he wasn’t watching what was going on,” said Conway, who is seeking to knock Cornish from his seat in the May Democratic primary.

    Conway opened what turned into nearly an hour-long debate during the work session that preceded last Tuesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • Constable signs affidavit, insists wrongdoing in clerk's office

    The constable who alleges “someone” in the county clerk’s office altered his campaign documents is sticking to his story, but did sign an affidavit Friday that clarifies the district in which he intends to run for re-election.

    Chuck Imel, who last week questioned how his district number was changed from “2” to “1” on his filing documents, met with County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis and County Clerk Jason Denny to sign the document Friday afternoon.

  • Dog nearly gone after falling through ice on Beaver Lake

    No one is more excited about county firefighters completing ice rescue training last Friday than Biscuit.

    Well, the Tennessee Mountain Curr’s owners, Rosemary and Kenny Bowling, are pretty excited, too.

    See, Biscuit was rescued by three members of the Anderson County Fire Department after falling through the ice at Beaver Lake on Sunday — a mere two days after the latest ice rescue training session.

    The Bowlings live in the city, but own property near Beaver Lake. Kenny Bowling took the dog to that property on Sunday to get some exercise.